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Tips, documentation and requirements to travel to Honduras

Some people can travel to Honduras without applying for a visa, while others are obliged to do so. In this guide, we explain what you should do to travel to Honduras for free. In addition, we give you important tips to consider during your visit.

Below you have an index with all the points that we are going to deal with in this article.

Vaccinations

Depending on your country of origin, you may have to get vaccinated before you can enter Honduras.

Mandatory

The vaccine against yellow fever It is mandatory for all those from a country where this disease is endemic. Similarly, even if you have only been visiting one of those States in recent days, you should also get vaccinated.

The territories whose citizens have this obligation are the following:

  • TO: Angola, Argentina
  • B: Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi
  • C: Cameroon, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Ivory Coast
  • AND: Ecuador, Ethiopia
  • G: Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Bassau Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, French Guiana, Guyana
  • K: Kenya
  • L: Liberia
  • M: Mali, Mauritania
  • N: Nigeria
  • P: Panama, Paraguay, Peru
  • R: Central Republic of Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda
  • S: Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname
  • T: Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Togo
  • OR: Uganda
  • V: Venezuela

These travelers must present their International Vaccination Card when they arrive in Honduras. The vaccine must be given at least ten days before the trip and is valid for ten years.

Recommended

On the other hand, these vaccines are recommended to all people, whatever their country of origin:

  • Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis
  • Triple viral (mumps, rubella and measles)
  • Hepatitis A

In most countries, this vaccination falls under the national health plan, so they are free and most people have already put them as a child.

Sanitary advice

Keep in mind that dengue, chikungunya fever and Zika virus are present in the country, diseases that are transmitted by mosquito bites, which are more frequent between August and October. Also, in a northern area, especially in Mosquita, there are cases of malaria.

It is highly advisable to always drink bottled water, wash fruits and vegetables before eating them and do not buy food from street stalls.

It is best to hire a medical insurance that covers hospitalization and repatriation expenses. Keep in mind that the only quality hospitals are private ones. In addition, there are none on the islands of Roatán, Utila and Guanaja.

Required documents

Given your nationality, these are the immigration requirements to enter Honduras:

Personal Identification Document

Thanks to the Central American Free Mobility Agreement, also known as CA-4, people from Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua can enter Honduras no passport.

Therefore, they should only present their Personal Identification Document or DPI. However, minors must carry their own passport.

Passport

People from European Union member countries do not need a visa to travel to Honduras as tourists. If you want to know which countries are within this agreement, we recommend you visit the following article: The Schengen area and the Member States of the European Union.

There are also other countries that are exempt from visas, among which are Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Mexico, Guatemala and Ecuador. All these people must have the following roles:

  • Passport with a minimum validity of six months
  • Round-trip ticket
  • Hotel invitation or reservation letter
All travelers must pay an airport departure fee of $ 39.72. However, this is usually included in airline tickets.

The maximum stay without a visa is 90 days. However, you can extend up to three more months paying $ 20 (US dollars) for each additional month.

Visa

On the other hand, people with any of these nationalities do need a visa to enter the country:

  • TO: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan
  • B: Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi
  • C: Cape Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, North Korea, Ivory Coast, Cuba
  • D: Dominica
  • AND: Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia
  • F: Philippines
  • G: Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Guyana
  • H: Haiti
  • I: India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran
  • J: Jamaica, Jordan
  • K: Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyribati, Kyrgyzstan
  • L: Laos, Lesotho, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya
  • M: Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar
  • N: Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nigeria
  • OR: Oman
  • P: Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Papua New Guinea
  • R: Democratic Sahrawi Arab Republic, Central African Republic, Rwanda
  • S: Samoa, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Syria, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland
  • T: Thailand, Tanzania, Tajikistan, East Timor, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan
  • OR: Uganda, Uzbekistan
  • V: Vietnam
  • AND: Yemen, Djibouti
  • Z: Zambia, Zimbabwe

Although the required documentation may vary depending on the country, this is what is usually requested to apply for a tourist or business visa:

  • Visa application filled out
  • Contact information
  • Two passport-sized photos
  • Passport with a minimum validity of six months
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Bank certificate

The price of the visa is $ 30 if it is simple and $ 60 if it is multiple entry. Some consulates allow it to be requested by mail whenever fees are paid to return the passport.

Other requirements

In the case of some countries such as Colombia, children traveling without a parent or guardian must have an exit permit.

If you are arriving in Honduras by land, you must bring the original document and a copy of the vehicle ownership. If this is not yours, you will also have to have a notarized authorization from the owner. Likewise, you must have a traffic permit.

If you are Honduran and you need a safe passage To return to the country, you must present the expired passport or the police report of theft or loss at the embassy. This one is priced at $ 10.

recommendations

As indicated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, Honduras is a dangerous country, since security is low and a large part of the population has weapons.

Special care must be taken in large cities such as Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, as there is quite a lot delinquency. Therefore, caution must be taken and not take public transport or go alone in isolated areas. Also, it is strongly discouraged to visit the Mosquitia area.

On the other hand, it is not advisable to travel to Honduras to visit people who have met only on the Internet, since a fairly high risk is assumed.

As for the road, it is advisable not to travel at night due to their poor condition, as well as not taking taxis in the street. It is safer to call them from the hotel.

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