Travel Advice for Honduras
Honduras
Capital: Tegucigalpa

Time Zone GMT - 6
Telephone
Services
Country Code: 504
IDD: International Direct Dialling is available
Outgoing Code: 00
Emergency
Telephone
Numbers
Police - 119, Fire - 198, Ambulance - 37 8654.
Tourist
Information
Instituto Hondureņo De Turismo, Apartado Postal 3261, Centro Guanacaste, Barrio Guanacaste, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Tel: 383 975 Fax: 382 102.
Passport
Information
Valid passport required by all Return Ticket Required. Requirements may change at short notice. Contact the embassy before departure.
Visa
Information
Visa required by all except: Nationals of Argentina, Costa Rica, Chile, Curacao, El Salvador, Guatemala, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Switzerland, Uruguay, and Vatican City. Those in transit continuing their journeys within 48 hours. Nationals of Great Britain, Australia, Canada, USA, EU Countries and Japan.
Health
Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended.
Malaria : Exists throughout the year in the Vivax variety within certain regions.
Yellow Fever: A vaccination certificate is required from all travellers arriving from infected areas.
Other Health Risks: Cholera, Rabies.
Food
& Drink
Water is untreated and not safe to drink. Avoid dairy products as they are not pasteurised. Fruit and vegetables should be peeled before consumption.
Currency Lempira (L) = 100 centavos.
All credit cards are accepted. Travellers cheques in US dollars are recommended.
ATM availability: Over 20 locations.
Cost of
Living
Relatively inexpensive. Accommodation is graded. Food and transport are also inexpensive.
Languages Spanish. English is also spoken.
Weather Tropical climate which is cooler in the mountains. Raining season = May - to Oct. The North coast is usually very hot with rain all year round.
Electricity 110/220 Volts AC, 60Hz.
Post 7 days.
Transport FLIGHTS: Local airlines operate services between principle towns and is much more convenient for business visitors.
ROAD: Over half the roads are suitable for all weather conditions.
BUS: Services operate to most large towns but the services are well used and booking in advance is essential.
TAXI: Usually are not metered so agree the fare in advance.
CAR HIRE: Available at the airport.
DOCUMENTATION: Foreign and international licences are accepted.
Special
Information
The impact of Hurricane Mitch is severely affecting travel, personal safety and other factors such as water purity. However some main tourist areas are open. Exercise caution - beware of bag slashing and muggings. Beware of poisonous snakes, alligators, scorpions, wasps and other stinging insects. Beachwear should not be worn in towns. Visitors should register with the Embassy or consulate on arrival.