Some people can travel to Honduras without applying for a visa, while others are required to do so. In this guide, we explain what you must do to travel to Honduras on your own. In addition, we give you important tips to take into account during your visit.
Below you have an index with all the points that we are going to deal with in this article.
Depending on your country of origin, you may need to get vaccinated before entering Honduras.
The vaccine against yellow fever It is mandatory for all those from a country where this disease is endemic. In the same way, even if you have only been visiting one of those states in the last few days, you should also get vaccinated.
The territories whose citizens have this obligation are the following:
- A: Angola, Argentina
- B: Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi
- C: Cameroon, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Ivory Coast
- E: Ecuador, Ethiopia
- G: Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bassau, Equatorial Guinea, French Guyana, Guyana
- K: Kenya
- L: Liberia
- M: Mali, Mauritania
- N: Nigeria
- P: Panama, Paraguay, Peru
- R: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda
- S: Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname
- T: Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Togo
- U: 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.
On the other hand, these vaccines are recommended for all people, whatever their country of origin:
- MMR (mumps, rubella and measles)
- Hepatitis A
In most countries, this vaccination is part of the national health plan, so it is free and most people have already used it as a child.
It must be taken into account that dengue, chikungunya fever and the Zika virus are present in the country, diseases that are transmitted by mosquito bites, which are more frequent between August and October. Likewise, in an area of the north, 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.
The best thing is to take out medical insurance that covers hospitalization and repatriation expenses. Keep in mind that the only quality hospitals are private ones. Also, on the islands of Roatán, Utila and Guanaja there are none.
Taking into account 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 only need to present their Personal Identification Document or DPI. However, minors do have to carry their own passport.
People from member countries of the European Union 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 visa-free, including Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Mexico, Guatemala and Ecuador. All these people must have the following papers:
- Passport with a minimum validity of six months
- Round-trip ticket
- Invitation letter or hotel reservation
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.
On the other hand, people with any of these nationalities do need a visa to enter the country:
- A: 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
- E: 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, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan
- L: Laos, Lesotho, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya
- M: Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar
- N: Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nigeria
- O: Oman
- P: Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Papua New Guinea
- R: Sahrawi Arab Democratic 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
- U: Uganda, Uzbekistan
- V: Vietnam
- Y: 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
- Two passport-size photos
- Passport with a minimum validity of six months
- Photocopy of passport
- Bank certificate
The price of the visa is $ 30 if it is single and $ 60 if it is multiple entry. Some consulates allow it to be applied for by mail as long as the fees to return the passport are paid.
In the case of some countries such as Colombia, children who travel without a parent or guardian must have an exit permit.
If you are going to arrive in Honduras by land, you must bring the original document and a copy of the ownership of the vehicle. If this is not yours, you will also have to have a notarized authorization from the owner. Likewise, you must have a circulation permit.
If you are Honduran and 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.
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 are quite a few delinquency. Therefore, you have to be careful and do not take public transport or go alone through isolated areas. Likewise, visiting the Mosquitia area is strongly discouraged.
On the other hand, it is not advisable to travel to Honduras to visit people who have met only on the Internet, since it assumes a fairly high risk.
As for the road, it is advisable not to travel at night due to their poor condition, as well as not to take taxis on the street. It is safer to call them from the hotel.
Fecha: 10 / 08 / 2017
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