Practical information to travel to Honduras

Capital City

Tegucigalpa

Language

The official language is Spanish.

Time Zone

GMT - 6

Travel Documents

All foreign visitors to Honduras must hold a return or onward ticket, and the travel documents which are required for your next destination. Your passport should be valid for at least six months after departure from Honduras. Please note that passport requirements can change in a short notice. Therefore we advise you to check the passport requirements with the embassy or consulate of your country.

Visa

A visa is not required if your stay is shorter than 90 days in Honduras.

Please note that visa requirements can change in a short notice. Therefore we advise you to check the visa requirements with the embassy or consulate of your country.

Airport Tax

An airport tax of 38 American dollars or Lempiras by cash is required for visitors departing Honduras.

 Currency

Lempira (HNL)

 Bank Facilities

Throughout the country there are ATMs. VisaCard and MasterCard are accepted in Honduras, especially at large supermarkets, hotels and car rentals.

 Cuisine

The Honduran cuisine is a blend of African, indigenous and Spanish cuisine. The most notable characteristic is that the Honduran use more coconuts than the rest of Central America. Corn is served in almost all dishes and the dishes are supplemented with Meat, vegetable, and inevitably with hot sauce, picante salsa and chile.

 Vaccinations

There are no vaccinations required to enter Honduras. However, you are being advised to take precautions against hepatitus A and B, typhus, diphtheria, tetanus and polio, tuberculosis and rabies. Also precautions against malaria are also advised. Furthermore, you are being advised to discuss your travel plans with a health-care provider to determine which vaccinations you might need.

 Health

While traveling in Honduras, you are being advised to avoid tap water, fountain drinks and ice cubes. It is advisable to only drink bottled or boiled water. Also try to avoid street food and always wash your hands before eating.

 Voltage

The electricity current is 110 volts, 60Hz. Honduras generally accepts the following plug:

  • Flat blade plug

 Climate

The temperatures are high year round. Honduras has a dry and rain season. The rain season starts approximately in May until October. The official hurricane season for Honduras is from June until December.