Honduras Vaccinations and Travel Advice
You can experience postcard-worthy sights daily in Honduras. Between land and sea, this exceptional country will be proud to unveil to you its natural and cultural wonders. With the second largest barrier reef in the world, the Bahia Archipelago offers divers spectacular marine life thanks to its white-sanded beaches. Honduras offers natural riches on land such as parks and nature reserves in the mountains, in the forest and at the seaside of rivers. These places will invite you to practice your favorite activities like walking, horseback riding, biking, rafting, canoeing or zip lining. Do not leave the country without visiting the heritage left by its Mayan ancestors, like the ruins of Copán.
What vaccines do I need for Honduras in 2021?
The Government of Canada and CDC recommend the following vaccinations for travelling to Honduras in 2021: Measles, Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Rabies, Flu, COVID-19.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Honduras
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Honduras
|Acetazolamide or Dexamethasone||Recommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness|
|Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
|Malarone, Doxycycline, Chloroquine or Mefloquine||Recommended anti-malaria medication|
Medical Care in Honduras
In San Pedro and Tegucigalpa, travelers can experience quality basic care. However, it is important to remember that medical facilities are scarce outside of these large cities. When at all possible, you should ensure to use private medical treatment in Honduras. This is found in Hospital Viera, Hospital Centro Medico Hondureño and Hospital La Policlinica. Centro Medico Cemesa is a clinic based in San Pedro and provides quality treatments.
Although medicine is easy to access in Honduras, carrying a pharmacy kit with you is recommended, especially if you require specific medications.
For emergency situations, you can call the Red Cross at 195. It is also possible to call a private ambulance in Honduras. This is found in Hospital Viera (2237-7136), Hospital Centro Medico Hondureno (2225-4060) and Hospital La Policlinica (2237-3418).
Is Honduras Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Spiked food and drinks||Never leave food or drinks unattended; Be wary of accepting items from strangers|
|Cruises||Taxis are white and every taxi driver carries an ID card with the name of the port; Click the link below for tips|
|Recreational activities and rentals||Monitor the weather warnings and follow the instructions provided by local authorities; Avoid renting cars and motorcycles without insurance|
|Scams||Do not stop to help a person on the side of the road (call 911); Do not use shared taxis|
|Women’s safety||Risk present|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Landmines||Caution required along the Honduras-Nicaragua border|
|Road safety||Unsafe; Drive with windows closed and doors locked at all times; Carry a cell phone in case of emergency|
|Public transportation||Unsafe in general; Use a reliable taxi company recommended by a major hotel chain|
|Marine transportation||Armed assaults by criminals posing as fishermen are possible|
|Health||Zika virus and Chikungunya|
|Risk level||High degree of caution (CHAMELECÓN, CHOLOMA AND COFRADÍA – AVOID ALL TRAVEL)|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Honduras?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Business and tourist trips under 90 days only require a passport. It must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of departure.
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Embassy of Canada to Honduras information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Embassy to Honduras (TEGUCIGALPA)
Plaza Ficohsa, 3rd Floor, Boulevard San Juan Bosco,
Colonia Payaquí, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Tel.: (504) 2232-4551
Fax: (504) 2239-7767
Email: [email protected]
Canadian Embassy to Costa Rica (SAN JOSÉ)
La Sabana Executive Business Centre, Building No. 5, 3rd Floor, behind the Contraloría General de la República, San José, Costa Rica
Tel.: 506 2242-4400
Fax: 506 2242-4410
Email: [email protected]
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Costa Rica.