Honduras Travel Information
Due to the corona virus, Honduras has closed its
borders until March 29. For more information about
coronavirus, see the entry Entry and Health.
Central America generally has a high crime rate, and
very high homicide rates in some areas. Norway is
represented by an honorary consulate general in
Tegucigalpa. The Norwegian Embassy in Mexico City is
responsible for the Norwegian Embassy. Contact
information for consulates and the embassy in Mexico can
be found under "Emergency".
There have been a number of protests against
President Juan Orlando Hern¨˘ndez since early 2019,
triggered by proposed health and education reforms.
There is still a danger of new clashes between
protesters and military forces in the capital and in
large parts of the country. If the unrest flares up
again, roadblocks and barricades can affect
accessibility and create an irregular access to goods
The Norwegian Embassy in Mexico is following the
trend and is asking Norwegian citizens to exercise
caution and listen to the advice of local authorities as
well as avoid seeking out large crowds or places where
demonstrations are underway.
Norway is represented by an honorary consulate
general in Tegucigalpa. Contact information for
consulates and the embassy in Mexico can be found on the
Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula are particularly
vulnerable to crime and violence. The crime that affects
tourists is usually financially motivated, in the form
of theft and armed robbery. Events happen both daytime
and evening. Theft has also occurred during the night at
hotel/hostels while sleeping. One should not openly
bring valuables. Even relatively cheap jewelery
according to Norwegian conditions can be sought after
for criminals. Luggage and personal belongings should be
carefully monitored at airports, bus stations and the
like. PCs are highly sought after.
- Countryaah: Tegucigalpa is the capital
of Honduras. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
The drug-related violence in Honduras is very
serious. The violence is brutal and merciless, and even
though it is mainly a matter of internal settlement,
innocents are also affected.
Particular caution should be exercised in vulnerable
zones of the capital and along country roads, and one
should not travel on foot outside cities and towns after
dark. Act as much as possible in groups in vulnerable
places. However, it can be advantageous to have some
cash on it, which you can give away if you are exposed
to assault. Women traveling alone should exercise
You should be careful if you are offered drinks out
of town. There have been some cases of tourists who have
been given narcotics in the drinks.
Sales of drugs and prostitution occur. There are
severe penalties for the use and possession of drugs.
From time to time minor riots and demonstrations
occur. These demonstrations can have violent
consequences. Demonstrations and conflicts should
therefore be withdrawn and kept away. Risk of terrorist
incidents in Central America is considered low.
There is right-hand traffic throughout Central
America. Traffic accidents are a frequent cause of death
and accident that also hit tourists. The roads are of
When using a taxi, prices should be agreed in advance
and it should be agreed that the cab does not - as is
often the case - bring other passengers on the trip.
Tourists should also be wary of people begging at
traffic lights and generally keep windows and doors
closed and locked.
There is no rail network in Central America. There
are frequent flight connections, including to remote
locations. However, when using small airlines, it is
recommended to preferably use those who cooperate with
or are part of the larger international airlines in the
Honduras is particularly prone to high earthquake
activity, as well as tropical rainstorms and hurricanes.
Honduras lies above two tectonic plates (continental
plates), and near the border of a third. The entire
region has grown as a result of volcanic activity
between these plates. This causes a high earthquake
activity in Honduras. However, the country does not have
as high volcanic activity as some of its neighboring
countries. Honduras often experience weak shaking.
Honduras' position between the Caribbean Gulf and the
Pacific also makes it particularly vulnerable to
tropical rainstorms and hurricanes with subsequent
floods and landslides, especially during the rainy
season (May - November).
With the exception of Belize, relationships between
two people of the same sex are legal in all Central
American countries. However, most citizens have a
conservative relationship with homosexuality, and it is
recommended that gays exercise discretion to avoid
getting into unpleasant situations.
Norwegian citizens staying for a shorter or longer
period in Central America are encouraged to register at
Norwegian citizens are encouraged to have valid
travel insurance. Make sure that the insurance also
covers hospital stays and be aware of the type of
activities that are not covered.
The local emergency number is 132. The tourist police
"Politur" can be contacted on (+503) 2511 8300.
In case of crisis and emergency, Norwegian citizens
are encouraged to contact the Norwegian Embassy in
Mexico on +52 (55) 50 47 37 00. The embassy's central
table is open Monday-Thursday from 09:00 to 15:00 and
Friday 09: 00-12: 00.
Outside office hours, you can contact the UD's
24-hour operating center on +47 23 95 00 00 or by
Norwegian citizens can also contact Norwegian
honorary consulates and general consulates for
assistance. There are Norwegian honorary consulates in
Belize City (Belize), Guatemala City (Guatemala),
Managua (Nicaragua), San Salvador (El Salvador) and
Tegucigalpa (Honduras). Updated contact information can
be found on the Embassy website in Mexico.
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
Due to the corona virus, Honduras has closed its
borders until March 29.
Norwegian citizens do not need a visa for tourist and
business stays of less than 90 days in Honduras. The
passport must be valid for up to six months after the
scheduled departure date. For extensions beyond 90 days,
one must either travel to Mexico, Belize or Costa Rica
and return after 72 hours. You can be fined or
imprisoned if staying in the country illegally. For
up-to-date information on entry rules, travelers are
encouraged to check with Honduras' nearest embassy.
Although Norwegian citizens do not initially need a
visa to travel to Central America, only a passport is an
approved identification document.
One cannot enter Honduras with emergency passport. If
the passport is stolen or lost in Honduras, you can
return to Norway on an emergency passport, but not
through the United States. If you need to travel
further, you must go to the nearest embassy to apply for
a new biometric passport.
It is the responsibility of the traveler to ensure
that the travel documents are valid and that the entry
and stay regulations are complied with.
Coronavirus (covid-19): Due to the
coronavirus, Honduras has closed its borders until March
Norwegian travelers should keep abreast of the
development of the coronavirus in the country. Follow
local authorities' advice, guidance and instructions on
how to deal with the situation.
Also, keep track of information from local
authorities for exceptional entry regulations. Please
note that information may change quickly.
You can find more information and guidance from the
Norwegian health authorities on the website of the
Norwegian Institute of Public Health. See also UD's
answers to frequently asked questions about travel and
There is acceptable medical and hospital quality
(private clinics) in all major cities and towns. The
offer is otherwise limited. Public hospitals often lack
basic medicines and equipment, so Norwegian citizens are
advised to use private services. It is common to have to
pay before treatment takes place. For severe or
difficult diagnoses, it is recommended to use
laboratories and hospitals in the United States or
No vaccines are required for entry into Honduras. For
information on travel vaccines, see the recommendations
of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
Malaria and dengue fever occur. Therefore, one should
guard against mosquito bites with clothing, mosquito
nets and/or mosquito spray, possibly also with malaria
tablets, in areas where there is a lot of mosquitoes. In
the highlands, where the capital is located, there is
normally little prevalence of mosquitoes and the risk of
malaria is minimal. Therefore malaria tablets will not
be needed here. However, the use of such should be
considered when visiting the low lying areas and the
coast. There are also zika in Honduras. For official
health professional travel advice and health
professional guidance , you can contact the Institute of
The tap water is highly chlorinated. Bottled drinking
water should be purchased. Supermarkets in the capital
can buy chlorine for disinfecting raw vegetables and
fruits. It is recommended to avoid buying food on the
street (in stalls, etc.) or in places where you have
doubts about hygiene. If in doubt or have no choice,
choose well-cooked and cooked dishes and avoid raw
vegetables and fruits without peel.
The access to medicines is acceptable. There are no
official rules for the import of medications for
personal use only.
Honduras is one of seven countries that form Central
America. The official language is Spanish.
The climate is tropical/subtropical, with rainy
season usually lasting from May to November. It is warm
and humid on the coast, with somewhat lower temperatures
in the highlands where the capital Tegucigalpa is
Visa, American Express, Mastercard and Diners are
accepted credit cards in most major locations. It is
mostly problematic to withdraw cash from vending
machines with these cards, but cloning of cards occurs.
Honduras has no railroad. There are well-developed
express bus networks from Tegucigalpa to Guatemala,
Mexico and El Salvador. Tica bus operates all over
Central America, with modern buses with air cooling and
toilet. The big hotels often have their own cars/buses.
Local bus transport can be time consuming, but there
are regular routes across the country. Few taxis have a
taximeter, and the price should be agreed in advance.
Car hire is available at the airport and at several
hotels. Many local companies operate in the country, but
also the major international ones such as Budget and
The road network in Honduras is not the best. It is
recommended to cross the borders of neighboring
countries at the larger border posts.
The area code for Honduras is +504. The telephone and
mobile networks are stable. The Internet domain is.hn.
Large malls are usually open 09-21, regular stores
10-19 and banks 09-17.
Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), Wednesday
before Easter, Cutting Thursday, Good Friday, May 1
(Workers' Day), July 19 (Revolution Day), 14-15.
September (Independence Days), November 1 (All Saints'
Day), November 5 (first shout of independence), and
December 25 (Christmas Day).