Citizens of USA, Canada, UK, and the rest of the EU are not required to have a visa for entry into Honduras. A tourist visa will be provided upon arrival which is valid for up to 90 days. An extension for an extra 30 days can be obtained for a small fee, although this must be processed in the capital city at Tegucigalpa.

Health and Safety

In the biggest cities of La Ceiba, San Pedro Sula and Tegucipala, street muggings are a growing issue. As a tourist you should take care not to make yourself a target by flashing expensive jewelry or other valuables, and be cautious where you walk at nighttime. Opportunistic theft occurs in popular beach locations, so it is advised to keep an eye on your belongings, and likewise do not stray too far down an isolated beach. For any problems, you can contact the tourist police in Tegucipala, San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba, Tela, Roatan, or the Copan Ruins.

No vaccines are required to travel to Honduras, although you should stay up to date on routine vaccinations for rabies, typhoid, MMR, tetanus, and hepatitis A and B. It is also recommended to get a yellow fever vaccination about eight weeks before entering the country. Malaria is not a common problem in many parts of Honduras, although as the name may suggest, if you are going to spend time on the “mosquito” coast, get preventative medicine before commencing your trip.