Coronavirus travel health
Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Honduras on the TravelHealthPro website.
See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Entry and borders
See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Honduras.
Returning to the UK
Travelling from and returning to the UK
If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting. If you will pass through a red list country, book your hotel quarantine package before travelling to the UK.
When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK.
You are responsible for organising your own COVID-19 test, in line with UK government testing requirements.
Be prepared for your plans to change
No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
Plan ahead and make sure you:
- can access money
- understand what your insurance will cover
- can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned
Travel in Honduras
Restrictions are in place due to COVID-19. This includes a daily curfew from 10pm to 5am throughout the country for non-vaccinated people. Anyone ignoring the curfew will be detained by local authorities unless they are carrying evidence that they have been vaccinated. Visit the website of the Honduran Police for more information on present restrictions related to COVID-19.
British nationals should respect the curfew. It is mandatory to use facemasks and hand sanitiser, and maintain social distancing in public. Ensure you have the documents for your hotel, car rental, tour or ticket reservations with you at all times. Local authorities may stop you and ask for documents confirming your travel plans.
You can keep up to date with the COVID-19 situation in Honduras and any current restrictions by visiting the official website of the Honduran Government.
Some hotels are not open due to COVID-19. If you are trying to find a hotel in Honduras, please call in advance to confirm that they are taking reservations and to hear of any special measures or requirements they may have.
Public places and services
All businesses should not exceed 50% capacity.
Healthcare in Honduras
For the contact details of English speaking doctors visit our list of healthcare providers.
If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms you should seek medical advice and visit this official page for guidance from the Honduran authorities.
The public health system has limited capacity for handling severe and critical cases of COVID-19.
Some private hospitals are accepting patients with COVID-19, but it will cost 1,000,000 Lempiras (over £30,000) to be admitted, with the final medical bill potentially higher.
Small clinics can provide testing, basic medical attention and medication to COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms who do not require special medical care.
British-issued prescriptions cannot be used locally. To find a pharmacy (“farmacia”) look for one of the big national chains such as Farmacias Siman, Farmacias Kielsa or Farmacia El Ahorro, among others; a quick search online should help you to identify the nearest one open.
Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
View Health for further details on healthcare in Honduras.
See also the guidance on healthcare if you’re waiting to return to the UK.
COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Honduras
Wherever possible British nationals should aim to be vaccinated in the country where they live. We will update this page when the Government of Honduras announces new information on the national vaccination programme. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.
The Honduras national vaccination programme started in February 2021 and is using AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and Sputnik V vaccines. British nationals resident in Honduras are eligible for vaccination, if they choose to join the programme. People who meet the criteria as advertised by the Health Department (Secretaria de Salud) can follow them on their website and their social media pages (Twitter and Facebook) for information on the nearest vaccination center.
Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad page. If you’re a British national living in Honduras, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider.
If you need urgent consular assistance, contact your nearest British embassy, high commission or consulate. All telephone numbers are available 24/7.