Honduras Entry Requirements

Honduras Entry Requirements

is a general requirement for traveling to Honduras. The passport (or the temporary passport) must be valid for at least 6 months upon entry. A return or onward ticket is required for entry by plane.

Every traveler (including children) must have their own machine-readable travel document in Honduras. Due to the frequent thefts and robberies, it is advisable to keep your passport safe in the hotel safe and to identify yourself to the Honduran authorities on smaller tours or on the beach with a copy of your passport, which contains the passport page with the personal details as well as the page with the Honduran entry stamp.

Visa :
Citizens of EU countries, Switzerland and Turkey do not need a visa for tourist and business trips of up to 90 days. When entering Honduras, a free residence permit is issued, border officials attach a yellow entry slip to the passport.

For travelers in the so-called CA-4 area (Nicaradua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras), the rule applies that tourist trips of a maximum of 90 days are permitted in the entire area. No exit and entry stamps are issued for border crossings within the CA-4 area. However, non-Central American travelers must pay a tourism tax of 3.00 US dollars or the equivalent in the Honduran currency Lempiras when entering the country by land.

At the individual border crossings of Honduras, different exit fees are charged. There are no binding regulations for these fees. When leaving the airport by plane, expect a total of 40.00 US dollars in fees.

If you want to stay in Honduras for more than 90 days or are planning a non-tourist stay, you should apply for the visa at the responsible diplomatic mission of Honduras before entering the country. Since the Embassy of Honduras in Germany does not issue visas, the Consulate General of Honduras in Hamburg is responsible (see Honduras – important addresses).

Although the residence status can also be changed after entering Honduras, it is much easier to obtain the necessary papers in the traveler’s home country.

It is not recommended to travel to a neighboring country to extend your stay after 90 days in order to get a residence permit for a further 90 days after entering the country again. This is usually not tolerated by the Honduras authorities, especially because after leaving Honduras you will continue to stay in the CA-4 area, which also has a maximum stay of 90 days.

Transit :
Visitors who require a visa, who have the necessary onward travel documents, continue their flight within 24 hours and do not leave the transit area, do not need a transit visa.

Entry with children :
For accompanying children, the same visa requirements apply as for their parents. The children’s travel documents must also be valid for at least 6 months upon entry.

Germany: up to the age of 16, a German child ID card with a photo or your own passport.

Austria: separate passport for children

Switzerland: separate passport for children

If a child is only accompanied by one parent / guardian when leaving Honduras, the child’s birth certificate and proof of sole custody or a declaration of consent from the unaccompanied guardian must be presented. These documents must be certified by a notary and a Spanish translation must be attached.

Adequate funds:
Foreign visitors must have sufficient funds for their trip.


You can find detailed information on recommended and required vaccinations for traveling in Honduras in the chapter Honduras – Health and Diseases.

Health and Diseases in Honduras

Vaccination protection

No compulsory vaccinations are required for travel in Honduras, there is an exception when entering from yellow fever areas, in which case proof of a valid yellow fever vaccination must be presented. A cholera vaccination is not officially compulsory, but it can happen that when entering from a country a cholera vaccination is required with cholera occurrence.

When traveling in Honduras, vaccination against hepatitis A, diphtheria, poliomyelitis and tetanus is recommended. For longer stays, protection against typhus, Hepatitis B and possibly rabies.

Dengue fever

During the main rainy season, usually in the last months of the year, dengue fever epedemics occur throughout Honduras. Like the one found in rural Honduras malaria Dengue virus is transmitted by various mosquitoes. There are no vaccinations against either dengue or malaria. Protection is only possible by consistently avoiding mosquito bites (mosquito nets, covering clothing, behavior and mosquito repellants). Before traveling to Honduras, seek advice from a tropical or travel doctor.

Other Recommendations

In Honduras, according to andyeducation, special attention should be paid to personal hygiene measures. To avoid diarrhea, only drink boiled tap water or bottled mineral water. If possible, raw food and unpeeled fruit should not be consumed.

In addition to my general disclaimer, please note the following important note:

A guarantee for the correctness and completeness of the medical information and liability for any damage that may occur cannot be assumed. You stay responsible for your healthy.

Honduras Entry Requirements