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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Honduras Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Honduras

Local Situation: 2.7 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Honduras. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.9 / 5

Honduras shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Honduras), the Advisory Index is 2.9 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Nicaragua (3.4), Guatemala with 2.7 and El Salvador with 2.6 (of 5).

Risk scoring history for Honduras

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Honduras.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Honduras from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.7 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/honduras

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Honduras due to violent crime and the potential for civil unrest.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/honduras

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Honduras.

Issued by: New Zealand government

Info: Do not travel to the Department of Gracias a Dios, Chamelecón, Choloma and Cofradía in the department of Cortés due to high levels of violent crime.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Våldsbrott mycket vanliga. Orkansäsong i juni-november.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/HN

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Honduras due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Gracias a Dios Department due to crime. Violent crime, such as homicide and armed robbery, is common. Violent gang activity, such as extortion, violent street crime, rape, and narcotics and human trafficking, is widespread. ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/honduras-travel-advisory.html

About Honduras

Honduras with its capital Tegucigalpa is a country in North America (Central America), slightly larger than Tennessee (112,090 km²). The country is located Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Nicaragua and bordering the Gulf of Fonseca (North Pacific Ocean), between El Salvador and Nicaragua. The climate can be described as subtropical in lowlands, temperate in mountains. The landscape is mostly mountains in interior, narrow coastal plains. With a population of about 7.64 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Tegucigalpa
Population about 7.64 million
Size 112.090 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than Tennessee
Common languages Spanish
Currency Lempira (short: HNL)
Common voltage (electricity) 110V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 1800
International phone prefix +504
Internet Top Level Domain .hn
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 HN
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 HND
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 340

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Honduras is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • as well as several rivers and streams
  • deforestation results from logging and the clearing of land for agricultural purposes
  • further land degradation and soil erosion hastened by uncontrolled development and improper land use practices such as farming of marginal lands
  • mining activities polluting Lago de Yojoa (the country's largest source of fresh water)
  • urban population expanding
  • with heavy metals

Natural hazzards

  • extremely susceptible to damaging hurricanes and floods along the Caribbean coast
  • frequent, but generally mild, earthquakes

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Honduras. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. cigars
  2. coffee
  3. knit apparel
  4. sugar processing
  5. wood products
  6. woven

Agriculture products

  1. African palm
  2. bananas
  3. beef
  4. citrus
  5. coffee
  6. corn
  7. lobster
  8. oriental vegetables
  9. shrimp
  10. sugar

Honduran Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Honduras.

Export products

  1. apparel
  2. automobile wire harnesses
  3. bananas
  4. cigars
  5. coffee
  6. fruit
  7. gold
  8. lobster
  9. lumber
  10. palm oil

Import products

  1. chemical products
  2. communications equipment
  3. foodstuffs
  4. fuels
  5. industrial raw materials
  6. machinery
  7. transport

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Honduras?

Honduras is currently rated at 2,7 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Honduras.

Is it safe to travel Honduras in 2019?

Visiting the country Honduras is usually fine. The score is at 2,7 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Honduras?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Honduras.

What is the size of Honduras?

Honduras has a size of 112,090 km² or 43,278 mi² which is slightly larger than Tennessee.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.