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Risk / Health Info for Honduras

The health requirements for Honduras may seem complex, but our experts can advise you. Emergency medical facilities are limited but there are decompression facilities available to treat divers. The state-run hospitals are not well funded and there are shortages of certain medicines. Stick to bottled water as the tap water is not safe.

Altitude in Honduras
Parts of Honduras are higher than 2,400m, and travellers planning to spend time at a high altitude should take steps to protect themselves against the potentially life-threatening acute mountain sickness. Your healthcare provider can help with this.
Dengue fever in Honduras
There have been cases of the mosquito-borne virus dengue fever in Honduras. Dengue fever is also known as breakbone fever because of the severe bone, joint and muscular pains it causes, in addition to flu-like fever and headache. There is no vaccine for dengue fever. Avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellents (50% DEET) and by wearing protective clothing. Sleeping with mosquito nets is also recommended.
Malaria in Honduras
Malaria prophylaxis will be required for some parts of Honduras at certain times of year. There is no malaria vaccine, but there are anti-malaria drugs that should be taken before, during and after travelling to certain at-risk countries. Speak with your healthcare provider six weeks before your trip, as not all prophylaxis regimes are appropriate for all regions and all individuals.
Zika in Honduras
Global Affairs Canada has issued a warning about the risk of contracting Zika in Honduras. Zika is a viral disease spread by mosquitoes, and infection during pregnancy has been linked to birth defects. Women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant should take advice before travelling to Honduras. Zika symptoms include rash, itch, mild fever, headache, red eyes, muscle and joint pains. Avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellents (50% DEET) and by wearing protective clothing. Mosquito nets and air conditioning should be used when sleeping.

Recommended Vaccines for Honduras

Vaccine NameCourse
Hepatitis A2 Doses
Hepatitis A and B combined (adult)3 Doses
Hepatitis A and B combined (paediatric)2 Doses
Hepatitis A and typhoid (combined)1 Dose
Hepatitis A (paediatric)1 Dose
Hepatitis B3 Doses
Hepatitis B (paediatric)3 Doses
Malaria prophylaxis
Typhoid1 Dose
Typhoid (oral)1 Dose
This is a general list of travel vaccinations and immunisations for Honduras. Specific vaccines can only be determined after appointment with our travel nurse.

About Honduras

Honduras has both Atlantic and Pacific coasts. It was home to the Mayans, whose settlements and structures can still be seen to this day. Textiles play a significant part in the Honduran economy, and also coffee.

top Tips for travelling to Honduras

To see cloud forest, arrange a trip to Cusuco National Park. Honduran leatherwork is of very high quality and worth shopping for; and silver jewellery, too.