Honduras has officially reopened airports and is now allowing international tourism to resume in the country.
Honduras, a nation in Central America known for its Mayan ruins, jungle-covered mountains, barrier reefs and being a budget friendly destination, relies heavily on the 2 million tourists it gets yearly. Since the borders closed on March 15 due to the pandemic, the nation has been restless to once again welcome back tourism after being shut down for over 5 months.
Even though Honduras is now open once again for tourism, there are a few things you need to know before you go. Below we have outlined the entry requirements, which nations can visit, and all other key information about traveling to Honduras.
Countries That Are Allowed to Travel to Honduras
Visitors from all countries can once again travel into Honduras. .
Testing Requirements for Honduras
All travelers entering Honduras must present a Covid test that was performed with negative results no older than 72 hours prior to arrival.
PCR, Antigen, and ELISA Tests are permitted.
Quarantine Requirements for Honduras
If a traveler brings a negative PCR or rapid test with them, then there is no quarantine requirement.
Entry Requirements for Honduras
Before you travel to Honduras, you will need to complete the following items:
- A negative PCR or rapid test, no older than 72 prior to arrival
- Fill out the Pre-Arrival Immigration Form within 48 hours before arrival
- Check to see if your country normally requires a Visa to enter (84 countries like Canada, USA, UK, etc do not require a visa)
Tip: While not technically required for entry, all travelers should still obtain travel health insurance that covers covid
Tips/Rules for Tourists in Honduras
Yes, Honduras is accepting tourists, and many hotels, tour operators and restaurants have already reopened. But there are some rules the government of Honduras wants all visitors to abide by during their trip:
- Wear a mask in all public spaces
- Report any symptoms immediately to authorities
- Have your vaccination card if you’re out beyond 10 pm
- Bars, nightclubs, concerts, and community fairs are prohibited
Read More: See all countries in Latin America now reopen for tourism, and which countries are allowing American and Canadian tourists to visit
Sources: Honduras Visa Info / Honduras Tourism Board FB / direct interview with the Instituto Hondureño de Turismo
Disclaimer: Honduras’ reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.
Originally posted August 20, 2020 with updates
Monday 30th of May 2022
Hello! I am planning to travel to Honduras on july for a vaccation for not more than two weeks due to my work condition. Consequently I have a Swedish permanent residence permit and travel document. I want to be sure that do I need a visa before I am traveling to Honduras or can I get a visa on arrival at the airport? Thanks alot for your cooperation in advance. sincerly
Monday 4th of April 2022
Hello! I’m planning on visiting Roatan in May. We are vaccinated. Do we need to be tested before we arrive. I know the rules keep changing. I just want to make sure. Thank you
Tuesday 5th of April 2022
The current rules we are seeing is that fully vaccinated passengers don't need a test. Of course, you'll need to confirm this yourself before traveling
Tuesday 22nd of December 2020
Hello am new up dates on travel within Honduras? I'm looking to fly into San Pedro Sula Then take a bus to La Ceiba to Ferry over to Utila Island . I would like to do this on January 18th 2021
Thursday 8th of October 2020
We were in the country for seven months and left on Sept. 30. Yes they advertise they are open but there are movement restrictions and almost everything tourist related is closed. When we left we drove through Copan into Guatemala. Copan is a very touristy area and one of Honduras highlights. In Copan everything was closed so Im not sure why they and more specifically the tourist industry says they are open.
Thursday 8th of October 2020
Great on-the-ground feedback Tim, thank you!
Friday 4th of September 2020
Apparently there is still a curfew until September 6th in place, after 8PM: https://hn.usembassy.gov/health-alert-u-s-embassy-tegucigalpa-honduras-08212020/
Copa Airlines has flights listed, but expensive ones for now. Tica Bus doesn't yet feature buses from San Jose to Tegucigalpa, Gekko Trails Explorer neither. So if people have tips how to even get into the country... :)