Honduras Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


Vaccination needed receipt required
Eat Drink 4
malaria 3
Typhoid & Polio Yes
cholera 2
yellow fever 1


There are hospitals in Tegucigalpa and all major cities. The healthcare system is not comparable to European standards. Serious illnesses and injuries require treatment outside of Honduras. Mosquito nets are attached for coastal areas. Travel health insurance with repatriation insurance is recommended. An individual first-aid kit should be taken with you and protected according to the temperatures on the way. Check directoryaah for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] A vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required for all travelers who want to enter within 6 days of staying in an infected area designated by the WHO. Excluded are travelers who have not left the transit area in the infected areas and transit travelers in Honduras. [2] A vaccination certificate against cholera is not an entry requirement, but there is a risk of infection, especially in the departments of Camayagua, Choluteca, Cortes, El Paraiso, Francisco Morazan, Gracias a Dios, La Mosquitia, Omoa, Santa Barbara, Valle, Yoro. Deviating from official regulations, however, a cholera vaccination certificate may be required, especially when entering from a country where cholera occurs or when entering outside of the capital’s international airport. Since the effectiveness of the vaccination is disputed, it is advisable to seek medical advice in good time before you travel. [3] Malaria protection required all year round nationwide below 1500. medium risk in rural areas of the following departments (only on the Atlantic side): Colón, Gracias a Dios, Islas de la Bahia and less pronounced in the east of Atlantida; Occurrence of P.falciparum (5%) mainly in Colón, Gracias a Dios and Comayagua, less in Atlantida and Olancho. little or no risk in the rest of the country, altitude and cities. Recommendation: mosquito repellent and emergency medication. [4] Nationwide there is an increased risk of intestinal infections. Water should generally be drunk before use, Brushing teeth and making ice cubes can either be boiled or otherwise sterilized or bought pre-packaged. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Unpasteurized milk should be boiled. Only mix dry and canned milk with sterile water. Dairy products made from unboiled milk should not be consumed. Meat and fish dishes should only be well cooked and served hot. Eating raw salads and mayonnaise should be avoided. Vegetables should be boiled and fruits should be peeled. Warnings are given against eating and buying food from cheap street restaurants and markets. Before consuming fish and seafood that are offered as delicacies in restaurants,

Other risks

Chagas disease is caused by assassin bugs. Travelers who stay in simple huts and in the open air are recommended to use mosquito nets to protect them from insects. The chikungunya virus is transmitted by mosquitoes. Travelers are advised to protect themselves against mosquito bites. Dengue fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, occurs across the country (including in the cities), especially during the rainy season. Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula are currently particularly affected. An effective insect repellent is recommended. Hepatitis A and B occur. Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended, for long-term stays and for children and adolescents also against hepatitis B. HIV/AIDS is widespread and a great danger for everyone risk of infection: Unprotected sexual contact, unclean syringes or cannulas and blood transfusions can pose a significant health risk. Leishmaniasis, transmitted by butterfly mosquitoes, does occur. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. rabies occurs. Carriers include dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. The Zika virus is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. Symptoms include fever, joint pain and conjunctivitis. The infection often goes unnoticed or only has mild symptoms. previously documented, isolated deaths were mainly related to other pre-existing conditions. The Federal Foreign Office advises pregnant women against non-essential travel to areas with current Zika outbreaks because the virus is suspected of causing microcephaly in the unborn child. There is neither a vaccination nor a medicinal prophylaxis. Consistent compliance with personal mosquito protection measures is recommended. There is neither a vaccination nor a medicinal prophylaxis. Consistent compliance with personal mosquito protection measures is recommended. There is neither a vaccination nor a medicinal prophylaxis. Consistent compliance with personal mosquito protection measures is recommended.



1 Lempira = 100 centavos. Currency code: L, HNL (ISO code). Banknotes are in denominations of L500, L100, L50, L20, L10, L5, L2 and L1; Coins of 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 centavos (2 and 1 centavos are very rare).

Credit cards

American Express, Mastercard, Diners Club and Visa are accepted to a limited extent. Even in rural areas, cashless payment is often possible. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.


Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. Bank cards can be used in Honduras at some ATMs with the Maestro symbol, but this service is not always reliable. For withdrawals, an ATM located in busy places should be chosen. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and financial institutions.Warning: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Traveller’s checks can be cashed at Banco Atlántida branches in Honduras in major cities.

Bank opening hours

Mon-Fri 09:00-16:00, some banks in the capital until 19:00 on weekdays and 09:00-12:00 on Saturdays.

Foreign exchange regulations

There are no import or export restrictions on local currency. Unlimited import of foreign currency, obligation to declare (only US$ makes sense). Foreign currency may only be exported up to the amount declared, minus the exchange amounts.

Currency Exchange

US dollars in cash (no $100 bills) or US dollar traveler’s checks are exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and hotels. Euros in cash are now accepted in a few banks for changing money.


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
HNL L 1 EUR = 24.33 L
1 CHF = 28.98 L
1 USD = 23.40 L

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