Travel Vaccinations for Honduras

The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Honduras

Recommended Vaccinations for Honduras at a Glance
All Travellers: MMR, DTaP
Most Travellers: Typhoid, Hepatitis A
Some Travellers: Hepatitis B, Rabies

Vaccination Major Risk Factors Course Price
MMR Person-to-Person Course of Two £60
DTaP Person-to-Person Single Dose £50
Typhoid Person-to-Person Single Dose £65
Hepatitis A Person-to-Person Single Dose £86
Hepatitis B Person-to-Person Course of Three £66
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of Three - intramuscular £66
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of Three - intradermal £66

Honduras in Central America shares its border with El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala.

With its wealth of natural treasures, parks, wildlife reserves, and gorgeous Caribbean beaches, Honduras is a vacationer’s dream. But all that pales against its renown as a paradise for divers, who flock to Honduras’ Bay Islands for some of the world’s best reef diving – home to a treasure trove of coral, exotic fish, rays and turtles. If scuba isn’t your passion, perhaps an adventure to Copán to see Mayan ruins, or explore the Mountain Bird sanctuary. Your first stop on your way to Honduras should be a visit to our Travel Health Clinic, four to eight weeks before departure, to ensure that you will be completely safe and up-to-date with the Vaccinations you need for Honduras.

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in Honduras

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) before travelling.

Advice for Travellers to all Destinations

The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.

All Travellers

All Travellers should ensure that they are up-to-date with Routine Vaccinations including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Most Travellers

Most travellers will also need to consider a course or booster of Hepatitis A and Typhoid as there is a risk of these diseases across most parts of the world.

Some Travellers

Some Travellers may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.

Risk of Malaria in Honduras

Malaria is spread by the plasmodium parasite passed to humans from the bite of an anopheles mosquito. Malaria is a serious illness with symptoms include fever, chills, sweats and flu like symptoms. In severe cases, malaria can be fatal. There isn’t currently a vaccine available for our travellers, although there are other ways to protect yourself, see Malaria Information for Travellers.

There is a risk of Malaria in Honduras.

Malaria Prevention

Travellers to areas where there is a Risk of Malaria should get advice regarding Malaria Medication which can be taken to help stop the illness from developing. The type of medication required depends on your destination, itinerary, length of stay and current medical condition. Further reduce the risk of by practicing mosquito Bite Avoidance by using Insect Repellent such as DEET 50% and covering exposed skin by wearing long sleeves and trousers.

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Further Travel Health Advice for Honduras

The climate in Honduras is tropical, and in coastal regions, both Pacific and Caribbean, expect hot and humid conditions. Use sun block and apply it liberally. Remember that the sun can burn you even when you are swimming or snorkeling. Make a habit of carrying bottled water with you wherever you go. Wear a hat to protect you at the beach and on long tours.

Don’t risk getting sick during your visit to Honduras. Drink mineral water, or bottled water which is sold everywhere. Avoid ice cubes unless you know they are made with purified water.

At first, Honduran foods might seem very much like other Central American foods, rice and beans, tortillas, eggs and cheese, but ingredients are more imaginative here. Example- Hondurans use coconut in many dishes, and fruits like banana, plum and passion fruit are cooked in different ways. Baleadas, a common street food, are a mix of eggs, cheese, beans rolled up in a tortilla, but sometimes avocados, or plantains are added. A wonderful selection of fresh fish, namely Yojoa, and shell fish is cooked with unusual ingredients, like pickled onions and jalapeños. Remember to avoid eating from open buffets. Uncooked vegetables, salads and fruits that you cannot peel should not be eaten. Fresh fruit drinks, refrescos, are delicious in Honduras. Sometimes the fruit is mixed with milk or yogurt. Honduras brews several brands of good beer, and if you’re feeling adventurous, try quaro, a liquor made from sugar cane.

In the event that you need health care in Honduras, it is always best to use a private clinic. The standard of care is good, but risky and sparse in some remote regions. So it’s always best to check with your hotel first. Arrange in advance to have enough money with you to pay for any health care you might need.

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Honduras is basically very safe for tourists, but do be aware and take normal precautions. Keep your cash and travellers’ cheques secure, and don’t bring more money than you need on tour. Malaria is not a concern here, but in the north, do use insecticide against bites.