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.
|MMR||Yes||Person-to-Person||MMR, Course of Two||£50|
|DTaP||Yes||Person-to-Person||Revaxis, Single Dose||£40|
|Typhoid||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Typhim Vi, Single Dose||£50|
|Hepatitis A||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Epaxyl, Single Dose||£80|
|Hepatitis B||Yes||Body Fluids, Medical Intervention||EnergixB, Course of Three||£55|
|Rabies||Yes||Infected Animals||Rabipur, Course of Three||£65|
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.
Further Travel Health Advice for Honduras
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.
Heat and Humidity
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.
Food and Drink
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.
Seeking Treatment Abroad
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.
Travel and Health Insurance
Protect yourself, and your family, with comprehensive travel health insurance which will cover your intended itinerary and any potentially risky activities.
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.