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Country Information

Honduras

Travel money

Recommended:
  • Banknotes in US Dollar (USD)
    Change cash in local currency
in addition to:
  • Travel Cash Card in Swiss francs (CHF)
    For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
  • Banknotes in US dollar (USD)
    Change cash in local currency when outside larger urban areas

Travel Cash

Phone +41 31 710 12 15
  • The Travel Cash Mastercard card is accepted at major hotels and restaurant

Credit cards

  • Acceptance of credit cards is limited. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

Banknotes

Local currency / ISO Code
Lempira HNL
Import local currency
unlimited; larger amounts may have to be declared
Import foreign currency
unlimited; must be declared
Export local currency
unlimited; larger amounts may have to be declared
Export foreign currency
limited to amounts imported and declared (minus exchange)
Note
  • For reasons of safety, it is advisable not to exchange cash over the amount needed immediately.
  • Travelers are advised to bring cash in US dollar (in small amounts).

Time difference with Switzerland

- 7 h / - 8 h during our summer time

National language

Official language
Spanish

Capital

Tegucigalpa

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

110/120 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Tegucigalpa, Colonia Palmira, Avenida República de México, Casa No. 2402
Tel.: +504 236 90 98

Opening hours

Banks
9.00 - 16.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 12.00 h (Sat)
Stores
8.00 - 12.00 h and 13.30 - 18.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 17.00 h (Sat)

Driving

Swiss driver's license accepted; international driver's license recommended.
Minimum age for car rentals: 25 (varies by rental company).

Health situation

Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Minimum risk of malaria.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

This country is in an active earthquake zone.
Security
Consult the media about the current situation before and during the journey and stay in contact with your tour operator.
Travelers should pay close attention to their personal security.
High crime rate.
Departments of Olancho and Colon: These two departments are considered to be very dangerous.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

Tourism

For current travel informations visit also http://www.eda.admin.ch/

Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.