In order to enter or exit Honduras, you must possess and present a U.S. passport that has been valid for at least six months. Honduras requires that you have at least two blank pages in your passport to allow for any necessary stamps upon arrival and departure.
American citizens are not required to present visas for stays up to 30 days. Otherwise, a valid visa should be obtained prior to arrival in Honduras (see Resources). Birth certificates, as proof of citizenship, should not be solely relied upon.
While American tourists are not required to register, the U.S. State Department highly recommends registration at the nearest U.S. embassy. By registering online or in-person, American citizens can easily contact and be contacted by the embassy in case of an emergency (see Resources below).
Due to large amounts of mosquitoes, there is an increased risk of contracting malaria. Although no immunizations are required of U.S. citizens, it is highly recommended that you obtain malaria pills and carry mosquito repellent.
As of October 2009, the U.S. State Department recommends that American citizens refrain from all non-essential trips to Honduras. Due to political instability, the country has been deemed generally unsafe for vacationers (see Resources below).