The U.S. Department of State issued a travel alert to U.S. citizens considering traveling to Honduras. According to the department, there are unstable security and political situations in the country, and it strongly advises against traveling there. However, as of September 2009, the travel advisory was due to end on Oct. 20, 2009.
According to the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, which was fully implemented in June 2009, all U.S. citizens must have a valid passport when entering or re-entering the U.S.
According to the Honduras Institute of Tourism, all visitors to Honduras must have a ticket onward or a round-trip ticket. U.S. citizens need a valid passport that also is valid for six months after their scheduled return to the U.S.
Although not required, the Honduran government advises all visitors to receive inoculations for hepatitis a, typhoid, tetanus and smallpox.
If you will be traveling to remote areas of Honduras, it also is recommended to receive inoculations for yellow fever and malaria. If you will be interacting with local residents, a hepatitis b vaccination also is recommended.
Honduras requires a tax on international departures of about $34 in U.S. dollars or Honduran lempiras and is payable in cash only. There also is a departure tax on all in-country flights and ferries. The tax is about $2. It also must be paid in cash--dollars or Honduran lempiras.
Article Written By Kathy Kindred
Kathy Kindred began her professional editing and design career in 1993 at the "University Daily Kansan." Other publications for which she has worked include "The Independence Examiner" and the "Kansas City Star" daily newspapers. In 2006, Kindred began writing for Hardrockhaven.net, an online music magazine, which she also co-owns. Kindred has a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.