Honduras vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you travelling to Honduras soon? On this page, you can read more about places of interest, the climate and possible health risks. It is important to know that vaccinations are recommended for Honduras. In most cases these are not mandatory, unless you enter the country from a country where yellow fever is prevalent. What other vaccinations you require is dependant on the duration of your stay in Honduras.

The Republic of Honduras is located in Central America. It borders the Caribbean Sea and the countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. Its landscape consists mostly of highlands, which affects the tropical climate. In the summer it can get very hot in the coastal regions, while inland it may rain a lot between May and October. The drier period, from February to May is the best time to travel to Honduras. The country is a great choice for adventure seekers and culture enthusiasts. Honduras offers beautiful nature, rainforests, remote mountain villages and undiscovered caves. The Caribbean and Pacific coasts offer many paradisiacal beaches. You will also find many charming villages from the Spanish colonial era as well as remains of the Mayan culture.

Regardless of your travel plans for Honduras, always take into account the risk of (tropical) diseases and mosquito bites. Malaria occurs in Honduras. Our KLM Health Services experts gladly tell you whether you require vaccinations and provide advice on additional measures you can take to minimise health risk during your stay. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with one of our nurses.

Honduras vaccinations: the most common risks

In Honduras, you run the risk of catching (tropical) diseases to which you are probably not resistant. Vaccines can protect you against these. Please find below a list of the most common health risks and diseases in Honduras and read which specific vaccinations you require.

Chikungunya

In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

Dengue

In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

DTP

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Malaria

In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.

Rabies

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

Yellow Fever - compulsory from Yellow Fever area

In this country Yellow Fever is prevalent. There is a potential risk for travellers. Vaccination is recommended. Vaccination is possibly COMPULSORY when traveling from a Yellow Fever area. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

Yellow Fever - possibly recommended

In this country Yellow Fever is not prevalent. However, when you’re traveling FROM a Yellow fever area vaccination can be COMPULSORY. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

Zika virus

In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

A healthy trip to Honduras: prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Honduras as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey. 

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips. 

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice (in Dutch) helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Honduras? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online (in Dutch) for your Honduras vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Honduras? Please feel free to contact us via 0900 109 109 6 (€1,00 per call) or send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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