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Honduras: immigration and traffic

Honduras: immigration and traffic

How to get to Honduras

Honduras has four international airports.

  • Tegucigalpa (TGU)
  • San Pedro Sula (SAP)
  • La Ceiba (LCE)
  • Roatan (RTB)

There are no direct flights from Germany.

Of the European airlines, Lufthansa, Iberia, KLM and Air France, among others, fly to Honduras with stopovers, mostly in the USA. The American airlines Continental Airlines and American Airlines also offer these destinations.

Mostly Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula are approached. There are direct flights to Roatán from the USA.

Caribbean Air offers flight connections between Latin American countries and the USA to Belize City, Mayan World to Guatemala, TACA to Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and the USA.

NICA flies to Managua in Nicaragua, LACSA to San José in Costa Rica and the USA, COPA is connected via Panama and flies to the USA, Mexico and the South American countries.

Travel in the country

Air connections The national airline network is very well developed and there are numerous smaller providers in addition to the larger airlines. TACA: Flights between Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula Domestic Airlines: Isleña, Sosa, Rollins Air: from Tegucigalpa to the north coast and the Islas de Bayía, from La Ceiba to the Miskitoregion

Railway

In Honduras there is only one railway line for passenger traffic.

The state-run Ferrocarril Nacional runs from Puerto Cortés via Baracoa (there you change to Tela) to San Pedro Sula.

Bus system

National

The bus system is well developed and very inexpensive.

There are different categories.

The express bus (Ejecutivo) is a modernly equipped coach with air conditioning and video and is the fastest option as it only stops in the big cities. It connects the cities of Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba.

In addition, there are buses that connect the big cities with the neighboring villages, they are mostly discarded school buses from the USA.

Some private companies offer shuttle buses. You commute between the tourist destinations and the major airports.

International

TICA bus connects all Central American capitals. The Kings's Quality/Pullmann line operates between San Salvador, Guatemala and Tegucigalpa.

Tica Bus

Calle 16, between Avenida 5 and 6, Barrio Villa Adela

Comayagüela

Tel: 220-0579, 220-0590

www.ticabus.com

Destination: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panamá, El Salvador, Guatemala

King's Quality

Bo. Guacerique, Blvd. de la Comunidad Económica Europea

Tegucigalpa, Contiguo a PACSA

Tel: 233-7515

Roads

The main roads in the country are very well developed.

The side roads, however, can be paved or simple dirt roads. The state is very different.

The Honduran Automobile Club is actually only for members, but on account it also helps visitors to the country.

Club Automobilística de Honduras

Tegucigalpa: 231- 5551

Tel: San Pedro Sula: 552-5991

Tel: La Ceiba: 441-0831

Rental

cars Rental cars from the most common large agencies are available in Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba and Roatán. Motorcycles can be rented in Trujillo and Roatán.

Rental car prices are very high.

Ferry connections

The islands of Roatán and Utila off the Caribbean coast are connected by ferries from La Ceiba. The ferry runs once a day (in both directions). The drive from La Ceiba to Coxen Hole on Roatán takes two hours and from La Ceiba to Utila one hour.

Alternatively there is the possibility to go privately on a fishing or cargo boat. This is especially true in the regions on the Mosquito Coast.

From Puerto Cortés there is a boat every few days to Mango Creek in Belize; the journey time is about eight hours. Open canoes to Livingston and Puerto Barrios in Guatemala and ships to the Islas de Bahía run irregularly. Information can be obtained at the entrance to the port.

Traffic rules

There is right-hand traffic in Honduras. In order to avoid trouble with the police or even the courts, one should strictly adhere to the traffic regulations in force in the country. Regardless of the information provided here, it is advisable to obtain detailed information from the ADAC, the AvD, prior to departure.

Maximum speeds

In addition to the general speed limits shown, the speed limits indicated by signs must be strictly observed.

  • Urban: In built-up areas there is a speed limit of 50 km/h.
  • Country roads: There is a speed limit of 70 km/h on country roads.
  • Expressways: There is a speed limit of 90 km/h on some special expressways.

Blood

alcohol limit In Honduras there is a blood alcohol limit of 0.5 parts per thousand for drivers of motor vehicles.

International license plate

According to Abbreviationfinder, the Honduras international license plate is:

HN

Honduras: Embassies and Consulates

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Honduras embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

Honduras embassies and consulates

Representations of Honduras in Germany

The building in which the Embassy of Honduras is located is a representative villa from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Cuxhavener Straße, where the embassy is located, goes off the Bachstraße, which in turn leads to the Straße des 17. Juni. Cuxhavener Strasse itself is only a few meters long and ends in front of the parking lots for the houses at the end of the street.

Embassy of the Republic of Honduras in Berlin

Cuxhavener Str. 14

10555 Berlin

Tel: 0049 - (0) 30 - 39 74 97 10

0049 - (0) 30 - 39 74 97 11

Fax: 0049 - (0) 30 - 39 74 97 12

Email: [email protected]

Consulate General of Honduras in Hamburg

An der Alster 21

20099 Hamburg

Tel: 0049 - (0) 40 - 280 22 05

Fax: 0049 - (0) 40 - 24 64 70

Email: [email protected]

Honorary Consulate of Honduras in Munich,

Blütenstr. 15

80799 Munich

Tel: 0049 - (0) 89 - 278 26 30

Fax: 0049 - (0) 89 - 278 263 33

Honorary Consulate of Honduras in Essen

Neckarstr. 15-18

45219 Essen

Tel: 0049 - (0) 2054 - 871 672

Fax: 0049 - (0) 2054 - 871 673

German representations in Honduras

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Tegucigalpa

Avenida República Dominicana # 925, Callejón Siria

Col. Lomas del Guijarro, Tegucigalpa

Tel: 00504 - 232 31 61/-62

Fax: 00504 - 232 95 18

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.tegucigalpa.diplo.de

German Horological Consulate in San Pedro Sula

8 Y 9. Avenida SO Antiguo Edificio Banco Sogerin (a cuatro cuadras de la Municipalidad)

San Pedro Sula

Tel: 00504 - 550 20 02

Fax: 00504 - 553 18 68

Email: [email protected]

Austrian representations in Honduras

Embassy

The embassy in Mexico is responsible .

Austrian Consulate General

Residencial El Pedregal, 24 Calle NO; 22/23 Avenida

San Pedro Sula

Apartado Postal 372

Tel: 00504 - 566 32 32

Fax: 00504 - 566 32 37

Email: [email protected]

Austrian Honorary Consulate

Avenida La Paz No. 2326

Tegucigalpa, MDC, Honduras

:

POBox 1022

Tegucigalpa

Tel: 00504 - 238 0680

00504 - 238 0672

Fax: 00504 - 238 0680

Email: [email protected]

Representations of Honduras in Austria

Embassy

The embassy in Berlin is responsible .

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Honduras

Breitenfurter Straße 380 A/8

1235 Vienna

Tel: 0043 - (0) 1 - 888 70 77

Fax: 0043 - (0) 1 - 534 661 572

Swiss representations in Honduras

Embassy

The embassy in Guatemala is responsible.

Swiss Consulate General Tegucigalpa in Tegucigalpa

Colonia Palmira

Avenida República de México

Casa No. 2402

Tegucigalpa, MDC

Honduras

:

Consulado general de Suiza

Apdo postal 3202

c/o COSUDE

Tegucigalpa, MDC

Honduras Tel: 00504 - 236 90 98

Fax: 00504 - 236 92 89

Email: [email protected]

Representations of Honduras in Switzerland

Embassy

The embassy in Paris is responsible.

Embassy of the Republic of Honduras in Paris

Rue Crevaux 8

75116 Paris

Tel: 0033 - (0) 1 - 47 55 86 45

Fax: 0033 - (0) 1 - 47 55 86 48

Email: [email protected]

Honduras: entry and exit regulations

Formalities, visas

German citizens need a passport that is valid for at least six months and sufficient financial means for a stay of 90 days.

It is not necessary to apply for a visa.

An extension of the stay is possible for a small fee. Taking up work is not permitted.

Issuing of visas in Germany

Embassy

Visa department of the Embassy of the Republic of Honduras

Cuxhavener Str. 14

10555 Berlin

Tel: 0049 (0) 30-39 74 97 10 and 39 74 97 11

Fax: 0049 (0) 30-39 74 97 12

Email: [email protected]

consulate

Consulate General of Honduras in Hamburg

An der Alster 2

20099 Hamburg

Tel: 0049- (0) 40-280 22 05

Fax: 0049- (0) 40-24 64 70

Email: [email protected]

Honorary Consulate of Honduras in Munich,

Blütenstr. 15

80799 Munich

Tel: 0049- (0) 89-278 26 30

Fax: 0049- (0) 89-278 263 33

Consular district: Bavaria

Honorary Consulate of Honduras in Essen

Neckarstr. 16-18

45219 Essen

Tel: 0049- (0) 2054-871 672

Consular district: North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland

Import and export of foreign currency

Foreign currencies can be imported without restriction.

Departure fee

In many countries, a fee must be paid when leaving the country. This fee is around US $ 10 at airports when leaving Honduras and around US $ 2-3 overland.

Import and export of goods The import and export of weapons, ammunition or explosives is strictly prohibited. In addition, the import and export of plants and animals protected under the Washington Species Protection Act, such as iguanas and parrots, is prohibited. The same goes for archaeological finds.

Violation can result in severe penalties.

Honduras: Travel Medicine and Safety Instructions

Infectious Diseases

In Honduras, the following infectious diseases, which are rarely or rarely widespread in Germany or Central and Northern Europe, are to be expected:

  • Malaria, with the exception of Tegucigalpa, there is a risk of malaria across the country. About 5% of the infections occur with the very dangerous malaria tropica, the rest with malaria tertiana. In areas above about 1,500 m altitude there is little or no risk of malaria infection.
  • Amoebic dysentery
  • Bacterial agitation
  • Chagas disease
  • Cholera, an infection risk only exists for travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or food.
  • Dengue fever disease
  • Intestinal infections from contaminated food or water, including amoeba, lamblia, salmonella, shigella and worm infestation, as well as all kinds of viruses and bacteria.
  • Hepatitis A and B, infection with hepatitis B, is only to be expected in people who may come into contact with blood or those who seek sexual contact.
  • Kala Azar disease
  • Lambliasis
  • Leishmaniasis Disease
  • Polio, polio
  • tetanus
  • rabies
  • Typhoid, an infection risk only exists for travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.

Vaccination recommendations

When traveling to Honduras, the following vaccinations recommended:

  • Cholera, only among travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or food.
  • Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Hepatitis A and B, vaccination against hepatitis B, is only required for those who may come into contact with blood or for those who seek sexual contact.
  • Polio, polio, a vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus, should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Rabies, only in high-risk travelers who can come into contact with the vector animals.
  • Typhoid, but only in travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.

Compulsory vaccination

For all persons older than one year and coming from a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO, there is a compulsory vaccination against an illness with yellow fever. Since the country itself is one of the yellow fever infection areas designated by the WHO, vaccination is strongly recommended.

Yellow fever vaccination for children

In most of the countries where yellow fever vaccination is mandatory, this also applies to children over 1 year of age, in some countries even from 6 months. It should be noted that

vaccination against yellow fever had a number of side effects, such as encephalitis. Around two thirds of those affected were children under 6 months. Therefore, under no circumstances should children under this age be vaccinated. But children under one year of age should also not be vaccinated if possible. If in doubt, yellow fever infection areas must then be avoided.

Any vaccination against yellow fever may only be carried out in specially authorized yellow fever vaccination centers!

Malaria prophylaxis

When traveling in the country it is advisable to undergo malaria prophylaxis. If the side effects seem questionable to you, you should at least have a "stand-by preparation" with you.

safety instructions

Foreign Office (AA) of the Federal Republic of Germany

Citizens Service

D-11013 Berlin

Tel: 0049 - (0) 30 - 5000 - 2000

Fax: 0049 - (0) 30 - 5000 - 51000

Current safety

information www.auswaertiges-amt.de

Hurricanes Multiple hurricanes can occur

during hurricane season in the winter months. These are accompanied, among other things, with torrential rainfall and landslides. Depending on the strength of the storm, streets can be undermined and ferry and flight connections can be suspended.

The early warning system of the local security authorities usually works well.

Current hurricane information is available on the Internet at:

www.nhc.noaa.gov and www.weather.com

Honduras: Currency, Shopping and Exchange Rate

The national currency of Honduras is the

Lempira = 100 Centavos.

The following banknotes are valid and in circulation in the country:

  • 1
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20th
  • 100

Exchange rate

You can find a currency converter here:

www3.forium.de/waehrungsrechner.htm

Bank opening times

  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

In the small towns the banks also open on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

 

 

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