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Passports

Citizens of the United States, Canada, Great Britain, South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia require valid passports to enter Honduras as tourists. Citizens of any of these countries conducting business or enrolled in formal educational programs in Honduras also require visas. Tourist cards, distributed on arriving international flights or at border crossings, are good for stays of up to 90 days. Keep a copy of your tourist card for presentation upon departure from Honduras. (If you lose it, you'll have to pay a small fine.) You can extend your visa once, for another 90 days, at any immigration office for US$20. See www.frommers.com/planning for information on how to obtain a passport.

Honduran Embassy Locations

In the U.S.: 3007 Tilden St. NW, Suite 4M, Washington, DC 20008 (tel. 202/966-7702; www.hondurasemb.org).

In Canada: 151 Slater St., Suite 805, Ottawa, ON K1P 5H3 (tel. 613/233-8900; www.embassyhonduras.ca).

In the U.K.: 115 Gloucester Pl., London, W1U 6JT (tel. 020/7486-4880; www.fco.gov.uk).

In Australia: Level 7, 19-31 Pitt St., Sydney NSW 2000 PO Box H6 Australia Square NSW 2000 (tel. 02/9247-1730).

Customs

What You Can Bring into Honduras -- Any travel-related merchandise brought into Honduras, such as personal effects or clothing, is not taxed. Visitors entering Honduras may also bring in no more than 400 cigarettes, 500g (18 oz.) of pipe tobacco, or 50 cigars, and 2.5L (2 3/4 qt.) of alcoholic beverages per adult.

What You Can Take Home from Honduras -- For information on what you're allowed to bring home, contact one of the following agencies:

U.S. Citizens: U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20229 (tel. 877/287-8667; www.cbp.gov).

Canadian Citizens: Canada Border Services Agency (tel. 800/461-9999 in Canada, or 204/983-3500; www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca).

U.K. Citizens: HM Customs & Excise at tel. 0845/010-9000 (020/8929-0152 from outside the U.K.), or consult their website at www.hmce.gov.uk.

Australian Citizens: Australian Customs Service at tel. 1300/363-263 or log on to www.customs.gov.au.

New Zealand Citizens: New Zealand Customs, The Customhouse, 17-21 Whitmore St., Box 2218, Wellington (tel. 04/473-6099 or 0800/428-786; www.customs.govt.nz).

Medical Requirements

Hepatitis A, polio, tetanus, smallpox, and typhoid shots are recommended (but not required) for visitors planning to be in contact with local residents on an extended basis. Hepatitis B is suggested, as well, but not required. Malaria and yellow fever are extremely rare, yet if you intend to visit extremely remote areas in La Mosquitia, you may want to discuss with your doctor your options for prevention.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.