Last update 18 March 2020Diplomatic missions
Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)
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Republic of Honduras
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy to the Republic of Honduras. The accredited embassy of Bulgaria for Honduras is the Embassy in Mexico.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Mexico
Address: Paseo de la Reforma 1990, Col. Lomas de Chapultepec, Del. Miguel Hidalgo; c.p.11000, México D.F.
Telephone: +52 55 55963283; +52 55 55963295
Fax: +52 55 55961012
Office hours: Mon - Fri, 09.00 - 12.30 h
Information by telephone: Mon - Fri, 09.00 - 14.00 h
E-mail: [email protected]
The Lempira (HNL)
In Honduras there is a possibility to change Euros and US dollars. It is advisable to use US dollars and change them only in banks and exchange offices.
Crime and security
Hondurasis the country with the highest number of murders per capita in the world - 82,1 per 100,000 people for 2011.
During your stay in the country pay close attention to your personal belongings and luggage, do not travel at night, do not carry any valuables, stay only in hotels that have been checked in advance and that ensure high level of security.
Any items for personal use as well as limited amounts of cigarettes, tobacco, alcoholic beverages and gifts worth up to 50 USD can be brought in the country duty-free.
There are no restrictions regarding the import of local and foreign currency.
The export of foreign currency cannot exceed the declared import.
Road infrastructure is not well developed but the main transport arteries are in a relatively good condition. Bus lines connect the bigger settlements in the country.
You need both a national driving license and an international one.
The speed limit in built-up areas is 45 km/h., and outside them – 80 km/h.
It is advisable to drink predominantly bottled water. No food should be bought from street vendors. Fruit should be thoroughly washed before consumption. Vaccination – no specific requirements.
There have been incidences of mosquito bites and infections with the dengue fever.
Honduras is prone to strong storms.
The climate varies from tropical at the coast and the lowlands to temperate in the high areas. It is hot and humid in the lowlands all year round.
Temperatures vary between 27ºС and 32ºС. Along the Pacific coast temperature is by 2ºС higher than the temperature along the Caribbean.
Precipitation is typical for the period October – mid January.
Travel papers and visas
The legitimate travel document is a passport valid for at least six months.
Bulgarian citizens who hold valid passports do not need visas for short stays up of to 90 days.
A stay can be extended with the immigration authorities and the fee payable is 20.00 US dollars.
Exit fee– 33.00 USD (payable when leaving the country by plane)
In emergencies call the following numbers:
- Police – 199
- Rescue service – 190
- Fire protection– 198
In emergencies (e.g. lost passport) Bulgarian citizens can approach the diplomatic representation of an EU Member State for assistance with the issuance of an Emergency Travel Document .
Certification and legalisation
Hondurasis a signatory country to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents,the Apostille Convention. When public documents from Honduras are presented in Bulgaria and vice versa, the single requirement for these apostille certified documents is to be translated into the respective language. The translation is authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Honduras or by a diplomatic or consular representation thereof.
The following procedure for certifying documents from Honduras for use in Bulgaria shall be implemented:
- the document shall be certified by the Foreign Ministry of Honduras;
- then certification shall be issued by the Embassy of Mexico in Honduras;
- then certification by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico;
- and certification by the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Mexico, accredited in Honduras.
Once an apostille is affixed to the public document, the translation can be made in Bulgaria in compliance with the established procedure.
Issuance of Bulgarian identity documents
An equipment for taking biometric data was introduced in the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Mexico in the beginning of 2012. That allows the acceptance of applications for new passports.
Every Bulgarian citizen staying in Honduras can submit an application at our embassy in Mexico for the issuance of a passport, ID card, driving license and temporary passport.
Submission of birth certificate is mandatory when applying for an ID card for the first time. When an ID card and/or passport is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, a police report reflecting these circumstances must be submitted.
The presence of both parents and the local birth certificate with an apostille is required for the issuance of temporary passports of children born abroad. The issuance of a temporary passport for returning back to Bulgaria when ID documents have been lost/stolen requires a police report reflecting the respective circumstances (theft, robbery, etc.).