Assault, armed robbery and carjacking are serious problems along Honduran highways.
A large percentage of the population in Honduras is armed.
Be wary of accepting snacks, beverages, gum or cigarettes from new acquaintances, as the items may contain drugs that could put you at risk of sexual assault and robbery. The port agencies at Mahogany Bay and Town Center have worked to improve taxi service to and from the ports.
The Public Health Agency of Canada has issued advice for travellers on the Zika virus, recommending that Canadians practice special health precautions while travelling in affected countries.
Pregnant women and those considering becoming pregnant should avoid travel to Honduras. Murder rates in the Cortés municipalities of Chamelecón, Choloma and Cofradía are very high.
Although most criminals do not target tourists, some travellers have been victims of crime in major cities and in areas frequented by tourists, especially at night.
If you are threatened by robbers, do not resist; injuries and deaths have occurred when victims have resisted.Be cautious when dealing with strangers or recent acquaintances and be extremely careful when accepting rides or invitations.