The second-largest country in Central America, Honduras, has a long Caribbean Sea coastline on the north and a small Pacific Ocean coastline on the south. Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua are neighbours next to Honduras. It has numerous mountains, valleys and agriculture products. The most well known are bananas, coffee, and cotton.
The population within Honduras is over 5 million. Spanish is the official language. Tegucigalpa is the capital and chief commercial centre of Honduras. Other populated areas include San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba, Copan, and Lempira.
Healthcare in Honduras
Due to the poor management and unstable government coordination, the healthcare system in Honduras is not well established as western standards. The public health system is problematic such as inequity of accessibility, limited resources of training, and geographic conditions. There are private healthcare facilities in Honduras, most of them located in urban areas. The best hospitals are private hospitals, located in the capital city of Tegucigalpa, offering primary health care and inpatient services.
Expats should pay attention to sanitation issues. Also, it is suggested that expats should drink bottled water or boiling water. If there’s a medical emergency, patients are required to transfer to the US for further treatment. And the costs of health care treatment in the US including emergency evacuation is very expensive. Therefore, expats should obtain a comprehensive international healthcare plan that not only includes healthcare facilities within Honduras but also overseas in the US.
Insurance for Expatriates in Honduras
Expat Financial has a great deal of experience in sourcing international insurance plans for individual expatriates and expatriate employers in Honduras. We can also source global medical coverage for select local nationals in Honduras that will allow for global medical coverage that includes the United States. Global healthcare plans for expats in Honduras are available via our firm from a variety of international insurance companies.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Honduras:
- War and Terrorism Insurance
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Special Risk Plans
- Group Expat Insurance Plans
If you require a quote for Honduras insurance, contact Expat Financial today for a quote. We can also source international health plans for local nationals in Honduras. Please send along any relevant risk information that may be available.