Central America Travel Guides

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Central America


Central America connects North and South America, with Mexico bordering to the north and Colombia to the south. To the east lies the Caribbean Sea and to the west the Pacific Ocean.  


Central America includes the following seven countries: Guatemala in the northwest, Belize in the northeast and, travelling south, lie Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.


When planning a trip, we always recommend a visit to the website of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for updated and important travel advice, as part of their ‘Know Before You Go’ campaign.  Central America Travel Advice


The FCO travel information covers many important travel matters, such as passport and visa requirements – especially regarding the new ESTA visa rules for those who plan to enter the US on their travels. Some countries in Central America require access to sufficient funds or an onward ticket.  It is a good idea to research the best way to carry your travel money and be prepared for extra expenses, such as airport taxes.  Always read up on the local laws and customs that apply to your destination country.


Although decent medical care is normally available in major cities of Central America, facilities in outlying areas may not be so good.   It is important to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites to prevent catching diseases such as malaria and dengue fever.  Yellow Fever vaccinations may be required for travel to some areas.  Check with your doctor well in advance of travel for advice regarding your travel destination(s).  


Protect your travels with comprehensive travel insurance, and check that your policy provides adequate cover for medical emergencies, as well as air ambulance and medical repatriation. 



Disclaimer: While we have tried to ensure the information in this Travel Guide is correct we do not accept responsibility for any inaccuracy or the content of external links.

Inclusion in this Travel Guide does not guarantee travel insurance is available in any country at any given time. Travel Insurance is not available in countries where the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued an advisory against travel.

We strongly advise a visit to the FCO website for updated travel information and general travel advice before you book and pay for any travel.