Saturday, December 17, 2011

Honduras to Up Airport Departure Tax from US$37 to $60

For the benefit of our readers who travel frequently to Honduras, be aware that unless the Honduran Congress reverses itself, the per person airport departure tax from Honduras' four international airports will increase from US$37 to US$60 beginning in January.

COMMENT: Considering that Honduras is one of Latin America's poorest countries and vitally needs to attract every foreign visitor it can, this increase in the departure tax is sure to discourage the many foreign humanitarian groups that visit each year.

Worse, given the fact that Honduras has the world's highest rate of homicide and has a very corrupt and ineffective police system (http://cpi.transparency.org/cpi2011/results), it should be facilitating the entry of foreigners not inhibiting them.

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