Concern Over Visa Suspension

U.S. suspension of visa services will affect business climate, remarked Honduran business and producers.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Considering that over 50% of the country's exports go to the U.S., Enrique Núñez, president of the National Small and Medium Industry Association, remarked: "The visa issue has a very negative effect, especially because it affects the purchase of raw materials, necessary for productive processes in small and medium industries".

Talking about the effects on Maquila industry, Jorge Canahuat, representative of the sector, said: "The best thing for the country is for us to find some middle ground between both positions, to prevent further deterioration of the economy, which has experienced a strong deterioration in the past few months".



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Honduras and the United Arab Emirates Eliminate Visas

May 2018

As of May 25th, Honduran citizens will be able to travel to the Arab country for tourism or business purposes for up to 90 days without requiring a visa.

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Honduras:

United Arab Emirates. Starting from May 25, an agreement will enter force that will allow Hondurans traveling to the United Arab Emirates to enter that country without the need for a visa. The migratory benefit applies to Hondurans holding diplomatic, official, special and ordinary passports. The agreement also establishes that in the same way citizens of that Middle East country wishing to travel to Honduras will be exempt from the visa requirement. 

Guatemala Eliminates Entry Visa for Dominicans

April 2009

The Guatemalan government announced the elimination of visa requirements for Dominicans entering the country.

The announcement was made in the Dominican Republic by the Guatemalan ambassador in that country, Giovanni Castillo.

Elnuevodiario.com.do reported the diplomat's statements: "I want to announce that in the interest of strengthening trade, business, tourism and our relationship as brotherly countries, visa requirements for travel to Guatemala by Dominicans will be removed.”

Honduras Eliminates Consulted Visas for 20 Countries

April 2009

The Honduran chancellery eliminated consulted visas for 20 countries, including China, India and Russia.

The decision transfers these countries to the consular visa category, which may be issued in the country of origin, while the consulted visa requires more selective procedures and it must be approved in Honduras.

Costa Rica ready to issue visas to Chinese business travelers

May 2008

Two Costa Rican foreign ministry officials flew out to Beijing to train staff in the nation's consulate there in how to issue visas.

The service will be provided in Beijing only for business people and potential investors. The first visas will be issued "very soon -- everything's ready now," said Mario Zamora, head of Costa Rica's migration department.

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