Nicaragua eliminates entrance visa for foreigners

The measure was taken with the framework of the Program for the Defense of Production, Development, and Employment, and was positively received by the tourism sector.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Elnuevodiario.com.ni reports: "The visitors no longer have to get a visa to enter the country, if their interest is to enjoy the country's beautiful paradise. The measure was also positively received by business owners, as it will allow for the recovery of market appeal."

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Nicaragua Waives Entry Visa for Russians

July 2009

Russia and Nicaragua signed a reciprocal visa-free agreement.

The agreement was signed as part of the visit by Igor Sechin, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister.

"Nicaragua's Foreign Relations ministry reported in a press release that the agreement was signed by Igor Sechin and Nicaraguan Chancellor Samuel Santos", reported Prensa.com.

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.

Nicaragua Removes Entry Visa for Costa Rica

March 2009

President Daniel Ortega signed a decree allowing visa-free entry to Costa Ricans.

The measure applies to those people born in Costa Rica and naturalized Nicaraguans, and seeks to foment tourism in Nicaragua.

An article in El Nuevo Diario of Nicaragua also reported that, on the related proposed law, "Promoting the Entry of Resident Pensioners and Resident Annuitants; the goal is to facilitate the entry of retired people from the United States, Canada and Europe who settle and invest in poor countries like Nicaragua in search of a lower cost of living."

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