The Honduran passport is currently ranked 36th place on the Guide Passport Index. It provides visa-free access to 135 countries. This grants it an overall high mobility score and makes it a desirable passport. Honduran passport holders have visa-free access and visas on arrival to countries such as Singapore, United Kingdom, Russia, Israel and the entire European Union. This allows almost instant travel opportunities to worldwide prime destinations. Honduran passport holders do however require a visa to enter about 94 destinations. Some countries where a visa is required are China, the United States and Australia.
The Honduras passport ranking relative to other global passports is calculated by adding up the number of countries that allow Honduras passport holders to enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those that allow Honduras passport holders to enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (eTA). There are currently a total of 102 Honduras passport visa-free countries, 31 Honduras visa-on-arrival countries, and 2 eTA destinations.
Altogether, Honduras passport holders can enter a total of 135 destinations—either without a visa, through a visa on arrival, or via an eTA. As a result, the Honduras passport ranks 36 in the world.
Separate from these Honduras visa-free countries and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 94 additional destinations which Honduras passport holders either need a physical visa to enter or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).
The Republic of Honduras consists of 18 departments. The most important departments are Cortés, Francisco Morazán and Yoro. The country is situated in Central America, bordering Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. It has a total surface of 112,492 square kilometers. The country’s terrain is characterized by a mostly mountainous interior and coastal plains. Its climate is subtropical in the lowlands and temperate in the mountains.
The overall population is over 9 million people. The capital of the country is Tegucigalpa, which is also the most populous city with 1.2 million inhabitants. Other major cities are San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba. The country’s largest airport is Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport (SAP. This makes it the 8th busiest airport in Central America. The airport provides access to regional and North American destinations.
Honduran culture is a mix of Mestizo, Caucasian, Amerindian and African heritage. The majority of the population is Christian. The official language is Spanish. The Honduran legal system is the civil law. The government form is a presidential republic. Both positions of the chief of state and head of government are held by President Xiomara Castro. Elections are held every 4 years.
The official currency is the Honduran Lempira (NHL), it has a current exchange rate of NHL 24.5 to the USD. The country has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $49 billion, placing on the 17th spot in the Caribbean and Latin American countries. Its citizens have a per capita income of $5,817. The GDP is mostly made up of the services, industrial and agricultural sector. These industries remain a very important contributor to the economy with exports of products such as textiles, clothing, automobile wiring, coffee, sugar and bananas. Furthermore, foreign remittances from Hondurans abroad contribute to the GDP.
Honduran is a popular tourism destination known for its lush nature and beautiful beaches. The main activities for tourists are hiking, diving and animal watching. There are two UNESCO world heritage sites. Some of the main destinations include Roatán, the Copán Ruins, the Museum of Mayan Sculpture, la Tigra National Park and the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve. Honduras has a total of approximately 2.5 million tourists visiting every year. Most of the tourists are originating from the Americas. The country further developed cruise ship ports in order enable major cruise companies to schedule stopover in the country and bring further day visitors.