Parcel delivery to Honduras
The Republic of Honduras is a Cental American country that neighbors Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador. The country holds a population of over eight million people within 112.5 thousand square kilometers. Over half the population is below the poverty line. The economy of Honduras relies heavily on the exportaion of minerals, tropical agriculture, and textiles. The vast majority of the roads and airports in Honduras are unpaved. This may result in delays for some destinations. There are several large ports off the coast of the Caribbean, and one on the narrow Pacific Ocean border.
Customs for parcel shipping to Honduras
Everything that is imported into Honduras is inspected by Customs Brokerage, except documents. Most shipments take about 30 minutes to clear. But this process can be delayed if the shipper has failed to submit the appropriate documentation. Persons wishing to ship personal effects for an extended stay must be present at the time of inspection. It is possible to bring a reasonable amount of liquor or tobacco into Honduras for personal consumption. Duties apply to tobacco (more than 1 lb), new electronics, plants, and motor vehicles.
Security concerns when shipping parcels to Honduras
It is prohibited to import the following commodities into Honduras: pornography, subversive materials, weapons and explosives, alcoholic products, timber products from Liberia, and illicit narcotics. Additionally hazardous materials are not to be imported to Honduras. These items may include: acids, batteries, biological products, chemicals, corrosives, cosmetics, dangerous goods, flammables, gases, ice, infectious substances, liquids, magnets, oxidizers, paints, perfume, poisons, radioactive material, or toiletries.
Parcel documents delivering to Honduras
Honduran regulations require an airway bill or bill of lading to go with each shipment entering the country. It must be an original hardcopy and not a replication or copy. In addition a commercial invoice and a packing
slip will be required for clearance. Plant products must include a Quarantine Certificate. All documents should be printed clearly in Spanish. Note that all goods must have a declared value of at least $1. Goods without a
declared value will not be accepted or will be subject to fines.