Historically, a $50 per person departure tax was necessary for all non-locals leaving Roatan. This tax had to be paid at the airport, and must be paid in U.S. dollars or Honduran Lempiras. Credit card largely were not accepted. A receipt from this transaction was necessary to get through security.
Some Changes and Confusion
In Late 2014, some airlines began including the departure tax in the ticket price. Whether it is included or not really varies from airline to airline. Generally, if you are flying Delta, United or American the tax is included. If you are flying from Canada and Sunwing specifically, expect to pay the tax. If you have already purchased a ticket to Roatan, check your documents to see if the tax was included. If not, be prepared to pay the tax in cash when at the airport prior to your departure flight. Give yourself a little extra time when planning your trip to the airport.
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