Since the new visitax tax came into effect, there has been much confusion surrounding its details and who is required to pay it. This article is intended to clear up any misconceptions and misunderstandings about the new mandatory fee, so that travelers can plan their trips with confidence knowing they’re well-informed!
The VISITAX tourist tax is a fee levied by the State of Quintana Roo for international tourists over four years old. It is payable before or during your trip, and is collected through the VISITAX website. This fee is used to fund projects within the tourism industry that are beneficial for the community, such as the renovation and maintenance of parks, infrastructure and cultural attractions.
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This fee is only applicable to foreign travelers staying in the state of Quintana Roo, which includes destinations like Cancun, Cozumel, Tulum and Isla Mujeres. The tax is not applied to Mexican citizens or permanent residents, or to children under the age of 4. It is also important to note that this tax is separate from the Mexico tourism tax that’s included in airline tickets and the Environmental fee that is collected at most all-inclusive resorts.
The easiest way to pay VISITAX is through the official website before your trip, or upon arrival at your hotel or vacation rental. Upon paying, you will receive a QR code that can be presented at different points throughout your stay to prove that you’ve paid the fee. This can be done at hotels, airports and even kiosks set up specifically for VISITAX payments!