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Mexico - New Tax on Tourists who Visit the Yucatan


Beginning April 1, 2021, Mexico has implemented a tourist tax for all guests visiting the country.  
  
The state government of Quintana Roo—home to popular destinations like Cancún, Tulum, and the Riviera Maya—has just introduced the VISITAX system to facilitate payment of a new tourism tax, which takes effect on April 1. The money is used to help the tourism industry in Quintana Roo.   
  
The new policy requires that all international visitors over the age of 14 pay a tourism fee of 224 Pesos or around $10 (depending upon the current exchange rate), payable prior to arrival through the VISITAX website, during their stay, or before exiting the country.  Payments for the new taxes will be made online by credit card or at the airport terminals using cash.  New terminals will also be set up at the airport to make it easy for visitors to make payments, and airport staff will be available to help visitors with the process.  
  
The online VISITAX form will request the following information: Number of people traveling; Name, age, and passport number of each individual; Departure date; and Payment information. 
  
Groups of international travelers will also be able to pay for all party members in a single transaction, as long as each individual’s information is included on the VISITAX form. Separate receipts will be provided for each person. 


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