What to know about the Visitax
A new tourist tax has been established in Mexico for foreigners coming to visit a well-targeted area of the country. In order to be well prepared for your next trip to Mexico, in this article we give you an update on the new tax.
Visitax: the essentials to know
Visitax is a tax created in April by the state of Quintana Roo. It applies to all foreign visitors over the age of 4 coming for a tourist stay in the state of Quintana Roo. The tax is only in effect in this state which covers tourist attractions such as: the island of Cozumel, Cancún and Tulum. This means that you are not affected by this new tax if you do not set foot in this state. Regardless of the reason for your trip to this state (tourism, business, study...), you must pay the visitor's tax.
How to pay the Visitax?
The process of paying the Visitax does not take time. All that is required to make the payment is a valid passport, an email address and your credit card. If you do not have a credit card, you can use your PayPal account. After starting the process, which will take about 5 minutes, you will receive a payment confirmation message in your mailbox. It is advisable to print the confirmation message on a piece of paper and keep it with you. You will be asked for it during the check-in process at the airport before you board your flight home. It is possible to pay the tax at the airport, but you may spend a long time in line. It is therefore highly recommended to do everything online. If you are traveling with your family, please remember that each of you, with the exception of children under the age of 4, must pay this tax.