Have you heard about the new Mexican visitax? It is a tourist tax that was introduced in April 2021 by the state of Quintana Roo (home to Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum). It applies to all international visitors over four years old traveling for tourism purposes.
The fee will cost 224 pesos per person and can be paid before your trip or during your stay. You can make the payment online via a link provided by your tour operator or hotel, or at any of the new electronic terminals set up at the airport. Upon making the payment, you will receive a QR code that must be presented to security at the airport before boarding your flight home.
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If you are a business traveler or if you are going to the Yucatan for medical reasons, you are exempt from paying the new VISITAX. In the event that you are not sure whether or not you are exempt, it is always best to confirm with your tour operator or travel agent.
Despite the pandemic, it is still possible to travel to Mexico. You just need to be aware of the new VISITAX, plan accordingly and book with confidence. Mexico is a stunning destination that’s easy to navigate even in a world where travel just got a little more complex.