As of April 1, 2021, all international visitors to the State of Quintana Roo in Mexico must pay the Visitax (a tourist tax). The Mexican state authorities issue the permit. It is valid for the entire stay in Quintana Roo, not exceeding 180 days.
If you want to learn more about this tax, here are some frequently asked questions on what you should consider knowing about Visitax for your next visit to Quintana Roo, Mexico.
When traveling anywhere in this State, you need to know that you must consider this tax in your expenses.
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What is Visitax?
Visitax is a tourism tax levied by the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico, and applicable to every foreign visitor over four years old. The new tax is mandatory as of April 2021 and applies only to those who intend to visit the State for tourism.
This fee will be collected by the Tax Administration of the State of Quintana Roo for the tourism sector reactivation in the Mexican Caribbean.
The cost at the moment of writing this article is 224 pesos or its equivalent in U.S. dollars, payable by international tourists visiting the State of Quintana Roo.
It does not apply to those traveling for commercial, health, educational or other purposes.
Where can I pay for it and how much does it cost?
This tax is individual for each tourist over four years old that visits the tourist destinations of Quintana Roo, including the island of Cozumel, Cancun, or Tulum, and can be paid online through the web portal https://www.visitax.gob.mx/sitio/ where you will fill out a form and pay the Visitax, this has an approximate cost of 38 dollars.
It is essential to know that the length of the stay covered by this tax is 180 days.
Can I pay Visitax from Mexico upon arrival in Quintana Roo?
Tourists can pay Visitax before traveling, upon arrival, or even before flying home. The first two options can be completed online, while the third is only possible at the airport.
However, it is advisable to pay Visitax online, as this avoids queuing at the airport and the risk of missing your flight. You can pay online with a credit card or PayPal and cash at the airport.
Another detail to take into account is that, if the visit is with a family or group, you will be able to make the payment in a single payment and obtain individual vouchers; for this, the data of each member must be uploaded entirely within the portal.
On the other hand, for those who leave the country, exiting through the border with Belize, by land, they will obtain a fiscal stimulus of 100%, which implies that they will NOT have to make the payment.
How long does it take to pay and get confirmation from Visitax?
Applying and paying the tourist tax takes no more than 5 minutes. All you will need is a valid passport and email address, a credit card, or a PayPal account. With that, you will receive the payment confirmation in the next few minutes to the email provided, and you don’t have to worry anymore.
To sum up…
|Travel Reason||Tourism, business, or transit|
|Valid||For one ticket. Each visitor will have to make the payment.|
|Stay||Maximum stay of 180 days per visit.|
|VISITAX delivery||Within 1 hour after payment is made.|
|Price||Two hundred forty-four pesos per VISITOR permit issued. All travelers need to pay the following fee.|
|Request||Available on https://www.visitax.gob.mx/sitio/|
Vacations are near
Remember that if you are Mexican, you do NOT have to pay this tax, so take advantage and plan your Vacation 2021 to the beautiful beaches of Cancun, know the charms of Playa del Carmen, relax in Tulum, enjoy Bacalar, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and all the other attractions that Quintana Roo has to surprise you.
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