Starting April 1, worldwide guests to the state of Quintana Roo which incorporates Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel and Tulum will start paying a brand new vacationer tax. State officers have stated the brand new payment proposed by Governor Carlos Joaquín González and authorized by the state Congress final yr, will generate 600 million pesos (US $29.1 million) in 2021.
Each international arrival should pay 224 pesos (USD $11) which is able to assist fund extra tourism trade improvement within the state. Vacationers will be capable of pay the brand new tax electronically after they guide a visit, throughout their keep or upon exiting the state through a brand new web site known as Visitax which is able to launch earlier than the top of the month.
New terminals will even be arrange on the airport to make it straightforward for guests to make funds. The tax applies to all worldwide guests over the age of 15.
Director Basic of the state tax administration, Rodrigo Díaz stated that the brand new tax won’t be troublesome to pay for guests. “It’s anticipated to be an agile and easy transaction that gained’t complicate guests’ keep,” Díaz stated.
All guests can pay the identical quantity of tax except these from Belize who can pay 10% much less because of the giant quantity of people that regularly cross the border to go to Chetumal for brief journeys.
Cancun Worldwide Airport safety workers will likely be on website to assist guarantee and confirm that every one vacationers have paid the tax earlier than departing the state. The tax doesn’t apply to any nationwide vacationers.
Funds for the brand new taxes will be capable of be made on-line by bank card or on the airport terminals utilizing money.
The brand new tax is predicted to create extra jobs and sights which is able to higher serve vacationers lengthy into the longer term. The state of Quintana is house to the ultra-popular vacationer locations of Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel and Tulum. All through the pandemic, Cancun has been the top destinations for Americans and one of the well-liked on this planet.
Cancun and the state of Quintana Roo continues to defy the percentages within the face of the pandemic. Whereas most nations all over the world are affected by low worldwide flight numbers, the resort metropolis of Cancun and surrounding tourism hotspots together with Cozumel received 2.4 million passengers within the first 2 months of 2021.
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