Find out more about the Visitax tourist tax

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Visitax is a new tourist tax established since April by the Quintana Roo state in Mexico. This tax is paid by all foreign visitors with more than 4 years visiting Mexico. Once the tax has been paid (per unit), it remains valid throughout your stay in Quintana Roo. If you plan to visit Mexico during this vacation, here is what you need to know about this tax.

Who is asked for the new Visitax tax ?

It does not matter if you are a man or a woman, you will not be exempt from the Mexico tourist tax if you plan to visit this magnificent country. Indeed, as long as you are over 4 years old and visiting Quintana Roo, you will have to pay the new state tourist tax, Visitax :

  • foreigners traveling to Quintana Roo ;
  • old, young or children over 4 years old ;
  • Visits for tourist, business or transit purposes.

In short, all international travelers over the age of 4 visiting a tourist attraction in Quintana Roo (Cozumel, Cancun or Tulum) will have to pay it. Even if you are there only for health, business, education or other reasons, you will have to pay these new living expenses.

Get your Visitax receipt quickly

In order to stay safely and peacefully in Mexico as a foreigner, you must have the Visitax tax receipt with you. This certifies that you have indeed paid this required tourist tax for some time in the country. To do so, nothing very complicated to do :

  • you must complete an online application form. You will enter your surname, first name, age, passport number and email ;
  • you can then pay the amount with your credit card or your PayPal account through the secure page ;
  • one hour after payment, a unique code will be sent to your email.

After receiving the confirmation on your e-mail, you will need to print it and keep a hard copy among your travel documents. Chances are you'll be asked to provide proof of payment before you'll be let on your return plane and cleared through security.