In an effort to boost tourism in the state of Quintana Roo, which includes Cancun and the Riviera Maya, local authorities have instituted a new requirement that all international Canadian visitor tax must pay when departing from the region. This is a mandatory fee of 224 Mexican pesos (approximately $11) and it needs to be paid before you depart the state via a website called Visitax. Kiosks will also be available at Cancun and Cozumel airports for tourists to complete this transaction.
While this is a helpful initiative that helps to improve tourism in the area, it hasn’t been very well publicized, and therefore many people are unaware of their obligation to pay it. If you’re traveling to Cancun this year, be sure to factor this expense into your travel budget, as a failure to do so could result in penalties at the airport.
Making Sense of the Cancun Visitor Tax: Tips for Budget-Friendly Travel
To help travelers understand the Cancun visitor tax, this article will break down the basics of the fee, including how it’s calculated, who must pay it, and where the revenue from the levy goes. Additionally, we’ll share tips for making the payment process as simple as possible, particularly for groups and families.
The good news is that the process of paying the Cancun tourist tax online is streamlined and won’t take much time. In fact, travelers can process the VISITAX with Travelkore in just one step from the comfort of their hotel, or even while in transit to the airport.