The visitor's tax : the rule that applies to visitors to Mexico

If you are planning a trip to Mexico, it is important that you are well informed so as not to be surprised. Indeed, a new tax has just been created for visitors. It is called the Visitax. We will tell you everything you need to know about this tax.

What is the Visitax?

The Visitax is the new tourism tax introduced since April 2021 by Quintana Roo, a state in Mexico, with the aim of collecting funds for tourism development. The good news is that this tax does not apply to the whole country. It only applies to the state of Quintana Roo, which is the most popular destination for tourists. So if you don't enter Quintana Roo during your trip to Mexico, you don't have to pay the tax. The Visitax is exempt for all visitors under the age of 4.

How to pay the visitax?

You have two options for paying the Visitax. The first is online and the second is at the airport. It represents, if you are concerned, an important piece of paper needed to return to the country. The online process takes just 5 minutes. You will need your passport, an email address, a credit card or a PayPal account. When you complete the online payment, you will receive a confirmation of the tax payment by email. This should be printed out on paper, as you will be asked for it by the verification service at the airport before your departure. If you prefer the second method, you will have to pay in cash and the process will take time. Note that if you are with family members, they are required to pay as well as you except for those under 4 years old.