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VISITAX : the new tax for Quintana Roo travellers

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From Cancun, to Playa del Carmen, through Tulum and Isla de Mujeres, there are many destinations in Quintana Roo whose stay is conditioned by Visitax. This is, as the name suggests, the new visitor's tax that is in force in these Mexican territories for foreign visitors. So, once you have taken the necessary steps to travel to Quintana Roo, think about this provision, the contours of which will be elucidated in this article.

The essentials to remember about Visitax

In April of the year 2021, the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico introduced a new tourist tax known as Visitax. Applicable to anyone who steps foot on the country's soil, except for children under 4 years old, this new visitax consists of collecting funds from foreign passengers in order to support local tourism. So, if you want to take a trip to one of the tourist attractions in Quintana Roo, such as the island of Cozumel, Cancun or Tulum, you have to pay the new visitor's tax. Likewise, people travelling there for health, education, business or transit reasons must also pay this obligation.

How to pay Visitax

Payment of Visitax is done online following a number of very simple and quick steps. First, fill in the online form. This first step is to go to the web platform specially reserved for this operation. There you will find a Visitax receipt application form to fill in online with personal information such as name, age, valid passport number and email address. Then use the secure page to pay. Payment can be made with a credit card or via a PayPal account. Finally, you will receive a unique QR code. This last step of the payment of your tourist tax is related to the sending of a unique QR code to the email address you provided. This is done once the payment has been made, precisely within 60 minutes of the transaction.