The VisiTax tax: an obligation to visit the State of Quintana Roo

The State of Quintana Roo in Mexico has developed during the month of April 2021 a new tourist tax which is aimed at foreign visitors who come to the State. This is the VisiTax tax. It is applied to all foreign visitors who are at least 4 years old. Once you have paid this tax, you can benefit from it throughout your stay in the state of Quintana Roo. As for its payment, it is done in a unique way.

The VisiTax tax: who has to pay it?

If you plan to go to the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico, you should know that there is a new tax you will have to pay: the VisiTax tax. The state tourism tax, VisiTax, was developed to raise funds that will be used for the development of the tourism sector. Note that those affected by this tax are :

  • Foreigners traveling to Quintana Roo to stay there must be 4 years of age or older ;
  • Visitors in transit or for tourism or business in the State.

It should therefore be remembered that any foreign person (at least 4 years old) who goes to Quintana Roo (Cancun, Tulum or the island of Cozumel) is required to pay this Visitax tax. It does not matter whether the visit is for educational, business or health purposes, you will be required to pay this tax.

Is it necessary to have a paper copy of the VisiTax tax?

It is true that once the payment has been made during your request, you will receive a payment confirmation to your e-mail address. Despite this, it is necessary that you keep a hard copy of the VisiTax tax among your travel documents.

Please note that before you fly home and go through security, you will need to provide proof of tax payment. Finally, it should not be forgotten that all international travelers aged at least 4 years old will have to pay the tax.

So make sure that all members of your family are in good standing. In the event that you are unable to pay the tax or print it in Quintana Roo, you may receive appropriate assistance to accompany you.