VISITAX, a necessity for travelers in Quintana Roo

Since April of last year, the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico has implemented a new tourist tax. This is the VisiTax tax which applies to all foreign visitors over the age of 4. You should know that once you pay the tax, it remains valid for your entire stay in Quintana Roo. Finally, it should be noted that it is a single payment.

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VisiTax is a tax that was developed by the Mexican state of Quintana Roo during the month of April 2021. It is imposed on all foreign visitors traveling to the state. You should know that it consists of raising funds that benefit local tourism.

If you have a child under 4 years old, he will be exempt from the tax since it is only compulsory for children over 4 years old. If you are therefore a foreign visitor to this State, you will be required to pay this tax.

Please note that before leaving Quintana Roo, you will be asked to present proof of payment of said tax. So be sure to pay it to avoid any unpleasant situation. Note that the Visitax tax is only required if you visit the state of Quintana Roo.

Who must pay the new VisiTax tax?

If you are visiting the state of Quintana Roo, you will have to pay this state tourist tax. However, that is not all. To put it more simply, are affected by this tax :

  • Foreigners traveling to the State of Quintana Roo ;
  • Adults and also children over 4 years old ;
  • Travelers in transit, for tourism or for business.

It should therefore be noted that all international travelers aged 4 or over who go to one of the tourist attractions of Quintana Roo (the island of Cozumel, Cancun or Tulum) will have to pay this tourist tax. Even if the visit is for other purposes (education, business, health, etc.), this tax will have to be paid.