Is a Visitax essential for visiting Mexico?

Many people want to see the best places around the world. However, the laws and taxes associated with visiting certain sites are constantly increasing. This is the case for the payment of the visitax to visit the Quintaro Roo located in Mexico. We invite you to learn more in this article.

Visitax: is it essential?

In 2020, the government of Quintaro Roo was informing all foreigners that visiting the state would now be subject to the payment of a tax called the visitax. This is a compulsory tax for travellers who for tourist, economic or financial reasons have to visit or stay in the state during a given period. In reality, the Visitax is required for all tourists over the age of 4. It entitles the holder to a residence permit for a specified period of time. The visitax came into force on 1 April 2021 and applies to visitors to the island of Cozumel CancĂșn, Tulum. It applies to all persons except those travelling for medical reasons or for studies. Nevertheless, if you are travelling to devour one of the city's sites with your eyes, or to do business, this tax would be mandatory for you.

When and how to pay your visitax

The visitax is a mandatory tax to visit any of the destinations located in Quintaro Roo. As such, it is advisable to pay it before departing for the state. However, in the event that you have not paid the fee, the Quintaro government will accept you with hospitality. Nevertheless, at the time of your departure, you will be required to show proof of payment of the tax. Thus, the visitax can be paid in two ways: online on a dedicated platform or at the airport. At the airport, you will face a long queue. So the best way is to pay online. Bring your passport, a credit card for payment and a valid e-mail address. After filling in the form that will be presented to you, you will receive the QR code representing the proof of payment a few minutes later.