Cancun Visitax – Everything You Need to Know

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The Cancun visitax is a mandatory fee that all travelers over the age of four must pay when visiting the region. This tax is not included in hotel bookings and must be paid separately at the airport or in advance. Some airlines require proof of payment before boarding, so it’s a good idea to keep the receipt or confirmation in your possession at all times. Travelkore CEO Tim Scurry discusses the process of collecting this fee for travel advisors on the Pink Couch with host Nina Slawek, and how his company’s technology makes it easier than ever for travelers to pay their Cancun visitax.

Who needs to pay Visitax?

All international travelers traveling to the state of Quintana Roo, which includes popular destinations such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, and Tulum, are required to pay the VISITAX fee. This is a mandatory fee that all tourists over the age of four must pay in order to enter the destination, and it’s important to keep in mind when budgeting for your trip.

The Mexico tourist tax for Quintana Roo, also known as Visitax, was introduced in 2019 as a way to help the area recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and raise funds for tourism-related infrastructure and projects. This article explores everything you need to know about the VISITAX fee, including how it’s calculated, why you need to pay it, and more.