What you need to know about the visitax tax

Visitax is a new tax that the State of Mexico introduced in April 2021. It applies to any foreign visitor at least 4 years old who leaves Quintana Roo. However, it still remains unrecognized and many people wonder about it. Here's what you need to know about Visitax as a traveler.

Procedure for obtaining the Visitax receipt

The Visitax tax is compulsory for all foreign visitors aged at least 4 years who leave Quintana Roo. It is not considered a Tourist tax mexico, as it is only due if you enter Quintana Roo. To get it, you have to fill out an online application form. You will enter your personal information: your name, passport number, age and e-mail. Then you will pay this tax using your credit card or Paypal account. As soon as you make your payment, a unique QR code will be sent to your email address. You will receive it in approximately 60 minutes.

People who must pay the Visitax tax

The Visitax tax must be paid by: 

• Anyone who travels to the destinations of Quintana Roo 

• Adults and children aged at least 4 years old 

• Travelers in transit or for commercial or tourist purposes 

The same applies to the foreign visitor present in one of the tourist attractions of Quintano Roo. These are Cancun, Tulum, Cozumel Island. Tourists are not only affected by this tax. People who make a visit for business, health, education or other reasons must also pay for it. Visitax is a single tax valid for the duration of your stay. You can pay for it when entering or exiting Quintana Roo and keep a copy with you. It constitutes proof of your payment. You will present it each time at the checkpoints.