VISITAX for Quintana Roo travelers
Pay the new state tourism tax for Cancun, Tulum, Isla de Mujeres, Playa del Carmen
In April, the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico established a new tourism tax – VisiTax, applicable to every foreign visitor. The tax is valid for the whole stay to Quintana Roo and is single-paid.
Who must pay the new VisiTax?
Everyone heading to the State of Quintana Roo asked to pay the new state tourism tax – VisiTax:
- Foreigners traveling to Quintana Roo’s destinations
- Travelers in transit or on tourist and business purposes
Every international traveler who visits one of Quintana Roo’s tourist attractions, such as the island of Cozumel, Cancun, or Tulum, must pay the new tourism tax.
Even if visiting for business, health, education, or other reasons other than tourism, the new fee must be paid.
Purpose of trip
Holiday, work, transfer
One entry, each traveler’s stay requires payment
Each visit is limited to 180 days
After a successful payment, you will get an email within 1 hour
USD 48 per Visitax, each person needs own barcode
Who needs to pay Visitax
What is Visitax
What is VisiTax?
VisiTax was established by the Mexican state of Quintana Roo in April 2021. It is applicable to all foreign visitors and its purse is to collect funds for local tourism.
Do children have to pay VisiTax?
VisiTax is obligatory for every foreign visitor.
Is VisiTax mandatory?
Yes, VisiTax is mandatory for all foreign visitors to the State. Travelers are usually asked to show proof of payment before leaving Quintana Roo.
Which are the tourist destination in Quintana Roo?
Located on the Mexican Caribbian sea, Quintana Roo is home of Mexico’s most popular destination such as Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Cozumel, and Puerto Aventuras.
Do I have to pay VisiTax if I’m traveling to Mexico and not visiting the territory of Quintana Roo?
No, the tourism tax VisiTax is due only if you will be entering Quintana Roo.
How long does it take to pay for the Visitax and get payment confirmation?
The application and payment of the tourist tax take less than 5 minutes. All you’ll need is a valid passport, an email address, and a credit card or Paypal account to get started.
The payment confirmation will be sent to the e-mail address you supplied within the next few minutes.
Is it necessary for me to have a hard copy of the Visitax?
Although the payment confirmation will be sent to the e-mail address given when applying, a paper copy should always be kept with the travel documents.
Before boarding your aircraft return and passing through security, you may be required to provide evidence of payment for each passenger in your party.
Remember that all international visitors must pay the new fee, so be sure that everyone in your family is eligible. If you are unable to pay or print the state tourist tax in Quintana Roo, help will be provided at that time.
Is it possible to pay the Mexico Visitax when I arrive in Cancun?
Tourists may pay the new Visitax before they leave, when they arrive, or even when they fly back home. The first two may be completed entirely online.
Locally, at the Cancun airport, only the third option is available.
However, paying your Visitax online is strongly advised to prevent waiting in long lines at the airport. You’ll also reduce your chances of missing your flight this way.
You may pay with a credit card or PayPal online, or in cash at the airports in Cancun and Cozumel.
Is it necessary to get vaccinated against Covid 19 in order to fly to Mexico?
No, Mexican authorities do not require visitors to provide evidence of immunization. Keep in mind, however, that local limitations may apply depending on the state you are visiting.
Quintana Roo, for example, has imposed mobility restrictions, limited business hours, and a quota for utilizing public transport.
Is a PCR test required for a Mexico trip?
No, there is no need for a PCR test or any other Covid-19-related test to enter Mexico. Please be aware that Mexico has established a nationwide stoplight system consisting of four colors: red, orange, yellow, and green, with red denoting areas with the most restrictions and green denoting zones with none.
Oaxaca and Mexico City are in the green zone as of June 9, while Quintana Roo and Baja California are in the orange zone.
Is it necessary to quarantine yourself while visiting Mexico?
No, currently Mexico has no quarantine requirements for tourists. However, keep in mind that, as the Covid-19 scenario evolves, the regulation may change as well.
Although quarantine is not required for individuals entering the nation, many tourists will be required to show a negative PCR test within 72 hours of their return to avoid quarantine in their home countries. As a result, many hotels and airports now provide PCR/NAAT or antigen testing for current infection.
Our customer service staff is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you with filling out the questionnaire, getting your personal barcode, recovering a lost payment confirmation, and any other assistance you may need.
To pay the Quintana Roo visitor’s tax, all you need is a valid email address and a credit card. You’ll get a payment confirmation along with a barcode to show to the authorities. Keep a paper copy of your travel documentation on hand to speed up the check-in process at Mexico’s borders.
Do not forget: Every foreign visitor to the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, is subject to VisiTax – the state tourism tax. Upon payment, you will receive a QR Code to show to the ports of entry authorities.
Easy to complete, the online payment form will take only a couple of minutes to fill. The information needed is the passport number, your age and names, date of leaving the State of Quintana Roo, and a valid e-mail address. Upon receiving your details, we will send you back the QR Code with the payment receipt.