This is what secures your entry to Quintana Roo: the visitax

Are you planning your trip to the state of Quintana Roo? Well, this new tax for tourist visitors concerns you. It is compulsory and came into force on 1 April 2021 in France. It can be paid at one of the Mexican embassies or online via the Embassy's portal before or during your stay. To find out more, read on.

Why Visitax?

The visitax gives access to any visitor or tourist who wants to stay in the state of Quintana Roo for 180 days. It was established by the Mexican government to have total control over all foreigners coming from all parts of the country. It is a dream place that welcomes more than 40 million visitors per year. The payment of this tax amounts to 224 pesos, which is worth about 10 euros. After paying this amount at one of the Mexican Embassies or online, the Mexican government gives you an entry permit, also known as the "entry permit" or the Tourist Tax Mexico . This entry permit can be downloaded online, from the website where you made your payment. It is a receipt that must be presented on exit at the airport. So you should keep this form with you at all times. In case you want to stay with your family or group, you will not need to make the payment separately. Once the payment has been made in one go, each member will be able to collect their receipt individually. Only those under 5 years old are not affected by this Mexican tourist tax.

What are the steps to follow to pay the Visitax?

To pay the visitax, you just have a form to fill out after paying the fee. However, on this form, you will put your full name, passport number, age, email address as well as the date of your return. If you are travelling with your family or work colleagues, you can add up to five members. After this step, you will be asked to fill in and confirm some of your details and then proceed to the payment page.