Pay your VISITAX when visiting Quintana Roo Mexico
(Cancun, Playa del Carmen , Cozumel , Tulum)
As of April 1, 2021, all international visitors to the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico should pay a tourism tax.
The permit is issued by the Mexican State Authorities and is valid for the whole period of stay in Quintana Roo.
Who should pay the new tourism tax?
- Visitors of any foreign country to the state of Quintana Roo.
- Visitors traveling to Quintana Roo for tourism purposes only.
The new tourism tax is due from every foreign visitor traveling to one of Quintana Roo’s tourist destinations including the island of Cozumel, Cancun, or Tulum.
The new tax is due even if traveling on business, health, education, or other than tourism purposes.
Purpose of trip
Tourism, business, and transit
Single entry. A payment is due for each visitor’s stay
Maximum of 180 days per visit
Within 1 hour from successful payment
$48.00 USD per VisiTax – each traveler needs his document
Frequently asked questions
Who should pay the new tourism tax?
Visitax is a tourism tax collected by the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, and applicable to each foreign visitor. The new tax is mandatory as of April 2021 and applies to only those who intend to visit the State on tourism.
This fee will be collected by the State of Quintana Roo’s Tax Administration to fund the reactivation of the tourist sector in the Mexican Caribbean.
Do children need to pay for Visitax?
Visitax is mandatory for all tourists despite their age.
How long does it take to pay and get the payment confirmation for the Visitax?
The process of applying and paying the tourism tax takes no more than 5 minutes. All you will need is a valid passport and E-mail address, and a credit card or Paypal account. You will receive the payment confirmation within the next several minutes to the provided e-mail.
Do I need a print copy of the Visitax?
Although the payment confirmation will be sent to the e-mail provided when applying, it’s always a good idea to keep a printed copy among the travel documents too. You may have to show proof of payment for each traveler in your group before boarding your flight back, and before going through security.
Remember, the new payment is mandatory for all foreign tourists, so consider everyone eligible in your family. In case you have not been able to pay or print Quintana Roo’s state tourism tax, assistance will be given in place, at that moment.
Can I pay the Mexico Visitax upon arrival in Cancun?
Tourists can pay the new Visitax prior traveling, upon arrival, or even before flying back home. The first two can be done online. The third option is possible at the Cancun airport only. It is however recommended to pay your Visitax online, so you can avoid queuing at the airport.
This way, you will also minimize the risk of missing your flight. You can pay online with a credit card or PayPal, or in cash at the Cancun or Cozumel airport.
Do you need to be vaccinated against Covid 19 to visit Mexico?
No. Mexican authorities do not request proof for vaccination from the travelers.
However, keep in mind that depending on the state you are about to visit, local restrictions may be implemented.
For example, the state of Quintana Roo has established limitation of movements, shorter business hours, and quota for using public transportation.
Do you need a PCR test to visit Mexico?
No. No PCR test nor any other Covid-19 related test is needed to enter Mexico.
Please, note that Mexico has set a national stoplight system: red, orange, yellow, and green with red – the regions with maximum restrictions and green with none.
As of June 9, the states of Oaxaca and Mexico City are listed in green, while Quintana Roo and Baja California are in the orange zone.
Do you have to quarantine when visiting Mexico?
No. There is no quarantine requirement for Mexico’s visitors.
However, bear in mind that with the dynamic Covid-19 situation, the regulations too can change.
Although quarantine is not necessary for those entering the country, many of the travelers will have to present a negative PCR test made at least 72 hours upon returning in order to skip quarantines in their home countries. This is why many hotels, as well as airports, offer PCR / NAAT or antigen tests for current infection.
Our customer support team is available 24/7 and will assist you in completing the questionnaire; receiving the Barcode; retrieving lost payment confirmation, or any other help you might need.
All you need to pay the Quintana Roo visiting tax is a valid email address and a credit card. You will receive the payment confirmation together with a Barcode to present to the authorities. Keep a print copy of your travel documents for a faster check out at Mexico’s ports of entry.
Remember: If you are traveling to Mexico’s Quintana Roo state as a tourist you need to pay a tourism tax. The single-charged tax is valid for the whole period of stay. You will receive the payment approval along with a Barcode to be presented at the ports of entry authorities. To see Spanish version of this page visit this link
Easy and fast, the online questionnaire will take less than 5 minutes to complete. All you need is a valid passport, a credit card, and an email address. If you need assistance or have any questions, our customer support team will be happy to help!