In order to collect funds for local tourism in Mexico, the government of the said country has implemented a tourism tax. Called Visitax, this new formality is done online and is mandatory for all foreign visitors over 4 years old. Here are the steps to follow to get your Visitax receipt.
What is Visitax?
Visitax is a new tourism tax that all travellers must pay online before entering Mexico. More clearly, this new visitax is mandatory for foreigners whose destination is Quintana Roo, for adults and children over the age of 4. For more information, click on Visitax CAncun. Note however that the Visitax receipt is also mandatory for all transit travelers or travelers who wish to go to Mexico for business to pay this tax.
Steps to obtain a Visitax receipt
There are three steps to obtaining a Visitax receipt. The first step is to complete the Visitax form available on the internet. On this form there are fields in which you will be asked for the following information: your name, passport number, age and e-mail address.
In step 2, you will be asked for a payment method by which you wish to pay the fee. On the site, the recommended payment methods are: Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Please note that you must choose a secure payment method to avoid the risk of loss. If you do not have any of the above credit cards, you may pay by PayPal.
Finally, in step 3, a QR code will be sent to you via your e-mail address. Usually, this code comes 1 hour after the payment. Keep in mind that the code is unique and should not be shared.
It is necessary for all travellers to keep a copy of the payment receipt with them. This copy of the receipt must be added to the travel documents and must be presented before your departure.