visitx: an important formality for travelers in Quintana Roo

Cancun, Tulum, Isla de Mujeres, Playa del Carmen. These are the states for which the new tourist tax is imposed. The visitax, since that's what it is, is a formality newly put into effect in April by the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico for any traveler over 4 years to the country for a tourist visit. In other words, it is a mandatory tax for any stay in Quintana Roo and is a one-time payment. Find out in this article all the details about this document.

What are the steps to obtain the Visitax receipt?

Obtaining the Visitax receipt is done in just three quick steps.
1. Filling out the online form: a form is provided that you are asked to fill out with your details, including your name, age, passport number and email. Read more about Visitax for Mexico here.
Using the secure page to pay: this is a step that requires the use of your credit card or PayPal account to pay for the service.
Receiving a unique QR Code: right after making the payment, you will receive a unique QR Code from your email address.

Who should pay for the new VisiTax?

This new formality affectionately known as the new State Visitor's Tax affects anyone over the age of 4 who is attempting to set foot on Quintana Roo state soil for transit or tourism business or for professional purposes. That said, if you are planning to visit any of the tourist attractions in Quintana Roo, such as Cancun, the island of Cozumel or Tulum, you must include in your budget the cost of this new tourist tax. On the other hand, this formality must also be completed by travelers for health, education or business reasons. It is also important to remember that the limit of your stay is 180 days.