Friday 24 September 2021

Departure Tax Big Business For Country

Paying the bills


Legislators to begin discussion on reducing the 2022 Marchamo this Monday

QCOSTARICA - The political fractions, except that of the...

No National Census in 2022!

QCOSTARICA - The Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos...

Seven drivers a day go to the Prosecutor’s Office for driving drunk

QCOSTARICA - Every day, seven drunk drivers are referred...

Costa Rica has the lowest inflation in the region

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica registered the lowest inflation in...

11 benefits of e-learning

Whether you struggle to learn in a traditional educational...

Will Paul Chaplet ever fly the flag for Costa Rica on the PGA Tour?

Life comes at you fast when you’re a teen...

What Are the Best Costa Rican Players in the MX League?

The Primera División de México, better known as Liga...
Paying the bills



(QCOSTARICA) When added up, all the departures at the country’s airports and land crossings, the total collected for the “exit” or “departure” tax in 2014 was ¢33 billion colones.

The amount is the highest ever recorded since the tax went into effect and 20% higher over 2013, despite a decline in the actually number of “exits”.

- Advertisement -

The contradiction is explained that there has been a higher number of people leaving by air, which pay US$29, while the exit or departure tax on land crossings is only US$7. The land crossing tax began in 2013.

And while the airport exit tax is still largely paid at the airport counter by each passenger,  the tax must be paid before check in for a flight, there is a transition in process where airlines will be collecting the tax as part of the airfare.

San Jose's Juan Santamaria airport departures level
San Jose’s Juan Santamaria airport departures level

The plan for all airlines service Costa Rica was to have been in place by December 2014, but delays pushed back the start. Currently only eight airlines will including the tax in the airfare:  American Airlines and US Airways starting June 15); Jet Blue from June 22;  Copa from August 1; Avianca, Lacsa, Taca (all operated by Avianca) and Aeroperú from June 30.  Passengers are urged to check with their airline to see if they are collecting the tax or not.


- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Costa Rica has the lowest inflation in the region

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica registered the lowest inflation in the Central...

The sacrifices of Nicaraguans abroad fuel increased remittances

Q REPORTS - Mildred Duarte, 31, is exhausted. She wishes she...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.