Bonaire tourist tax : what do you need to know about it ?
The island of Bonaire is one of the destinations that welcomes thousands of tourists every year. Before gaining access to this destination, it is essential to pay the Bonaire tourist tax. To avoid any unforeseen problems, it's best to do this before you arrive. So what should you know about this tourist tax? Follow the thread of this article to find out more about this tourist tax.
The Bonaire tourist tax payment process
Before we look at the steps you need to take to pay this tax, it's worth pointing out that it's a tax set for the summer of 2022 that will target foreign tourists only. Bonaire entry tax is therefore compulsory for all non-residential visitors to the island. To pay the tax, you must first complete the online questionnaire. In this form, you must enter your name, e-mail address and date of birth. Once you have completed the form, pay online using one of the secure payment systems available. You can use a debit or credit card for payment. If the payment is unsuccessful, you will receive a full refund of your money. If the payment is successful, you will receive your personal QR code by e-mail.
Who has to pay this tax ?
The new Bonaire tourist tax must be paid by all foreign tourists to the island in question. In addition to these tourists, travellers visiting the island for recreational purposes must also pay this tax. The same applies to tourist, sports, health, business and education trips. Apart from these categories of people, transfer and transit passengers are also obliged to pay this tax. If your destination is Bonaire and you fall into one of these categories, remember to pay your tourist tax quickly. This tax will make it possible to deal with the impact of tourism on Bonaire by safeguarding nature and promoting the island.
Validity and authorised length of stay
As far as the validity of the Bonaire tourist tax is concerned, you should be aware that this is a one-off tax for a single entry. That said, each visitor will receive a QR code once payment has been made. In the case of a group of travellers, a separate QR code will be sent to each traveller's e-mail address once payment has been made. Please note that the Bonaire tourist tax is valid for one year, unless used to enter the island. If your application is accepted, you will be allowed to stay on the island for a set period of time. Foreign travellers are authorised to stay for a maximum of 90 consecutive days over a 6-month period.
Cost of Bonaire tourist tax
Bonaire tourist tax costs $98 for all travellers. This $98 tax includes the Bonaire government's $75 tourist tax. As of 2023, all cruise lines entering the island's waters will levy an additional tax on passengers. This is a tourist tax of $10 per passenger. You should know that the QR code is proof of payment of the tourist tax. Once you've received it, download it and keep it with your other travel documents.