Earlier this year, we mentioned that Manchester became the first city in the UK to implement a “tourist tax.”
As popular tourist destinations around the world begin to impose tourist taxes, British travelers may face additional expenses in their future travels.
This new policy has garnered widespread attention, which could have some impact on your holiday plans.
European Union Introduces New Tourist Tax
Starting in 2024, non-European Union citizens (including Americans, Britons, Australians, etc.) will be required to fill out an application form and pay a fee of 7 euros for entry.
The policy, originally scheduled to take effect in November 2023, has been delayed to 2024 due to system issues.
Taking action promptly if you plan to travel to EU member states will help you save at least 7 euros in travel expenses.
It’s worth noting that this new policy exempts those under 18 and over 70 from paying the tourist tax.
Latest Updates on Venice Tourist Tax
As the influx of tourists to Venice continues to surge, the city will be introducing a new tax for visitors.
It is expected that from the next peak season onward, all visitors aged 14 and over will be required to pay a daily tourist tax of 5 euros.
However, this new tax does not apply to the remaining time this year or during the off-peak seasons.
Therefore, if you plan to visit Venice, please check the latest updates issued by the local authorities.
Current Implementation of Taxes
- France – Varied rates ranging from 0.2 to 4 euros per person per night depending on the city.
- Netherlands – 3 euros per person per night.
- Switzerland – Approximately 2.2 euros.
- Belgium – Slight variations based on different cities and hotel sizes, generally around 7.5 euros.
- Germany – Some cities impose a 5% tax on hotel bills.
- Greece – Up to a maximum of 4 euros, depending on the hotel’s star rating or room count.
- Italy – Ranging from 3 to 7 euros depending on the city.
- Switzerland – Varied rates of around 2.2 euros per person per night, depending on the city.
Please note that these tourist taxes can vary, so it’s advisable to check the specific rates for the city you plan to visit before your trip.