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Costa Rican departure tax extended three months

Friday, November 28, 2014


Following the announcement last week that Costa Rica’s $29 airport exit tax will be rolled into the price of airline tickets beginning Dec. 3, Bancrédito officials have clarified that they will continue collecting the tax at airport counters for at least 90 more days to facilitate travelers who already purchased tickets.

According to Bancrédito General Manager Gerardo Porras, it will take some airlines at least three months to implement the new ticketing system.

For tickets purchased after Dec. 3, some carriers already will include the tax in prices. For other airlines, the process will take longer, and travelers can pay the tax at the airport.

Source: Tico Times