Traveler's Tax

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What is a departure tax?

Traveler's Tax

There are only 2 definite things in life --- death & taxes. When it comes to traveling the latter couldn't be more true. It seems like wherever you go you are subject to some kind of tax. Even when it comes time to leave the country. Most countries charge what's called a departure tax. This is usually a tiny amount -- $5- $10. However, if you forget to pay it, it could equal a lot of trouble. It is usually the responsibility of the airline to collect this tax. So to be on the safe side you should ask about it when checking in at the airport. Also, you might also want to take this international travel recommendation -- Keep some extra currency of the country with you. Just case that is the way the government would prefer you the pay that tax.



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