Tunisia introduces tourist tax for package holidaymakers

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By Lisa James
31/05/2024
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Package holidaymakers to Tunisia will have to pay a tourist tax of up to £30 from 1 November.

Visitors aged 12 and over will pay up to 12 dinars (£3) per night, depending on the official star rating of the property they are staying in.

The charge is per night for a maximum of 10 nights and must be paid at the hotel reception.

The tax starts at 4 TND (£1) per night for a two-star property, 8 TND (£2) per night for a three-star and 12 TND (£3) per night for a four- and five-star property.

The tax has already come into effect for people who are not on package holidays and will apply to all holidaymakers from November 1, 2024, irrespective of when they booked the trip.

The tourist tax replaces Tunisia’s hotel tax which applies for the first seven nights of a holiday, at the rate of 2 TND per night for guests in a three-star property and 4 TND for guests staying in a four- or five-star property.

Until 1 November, the hotel tax will still apply to visitors on package holidays.

The Tunisian Government said: “The aim of this tax is to require foreign visitors to cover for their fair share when consuming or using subsidised products and services in Tunisia.”

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