Buenos Aires will begin to charge a tourist tax to foreign tourists
From March 2020, international travelers will pay a tax of between 0.50 and 1.50 US dollars for each night they spend in the City of Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires is the doorway to the cosmopolitan South America and home to the Tango. Modern, dynamic and traditional, the city exhibits the mixed essence of the Argentineans. A bohemian and energetic environment is also well kept within some memorable corners, in many typical neighborhoods and in the most sophisticated restaurants and bars spread all over the city.
Last December 2019, the Buenos Aires Legislature sanctioned the creation of the “Visit Buenos Aires” entity, an organ ization that will be in charge of promoting abroad the city as a tourist destination. For this reason, and as it happens in other cities in the world, it will be financed through a tax on foreign visitors.
According to what was communicated so far, this tax will be applied to foreign tourists older than 12 years old who visit the city of Buenos Aires as of March 2020. This fee will be between USD 0.50 and USD 1.50 per night.
According to this new regulation, there will be different rates depending on the category of accommodation selected by the tourist and that will be paid upon arrival.
This tax starts from USD 0.50 for the 3-star hotels, rises to USD 1 for the 4-star ones and increases to USD 1.5 for the 5-star ones. In the Apart-hotels it will be 0.50 dollars and in the Boutique Hotels of 1 dollar. Last but not least, the tax to temporary rentals will be of USD 0.75 and for cruises USD 1.
The Tourism Entity of Buenos Aires stated that this self-sustaining management scheme will boost public-private investment and generate more than 6 million dollars for the promotion of the City in the world.