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#301951 - 10/02/08 10:28 AM Departure tax increase  
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The Belize departure tax will be increased to $39.25 USD starting 1 October 08.

#301953 - 10/02/08 10:30 AM Re: Departure tax increase [Re: Barbara K]  
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Have you heard how tickets purchased before that that date including the tax will be handled? Will they be grandfathered in or will we have to pay the difference at departure?


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#301973 - 10/02/08 11:38 AM Re: Departure tax increase [Re: KC Jayhawk]  
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that's a good question...BARB????

#301984 - 10/02/08 12:35 PM Re: Departure tax increase [Re: sweetjane]  
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Passengers traveling with tickets issued before October 1, 2008 will not be charged the increase in fees.

Here's the details:

Effective October 1, 2008 the Belize Airport Concession Company has increased the Airport Development Fee (ADF) to $36 BZE ($18 USD).

The following is a list of all fees for international departures:

• Passenger Service Fee (PSF) - $30 BZE ($15 USD) – all passengers

• Airport Development Fee (ADF) - $36 BZE ($18 USD) – all passengers except those traveling on a Belize passport, or holding a Belize Naturalization Certificate, Permanent Resident Card or Permanent Resident Stamp.

• PACT Fee - $7.50 BZE ($3.75 USD) – all passengers over 11 years of age, except those traveling on a Belize passport, or holding a Belize Naturalization Certificate, Permanent Resident Card or Permanent Resident Stamp.

• Security Fee - $2.50 BZE ($1.25 USD) – all passengers

• Luggage Screening Fee - $2.50 BZE ($1.25 USD) – all
passengers

The total international departure fees will be $78.50 BZE ($39.25 USD) or $35.00 BZE ($17.50 USD) depending on the traveler’s passport.

The domestic departure security fee of $1.50 BZE ($0.75 USD) will remain the same.


#301985 - 10/02/08 12:47 PM Re: Departure tax increase [Re: Barbara K]  
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Great timing on the part of Belize Airport Consession Company.

The U.S is experiencing the worst Financial disaster in history.

Here's an idea. "lets charge them more when they leave here."

Wouldn't it make more sense to do something monetarily to get them there first?


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#302041 - 10/02/08 07:15 PM Re: Departure tax increase [Re: Bill Mc Ghee]  
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Somebody said that the international air exit fee in Guatemala has been increased to US$45. I thought it was still US$30. Can anybody confirm it is now US$45?

--Lan Sluder


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#302182 - 10/03/08 11:53 AM Re: Departure tax increase [Re: Lan Sluder/Belize First]  
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Does anyone who is a resident or citizen run into an issue purchasing tickets online with airlines that already charge you the departure tax with the ticket ahead of time? Have you found any way to get the airline to refund the difference since they charge the full $35 US departure taxes in their tickets?

#302766 - 10/07/08 09:50 AM Re: Departure tax increase [Re: *I Do* Belize Weddings]  
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Do all airlines include the departure tax? We have been flying american an always paid at the airport. Just hope I am not paying twice

#302908 - 10/07/08 07:26 PM Re: Departure tax increase [Re: suecate]  
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No


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#302989 - 10/08/08 07:18 AM Re: Departure tax increase [Re: klcman]  
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continental includes it, american does not so you are not paying twice. stayed tuned for and updated thread to the "updated traveling with dogs" (yes, a newer one) Wow does this get "good"

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