Yes, due to a new fee imposed by the airport, the total is now US$35, one of the highest exit taxes in the region.
Here is the update we posted a few weeks ago in the Belize News section of our Web site:
>>BELIZE HITS TOURISTS WITH NEW FEES AND TAXES Tourism is booming in Belize, so it's not surprise the Belize government has levied new and increased fees and taxes on tourists.
International Airport Departure Tax & Fees: A new "Airport Fee" of US$15 on non-citizens increases the total exit fee/tax for visitors from US$20 to US$35, as of April 1, 2004. Belize's exit fee/tax package is now the highest in Central America. Some airlines now include the exit charges in the price of airlines tickets.
Hotel Room Tax: 9%, up from 7%, effective mid-2005
National Sales Tax on Most Items: 9%, up from 8%
Archeological Fees: Fees increased to US$5 at most sites, including Xunantunich, Altun Ha, and Cahal Pech, up from US$2.50; at Caracol, fee is US$7.50. Effective April 1, 2004
Marine Park Fees: New fees for anglers, snorkelers or divers in protected parks will increase to US$10 to $15 per person per day, depending on the reserve, effective November 1, 2004.
Land Border Exit Fee: US$18.75, up from US$13.75, now in effect.
There is some good news, though. Visitors going to Mexico from Corozal for less than seven days will not be charged the approximately US$21 entrance fee by the Mexican government.
--Lan Sluder www.belizefirst.com