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Old Jun 16th, 2006, 08:58 AM
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CR departure/exit tax

Can anyone confirm if there is a departure/exit tax leaving CR coming back to the US? My travel agent said no, but I thought I read some old posts about using cash vs credit cards for a departure tax.

Makes me wonder about my travel agent....

Please advise. Thanks.
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Old Jun 16th, 2006, 10:05 AM
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There is a $26.00 per person exit tax. You can pay it with a credit card, but it is charged as a cash advance. Most credit card companies charge an additional fee or more interest for this.

It is easiest to just pay cash. Colons or dollars, or a combination of the two. This is a good way to get rid of those excess colons too.

Warm Regards,

Pat Hewitt
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Old Jun 19th, 2006, 07:36 AM
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Thanks Pat. I thought there was a tax.
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Old Jun 19th, 2006, 07:39 AM
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A tip - if the stand is open, pay the tax before you go through immigration upon arriving in CR. This will save you time upon departure. They'll give you a receipt, and you just have to present it when leaving. Saves standing in a line (as the booth by immigration usually has no line).

Have fun!
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Old Jun 19th, 2006, 01:29 PM
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check this site for more info:

http://costa-rica.typepad.com/costa_...ome/index.html


p.s:the government has just increased the tax and theirs talk of a further increase!
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