APH compares tourist tax and visa fees

There are a number of hidden costs to travel. Holidaymakers flying out from Spanish Airports must now pay an increase in their Spanish airport departure tax of £6, as a result of the Spanish 2012 budget passing into law on June 2012. In light of this, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH.COM) has investigated into the taxes and fees facing passengers when flying abroad. The research is available in the table below:

 

COUNTRY

VISA FEES

AIRPORT TAX
(DEPARTURE OR ARRIVAL TAX)

AUSTRALIA

Visa Required

  • Yes

Cost

  • Free (no service fee): eVisitor visa direct from the Department of Immigration & Citizenship
  • Free (service fee of £12.85 applies): Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) via their travel agent or airline
Departure Cost

  • £35.80 Passenger Movement Charge (Included in international airfare unless otherwise stated)
  • £20.60 (Ex Melbourne) variable Airport Passenger Service Charge depending on airport (Included in international airfare unless otherwise stated)

BRAZIL

Visa Required

  • No
Departure Cost

  • £22.16 International Embarkation Tax (Included in international airfare unless otherwise stated)

CANADA

Visa Required

  • No
Departure Cost

  • £3.16 to £15.79 (Price depends on airport; many airports in Canada have implemented Airport Improvement Fees (AIFs). In some cases, airports collect at the airport at time of departure; in others at the time of ticketing)

CHINA

Visa Required

  • Yes (Visa’s should be acquired before travel from the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre (CVASC) or through a travel agent)

Cost

  • £30.00 for single entry
  • £45.00 for double entry
  • £90.00 for multiple entries over six months

The CVASC also charges service fees:

  • £36.00 for Regular Service(four working days)
  • £48.00 for Express Service(five working days)
  • £54.00 for Postal Service (apply by post)
Departure Cost

  • £8.80 Airport Tax (Included in international airfare unless otherwise stated)

CROATIA

Visa Required

  • No
Airport Tax Cost

  • £12.60 Airport Tax (Included in international airfare unless otherwise stated)

DUBAI

Visa Required

  • Yes (British travellers are given a 30-day valid tourist visa free of charge on arrival at Dubai International Airport)
Departure Cost

  • £12.60 Passenger Service Charge (Included in international airfare unless otherwise stated)

HONG KONG

Visa Required

  • No
Departure Cost

  • £9.50 Air Passenger Departure Tax (Included in international airfare unless otherwise stated)

INDIA

Visa Required

  • Yes  (British travellers staying in India for less than 72 hours can obtain a Transit Visa, otherwise an Indian Tourist Visa is necessary. Visa’s should be organised through  VFS Global)

Cost

  • £30.00 (tourist visa up to six months)
  • £10.20 service fee in addition
Departure Cost

  • £4.00 per person (Included in international airfare unless otherwise stated)

JAPAN

Visa Required

  • No
Departure Cost

  • £15.70 Passenger Service Facilities Charge (Included in international airfare unless otherwise stated)

KENYA

Visa Required

  • Yes (This can be obtained from the Kenya High Commission in London, or at the airport on arrival)

Cost

  • £30.00
Departure Cost

  • £25.63 (Included in international airfare unless otherwise stated)

MADAGASCAR

Visa Required

  • Yes (30-day tourist visas may be obtained at the airport on arrival. If obtaining a visa at the airport, passengers should ensure that an entry stamp is recorded in your passport)

Cost

  • The visa fee is currently suspended (usually £21.57)
Departure Cost

  • Small fee depending on carrier (included on international airfare unless otherwise stated)

MAURITIUS

Visa Required

  • Yes (A visitor visa is granted upon arrival provided the passenger has a valid passport and return/onward ticket)
Departure Cost

  • £10 airport tax on all departing passengers

MORROCCO

Visa Required

  • No
Airport Tax Cost

  • £2.20 Airport Security Tax (Included in international airfare unless otherwise stated)

NEW ZEALAND

Visa Required

  • No (for stays up to one month)
Departure Cost

  • £12.74 (Included in international airfare unless otherwise stated)

OMAN

Visa Required

  • Yes (This can be obtained through the Oman Embassy or through a travel agent)

Cost

  • £12 for single entry visa (valid for three months from issue date and stay is valid for one month)
  • £20 for multiple entry visa (valid for one year from issue  from issue date and the stay is valid for three weeks upon every entry)
Airport Tax Cost

  • £8.00 (Included in international airfare unless otherwise stated)

RUSSIA

Visa Required

  • Yes (This can be obtained through vfsglobal.co.uk or through your travel agent)

Cost

  • £26.40 for normal applications (7 calendar days)(inclusive of VAT)
  • £33.60 for urgent applications (next working day service) (inclusive of VAT)
Airport Tax Cost

  • £14.30 (Included in international airfare unless otherwise stated)

SINGAPORE

Visa Required

  • No (for stays up to one month)
Airport Tax Cost

  • £11.00 (Included in international airfare unless otherwise stated)

SPAIN

Visa Required

  • No
Departure Charge        

  • £11.30 (Included in international airfare unless otherwise stated)

Security Tax  

  • £3.10 (Included in international airfare unless otherwise stated)

THAILAND

Visa Required

  • No
Airport Tax Cost

  • £14.00 (Included in international airfare unless otherwise stated)

TURKEY

Visa Required

  • Yes
  • British travellers must obtain a visa to enter Turkey. Three-month tourist visas may be obtained at the airport on arrival.

 

Cost

  • £10
Airport Tax Cost

  • £9.20 (Included in international airfare unless otherwise stated)

USA

Visa Required

  • No (British travellers are not required to obtain visas when travelling to USA (for stays up to one month). However they must buy an Electronic System For Travel Authorisation (ESTA) online prior to their visit)

Cost

Airport Tax Cost

  • £2.80 Passenger Facility Charge

Departure Cost

  • £10.30 Transportation Tax

Arrival  Cost

  • £10.30 Transportation Tax

(All included in international airfare unless otherwise stated)

 

APH makes every effort to ensure that the information provided is accurate at the time of collection and publishing but it is provided without any kind of warranty. APH accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of the information.


Media Enquiries
Sarah Salord / Jessica Meins / McCluskey International / 020 8237 7979 / aph@mccluskey.co.uk

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