As we informed back in January, starting on from March 1st 2020, international travelers have to pay a tax of between 0.50 and 1.50 US dollars for each night they spend in the City of Buenos Aires.
According to this new regulation, each tourist aged 12 or above, will have to pay the additional tax at the time of check out and there will be different rates depending on the category of accommodation selected by the tourist and that will be paid upon arrival.
To see the official law and implementation (in Spanish) please click on the following links:
This new fee has been passed in order to finance the “non-governmental public company, called Visit Buenos Aires, that will be responsible for international promotion of the city of Buenos Aires”.
This type of tax is used in many cities around the world and has been implemented by Puerto Iguazu and Bariloche city since 2017.
The fee will inevitably be charged directly by the hotel to the tourists during the check out, it will be charged to each tourist per night spent in the city.
The cost of this tax cannot be added to the reservation costs.