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Cozumel begins collecting DSA tax to visitors arriving by sea

Cozumel, Q.R. — As of March 1, the City of Cozumel began applying the collection of the Environmental Sanitation Law (DSA) to those arriving in Cozumel by sea.

In a statement, the City Council reported that the Congress of Quintana Roo approved the new tax collection in December. They clarified that the tax of 13.03 peso applies only to 24-hour visitors to the island and not to workers or residents.

Ayuntamiento de Cozumel says travelers of hotel rooms, inns, guest houses, hostels and motels will be charged a higher fee per room per night occupied.

The new tax, the Derecho de Saneamiento Ambiental (DSA), will collect additional money for the sustainability of the municipality. Each year, the island hosts approximately 5 million visitors who stay less than 24-hours.