There is no departure tax at the airport. There is a government tax that everyone has to pay at the hotel when you leave. Its per room and its like $5 to $10 per night depends on how large of a room and where you stay. We use to pay a departure tax at the airport but not anymore. Kent
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yrs ago the charter flights did not have the tax added in to the airline portion of the ticket.
in those years some of us that flew charter had to pay a tax upon departure.
now, most if not all, the airlines add in the taxes on the price of a ticket.
i do not know if there are still some airlines that fly in and out of aruba that require tax/fess to be paid at the ticket counter. the major flights to and from the USA all include the taxes when you buy your ticket.
there is a timeshare and energy tax payable directly to the resort if you stay at a timeshare resort. it is not cheap. it is based on the sq ft of the unit and or the number of bedrooms/baths.
i do not know how they base the tax/fee for hotel rooms.
from the site.....Airport Embarkation Tax
Passenger Facility Charge: USD 34.25 is levied on passengers embarking on Aruba for any destination.
Place of payment: if not included in the ticket, Passenger Facility Charge is paid at the check-in counter at airport of departure.
1. Children under 2 years;
2. Passengers transiting within 24 hours to a third country;
3. Crew members on duty.
Correct, but the rest was not accurate regarding the departure tax. The airport departure tax is included in the ticket/fees charged by all of the US-based airlines that fly to Aruba. As mentioned above, with other airlines you may be required to pay it yourself at the ticket counter.
Curaçao "Departure Tax: An airport tax of U.S.$ 22.00 per person for international (including Aruba) flights and flights to Curacao, or U.S. $10.00 per personal for inter-island flights is payable when leaving the island."
Bonaire "Airport tax: "If your final destination is Curaçao, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius, Saba or Aruba: US $6.- or ANG 10.- and a security tax of ANG 2.50. (50 % discount for residents from 2 to 12 years and 60 years or older) All other destinations: US $34,- or ANG 60.10. Children under 2 years old do not have to pay airport tax. You have to pay the airport tax before you check in your luggage."