‘Sayonara tax’: $10 Charge for Departing Travellers from Japan in 2019 – Now You Have to Give up on a Couple of Burgers!

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Japan set a new requirement to charge travelers 1,000 yen ($9.37) for leaving the country, Business Insider reports. 

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‘Sayonara tax’

As part of an effort to raise 40 billion yen annually to bolster tourism, Japan established a new tax – starting in 2019, departing travelers will have to pay $9.37 for leaving the country. Looks like the trip is going to be a little more expansive!

Also, it’s worth mention that the ‘Sayonara tax’ is related only to air or sea tickets. That’s why don’t be surprised if you’ll be charged 1000 yen more.

The new tax applies to each person, including locals.

Minoru Kihara, vice minister of finance, stated this money would be spent on  wireless internet services, e-payment system, global tourism campaigns, and improvements.

Limitations

The infants and toddlers under two years old won’t be obliged to pay ‘Sayonara tax’. Travelers who are in Japan for less than 24 hours won’t be required to pay too.

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Source: elitethings.com

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'Sayonara tax': $10 Charge for Departing Travellers from Japan in 2019 - Now You Have to Give up on a Couple of Burgers!
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