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Oggy Boy 04-19-2005 06:24 PM

Interesting move by Jamaica. They will start taxing all visitors on May 1st, 2005. Visitors arriving by cruise ship will be taxed $2 and those arriving by any other means will be taxed $10. It is unclear whether the cruise line will pay for those debarking, or the visitors themselves will have to pay individually.

Does anyone know?

Here is a link to the article.


Vice 07-20-2005 02:49 AM

Another good reason to avoid Jamaica!

Lightsluvr 07-23-2005 11:57 AM

We are cruising to Jamaica in January 2006. I think by then we will learn if this new tax is extracted from the tourists individually or from the cruise line/air line which conveys the tourist...

Larry in Miami 07-23-2005 09:07 PM

I was there at the end of May and did not get charged anything. Carnival must include that fee.

oppis 07-24-2005 08:39 AM

Agree, what Vice said, about avoiding Jamaica.

We hated it and the next time we stay on the ship, no drug-dealers, no other rare things offering to you, no tax to get more money from the "rich" tourists.


Larry in Miami 07-24-2005 09:54 AM

Margaritaville for a margarita and that's it.

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