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Exit Fee

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Exit Fee

I know that both Cuba, and Mexico require you pay an exit fee to leave the country...I think of $25?? Does Jamaica do the same thing?

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1. Re: Exit Fee

Hello fellow Kingstonian.

If you purchased your package after March 1st. you have nothing more to pay. If you purchased it before March 1st. there is a $3 fee payable at the MoBay airport checkin. All other taxes are prepaid when you purchased your package.

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We had a departure fee we had to pay at the Montego Bay airport. We flew Northwest, funny thing is some of our group were charged the fee as to some did not pay at all. Be prepared to pay some sort of fee. I paid $2.50 and then again there were 3 others in the group of 8 that did not have to pay any departure fee...weird.....

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Not weird really. As I posted above if you purchased your ticket before March 1st you pay, if after then you don't because it was introduced March 1st. $3:00 CDN or $2.50US, no big deal right. Just make sure you have exact change.

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Hey BP,

Dig the new avatar!

We booked our trip after March 1 (I think...have to check the receipts to confirm) and we paid the airport fee on our way out...thought we were covered w/ our package so we didn't have exact change and it wasn't an issue...good suggestion though to keep things moving smoothly. I know a lot of people are uptight about the fee, but whatever...it's a few bucks, big deal...not worth the time it would take to argue about it if we did wind up paying twice.

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There is no consistency on the new fee...the amounts are different for everyone and I purchased my ticket before March 1st...and didn't have to pay a thing.

Soms82...the exit fee that you're referring to in Mexico is paid when you purchase your ticket.

Jamaica just started up with a new fee (minimal amount) that some airlines have been charging when you exit. Have a few dollars ($5.00us or 500J minimum) ready to pay at the counter when you depart....and you will be fine.

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Just got my taxes itemized on my itinerary from West Jet:

Nav/Ins: $15.00

Toronto/ AIF: $20.00

Departure Tax: $23.75

Tourism Fee: $12.50

Jamaica PFC: $3.13

Montego Bay AIF: $6.25

Security Fee: $11.68

ATSC: $17.00

GST/HST: $1.00

Lots of fees for Canadians eh? lol.

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