Ibiza Tourists Will Be Hit With a New Tax This Summer

Ibiza 2016
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Atmosphere at a club in Ibiza. 

If you want to take a pill in Ibiza anytime soon, you'll soon have to pay a new tax to do it. A "Sustainable Tourism Tax" will go into effect July 1 on the Balearic islands of Mallorca, Menorca and dance music mecca Ibiza. A similar "environmental contribution" tax of 0.50 euros a night for travelers over the age of 18 will be collected in Malta beginning in June.

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The Sustainable Tourism Tax is for visitors over the age of 16, and ranges between 0.50 and 2 euros a night -- the final cost is dependent upon the class of your lodgings, with smaller taxes for backpacker lodgings and larger taxes for four- and five-star beach resorts. Travelers visiting the islands for "health reasons" will be exempt from the Sustainable Tourism Tax, so get your doctor's notes ready for this summer's hottest all-night parties.


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