Tax exemptions

Tourism Tax refunds

You may be entitled to a refund of some taxes included in the price of your ticket if you meet the applicable criteria for exemptions and your itinerary involves:

  • Travel between the U.S. and Mexico (including travel between Canada and Mexico via the U.S.)
  • International travel departing Belize, Colombia or Trinidad and Tobago
  • International travel arriving into Colombia

All refund claims must be submitted within 12 months of ticket issuance.

Belize Airport Development Tax (BU) exemptions

  • Airline crew on duty
  • Belizean citizens with a valid passport, Belizean resident card or a naturalization certificate
  • Ministers of government, members of the national assembly, or members of the diplomatic and consular corp
  • Military personnel
  • Mayors of municipalities
  • Official of international organizations
  • Caribbean community secretariat personnel traveling on official business
  • Minister and officials of other government visiting Belize at the invitation of the Belize government
  • Public officers traveling on official business
  • Approved scholarship holders leaving Belize to study abroad and sports and cultural groups representing Belize who been accredited by the government.

Belize Airport Departure Tax (FV) exemptions

  • Airline crew on duty
  • Ministers of government, members of the national assembly, or members of the diplomatic and consular corp
  • Military personnel
  • Mayors of municipalities
  • Official of international organizations
  • Caribbean community secretariat personnel traveling on official business
  • Minister and officials of other government visiting Belize at the invitation of the Belize government
  • Public officers traveling on official business
  • Approved scholarship holders leaving Belize to study abroad and sports and cultural groups representing Belize who been accredited by the government.

Belize Conservation Tax (FU) exemptions

  • Infant under the age of two
  • Children under the age of 12
  • Belizean citizens with a valid passport, Belizean resident card or a naturalization certificate
  • Airline crew on duty

Belize International Security Fee (FW) exemptions

Airline crew on duty

Colombia Tourism Tax (JS) exemptions

  • Airline crew on duty
  • Military flights
  • Diplomats
  • Filipino overseas contract workers
  • Involuntary rerouting due to technical difficulties, weather conditions or other valid reasons
  • Personnel from international organizations created through multilateral agreements to which Colombia has adhered
  • Senior passengers over 65 years’ old
  • Students, scholarships holders, and investigator teachers duly accredited
  • Passengers arriving to Colombia on international flights and connecting with international flights within 24 hours or less
  • Passengers arriving on international flights and connecting with domestic flights or stopping in Colombia for more than 24 hours are NOT exempted.

Colombia Resident Exit Tax (DG) exemptions

Infant under the age of two

Children under the age of five

Diplomats

Airline crew on duty

Government officials

Non-Colombian residents

Sports delegations accredited by the national government

Colombians residents abroad whose stay does not exceed 180 days in Colombia

Transiting Colombia within 24 hours unless on domestic to international sector transit

Students with government grants

Airline staff traveling on duty

Mexico Tourism Tax (UK) exemptions

  • Mexican citizen (Passport)
  • Resident of Mexico (permanent or temporary) holding a Mexico Visa
  • Infant under the age of two
  • Diplomat
  • Transit/transfer passenger remaining less than 24 hours in Mexico; passengers stopping over in Mexico aren’t entitled to a refund

Mexico Departure Tax (TUA) (XD) exemptions

  • Infant under the age of two
  • Diplomat (does not include staff or U.S. Embassy in Mexico)
  • Deportee
  • Transit/transfer passenger remaining less than 24 hours in Mexico; passengers stopping over in Mexico aren’t entitled to a refund

If your travel is not complete and you meet the exception criteria, please contact us for assistance.

If you've completed all travel and think you’re entitled to a refund, please contact Refunds to submit a claim.

Contact Refunds

Trinidad and Tobago Passenger Service Charge Tax exemptions

  • Infant under the age of two
  • Children under the age of five
  • Passengers who are 60 years or above and is a citizen or a resident of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Members of the Trinidad Tobago defense force of the armed forces of any country traveling on official duty
  • Members of the crew of any aircraft or ship are exempt
  • Transiting Trinidad Tobago within 24 hours unless on domestic to international sector transit
  • Involuntary rerouting due to technical difficulties, weather conditions or other valid reasons
  • Passengers arriving on international flights and connecting with domestic flights or stopping in Trinidad and Tobago for more than 24 hours are not exempted