Sooner or later, most Americans face the same dilemma: where to spend their holiday or vacation. As a rule, the decisive factors are the cost of tickets and the tour. Unfortunately, there is also one important aspect that you have to consider when you are choosing the country to visit. Taxes! They are in every sphere of our life, even when we are going to travel. There are lots of countries which impose an additional tax for visiting their country. And, as we have mentioned in the first part of our blog, this tax is being imposed by the government of the country which you are going to visit. We have highlighted more countries where most of the Americans prefer to spend their holidays or wedding trips.

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic is one of the most popular places for Americans to visit, even if it is a small island. However, you can spend additional $140 by paying 30% taxes for the ticket cost. Keep in mind that you have to pay $30 Airport Authority fee, and additional $20 Dominican Republic Airport Departure Tax. And, compared to other countries, the amount of the tax i does not change depending on the airport’s location.


If you decide to spend your vacation in Bahamas, then you should consider that you are going to be charged an additional $140 in taxes. First, you will be charged $33 (an Airport facility fee) just for using the Bahamas Airport. Additionally, you have to pay $29 for the Passenger Departure Tax. Thinking of Bahamas still?


Guess what? Finally, some good news! China imposes one of the lowest rates for visiting its country. The only tax that you have to pay is $13.50, which is an airport fee. However, you should keep in mind that each of China’s airports imposes its own airport fee.


Japan is considered to be one of the most-visited Asian countries by Americans. Also, it is one of the cheapest countries in terms of taxes. The only fee that you have to pay for visiting this country, is a $17.30 for Japan’s airport fee.

The Netherlands

Even if the Netherlands is considered to be one of the smallest countries in Europe, it is very popular among the Americans. You will only be charged $14 for the passenger service. Also, you should pay $12 for security services, which is not that bad!


Nearly two million Americans spent their holiday in Spain last year. This country is not only rich with historical places, but also has a very comfortable tax rate for the tourists. You should only pay a $30 fee, charged by the Departure. Also, you should pay $3 for security tax.

Travelers can face lots of unexpected expenses during their trips due to the lack transparency when it comes to travel taxes. Therefore, we at Prestige Auditors highly recommend that you consult a professional who will guide you on tax rates of the specific country that you are going to visit. It will help you enjoy your trip, without additional nerve-wrecking issues!