City of Pemba, Mozambique, introduces tourist tax

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From the month of April, 2020, all national and foreign tourists visiting the city of Pemba in Mozambique and stay in a hotel or Bed and Breakfast are subject to paying a tourist tax charged by the Municipal Council of the city.

According to Mozambique’s daily newspaper, Noticias, the announcement was made by the Pemba City Mayor, Florete Simba who added that the stipulation was a way to subsidize the supply of some basic services provided by the local authority.

“The fee will be paid when the guest is leaving the hotel and prices will vary based on the category of the establishment,” said Simba.

“Thus, anyone who stays in a 4- to 5-star hotel will pay 300 Meticais (about US$5), while the price for a 3-star hotel is 150 meticais and a bed and breakfast will charge 50 meticais.”

The tax was implemented during the session of the Municipal Assembly held in November 2019.

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