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Travel News Sayonara tax to be collected from next week

salyavin

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What happens when they cannot pay? Probably the best way to handle it is to include it in the ticket price which is probably what they will do. I cannot pay 1000yen, can I have permanent residency? I don't think so lol.
 

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I see now in the pdf it will be in the tickets. I guess it includes Japanese who live in Japan who take a trip abroad and who will return to Japan.
 

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Any old-timers here remember the ticket machines selling the "departure fee" at Narita airport??
 

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Wow they actually had machines like that?

I guess 1000 yen isn't such a bad thing as nobody would care anyway if you would buy a ticket in or out of Japan... At least I wouldn't care..

But if you are traveling a lot, and have to pay 1000 extra every month.

Just my thoughts, kedo
 

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I had to pay a departure tax when I left the Philippines back in 2011 (could have been just the airport I was flying out of,

Where's this money supposed to go, I wonder?

I hope they aren't officially referring it as a "sayonara tax," sounds like they're acknowledging you won't be coming back. Maybe a "mata ne" fee?
 
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Where's this money supposed to go, I wonder?

I hope they aren't officially referring it as a "sayonara tax," sounds like they're acknowledging you won't be coming back. Maybe a "mata ne" fee?

From the article in the first post:

The revenue will be used to improve immigration facilities at ports and airports, such as facial recognition gates.

Matane fee, I like that! :giggle:
 
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