EU Destinations With Tourist Taxes In 2024

EU Destinations With Tourist Taxes In 2024

If you're planning a trip in 2024, brace yourself for additional expenses. A growing number of tourist locations throughout the world are implementing tourist taxes, either integrated into accommodation costs or collected upon arrival.

The concept of a tourist tax is not new. While not universal, several destinations will begin charging them in 2024 to curb over-tourism while fostering development and preservation efforts.

Let’s explore some of the EU destinations where you can expect to pay more:

Valencia, Spain

In 2024, Valencia will roll out a tourist tax encompassing all accommodation types in the region. Visitors will face charges ranging from 50 cents to €2 per night, with cruise ship passengers paying €1.50 daily

The revenue is earmarked for sustainable tourism development and creating of affordable housing in key tourism areas.

Barcelona, Spain

Come April 2024, Barcelona plans to raise its municipal tourism tax for travellers staying in regulated tourist lodgings. Increasing from €2.75 to €3.25 per night for the first seven consecutive days, the tax aims to differentiate between high-value tourism and mass travel. 

It is hoped that it will produce up to €100 million by 2024, which officials intend to spend on infrastructure improvements, environmental protection, and enforcing local laws. 


Travellers to Iceland will fork out a yet-to-be-determined tourist tax starting sometime in 2024 – though visitors shouldn’t fear a significant expense. Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir assures that this fee will aid in preserving Iceland’s cherished landscapes.

Venice, Italy 

The city is one of the most visited in Europe, causing locals to avoid the tiny and busy streets of the city centre.

Venice is set to trial an entry fee during peak periods in 2024.

Visitors will have to pay a fee of €5 to enter on peak weekends and other days between April and mid-July – 29 days in total.

The day-tripper fee will be in force during peak hours between 8:30 AM – 4 PM. Overnight travellers and locals, including those from the surrounding region, will be exempt. 

The entry fee aims to reduce crowds, encourage longer visits and improve the quality of life for residents.

Figueira da Foz, Portugal

Introducing a municipal tourist tax, Figueira da Foz will levy fees ranging from €1.50 to €2 per night, contingent on the season and duration of stay. Some groups, including children under 16 and disabled individuals, are exempt from this fee.

It's important to note that various European Union countries like Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia, and Switzerland already integrate tourist taxes into accommodation charges, varying based on location, ratings, or room types.

As you plan your travels for 2024, accounting for these additional costs can help ensure a smoother and more informed journey.

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