Jamaica will hit visitors with two new taxes this summer.

All international arriving visitors will be required to pay a new $20 arrival tax, effective Aug. 1.

This is in addition to a $20 arrival tax that took effect last October and a departure tax that is 1800 Jamaican dollars (about $20), meaning that visitors arriving by air will soon pay $60 just to visit Jamaica.

The new tax will be rolled into the price of the airline ticket, just like the two existing air taxes.

A new accommodations tax, effective Sept. 1, is set at $4 per room, per night for hotels with more than 100 guestrooms.

The tax is $2 per room, per night for hotels with 51 to 100 rooms, and $1 for hotels with up to 50 rooms.

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