NEW YORK -- The Cayman Islands' departure tax for air passengers
has doubled from $10 to $20 per person and will take effect once
the new law is officially published.
The increase does not affect the cruise ship departure tax. A
government spokesman said that a portion of the new tax will be
earmarked for an environmental protection fund.
The increase puts the Cayman Islands' exit tax at about the same
level as other Caribbean islands, including Antigua and Barbuda,
Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic and St. Maarten.
Aruba currently charges the highest exit tax of $34.25; Saba and
St. Eustatius charge the lowest tax of $10 each.