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Lisbon Tourist Tax Set to Double Soon


Tourists staying in Lisbon will soon have to pay €4 per night spent at accommodation facilities, as the Lisbon City Council has decided, with the additional revenue being dedicated to the city and its infrastructure.

The PSD/CDS-PP proposal to increase the tourist tax was approved by the City Council, with the proposal now being subjected to a “30-day public consultation period” to collect feedback, before being fully implemented and entering into force, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

This option to increase the tourist tax results from the conclusion that tourism in Lisbon today needs to contribute more and better to the quality of life in our city. And thus also raise the quality of the tourist who comes to us. 

Mayor of Lisbon, Carlos Moedas

New Tourist Taxes Approved Across Municipalities

The Amarante Municipal has also started imposing a new tourist tax as of April 2024, with tourists being required to pay €2 during the high season and €1 during the low season.

According to the government’s official newspaper, the fee is expected to generate revenue that will later be used for activities related to tourist activities that are promoted by the Municipality of Amarante.

To be more specific, the Municipal Tourist Tax will be €2 per night between April 1 and September 30, while in the period between October and March, during which tourist numbers are lower, overnight stays in the Municipality will cost €1. The revenue generated by tourist tax has already been approved to be allocated for the country’s tourism infrastructure.

Lisbon City Council has given the green light to a proposal, allocating €4 million to Lisbon’s urban hygiene. Misericórdia and Arroios parishes will share a €1 million fund, becoming the city’s municipalities to receive the highest amount.

In April, the cruise taxes also started being implemented, requiring cruise passengers disembarking in Lisbon to pay €2.

Under the terms of the protocol signed with APL — Administration of the Port of Lisbon, the settlement and collection of the Sea Arrival Fee (TCVM) begins on April 1. 

Lisbon City Council

The tourist tax was officially announced in January but due to sales of tourist packages that had been effective for the first months of the year.

According to the Lisbon City Council, this tourist tax is charged “per passenger who disembarks from a cruise ship in transit, at the cruise ship terminals located in Lisbon”, with the amount being applied to the sale, regardless of whether the passengers stay in the night for one or more nights.

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