EghtesadOnline: Departure tax is a permanent fixture in many parts of the world for people travelling abroad. In some countries, both citizens and foreigners have to pay before moving out by air, sea or land.
EghtesadOnline: The Iranian government has set next year’s departure tax at 2.64 million rials ($20) for travelers who take their first overseas trip of the year, as per the budget bill of the next fiscal year (March 2020-21), 3.96 million rials ($30) for their second trip and 5.28 million rials ($40) for the third or more trips.
EghtesadOnline: The government earned 3 trillion rials ($24 million) from departure tax in the first four months of the current year (March 21-July 22). The figure indicates a rise of 177.2% compared with the same period of last year, the latest data released by the Central Bank of Iran show.
EghtesadOnline: Bank Melli Iran has launched an online platform that allows passengers to pay departure tax.