Revisions to be proposed for Green Tax implementation

The Government of the Maldives has started amending the law to re-levy the green tax under the Tourism Act. The government launched the 11th amendment to the Tourism Act on 3 July 2022 stating that the Green Tax will be levied from January 2023 – which has intervened and discontinued the Green Tax, leaving the state without a large portion of its revenue. Therefore, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is currently working on amending the law to levy the Green Tax as soon as possible.

USD6 is charged as Green Tax per tourist for each day they spend at a resort or a hotel with more than 50 rooms, while USD3 is charged as Green Tax per tourist for each day they stay at a resort or a hotel with less than 50 rooms.