Departure Tax in Japan

From 7th January 2019 all visitors to Japan will pay a ¥1,000 ($9 or €8 by today’s exchange rate) departure tax. Officially it is called “International Tourist Tax”, but this tax will need to pay anybody who is leaving Japan by airline or cruise line. It means this tourist tax will be payable by everybody and not just tourists coming to visit Japan. Continue reading Departure Tax in Japan

New departure tax in Christchurch airport?

Not so long ago existing international New Zealand departure tax of $NZ25 was wiped from Christchurch (CHC) airport. Everybody was glad about it. Of course these taxes didn’t disappear.

You need to pay NZ$12.50 so called passenger services charge on inbound and outbound flights which totals $NZ25. But at least this service charge is included in your ticket price and you don’t need to worry about anything on your arrival to airport. Continue reading New departure tax in Christchurch airport?

Departure fee at Riga airport, Latvia

At least once a year I am in transit at Riga airport to Middle East countries, so I didn’t notice they have some departure fees to pay at airport. This departure tax applies only to Ryanair passengers who has direct flights from Riga airport (RIX).

Up to 1st of January, 2012 the security function at Riga airport was financed from the state government, but as of 1st of January 2012 this fee was included into ticket price. Continue reading Departure fee at Riga airport, Latvia

Free wifi and internet access at airports in New Zealand

A lot of people hate internet connection in Australia – it is expensive and slow, but wait till you come to New Zealand. It probably has worst internet in developed world and it was hard to find free internet(WiFi ) at airports in New Zealand, but it is getting better. Here are the options you can find in New Zealand. Continue reading Free wifi and internet access at airports in New Zealand

Free wifi and internet access at Australian airports

Most airlines require you to arrive to airport for check-in at least 2-3 hours before your flight. It won’t take much time if you arrived earlier, so what to do with another waiting time you left? For most people it means shopping or internet browsing. Unfortunately not all airports have free wifi. Here is list of major airports in Australia with internet details. Continue reading Free wifi and internet access at Australian airports