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Vilnius introduces from 1 July 2018 the tourist tax which is 1 EUR per person per night.

In Vilnius on 1 July 2018, the city will be charged a tax of 1 Euro per person per night in a hotel or other tourist accommodation, according to the portal Vilnius-Tourism.

“Beginning July 1, 2018, Vilnius is introducing a tourist tax which is 1 EUR per person per night. It applies to all guests who use accommodation services. The tax is aimed at increasing competitiveness, improving tourism infrastructure and rest of Vilnius,” – said in the message.

Payment will be made at the time of purchase, the rooms of the hotel receipt tax will be listed separately.

According to the portal, the tourist tax will not be levied on patients whose treatment is paid by the state, individuals under 18 years of age (and older with proof of schooling), persons with disabilities (to the level of health 0-40%) . Also, the tax will not pay the person who rented housing in the capital for the long term (from one month) and groups of individuals who rent out ten or more rooms for which the exemption is valid until 1 January 2019.

More and more cities and resorts impose a tax for tourists. Such a tax is already in force in the popular cities of Germany, Italy, Spain, the Balearics, Holland and France.

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