Report: Mexico Adds 45-Peso Fee to See Equinox

March 15th, 2016 by ejalbright

If a report in the Diario de Yucatan is correct, federal officials will be charging visitors to Chichén Itzá and Dzibulchaltun an extra 45 pesos ($2.50 US) on March 21, the day of the equinox.

The fee is for shooting video and, according to the Diario, will be imposed on everyone, presumably because everyone has a smart phone or similar device that can shoot video.

If the Diario is correct, the admission fee for foreigners will be the normal 232 pesos plus the camera fee for a total of 287 pesos or slightly more than $16 US.

According to the Diario, the fee violates federal law, which states the fees can only be imposed on professional photographers and videographers who will use the images for commercial purposes. Violation or not, it appears that the federal government will be collecting the additional 45 pesos on the equinox.

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