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Venice Tourist Tax – Latest information on the new Access Pass for Venice

Venice Tourist Tax - Latest Information

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Visiting Venice in 2024? You need to be aware of a new requirement for ALL visitors. Starting on specific days in April 2024 the city will collect a fee to enter the city aimed at the large number of day trippers who put pressure on the city’s delicate infrastructure.

Historically visitors staying overnight pay a per person, per night city tax collected by their hotel or accommodation of between 1 and 5 Euros per person per night. The tax paid depends on the time of year and the location, type and standard of your accommodation.

In 2024 the city will now collect a €5 fee via this online portal if you are planning to spend just the day in Venice ie not stay overnight. 

IMPORTANT – even if you are staying over night in Venice you will need to complete the process to get an Access Pass that shows you have an exemption from this fee or risk a fine of up to €300

Once you have paid your access fee or successfully applied for your exemption a QR code is generated that you will download to your smartphone and present to authorities at their request. Fines of up to €300 applies if you have not got proof of access fee payment or exemption.

Click here for access fee or exemption

What is the Venice tourist tax or “Access Fee”?

This is a new fee introduced in 2024 to collect visitor taxes from tourists entering Venice on a day trip. Travelers to Venice will either pay the day trip access fee online OR the per night city tax collected by their hotel or accommodation. If staying overnight in Venice on specific days listed below, visitors will pay the city tax but must also apply for an exemption from the access fee. 

On what days in 2024 will I need to pay the visitor access fee or apply for an exemption?

At this time, ALL travelers to Venice will need to complete the access pass process if they are visiting the city on the following days:

  • APRIL – 25-30
  • MAY – 1-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26
  • JUNE – 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30
  • JULY – 6-7, 13-14

** It is likely additional dates in August and September will be added later in the year.

You will need to complete the process online at the official site and either pay the tax OR apply for an exemption

Who needs to pay the Venice tourist tax?

new venice tourist tax

If you are visiting Venice on the days listed above and not staying overnight you will need to pay the new €5 access fee here on this website. There are exceptions for children under the age of 14, those staying in Venice overnight, people with disabilities and residents of Venice. See the full list of exemptions here. Reminder – if you are exempt from the tax and visiting Venice on the dates listed above you will need to apply for your exemption here on this website.

I’m staying overnight in Venice – what do I need to do?

If you are staying overnight in Venice on the dates listed above you will need to apply for an exemption on this website and download a QR code you can show to authorities on request. You may also need to show evidence of your accommodation booking. 

READ: WHERE TO STAY IN VENICE - NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE

When should I complete this process?

It’s probably best not to leave this until the last minute. We suggest completing the requirements on this website a week before this trip. Please note, processes like this have the potential to change last minute in Italy so it’s probably not a good idea to do this too far in advance.

I’m staying overnight in Mestre – what do I need to do?

If you are staying overnight in Mestre or in the area of the Metropolitan City of Venice on the dates listed above you will need to apply for an exemption on this website and download a QR code you can show to authorities on request. You may also need to show evidence of your accommodation booking. 

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