DestinationsThe city delays the launch of the tourist entry fee to January 2023.

For Venice, taxes can wait but tourists can't

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Venice's authorities said the tax is necessary to curb overtourism.
Venice's authorities said the tax is necessary to curb overtourism. Photo Credit: Gettyimages/adisa

Come this summer, Venice won't be implementing the entry fee on tourists after all.

The entry tax, which was due to start in June 2022, has now been postponed to launch in 16 January 2023 instead, according to Euronews.

Venice's authorities said the tax is necessary to curb overtourism. As visitor numbers returned to pre-pandemic levels earlier in the spring, the city council decided to move forward with the entry fee.

This follows last year's ban on cruise ships exceeding 25,000 gross tons from Venice's Giudecca Canal. While Venice remains on cruise itineraries, large ships will call in Marghera, a port that is 11km from Venice.

As of 2023, daytrippers to Venice will be expected to pay to enter the lagoon city, varying from vary from €3 (US$3.20) in low season to €10 on particularly busy days. They will have to pre-book their visit and pay an entrance fee through a dedicated booking app.

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