In January 2019, Japan introduced a departure tax of 1000 yen (£7.20) when visitors leave the country. It is called a sayonara tax.
It is expected to yield 50 billion yen in 2019.
There are exceptions for:
- children under the age of two
- those leaving on a ticket issued before 7 January 2019
- crew members
- those who have been in Japan for less than 24 hours
- anyone forced to return to Japan for bad weather or other unavoidable circumstances. [19.01]