In the first six months of this year, the Maldives Finance Ministry collected 29.75 million US dollars as Green Tax from foreigners and tourists.

The Green Tax is payable by tourists who stay in tourist resorts, hotels, tourist vessels and guest houses. The government charges a Green Tax of six dollars per day from resorts, vessels, and hotels and three dollars per day from guest houses.

The tax encourages people not to harm the environment and the revenue collected is then spent on things deemed as good for the environment. Maldivians and resident permit holders are not required to pay the Green Tax.

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