The latest statistics published by the Ministry of Finance reveal that the state collected MVR 70 million as Green Tax in June 2022.
According to the latest statistics from the finance ministry, the state collected MVR 69,427,407.98 million from resorts, guesthouses, and city hotels and MVR 1،407،296.60 from liveaboards.
Currently, USD 6 is taken as green tax per day for tourists staying at resorts, safaris and hotels, and USD 3 is taken per day for tourists staying at guesthouses.
Kaafu Atoll contributed the most, totaling MVR 25 million, followed by Alifu Dhaalu Atoll at MVR 7.7 million and Raa Atoll at MVR 6.6 million. The statistics also show that Faafu Atoll and Fuvahmulah City received the least in Green Tax.
The Green Fund is used to finance environmental protection and sustainable development initiatives such as water and sanitation, coastline protection, and waste management. Green Tax is levied at the rate of USD 6 per tourist per night in resorts and USD 3 per tourist per night in guesthouses.