The Government has taken stringent measures to minimize the negative impact of tourism on the environment. The government levies a Tourism Levy known as Sustainable Development Fee (SDF). This fee is charged on all tourists, and collected by leading tour operators at all entry points. A tourist must pay a tourism levy known as the Sustainable Development Fee of USD 200 per night, which may be revised from time to time by the Competent Authority. The proceeds going toward carbon-neutral activities, and the development of a more sustainable tourism sector.
Children aged 5 and under are also exempt from Sustainable Development Fee. Concessionary levy of 50% for children aged 6 to 12 years. Other exemptions or levy rates that may be deemed necessary are also provided.