Starting next year (2019), all travellers leaving Japan will be required to pay a “Sayonara levy” of 1,000 yen (RM36.27), reported Japanese media.

The new tax is scheduled to kick in on 7 Jan 2019, and applies to all travellers leaving the country by plane or ship. The levy will be added to airfares and ship fares specifically.

However, infants under the age of 2 and transit passengers leaving Japan within 24 hours of arrival will be exempted.