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Argentina “Reciprocity Fee”

Please be advised of an important change to the Reciprocity Fee’s policy for American, Canadian and Australian passport holders visiting Argentina.

Reciprocity fee will be applicable throughout the country.

Citizens from Australia, Canada and United States, who since 2010 pay the reciprocity fee for international air arrival at the two Buenos Aires airports (Ezeiza and Aeroparque), shall now start paying it to enter through any of the country’s border as from next January 7, 2013 (land, sea and air). The payment will be online.

A press release from the US state department offers these instructions for how to pay the reciprocity fee online before the arrival to the country:

1) Enter the web site or of Provincia Pagos and register to start the process.
2) Complete the form with the corresponding personal and credit card information.
3) Print the payment receipt.
4) On arrival in Argentina, this printed receipt must be presented at Immigration Control. The receipt will be scanned by the Immigration officials, the information will be checked, and the traveller’s entry to the country registered.

This was confirmed by the Argentinean government web site

Cruise ship passengers will be exempted from the reciprocity fee payment until June 2013.

Foreign tourists from Australia, Canada and United States which must pay the reciprocity fee, will be exempted from this obligation when they arrive by cruise during the next summer season.

The exception for cruisers was established taking into account that the hiring of such tourist services is performed very early, which would generate a great operational difficulties encountered by companies to give notice to passengers on such a change.


Entry Fee for Americans, Canadians and Australians into Argentina

When entering Argentine Territory, the nationals of the following countries must pay a reciprocity fee in accordance with the following chart*. The payment of this reciprocity fee is not a Visa since Argentina does not require Visa to nationals of the mentioned countries when traveling for tourism or business purposes.

The Argentine Government set this entry fee on equal amounts to those Argentine citizens must pay when requesting a Visa to travel to those countries.

Australian U$D 100*
Canadian U$D 70*
American U$D 131*

Note: Rates subject to modifications based upon reciprocity

(*) Or its equivalent in Argentinian pesos.

Froms of Payment: Argentine Pesos, United States Dollars, credit cards, Traveller’s Checks.

Argentina – Hey Che!

Jeff Waugh, CEO & Director of Operations for Inti Travel and Tours, has just announced the companies expansion into Argentina. Deluxe, Superior and Tourist class package tours will be offered to Buenos Aires, Iquazu, Mendoza and the wine country, Bariloche, Calafate and Ushuaia and custom tours can be offered anywhere in the country. The company will continue to focus on specializing in individual and small-group natural and human history and soft adventure tours to national parks and protected areas while having the infrastructure available to cater to large groups and conventions.

Various tours, descriptions, itineraries and rates for a few of the tours are now available from More will be added within the next week.