Argentina Entry Requirements and Reciprocity Fee, How to pay and FAQ’s

Disclosure: Please note that this post is for general information purposes only and each traveler is encouraged to obtain information directly from his/her closest Argentine consulate for up to the minute travel information and requirements as they frequently change! The Argentina Reciprocity Fee is currently suspended and not required for Americans, Canadians and Australians. 

Is a visa required to enter Argentina?  Currently  Americans, Canadians, Australians do NOT require a visa to enter Argentina.    E.U. Citizens, as well as citizens from Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, and Japan, do NOT require a visa while citizens of certain countries such as India and U.A.E  DO require a visa prior to travel. For current entry requirements for other countries not listed, please refer to your closest consulate of Argentina for information. This is a list of countries that DO NOT require visas to enter Argentina.

What is a “Reciprocity Fee?  The Argentina Reciprocity Fee also known as a “tourism tax” is a tax formerly charged to American,  Canadian, and Australian citizens to enter Argentina.

When do I pay the Reciprocity Fee, upon arrival? All passengers must PREPAY the fee online and CANNOT pay the fee upon arrival as it was done up to recently.

How much is the Argentina Reciprocity Fee?  The Argentine reciprocity fee is currently…..

* For Americans –  WAIVED as of March 2016

* For Australians – Waived as of July 2017

* For Canadians – *** Effective January 1st, 2018, Canadians no longer need to pay the Reciprocity Fee****

If I am visiting Argentina but only for Iguazu Falls/Puerto Iguazu by Land, do I have to pay the fee?

At the moment the Argentina Reciprocity fee has been suspended. Just keep in mind that if you need a visa to enter Brazil or Argentina, you will be asked to show your visa when you cross the border between each country.

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding entry into Argentina or the reciprocity fee, please contact your closest consulate of Argentina or ask your TGW rep for more information!

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