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!
Is a visa required to enter Argentina ? Currently Americans, Canadians, Australians do NOT require a visa to enter Argentina but Canadians Americans and Australians formerly needed to prepay online what is known as a “reciprocity fee” to enter the country. 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. You may also click HERE for a list of countries with entry requirements per country for 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****
How do I pay the fee online? click HERE for a link to the website where you can pay the Argentine reciprocity fee online.
Below are the steps to follow in order to complete this procedure:
1) Enter the web site 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 traveler’s entry to the country registered.
Canadians/Australians click HERE for a downloadable PDF document showing these steps and screenshots on how to do this.
If I am visiting Argentina but only for Iguazu Falls/Puerto Iguazu by Land, do I have to pay the fee? Before 2013 the reciprocity fee was only being charged at the EZE (Ezeiza Buenos Aires International) and AEP (Aeroparque domestic BA) airports. Since 2013 and as of 2017 tt is now being charged for ANY CROSSING INTO ARGENTINA EVEN A SHORT TOUR OF THE FALLS! Since this fee has to be PREPAID ONLINE, please plan accordingly! If you do not wish to pay the fee and are going to be in the Falls area, we can also arrange for a tour of only the Brazilian side of the falls.
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!