Argentina to waive ‘reciprocity fee’ for Australian visitors

30 Jun 17



What is the change? Argentina has announced that it will waive the reciprocity fee for Australian visitors beginning July 1.

What does the change mean? Australian nationals, who are already visa-waived, will no longer need to pay the US$100 fee before travel, as is currently required.  

  • Implementation time frame: July 1.
  • Visas/permits affected: Reciprocity fee.
  • Who is affected: Australian nationals traveling for business or tourism to Argentina.
  • Business impact: Removal of the fee reduces the cost of travel for Australian business visitors.

Background: In 2008, Argentina began imposing a “reciprocity fee” on certain nationalities, including Americans, Australians and Canadians, whose countries charge visa fees for Argentinian nationals. However, Argentinian authorities suspended the fees for Americans in 2016, and has now announced the same policy for Australian travelers.

BAL Analysis: The removal of the fee will lower the cost of business and leisure travel to Argentina for Australian visitors.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Argentina. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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