IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? Argentina will waive the visa reciprocity fee for Canadians starting Jan. 1.

What does the change mean? Canadians will no longer need to pay the US$78 online fee before travel, as is currently required. Canadians remain visa-exempt for stays of up to 90 days in Argentina.

  • Implementation time frame: Jan. 1.
  • Visas/permits affected: Reciprocity fee.
  • Who is affected: Canadian nationals traveling for business or tourism to Argentina.

Background: In 2008, Argentina imposed reciprocity fees on travelers from Canada, the U.S. and Australia. Argentina removed the reciprocity fee for the U.S. in 2016 and for Australia this year.

BAL Analysis: The removal of the reciprocity fee will facilitate business travel and reduce costs for Canadian business travelers to Argentina.