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.