Visa for Argentina

Why do I have to discover from a blog post that each US traveler must pay a visa fee AND have a paper proof of the fee or NOT be allowed to enter Argentina?
Did tauck forget to tell us?


  • It is listed under the "Before You Go" section describing the trip. Here is what they have given us. Just a suggestion, but you should probably go to the page describing the entire tour and make sure you get all of the information. It will probably be in your paperwork sent once you have paid your final payment. Anyway, below is the section on this website in the information given for the tour.

    If you are a U.S. citizen traveling internationally, you will need a passport valid for six months beyond the completion of your Tauck journey for entry into Antarctica and Argentina. A visa is not currently required for either country.
    U.S. citizens are required to pay a reciprocity tax in order to enter Argentina. (This tax will allow you to re-enter Argentina for a period of up to ten years, or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.) The fee is USD $160 (as of August 2012) per person for U.S. citizens.
    Beginning December 29, 2012 at Buenos Aires' Ezeiza International Airport and November 1, 2012 at Buenos Aires' Jorge Newberry Airport, the reciprocity fee MUST be paid in advance online with a credit card at the following website address:
    Please Note: YOU MUST BRING YOUR ELECTRONIC RECEIPT FROM THIS TRANSACTION WITH YOU. Without this proof of payment you may be denied boarding of your international flight and WILL be denied entry into Argentina. You will instead be forced to fly back to your point of departure.
    A reciprocity tax applies to any citizen of a country that charges Argentinean citizens a fee to obtain a visa. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with the Argentinean Embassy or Consulate regarding any applicable fee.
    If you are a citizen of another country traveling internationally, you should contact a consulate or embassy of Antarctica and Argentina to determine what travel documentation is required.

    Please note that longer stays abroad for any purpose may require additional travel documentation.

    You will be issued a boarding card, which you must present before embarking the ship in each port. This security measure also ensures that only guests of the ship are permitted onboard.

    We recommend that you make at least two photocopies of all the travel documents that you bring with you. Include copies of the photo page of your passport that contains the date of issuance, the date of expiration and your citizenship, as well as both sides of your driver’s license. Secure one set of copies in the safe in your room while traveling and leave one set behind with someone at home who will assist you in the event your documents are misplaced, lost or stolen.
    Note: For activities marked with an asterisk (*) in day-by-day descriptions, participation is at your own risk; a signed liability waiver will be required.
  • edited December 2014
    Tauck goes into some length on the reciprocity fee in the "Before You Go" section of the Antarctica trip webpage here.

    Ooops, ndvb beat me out. :)
  • AlanS wrote:
    Tauck goes into some length on the reciprocity fee in the "Before You Go" section of the Antarctica trip webpage here.

    Ooops, ndvb beat me out. :)

    Me, too! :))
  • You guys have to learn how to type faster!!!!!!!
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