Argentinian government suspends reciprocity fee for US travellers after Obama's visit

The government of Argentina has suspended its mandatory US$160 reciprocity fee for United States passport holders until further notice.

Argentina flag.

Argentinian flag. Image by Franco Folini / CC BY-SA 2.0

The measure comes after a series of agreements reached between the two countries during President Barack Obama's visit this week. The fee was created in 2008 during the Fernández de Kirchner administration and targeted travellers from countries that required Argentinians to pay a visa fee. Argentinian President Mauricio Macri's administration said it is in negotiations with the US to get Argentina back on the Visa Waiver Program, which allows Argentinian citizens to travel visa-free to the US.

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