The new fee is the result of a decree signed by the president of Argentina requiring a "reciprocity fee" from nationals of countries that charge Argentine citizens a visa fee. (Argentina does not require visas for business and tourism travel.) US citizens must now pay $131 to enter the country, while Australians pay $100 and Canadians $70. For Canadians, the fee must be paid each time the person enters Argentina. Americans are allowed multiple entries into Argentina for 10 years. Australians should also be allowed multiple entries. The policies precisely mirror the visa policies of Australia, Canada and the US respectively.
The fees may be paid in cash (Argentine pesos or US dollars) or by credit card or travelers checks. For more information, visit the web site for the Argentine Immigration Office (www.migraciones.gov.ar) or see the Warden's Message posted on the web site of the US Embassy and Consulate in Buenos Aires (http://argentina.usembassy.gov/warden_messages/airport-entry-fee--december-11-2009.html).