Argentina Ends US Reciprocity Fee Payment

Wow! Obama and Macri must have really gotten along when they met today as news just came out that Argentina will no longer require US passport holders to pay the USD $160 reciprocity fee to visit Argentina. That’s right – as of March 24, 2016, US visitors to Argentina no longer have to pay the … Read more

Negative Miles and Points Changes for Argentina

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that I’m a big miles and points junkie. I regularly use miles and points to reduce the cost of┬átraveling internationally with a family of four. Of course, good things don’t last and there are two major negative changes coming to redeeming miles on American Airlines … Read more

How Much Money Can You Bring to Argentina?

Now that most tourists and expats know about the dollar blue, the question that often arises is “How much money can I bring into Argentina legally?” It’s pretty simple actually: For those age 16 and older, you can legally enter the country with up to $10,000 United States dollars For those under 16, you can … Read more

Summer Travel and Another App-O-Rama

As we plan our escape from the upcoming Buenos Aires winter, miles and points once again come to the rescue of our family! Now that my son is 18 months old, it’s time for him to have his own seat on the plane. (Yes, he can fly as a lap child until 2 years old, … Read more

Argentina Doubles Fee for Overstaying Tourist Visa

As of March 1, 2015, Argentina has doubled the fee for overstaying your tourist visa for non-Mercosur residents from $300 pesos to $600 pesos. This also applies to extending your tourist visa by 90-days. Considering that it was last changed almost 6 years ago, this was long overdue, and with the rate of inflation here, … Read more

Getting My Argentine Wife a US Credit Card… While Living in Argentina

As I’ve often written about on this blog, I┬ádo as much as I can to earn miles and points so that our family can travel for as close to free as possible. Most often, this takes the form of earning large signup points bonuses for new credit cards. In fact, I’m now up to about … Read more

Lost Argentina Reciprocity Fee Receipt

UPDATE: As of March 24, 2016, the reciprocity fee is no longer required for US passport holders. This fee still applies for Canadians and Australians. I recently had some blog readers who paid their Argentina entrance fee but then lost the copy of their receipt! They asked what they could do about it and luckily … Read more