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Argentina to Eliminate Reciprocity Rate of US Tourists

Destination & Tourism | Aerolineas Argentinas | August 24, 2016

Argentina to Eliminate Reciprocity Rate of US Tourists

PHOTO: Buenos Aires, Argentina. (photo courtesy of Thinkstock)

WHY IT RATES: The government of Argentina is rewriting its tourism lawbook and implementing promotional campaigns in order to woo American travelers — which can only add to the reasons the South American country is worth a visit. - Michael Isenbek, TravelPulse Senior Editor

By Decree 959/2016 published this Tuesday in the Official Gazette, the government of Argentina has eliminated the rate of reciprocity to citizens from the United States.

After Barack Obama’s visit last March, the suspension of charge for 90 days was applied and ratified this Tuesday to go into effect in 30 days.

The decision was signed by President Mauricio Macri, Chief of Staff Marcos Pena, and Interior Minister Rogelio Frigerio. The goal of this government in tourism related matters is to attract half a million Americans in 2019 and, in order to achieve this, we also have several promotional campaigns in place at subways and airports.

The reason for the removal of the collection rate of reciprocity is the need to “strengthen and boost tourism and trade bilateral relations with the United States, provide new mechanisms for the development of migration policy, and advance the integration and mobility of migrants...”

SOURCE: An Aerolineas Argentinas press release

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