Argentina issued a 90 day suspension on the reciprocity payment that began on March 24, 2016. This meant that American citizens could enter Argentina as tourists or on short-term business without paying the $160 entry fee (reciprocity fee). This freebie will remain in effect indefinitely as DNM contacts have stated the reciprocity fee for US citizens will not be reinstated.
Executive order issued by President Mauricio Macri has officially terminated the $160 visa fee for US citizens.
However, the DNM website has added a new nation that requires the visa fee to be paid. China. Citizens from The People’s Republic of China must now pay a tourism fee in order to visit Argentina. The fee is $50 USD and the visa lasts for 3 months. Once the fee is paid, the applicant will receive the proof of payment in the form of a document with a barcode.
Argentina visa for Chinese citizens is available online and must be paid prior to their travels.