Argentina Annuls Entry Fee

Iguazu Falls. (Photo credit: Marnella Tours)
Iguazu Falls. (Photo credit: Marnella Tours)

“Welcome to Argentina” has gone from a whisper to a shout, according to Marnella Tours. The Argentinian government advises in a press release that “in order to strengthen the relationship between Argentina and the United States, the Argentine government has resolved to suspend the collection of the reciprocity fee from U.S. passport holders who visit the country for less than 90 days.”

This applies to clients who may be booked on or considering Marnella’s 9-day Argentina Triangle package, spending three nights in Buenos Aires, two nights in Iguazu Falls and three nights in El Calafate in Patagonia. The price starts at $1,365 pp dbl.

Clients booking for immediate travel may be in time to step across the border to also visit the entry-free Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls; Brazil has temporarily suspended its tourist visa requirements during the full run of the Summer Olympics.

Come to think of it, Paraguay forms the third point on the meeting of the waters at the Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; however, while Paraguay doesn’t command an equally grand viewpoint, the nation gets credit for the name Iguazu, a word in the local Guarani language meaning “big falls.” For program details and additional travel choices to Argentina and beyond, contact Marnella Tours at (866) 993-0033 or