It applies to natives of countries that require visas to travelers from Argentina. There will be collection boxes enabled the airport of Ezeiza. Payment must be made in U.S. dollars or Argentine pesos.

A rate of reciprocity to foreign countries that require native visa Argentine travelers begin to be charged today in the Ezeiza International Airport.

The Ministry of Interior, through the National Directorate of Migration (DNM), apply the measure to those who enter the country for tourism or business from nations that, in turn, require payment of a visa to enter the Argentine they.

Minister Florencio Randazzo said that "the amount of the fee paid is equivalent to the Argentines for the application for visas to travel to these countries, and the effect is similar to that granted them.

"Argentina will not seek a visa but only charged a fee, as do Brazil and Chile with foreign countries requesting visas for its citizens," the minister said in a statement.

Randazzo said that in the case of Argentina, "the proceeds of this fee will modernize border crossings and immigration control activity of entrants to Argentina via air, land, sea and river.

"We will advance the computerization of all borders, upgrade equipment and meet international standards and guidelines related to biometrics," he added. Randazzo explained that the fee shall be paid by foreigners at the time of entry into Argentina and as a first step be implemented only in the Ezeiza airport, where there will be collection boxes enabled.

The payment, as provided by Decree 1654/2008, shall be made in U.S. dollars or pesos according to daily exchange rate, cash, credit card or traveler's checks.