Visa Requirements: Make sure you meet them before you travel abroad!

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    US Passport Book (Courtesy: US State Department) While speaking to my mom yesterday, she told me a story of how her attorney, and his family, traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina last week. Twice… My mom’s attorney and his family wanted to spend a week in Argentina during winter break. My mom’s attorney has a Spanish passport so he did not need a visa to visit. However, his wife and kids are U.S. Citizens and therefore, traveled with a US issued passport. Upon arrival, they were shocked that they were denied entry to Argentina because they did not have a valid visa. Immediately, they assumed the usual “I’m an American, I can travel anywhere in the world without a US passport.” WRONG! Little did they know that Argentina has a visa reciprocity fee of $160. They would have known this if they checked the State Department’s travel website. Left with no options, they booked a new flight back to Miami, FL where they had to apply for an Argentinian tourist visa via the internet and then fly back to EZE. They could not do it at the airport at EZE because the WiFi was down. Here is my advice: It is [...] The post Visa Requirements: Make sure you meet them before you travel abroad! appeared first on The Winglet.

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