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Argentina reinstates visa for Haitian citizens

Argentina says it will reinstate a tourist visa for Haitian nationals at the end of this month after indicating that nationals from Haiti had abused a system that had gone into effect earlier this year.

Argentina’s Ambassador to Haiti, Pedro Cornelo Von Eyken, confirmed that the National Directorate of Migration had taken the decision to reinstate the tourist visa for Haitian citizens.

In January, the Argentinian Embassy here had estimated that there were 60,000 Haitians in the South American country, the majority of whom were students.

“Haitians do not need a visa to visit Argentina as tourists for a stay of up to three months,” the diplomat said.

Under the agreement, Haitian tourists had to have valid travel documents, a hotel reservation or a letter of accommodation and enough money for a stay not exceeding 90 days.

For their part, students got a student visa that also allowed them to work during their studies.

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