There have been a few developments at home while I have been focussing on destinations , so here is a brief summary of the good and the bad.
Bad news – but not very! The Departure tax for Australia has been raised by $5 to $60. As this is part of the taxes you pay on your airfare or cruise fare, you probably won’t even notice it – at least I think that’s what the Government is hoping for!
Good news – the reciprocity fee of USD100 for entry into Argentina has been cancelled, so that is a saving for anyone travelling to South America and visiting Argentina.
More good news – As of 01 July Australian travellers no longer have to fill in the green Outgoing Passenger cards. That’s one less thing to do, and faster times through immigration. But just ensure all passport details are entered into every international booking to ensure all goes smoothly. No news yet on the incoming cards.