We arrived this morning in Ezeiza, and I noticed the following novelties:
- We were not given any AFIP form (neither onboard nor before the scanners)
- The immigration check was 100% automated for Argentine nationals. Very fast and straightforward, on the same style as done in Europe. You place the passport onto the machine, access an enclosed passage, look at the webcam with no glasses on, and are given the go ahead.
- After we collected our bags at the carousel, we went through the line 'Nothing to declare', only to find about 6 scanners and 6 lines: a lady was sitting in front of the dreaded AFIP button. If you had the face of an Argentinian, she hit the button, which inevitably gave red, and said, in Spanish, 'Fila 4'. Since we looked like foreigners, she said, in English, 'Line 5' and did not push any button.
It all worked out well for us. Though we had nothing to fear, the system looked pretty ridiculous. We even had a patch with the Argentinian flag on the back of our backpack, but luckily we approached the AFIP lady with the backpack on our shoulders.