HC Deb 23 February 1978 vol 944 c805W
Mr. Monro

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will have early consultations with the Argentine Government concerning their decision to refuse entry visas to World Cup enthusiasts from Scotland unless they are in possession of match tickets before departure from the United Kingdom; if he will press on the Argentine Government a more flexible attitude; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Rowlands

The Argentine authorities have confirmed to us that they stand by the visa abolition agreement between the United Kingdom and the Argentine Republic, under which United Kingdom-born tourists can visit Argentina for a period of up to three months without visas.

In view of the possible scarcity of tickets, supporters would, however, be well advised to consider the cost of travelling.