Argentina Travel Tips


Argentina Travel Tips

  • Consular Travel Visas - Most tourists do not need a visa to enter the country (The tourist visa maximum is 90 days).
  • The national currency of Argentina is the peso. The American dollar is easily accepted in all cities in the country. The most widely accepted credit cards are Visa and Mastercard.
  • Water: in general, the water is safe; however it would be wise to drink only bottled mineral water. When you leave the large cities and go to smaller towns, be careful. For your own safety, we recommend that you only drink bottled water. As in all countries, the hygiene and cleaning of food depends on the establishment you are in. In general, serious problems do not exist.
  • The buses are very comfortable and some offer food service as well. However, the tickets are expensive and the prices vary.
  • In Argentina, the tip varies from 10 to 15% of the total consumed.
  • The official language is Spanish.
  • Your clothes and shoes should be comfortable. We recommend that you take jackets especially if you are traveling to Patagonia.
  • Electricity is 220 volts, 50 Hz.
  • Regulations may be changed without prior notice, thus, it is a wise idea to visit a doctor before your trip. It is prudent, while in the Andes region, to periodically check your blood pressure.
  • Check with the Argentinean consulate closest to your area for visa and vaccination requirements.
  • It is not necessary to take any vaccinations or medical certificates to get into the country. However, if you plan on staying in the tropical forest or you will be staying for an extended period of time, it is recommended that you take medication to protect yourself against Malaria.
  • The great variety of climate allows you to visit Argentina at any time of the year. If you are interested in skiing, you should go during the winter season (June-August); if you would like to visit Patagonia, the best time of year would be in the summer (October - March).
  • Unfortunately, just as every modern city, Buenos Aires also has thieves looking out for unwary tourists. Be always on the alert, especially in the area of La Recoleta. In general, the city is safe however you should not take unnecessary risks.
  • Argentina has excellent flight connections from its international airport in Buenos Aires to many destinations around the world.
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