Argentina Visa Guide and Travel Medical Insurance

Located in Southern South America, Argentina is a tropical country with lots to do and see. The cities are full of stimulating museums, stunning glaciers, delicious cuisine, and great adventure opportunities. There’s a lot to get excited about when organizing your visit; to fully enjoy your adventure, make sure you give yourself peace of mind and organize your travel insurance policy as soon as possible, so you can kick back, relax and enjoy your vacation knowing that you have got all your bases covered.
Aside from finding the right cover for you, here are some other important travel tips to be aware of before you set off on your adventure:

Visa Information for Argentina

Do I Need a Visa to Visit Argentina?


U.S. Citizens traveling to Argentina do not need a Visa. However, your U.S. passport should be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival.

Health and Medical Advice

Before jetting off on your travels, you should check for any health risks, required vaccinations and any epidemic breakouts occurring in Argentina. It’s also a good idea to find out where the nearest hospital is in case of an emergency.

Do I Need to be Vaccinated When Travelling to Argentina?

There are no obligatory vaccination shots for travelling to Argentina, but we would highly recommend that you get protected against Typhoid, Hepatitis A and B and Rabies as well as getting your routine vaccinations updated. The standard vaccines are:

-    MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
-    Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis
-    Influenza
-    Polio
-    Chickenpox

Book an appointment with your local practitioner or find your local Passport health clinic. You should book an appointment, at the latest, four to six weeks before your trip, giving enough time for the vaccinations to take effect.

Emergency Contact Information in Argentina

No one ever wants to have to call the emergency services whilst they’re on vacation, but unfortunately, accidents happen and it’s important to be prepared for when they do.

General emergency number: 911
Police emergency number: 101
Fire brigade emergency number: 100

Argentina Local Laws and Customs

•    Drugs of any kind are illegal in Argentina, possessing even small amounts can lead to a lengthy prison sentence.

Safety and Security

  • Street crime is an issue in Buenos Aires, Rosario and Mendoza – be aware of your surroundings and look out for pickpockets, con-artists and purse-snatchers in popular public areas.
  • Don’t leave baggage on overheard storage in buses and be careful at stations like Retiro and Mendoza bus stations – these are areas are subject to frequent luggage robberies.

U.S. Embassy

American Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Avda. Colombia 4300
C1425GMN, Buenos Aires
Telephone: (+54) 11 5777 4533
Fax: (+54) 11 5777 4240

Useful Tips for Argentina

Official Languages: Spanish

Currency: Argentine Peso 
Before your trip make sure to exchange enough Argentine Peso for your spending requirements and to get the best exchange rates.

Plug Sockets: Types C and I
Argentina uses Types C and I plug sockets. The standard voltage and frequency is 220V and 50 Hz. We would recommend that you buy a plug adapter if you don’t have one already.

You can determine if you need a converter or a transformer by looking at the appliance rating plate. A dual voltage rated appliance will display for example ‘INPUT: 110-240 V’ on the appliance body. In this case, you wouldn’t need a converter or transformer.


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