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Argentina Travel Information

According to topb2bwebsites, Argentina (English/Spanish: Argentina) is a country in South America that has been independent from Spain since 1816. Argentina borders Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Chile. In addition, the eastern part of Tierra del Fuego and part of Antarctica are also part of Argentina. The capital of Argentina is Buenos Aires, which is also the largest city in the country. Some major cities in Argentina are: Córdoba, Rosario, Mendoza, Tucumán, La Plata, Mar De Plata, Salta and Sante Fe.

Argentina is best known for its tango. A dance style that originated in Argentina. Argentina is also known for its beef which is larger and more tender than anywhere else in the world. Football is also one of Argentina’s motivations. There are many good footballers from Argentina, such as Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi. In terms of nature, Argentina has a long coastline with sandy beaches in some places. The waters off the coast of Argentina are home to many special animal species, such as: whales, sea lions, seals, penguins and elephant seals. Inland you will find many mountain areas and rainforests. The country has 32 National Parks. The country is also known as a winter sports destination. From July to October you can enjoy winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding. You can also view glaciers. We also know Argentina from Evita, Princess Máxima and the beautiful waterfalls of Iguazu. See animalerts for overview of South America, covering list of all countries in the continent.

Provinces of Argentina:
Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chaco, Chubut, Córdoba, Corrientes, Entre Ríos, Formosa, Jujuy, La Pampa, La Rioja, Mendoza, Misiones, Neuquén, Río Negro, Salta, San Juan, San Luis, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero, Tierra del Fuego, Tucumán and the independent city of Buenos Aires.

Where is Argentina?

Travel information of Argentina

Official name: Argentine Republic
Continent: South America
Area: 2,780,400 km²
Capital: Buenos Aires
Country code: AR, ARG
Population: 45,479,118 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 6,960 m (Aconcagua)
Distance (Amsterdam – Buenos Aires): 11,434 km
Flight time: approximately 14 hours

Travel advice
Current status: Attention, safety risks.
Current color code: Yellow.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place in Argentina that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Argentina, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Argentina. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Argentina?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Argentina at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Due to the size of Argentina, the country has many climates. In addition, the winter and summer months are opposite to those in the Netherlands. In the capital Buenos Aires, the maximum temperature during the warmest months is about 28°C. Winters are mild with temperatures around 10°C.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Argentina can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Argentina can be found at Climate info.

Best time
April, May, September, October and November are the best months to travel to northern and central Argentina. You avoid the hottest period and mass tourism. January, February and December are the best months to travel to southern Argentina. In these months you avoid the coldest months.

Spanish is the official language in Argentina. In addition, Guaraní and Quechua are spoken on a small scale.
Would you like to translate from or into Spanish for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid passport.
A visa is not necessary if you stay in Argentina for less than 3 months.
You must pay a departure tax of approximately 15 euros per person upon departure from Argentina.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Argentina:
Dutch consulates in Argentina:
Argentine Embassy in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting Argentina it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Malaria occurs in the Argentinian provinces of Misiones and Salta. Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.

Money and Currency
In Argentina, payments are made with the Argentine peso (ARS).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Argentina can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
Prices in Argentina are much lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -24% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (36% cheaper), food (18% cheaper), imported beer in catering (12% cheaper), cigarettes (54% cheaper) and public transport (85% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Argentina it is customary to tip. Good service is about 10% tip.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 5 hours earlier in Argentina.
During our winter time it is 4 hours earlier in Argentina.
Argentina has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Argentina can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
In Argentina you must drive on the right.
To drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Argentina you must have an international driver’s license. The international driver’s license is available at an ANWB shop.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Argentina.

In Argentina you need a power plug adapter.
More information about common plugs and sockets in Argentina can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 101
– Fire brigade: 100
– Ambulance: 107
In many places the international 911 number can also be used.

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Argentina can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Argentina can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Argentina end
Argentina official website:

The country code (international access code) to call someone in Argentina is 0054 or +54.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Argentina? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Argentina Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Argentina.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Argentina.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Argentina.

Public holidays
An overview of all public holidays in Argentina can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Argentina, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Argentina?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Argentina. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Argentina can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Argentina can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Places of interest
A number of well-known and much-visited places of interest in Argentina are as follows:
– Iguazu Falls waterfalls
– Los Glaciares National Park
– Cerro Colorado nature reserve
– Cafayate vineyards
– Yacoraite rock formation
– Salinas Grandes salt flats
– Patagonia Peninsula
– Mocona Falls waterfalls
– La Recoleta Cemetery
– Presidential Palace Casa Rosada

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Argentina? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, food, money and perfume. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that is not allowed to be imported and/or exported to Argentina.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Argentina, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Argentina, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Studying and internship
Are you considering a study, internship or gap year in Argentina? You are by no means the only one and certainly not the first. To help you on your way, Nuffic (the Dutch organization for internationalization in education) has set up the website. On this website you will find all the information that can help you on your way, such as admission requirements, forms of education, housing, scholarship, internships, health insurance, study costs and of course experiences.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Argentina.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum allowed alcohol content is 0.5 for cars and 0.2 for motorcycles.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 16.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Virtually every village in Argentina has a well-maintained church?
…The volcano Ojos del Salado is the largest active volcano in the world?
…Argentina is one of the largest wine producers in the world?
…Argentina was the first country to use fingerprints as identification?
…Argentina celebrates friends’ day every year on July 20?
…In Argentina the oldest dinosaur bones have been found?

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