US State Dept Travel Advisory
The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in Argentina. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws and special circumstances in this country.
US citizens should make sure their passport is valid at the date of their entering the country. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required as long as the stay is less than 90 days.
 (11) 5777-4533; US Embassy in Buenos Aires, Avenida Colombia 4300, (C1425GMN) Buenos Aires, Argentina; https://ar.usembassy.gov/; email@example.com
Local Emergency Phone
Ambulance: 101; Fire: 107; Police: 101
An International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever is required for travelers arriving from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission and for travelers having transited through the airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. See WHO recommendations.
mostly temperate; arid in southeast; subantarctic in southwest
Pesos (ARS); USD accepted
220 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, I
Spanish, Italian, English, German, French, Indigenous (Mapudungun, Quechua)
Roman Catholic 62.9%, Evangelical 15.3%
UTC-3 (2 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Opt for bottled water
International Driving Permit
Suggested; additionally, if you plan to drive in Argentina, you will need an Inter-American Driving Permit issued by the AAA
Road Driving Side
Buenos Aires; Mar Del Plata; Iguazú Falls; Bariloche (fishing, hiking, and skiing); Mendoza (vineyards, Cerro Aconcagua); Patagonia (includes Perito Moreno Glacier, Cerro Chaltén, Puerto Madryn and the Valdés Peninsula; Tierra del Fuego National Park; Qhapaq Nan/Andean Road System
Pato (mix between polo and basketball), soccer, rugby
Hitting the palm of the left hand with the right fist means “I don’t believe what you are saying” or “That’s stupid.”
Tipping is not required, but common for good service. Conventionally, 10% tips are appropriate at restaurants, and leaving the change is normal for taxi cabs. Tip hotel doormen the equivalent of $1 (USD) per bag, and hotel maids the equivalent of $2-3 (USD) a day. A 10-20% tip for tour guides is appropriate.
Leather goods, wine, alpaca wool clothing, mate gourds, gaucho knives/other traditional gaucho gear
Mate (a traditional Gaucho tea made from Yerba leaves); Asado (grilled meats); Empanadas (baked or fried stuffed pies); Milanesa (thin cut of meat, breaded, and pan fried); Dulce de leche (caramelized milk); Alfajores (traditional confection similar to macarons)
Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.
World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.
US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.
To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)
How to get help in an emergency?
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444
Page last updated: Tuesday, May 17, 2022