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Argentina Travel Fact File (January 2024)

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Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country in the southern half of South America. Argentina covers an area of 2,780,400 km², making it the second-largest country in South America after Brazil, the fourth-largest country in the Americas, and the eighth-largest country in the world.

Climate in Argentina

The majority of Argentina’s climate is subtropical The Patagonian provinces: Neuquén, Río Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego, experience low rainfall, except in the strip adjacent to the Andes Mountains as well as in the southern end of the provinces of Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego.

Time Difference in Argentina

Argentina is 3 hours behind of the UK

Language in Argentina

Spanish – Official language.

Commonly Used Words in Argentina

Hello = Hola

Goodbye = Adios

Thank you = Gracias

Please = Por favor

Yes = Si

No = No

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Which Plug Do I Need in Argentina?

For Argentina there are two associated plug types, types C and I. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type I is the plug which has three flat pins in a triangular pattern.

What is The Local Currency in Argentina?

Argentine Pesos – £100 in Argentine Pesos is 102,803.18 ARS (as of January 2024)

What Credit Cards Can I Use in Argentina?

You can use any MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover card in Argentina, although American Express and Discover are less widely accepted.

Tipping in Argentina

Tips are not included in the overall price of our treks and adventure trips, but most trekkers do tip their guides, porters, and cooks on the penultimate or final day of the trip. Tipping is a universal custom in adventure travel, but is not obligatory, so you should never feel forced into it, but it is a tradition on the trail. Tipping policies can be found through the Vamoos app for each individual trip.

Approximate Food & Drink Prices in Argentina (January 2024)

Coke/Pepsi 892.72 ARS

Water 681.72 ARS

Coffee 1233.58 ARS

Beer 2,028.92 ARS

Inexpensive Meal 5,421.27 ARS

Passport Validity for Argentina

If you are visiting Argentina, your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. If you are a resident in Argentina, your passport must be valid for entry.

COVID-19 Requirements for Argentina? (January 2024)

There are no COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements for passengers entering Argentina.

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Vaccination requirements for Argentina (other than COVID-19)

At least 8 weeks before your trip, check the vaccinations and vaccination certificates you may need on TravelHealthPro’s Argentina guide.

Do I Need a Visa for Argentina? (January 2024)

You don’t need a visa to enter or travel through Argentina as a tourist for up to 3 months, unless you’re travelling on an emergency travel document.

You can get proof of your last entry or exit from Argentina from the Argentine Migration Office website. If you wish to extend your stay for another 90-day period, get advice from the Argentine Migration Office before your current stay ends.

If you’re travelling to Argentina for any purpose other than tourism, contact the Consulate of the Argentine Republic in London.

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