Argentina Travel Advice

This is the Argentina Travel Advice for you. I wrote the Argentina review below for British travellers. The country is a diverse and welcoming country with a generally open society. Discrimination based on sexual orientation is rare, and same-sex marriage is legal. However, the government plans legal action against oil and gas companies operating in the Falkland Islands. Travelers should avoid illegal drugs, as possession can result in severe penalties, including lengthy prison sentences.

Argentina Travel Advice

Likewise adventure enthusiasts should ensure safety measures are in place and verify insurance coverage for activities like paragliding and off-road driving. Altitude sickness is a concern in some regions. Road travel requires an International Driving Permit, and caution is advised, especially in Misiones province near the Paraguay and Brazil borders due to smuggling activities.

Taxis should be booked in advance or hailed from reputable providers. Flight reliability can be inconsistent, and disruptions to sea travel by activist groups against certain shipping have occurred. In emergencies, contact the appropriate services: Ambulance (107), Fire (100), Police (911 or 101).

Entry requirements

The requirements for visiting the country of  Argentina vary based on your citizenship and travel purpose. As a British citizen traveling from the UK, you are advised to ensure compliance with Argentina’s entry regulations. If uncertain, contacting Argentina’s embassy or consulate in the UK is recommended. Likewise you will note that travelling to Argentina, there are currently no COVID-19 testing or vaccination mandates for incoming passengers.


You passport validity should align with the intended duration of stay for visitors to Argentina. Residents must ensure their passports are valid for entry. Likewise tourists on British passports who are visiting Argentina for up to 3 months typically do not require a visa. The only exception is for those traveling on emergency travel documents. In addition you will note that all or any extensions beyond the initial 90-day period may require consultation with the Argentine Migration Office.

Now I will tell you that for non-tourist purposes, such as business or study, travelers. You are best advised to contact the Consulate of the Argentine Republic in London regarding visa requirements.

Travelling with Children

Traveling with children in Argentina entails specific requirements, including written permission from non-accompanying parents for resident children aged 17 and under. Non-resident children in Argentina for over a year also require permission, obtainable from a notary public or the Argentine Migration Office.

For comprehensive information on permissions and requirements for children departing Argentina, travelers are advised to consult the Argentine Migration Office or their nearest Consulate of the Argentine Republic. See also the contact detaisl for the British Embassy in Argentina.


Customs regulations in Argentina are stringent. Likewise travelers to the country are advised to familiarize themselves with the guidelines outlined on the Argentinian government website. It’s essential to declare any items that may be restricted or subject to taxation or duty upon entry or exit. Regarding currency, travelers entering or leaving Argentina must not carry more than 10,000 US dollars or its equivalent in other currencies. Further details can be found on the Federal Administration of Public Income website. I also added the British travel advice on this website. Likewise there is also the updated Yemen Travel Advice.

Safety and Security

In terms of safety and security, terrorism remains a global threat, and travelers are urged to remain vigilant. UK Counter Terrorism Policing offers guidance on staying safe abroad and how to respond in the event of an attack.

While terrorist attacks in Argentina cannot be ruled out, travelers should also be aware of the political situation, particularly in areas such as Rosario, Province of Santa Fe, where increased organized crime has prompted additional security measures. Political demonstrations are relatively common, and travelers are advised to avoid participating and exercise caution in areas prone to unrest.

Crime is a concern in Argentina. Likewise theft and pickpocketing being prevalent, especially in crowded areas and public transport hubs. Travelers are advised to keep valuables secure, avoid displaying wealth, and be cautious when using ATMs or carrying out transactions.

Street crime and scams are also risks, with distraction techniques often employed by thieves. Tourists should remain vigilant, particularly in areas like Palermo, San Telmo, and La Boca in Buenos Aires, where street crime is more common.

Violent crime, including armed robberies, can occur in certain areas, and travelers should exercise caution, particularly outside designated tourist zones. Kidnappings and ‘express kidnappings’ are rare but have been reported.

Drinks and food spiking pose a risk, and travelers should be cautious about accepting drinks or food from strangers. Bringing unfamiliar individuals into accommodations can also be risky, as there have been reports of robberies and assaults after such encounters.


Illegal drug involvement in Argentina can lead to severe legal consequences, including lengthy prison sentences, so travelers are strongly advised to avoid any association with illegal drugs.

Argentine society is generally accepting and diverse, with minimal discrimination based on sexual orientation. Same-sex marriage is legal in Argentina, reflecting the country’s open attitude towards LGBT individuals. However, it’s wise for LGBT travelers to review specific advice before visiting.


For those engaging in outdoor or adventure activities, ensuring safety measures are in place, choosing reputable operators, and confirming adequate insurance coverage are crucial. Altitude sickness should also be considered in certain regions. Likewise also see the article I wrote a few years ago on the British Immigration 2013 as well.

Travel in Argentina 

Road travel in Argentina requires an International Driving Permit, and caution is advised due to varying adherence to speed limits and traffic signals. Crime targeting motorists, especially at traffic lights, is a concern, particularly in major cities.

Travelers should exercise caution when driving in the province of Misiones, near the borders with Paraguay and Brazil, as it is known for smuggling activities.

In terms of transportation, booking taxis in advance is recommended, and only utilizing “radio taxis” hailed from the street, marked with a visible logo. Flight reliability can be an issue, so checking flight statuses beforehand is advisable. Disruptions by activist groups against British-flagged shipping have been reported, so travelers responsible for vessels should consult local authorities beforehand.

In case of emergencies, contact the appropriate services:

Ambulance: Dial 107
Fire services: Dial 100
Police: Dial 911 or 101


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