Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Argentina?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Argentina are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Argentina?

For up to date information around safety and security in Argentina read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Argentina.

Best time to visit Argentina?

Argentina springtime (October to mid-December) and autumn (April to mid-June) are considered to be the best times to visit Argentina.

Do I need a visa to enter Argentina?

You don't need a visa to enter Argentina as a tourist unless you're travelling on an Emergency Travel Document. On presentation of a valid British passport you will normally be granted a 90-day stay in the country.

What currency do i need in Argentina?

The official currency of Argentina is the Argentine peso.

While visiting Argentina

What wild animals live in Argentina?

Argentina is rich in animal species. The coast of Patagonia is home to elephant seals, fur seals, penguins, and sea lions. The waters off the Atlantic are home to sharks, orcas, dolphins, and salmon. In the north, there are many large cat species such as the cougar, jaguar, and the ocelot.

What is the traditional food in Argentina?

The national dish of Argentina is Asados (a variety of barbecued meat) grilled on a parillo (a large grill) that is packed with steaks; ribs; chorizo; mollejas (sweetbread), chinchulines (chitterlings) and morcilla (blood sausage).

What Languages are spoken in Argentina?

Although Argentina's official language is Spanish, Argentinian Spanish is different from the Spanish spoken in Spain. In some ways it sounds more like Italian than Spanish. There are also many other languages spoken in Argentina, including Italian, German, English and French.

How much do you tip in Argentina?

The currency in Argentina is the Argentine peso. Tipping in restaurants in Argentinian is never mandatory, but certainly desired. If you receive good service and want to leave something, 10% is usually more than enough.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Argentina?

Local Argentina travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Argentina Numbers?

  • Police: 101
  • Ambulance: 107
  • Fire: 100
  • Embassy: +54 11 4808-2200

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Argentina?

    The time difference is -3 hours

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for Argentina?

    Argentina Guidebook

    Best Argentina guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Argentina with this Argentina Guidebook .