Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Argentina are available from the NHS website
For up to date information around safety and security in Argentina read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Argentina.
Argentina springtime (October to mid-December) and autumn (April to mid-June) are considered to be the best times to visit 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.
The official currency of Argentina is the Argentine peso.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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Stay informed before during and after your trip to Argentina with this Argentina Guidebook .