Argentina FAQ

We have answered the most frequently asked questions about Argentina below.  However, if you have any other questions, please feel free to call us Toll Free at 1-888-268-9753 or email us at info@savacations.com.  See all of our Argentina Tours.

The best time to travel to Buenos Aires is in spring (September to November) and fall (March to May), as the summer can be hot and humid. Iguazu Falls has a tropical climate and can be visited year-round. For Bariloche and the Lake District, Mendoza, and Cordoba, the best time is the fall, when temperatures are more comfortable and these destinations are less crowded. For Patagonia, the best time is October to March, when the weather is warmer, and more tourist attractions can be visited. For skiing, the season runs from June to October.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website provides recommended and/or required vaccinations for each country.  For Argentina, it recommends that you should be up-to-date with routine vaccines such as measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and that you get your yearly flu shot.  It also recommends that you get vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Typhoid, and Hepatitis B, depending upon your travel plans.  Since rabies can be found in bats and other mammals in Argentina, rabies vaccine is recommended if you will be involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put you at risk for animal bites, such as adventure travel and caving.  It recommends yellow fever vaccination if you are traveling to the northern and northeastern forested areas of Argentina bordering Paraguay and Brazil, and for travelers visiting Iguazu Falls.  You should see a health-care provider at least 4-6 weeks before your trip to allow time for your vaccines to take effect.

U.S., Australian, Canadian, and EU citizens require a valid passport (for the duration of your visit) and return ticket for stays of up to 90 days. Australian and Canadian citizens are required to pay a reciprocity fee of $100 and $75 respectively (subject to change without notice due to currency fluctuations or other reasons) online, and must show proof of payment prior to arrival. The reciprocity fee for U.S. citizens has been suspended until further notice. For citizens of Australia, this fee covers unlimited entries to Argentina for 10 years, while citizens of Canada are charged the fee every time they enter the country (or $150 for multiple visits within five years). The fee can be paid online at ProvinciaNet.com.ar. You will need to register in order to make the payment. Citizens of other countries are advised to contact the embassy of Argentina in their country before traveling.

Voltage: 220 V; Frequency: 50 HZ; Plugs: Type C (European 2-pin), and Type I (two flat oblique blades that form an inverted V and a grounding blade).

The international departure tax for Argentina is $28.00 per passenger. but it is now included in the cost of your airfare.


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