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In this page: Passport and Visa Requirements | Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs | Health Precautions | Safety Conditions


Passport and Visa Requirements

Passport and Visa Service
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Religion
Immigration Office
List of Argentine Embassies Abroad
For Further Information
Contact the Embassy
Contact the Embassy in Spain.
Check IATA Travel Website for visa requirements and health advices.

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Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs

Taxation On Persons
400 units
2 bottles
2 bottles
Foreign Currency
No restrictions
Obligatory Declaration of Foreign Currency
Over 10,000 USD
Local Currency
No restrictions
Obligatory Declaration of Local Currency
Over 10,000 USD
How to Refund Consumption Tax
When you go through Customs, present your VAT refund documents. You should ask the shopkeeper for them directly when you make your purchase.
Other Requirements
Transporting liquids in hand baggage is regulated.

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Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
It is recommended that everyone 16 years of age and older should get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before travel and present, if necessary, evidence of COVID-19 vaccination at the border. The updated information on all health entry requirements as well as on routine and recommended vaccines for Argentina are provided on the dedicated pages on TravelHealthPro and CDC websites.
While there are no official requirements for vaccination, the following are strongly recommended: tetanus, diphtheria, typhoid fever, chickenpox, influenza, measles, rabies, hepatitis A and B, meningococcal disease and poliomyelitis. In Formosa Province and designated areas of Chaco, Jujuy, and Salta Provinces, vaccination against yellow fever is advised. The risk of P. vivax (a malaria parasite) is low and limited to rural areas along the borders with Bolivia and Paraguay. If travelling in an affected area —including the plains of Salta, Jujuy, Corrientes and Misiones —  the recommended means of prevention is CHL (chloroquine). Some travellers may wish to take precautions against travellers diarrhoea by avoiding high risk foods (undercooked meat, fish and poultry, prepared dishes eaten cold, and raw fruits and vegetables). It is recommended to only drink filtered or boiled water. If involved in an accident, an injured person is automatically taken to the emergency department of a public hospital. However, the first aid administered is basic and it is the responsibility of the injured person to be transferred to a private clinic.
For Further Information
World Health Organisation: Argentina Country Profile
Travel Health Advice
The Spanish government up-to-date travel health advice on health entry requirements, including routine and recommended vaccines while travelling abroad can be verified at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation dedicated website.

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Safety Conditions

The lack of safety which also affects tourists in the city of Buenos Aires has become such that it is more than ever recommended that foreign tourists be very careful in airports, railway stations, hotels and restaurants and that they keep a particularly close eye on their baggage in these places. Some 'express' kidnappings have been reported. The victims are quickly released after a ransom has been paid or after they have been forced to withdraw money from an ATM.
Terrorist Risk
Low risk
Risk of Natural Disaster
No risk
For Further Information
Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Advice to Travellers to Argentina
U.S. State Department: Argentina Country Information

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