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The following nationals DO require a visa for Argentina: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea North, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Papau New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor Oriental, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Somoa, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
ARGENTINA TRANSIT VISAS:
Argentina transit visas are required by all of the above and those continuing their journey to a third country by the same or first connecting aircraft within 6 hours, provided holding confirmed reservations for onward/return travel & documentation (except refugees & stateless persons)
Although there are no compulsory immunisations it is recommended that travellers making 3 or more visits per year, stays of more than 3 months in a rural area, high-risk occupational groups & backpackers staying more than 1 monthimmunisations for Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, TB, Tetanus & Typhoid.
Argentina has varied climatic regions. In the north, temperatures & humidity are high during the summer months (Nov-Mar) with rain throughout the year. Buenos Aires, other central regions & the Pampas to the east have warm but wet summers & mild winters. The climate is sunnier & drier further west & to the south. This area includes the northern Andes which is very barren as little rain or snow falls even on higher slopes. When it rains it tends to be during the summer months which are hot & sunny. Southern Argentina or Patagonia is a mainly dry area with cooler temperatures, especially in the far south which has brisk summers & long cold winters with a great deal of snow & frost, although temperatures are not usually intolerably low.
FURTHER INFORMATION FOR ARGENTINA:
Location of Argentina: South America
Local Time in Argentina: GMT -3 (Areas observing DST); San Luis Province:GMT -3 Argentina: GMT-3
Capital City of Argentina: Buenos Aires
Language(s) spoken in Argentina: Spanish, English, Italian
Dialling Code in Argentina: 54
Emergency numbers in Argentina: Police: 101. Fire: 100 (Buenos Aires). Ambulance: 107
Driving in Argentina: Driving is on the right. International Driving Permit required
Electricity in Argentina: 220V AC 50Hz
Currency in Argentina: Argentine Peso (ARS 1 = 100 Centavos)
Notes: ARS: 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100
Coins: ARS: 1. Centavos: 1, 5, 10, 25, 50
Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques in Argentina: Credit cards are accepted but travellers cheques can be difficult to exchange in smaller towns
Opening Hours in Argentina:
Bank: 1000-1500 Mon-Fri
Office: 0900-1900 Mon-Fri
Shops: 0900-1900 Mon-Fri
Argentina Hints: Business is conducted in Spanish. Many executives speak a second language. Smoking is generally accepted but prohibited in many public places. In conversation avoid politics. On social occasions, eg invitations to restaurants or houses, be punctual and dress as for business meetings unless otherwise indicated
Tipping in Argentina: 10% in restaurants
Import Allowances for Argentina: Travellers coming from Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay or Uruguay, or residents returning to Argentina after less than one year's stay in these countries, may import the following quantities of these goods:
200 cigarettes and 25 cigars.
1l of alcohol.
1 bottle of perfume.
USD 300 in gifts
Travellers under 18 may import half these totals
Travellers coming from countries other than those listed above, or residents returning to Argentina after less than one year's stay in countries other than those above, may import the following quantities of these:
400 cigarettes and 50 cigars
2l of alcohol.
2 bottles of perfume
USD 300 in gifts
Travellers under 18 may import half these total
Prohibited/Restricted in Argentina: Meat or meat products from any animal species (incl sausage, cold cuts, ham) dairy products or dairy bi-products, bee products (honey,wax, etc), fresh fruits and vegetables; flowers, fruit bearing plants, ornamental plants or parts of tree, bulbs, seeds, rhizomes, buds etc, insects, bacteria, fungi, viruses or any other micro-organisms for research or other uses, soil, animal feed
Airports in Argentina:
Bariloche International (BRC)
Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini (EZE)
Iguazu Cataratas (IGR)
Embassy of Argentina
65 Brook Street
London, W1K 4AH
tel: +44 20 7318 1300
fax: +44 20 7318 1301
hours: 0900-1700 (Mon-Fri)
Consulate General of Argentina
27 Three Kings Yard
London, W1K 4DF
tel: +44 20 7318 1340
fax: +44 20 7318 1349
hours: 0930-1400 (Mon-Fri)