Argentina health & safety

Medical services

Argentina health care and hospitals are generally of a high standard, especially in the main cities, but it can be expensive.  If you’re traveling into remote regions remember that there are fewer medical facilities available.

You should have travel insurance to cover any costs, as doctors will expect immediate cash payment, which can then be refunded by your insurance company.  In a medical emergency dial 107.

Argentina vaccinations

Before a trip to Argentina you should consider getting hepatitis A, typhoid and rabies vaccinations.  There is a low risk of Malaria and it is only found in certain regions.  There is a minimal risk of dengue fever so you should cover up at dusk and dawn, and always wear mosquito repellent.

Safety & security

You’ll find most visits to Argentina to be trouble-free.  Since the economic and political crisis of 2001 Argentina has recovered but there is still the odd period of social unrest so it’s best to avoid public gatherings and demonstrations.

As in any country pick pocketers operate, especially in the larger cities.  Avoid carrying large amounts of cash and be aware of your bags.  Take care at ATMs.  If you do have any trouble you can call the police on 101.

Argentina travel insurance

Don’t leave home without it!  Accidents happen – and they can happen in the strangest places at the strangest times, like while visiting Iguazu Falls or in an alley in Buenos Aires at 3 am.  Travel insurance can cover you for all sorts of mishaps during your travel, and even before you leave.  Did you know up to 25% of all insurance claims are due to cancellation of travel?

Check out the STA Travel insurance policies and get the one that is right for you.

*The Small Print
We’ve tried to make this destination guide as accurate as possible but please double check the essentials like visas, health and safety, airport information etc with the relevant authorities before you travel.  STA Travel takes no responsibility for loss, injury or inconvenience caused as a result of this guide.  All prices listed are in the currency of the destination, unless otherwise stated.

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