Summary

99,391 British nationals visited Argentina in 2017. Most visits to Argentina are trouble-free, but the most common incidents affecting tourists are distraction thefts, bag snatching, pick pocketing and street robberies. See Crime

If you need to contact the emergency services, call 911 or 101 (police), 107 (ambulance) or 100 (fire).

For English assistance in Buenos Aires contact the Tourist Police on +54 911 5050 9260/3293 if ringing from a mobile phone or 155 5050 9260/3293 from a local landline (available 24 hours). In Mendoza, contact +54 (0)261 413 2135.

Protests and strikes take place regularly, often without warning, particularly in Buenos Aires. Further large gatherings, protests, demonstrations or marches are planned in the near future. You should exercise caution in any large gatherings, and avoid all protests, marches and demonstrations.

There have been occasional Falklands-related protests against British interests in Argentina. See Political situation

Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Argentina. See Terrorism

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

UK health authorities have classified Argentina as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Dengue fever can occur throughout the year. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travel to some parts of the country. See Health

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.