Foreign travel advice

Argentina

Summary

102,151 British nationals visited Argentina in 2016. 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 (0)11 5789 8913 from 7am to 9pm and on +54 (9)11 6633 5656 from 9pm to 7am.

In Mendoza contact +54 (0)261 413 2135.

Protests and strikes take place regularly, often without warning, particularly in Buenos Aires. There have been occasional Falklands-related protests against British interests in Argentina. You should avoid all protests and demonstrations. See Political situation

Terrorist attacks in Argentina can’t be ruled out. 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.