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Argentina: travel info

Argentina: travel info

How to get to Argentina

With a few exceptions, visitors from Europe come to the country by plane.

Air connections

Flights to Buenos Aires are offered by almost all major European airlines. National: If you buy a Visite Argentina ticket in Europe, you can book domestic flights for less. There are 33 domestic destinations from Buenos Aires.

Travel in the country


A bus network extending over 210,000 km with 120 bus connections connects Buenos Aires alone with the whole country.


The entire road network covers approx. 215,000 km, of which around 80% is paved. Diesel fuel is considerable, petrol is a little cheaper than in Germany.

Rental car

The driver must be over 21 years of age, a national driver's license is sufficient, but a credit card is required.

Traffic rules

Right-hand traffic prevails in Argentina. In order to avoid trouble with the police or even the courts, one should strictly adhere to the traffic regulations in force in the country. The accident rate in Argentina is much higher than in Germany. The maximum speeds shown can of course be reduced or increased by traffic signs. Regardless of the information given here, it is advisable to obtain detailed information from the ADAC, the AvD or the traffic clubs in the country concerned.

Top speeds

  • Urban: in built-up areas there is a speed limit of 50 km/h
  • Country roads: there is a speed limit of 100 km/h on country roads
  • Motorways: there is a speed limit of 100 km/h on motorways

International license plate

According to Abbreviationfinder, Argentina license plate is:


Argentina: entry and exit requirements

Formalities, visas

Tourists are only allowed to enter the country if they have a return ticket and sufficient financial means to finance their stay in the country themselves. German citizens receive a 90-day visa upon entry with their passport, which must be valid for 3 months. To extend the 90-day period, it is sufficient to leave the country for one day. You can get a residence permit if you have an employment contract. More information on the subject at

Departure fee

In many countries, a fee must be paid when leaving the country. This fee is US $ 18 when leaving Argentina.

Import and export of goods

The import and export of weapons, ammunition or explosives is strictly prohibited. In addition, the import and export of plants and animals protected under the Washington Species Protection Act is prohibited. Violation can result in severe penalties.

Argentina: Tourist Offices

Embassy of the Republic of Argentina

Dept. of Press and Tourism

Kleiststraße 23 - 26

10787 Berlin

Tel: 0049 - (0) 30 - 22 66 89 20

Subsecretaría de Turismo

Suipacha 1111

Piso 20 °

1368 Buenos Aires

Tel.: 0054 - 1 -3 12 - 5611

Subsecretaría de Turismo Alicia Moreau

De Justo 200 Dique 4

Puerto Madero

Tel.: 0054 (0) 5411 - 4313 0187

Santa Cruz Tourist Information Center

of Santa Cruz

Suipacha 1120 (1008)

Tel.: 0054 (11) - 4325 3102

Argentina: travel medicine, risks

In the event of accidents, acts of violence or illness, good medical care is often life-saving, but at least it is of crucial importance for the course of the disease and the subsequent prognosis.

Infectious diseases

In Argentina, the following infectious diseases, which are not or less common in Germany or Central and Northern Europe, are to be expected:

  • Malaria, there is a rather low risk of infection in the border areas with Bolivia and Paraguay, especially in the period from October to May. Almost all infections are caused by tertian malaria.
  • Amoebic dysentery
  • Bacterial agitation
  • Chagas disease
  • cholera
  • Intestinal infections from contaminated food or water, including amoebas, lamblia, salmonella, shigella, worm infestation and all kinds of viruses and bacteria
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Lambliasis
  • Leishmaniasis Disease
  • Polio, polio
  • tetanus
  • rabies
  • typhus

Recommended vaccinations

when traveling to Argentina the following vaccinations are recommended, with a series of vaccinations are recommended in Germany:

  • Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist in your home country
  • Hepatitis A and B, a vaccination against hepatitis A should always exist, also in the home country
  • Tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus should always exist in the home country
  • Rabies, but only in high-risk travelers who can come into contact with the vector animals
  • Typhoid, but only in travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food

Compulsory vaccination

There are no vaccination regulations when entering or staying in the country.

Malaria prophylaxis

When traveling to the above-mentioned areas of the country, it is not absolutely advisable and necessary to undergo malaria prophylaxis. If the side effects seem questionable to you, you can take a "stand by product" with you instead.

Hazards/current warning notices

Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany

Citizens Service

Telephone: 0049 - (0) 30 - 5000 - 2000


The national currency of Argentina is the Argentine Peso = 100 Centavos.

Bank and shop opening times


  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday/Sunday: closed


  • Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Sunday: closed

Supermarkets are also open on Sundays.

Country-specific goods, souvenirs

leather goods, fur coats and fur blankets. From the gaucho culture: silver spurs, knives, belts, daggers, silver jewelry, semi-precious stones and bombilla vessels.

Argentina: Embassies and Consulates

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Argentina embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

Argentina embassies and consulates

Representations of Argentina in Germany

The building of the Embassy of the Republic of Argentina is located in a large building block near Wittenbergplatz in Berlin-Schöneberg with the famous KaDeWe department store and the Wittenbergplatz underground station - with the underground lines U1, U2 and U3. In the building in which the embassy is located there are, among other things, a post office bank, a beverage wholesaler, an eye clinic, a notary and a CDU office.

Embassy of the Republic of Argentina in Berlin

Kleiststrasse 23 - 26

10787 Berlin

Tel: 0049 - (0) 30 - 226 68 90

Email: [email protected]

Consulate General in Frankfurt/Main

Eschersheimer Landstrasse 19-21

60322 Frankfurt/Main

Tel: 0049 - (0) 69 - 9 72 00 30

E-Mail: [email protected]

Consulate General in Hamburg

Mittelweg 141

20148 Hamburg

Tel: 0049 - (0) 40 - 4 41 84 60

E-Mail: [email protected]

Consulate in Bonn

Robert-Koch-Strasse 104

53127 Bonn

Tel: 0049 - (0) 228 - 2 49 62 88

German representations in Argentina

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Buenos Aires

Calle Villanueva 1055

C1426BMC Buenos Aires

Tel: 0054 - (0) 11 - 47 78 25 00

Email: [email protected]

Web: http: //

Honorary Consulate in Córdoba

Elíseo Canton 1870 - Barrio Villa Paez

X5003AHB Córdoba, Argentina

Tel: 0054 - (0) 351 - 489 09 00

Email: [email protected]

Honorary Consulate in Eldorado

Avda. San Martin 1666, 1 ° piso

N3380ABQ Eldorado, Argentina

Tel: 0054 - (0) 3751 - 42 32 14

E-Mail: [email protected]

Other honorary consulates are located in Mendoza, Posadas, Salta, San Carlos de Bariloche, San Miguel de Tucumán, Sanat Fé and Ushuaia.

Austrian representations in Argentina

Austrian Embassy in Buenos Aires

Calle French 3671

1425 Buenos Aires

Tel: 0054 - (0) 11 - 48 09 58 00

0054 - (0) 11 - 48 07 91 85/86

Email: [email protected]


The Austrian embassy in Argentina is still responsible for Paraguay and Uruguay.

Honorary Consulate Cordoba (without passport authorization)

Jeronimo Cortez 636

5000 Cordoba

Tel: 0054 - (0) 351 - 472 04 50/55

Email: [email protected]

Honorary Consulate Posadas (without passport authorization)

San Luis No. 2492

3300 Posadas/Prov. Misiones

Tel: 0054 - (0) 3752 - 42 75 88

Email: [email protected]

Honorary Consulate San Carlos de Bariloche (without passport authorization)

Pettoruti 262

8400 San Carlos de Bariloche

Tel: 0054 - (0) 2944 - 423 776 160

Email: [email protected]

Representations of Argentina in Austria

Embassy of the Argentine Republic in Vienna

Goldschmiedgasse 2/1

1010 Vienna

Tel: 0043 - (0) 1 - 533 84 63

0043 - (0) 1 - 533 85 77

0043 - (0) 1 - 533 51 71

Email: embargviena @ embargviena. at

Swiss representations in Argentina

Swiss Embassy in Buenos Aires

Avenida Santa Fe 846, 12 ° piso

1059 Buenos Aires

Tel: 0054 - (0) 11 - 43 11 64 91

Email: [email protected]

Consular Agency Cordoba

Av. Colon 184, 1ro Piso, Esc. 6

5000 Córdoba/Prov. Córdoba

Tel: 0054 - (0) 35 - 14 23 21 76

Email: [email protected]

Consulate Rosario

Tucuman 8364 "A" (Fisherton)

2000 Rosario/Prov. Santa Fe

Tel: 0054 - (0) 34 - 14 51 44 44

Email: [email protected]

Consular agency Ruiz de Montoya

c/o Inst. Linea Cuchilla

3334 Ruiz de Montoya/Prov. Misiones

Tel: 0054 - (0) 37 - 43 49 50 15

Email: [email protected]

Representations of Argentina in Switzerland

Embassy of the Argentine Republic in Bern

Jungfraustrasse 1

3005 Bern

Tel: 0041 - (0) 31 - 356 43 43

Fax: 0041 - (0) 31 - 356 43 40

Email: [email protected]






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