Argentina: travel info
How to get to Argentina
With a few exceptions, visitors from Europe come to the country by plane.
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.
The driver must be over 21 years of age, a national driver’s license is sufficient, but a credit card is required.
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.
- 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
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 www.mininterior.gov.ar/migraciones/.
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
Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 22 66 89 20
Subsecretaría de Turismo
Piso 20 °
1368 Buenos Aires
Tel.: 0054 – 1 -3 12 – 5611
Subsecretaría de Turismo Alicia Moreau
De Justo 200 Dique 4
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.
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
- 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
- Leishmaniasis Disease
- Polio, polio
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
There are no vaccination regulations when entering or staying in the country.
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
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.
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
Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 226 68 90
Consulate General in Frankfurt/Main
Eschersheimer Landstrasse 19-21
Tel: 0049 – (0) 69 – 9 72 00 30
Consulate General in Hamburg
Tel: 0049 – (0) 40 – 4 41 84 60
Consulate in 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
Web: http: //www.buenos-aires.diplo.de
Honorary Consulate in Córdoba
Elíseo Canton 1870 – Barrio Villa Paez
X5003AHB Córdoba, Argentina
Tel: 0054 – (0) 351 – 489 09 00
Honorary Consulate in Eldorado
Avda. San Martin 1666, 1 ° piso
N3380ABQ Eldorado, Argentina
Tel: 0054 – (0) 3751 – 42 32 14
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
The Austrian embassy in Argentina is still responsible for Paraguay and Uruguay.
Honorary Consulate Cordoba (without passport authorization)
Jeronimo Cortez 636
Tel: 0054 – (0) 351 – 472 04 50/55
Honorary Consulate Posadas (without passport authorization)
San Luis No. 2492
3300 Posadas/Prov. Misiones
Tel: 0054 – (0) 3752 – 42 75 88
Honorary Consulate San Carlos de Bariloche (without passport authorization)
8400 San Carlos de Bariloche
Tel: 0054 – (0) 2944 – 423 776 160
Representations of Argentina in Austria
Embassy of the Argentine Republic in 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
Consular Agency Cordoba
Av. Colon 184, 1ro Piso, Esc. 6
5000 Córdoba/Prov. Córdoba
Tel: 0054 – (0) 35 – 14 23 21 76
Tucuman 8364 “A” (Fisherton)
2000 Rosario/Prov. Santa Fe
Tel: 0054 – (0) 34 – 14 51 44 44
Consular agency Ruiz de Montoya
c/o Inst. Linea Cuchilla
3334 Ruiz de Montoya/Prov. Misiones
Tel: 0054 – (0) 37 – 43 49 50 15
Representations of Argentina in Switzerland
Embassy of the Argentine Republic in Bern
Tel: 0041 – (0) 31 – 356 43 43
Fax: 0041 – (0) 31 – 356 43 40