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Safety in Argentina
Argentina as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website. There have been reports in the media of multiple outbreaks of dengue fever in the northern provinces of the country. Cases have also been reported in Buenos Aires and in the surrounding province. 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
You don’t need a visa to enter Argentina as a tourist. Presentation of a valid passport you will normally be granted a 90-day stay in the country. Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required.
If you wish to extend your stay for another 90-day period, seek advice from the Argentine Migrations Office.
Safety Tips Buenos Aires, Travel Blogger Rafe
Be aware of unknown people coming up to you on the street asking questions or offering services. Hold tight to your belongings and walk away. More here
The most common crimes are distraction theft, bag snatching, pick pocketing and armed robberies. Take particular care in restaurants and internet cafes, on public transport and in bus and train terminals. Keep a close eye on your personal possessions at all times. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash or wearing jewellery.
Thieves have been known to rob tourists while an accomplice pretends to help remove ketchup or mustard that has been ‘accidentally’ sprayed on them. There have also been reports of thieves posing as hotel guests and snatching bags while tourists are checking into hotels or hostels. Handbags can be cut open in crowded places. Mobile phones can be snatched while they are being used. Thieves on motorbikes are known to carry out robberies from pedestrians. Thefts from unattended vehicles, especially hire cars are common. Keep your valuables out of sight.
Extreme and adventure sports
If you take part in extreme or adventure sports (including paragliding, climbing, off-road driving and hot air ballooning), make sure adequate safety precautions are in place. Only use reputable operators and insist on training. Make sure your travel insurance covers all the activities you want to undertake.
If possible, book taxis in advance. If you hail a taxi in the street, only use a ‘radio taxi’.
Take care when driving in the Province of Misiones close to the borders with Paraguay and Brazil; the area is used to smuggle goods. Seek local advice if you intend to drive in this area.