Travel Advice to Argentina

Falklands protests

In recent months there have been a number of protests held against the British interest in the Falklands. Protests are yet to get violent and there is no suggestion that any British tourists would be in danger, but it is recommended that you steer well clear of any protests in Argentina.

Following on from the above, while Argentina has a stable political situation, there are some occasional issues of social unrest. If you see a riot starting, then it is advised that you return to your hotel as quickly as possible.

Boycott of vessels with British flag

The Argentine Confederation of Transport Workers (CATT) has approved a recent boycott of vehicles from Britain. This boycott will severely delay the approval of vehicles entering and leaving the country. If this applies to you, then contact your travel agent before leaving so you can find out more about the potential delays.

Flight Disruption

Argentina is currently suffering cancelations and delays at the airports as the result of the ash cloud from the Puyehue volcano in Chile. Flights are being delayed and cancelled at late notice. It is advised that you check your flight status at all times and contact your travel agent with any questions.

Spread of Dengue Fever

Since the start of 2012, the number of cases of Dengue Fever has increased. If you are travelling to Argentina (especially the north) it is imperative that you protect yourself against mosquito bites. If you are bitten by a mosquito, and you feel unwell, then seek medical advice quickly.

If you are travelling to Argentina, you should contact your GP two months before your trip. It is likely that you will require a vaccination against Yellow Fever if you are travelling to Argentina.

Threat of Terrorism

While in Argentina (especially Buenos Aries) make sure you remain vigilant at all times. Since 2004, there have been several small explosions preformed by local anti-globalization groups. Mostly banks and embassies have been targeted. There has been one death and multiple injuries as a result of these explosions.

Taxi Hire

While staying in Argentina, you should make sure that you only take pre-booked taxis to your destination. If you do need to hail a taxi, then make sure you call one that has a company logo on the doors. Hailing an unlicensed taxi has led to issues with British nationals in the past. To avoid such issues you could look at car hire in Argentina.

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