Here you will find important tips and useful information for Argentina.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Argentinian peso ARS
Currency exchange rate
ARS 100 = ~ CHF 2.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ ARS 50.00 (07/2020)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Cash withdrawals often only with a PIN four digit possible.
An additional charge per withdrawal may apply in this country.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts for reconversion.
Travelers are advised to take cash in US dollar (USD).
Currency exchange not advised on the black market.
Prices in ARS are designated with the $ dollar sign; prices in USD are shown as US$.
English, French and Italian
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt / adapter recommended
Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
10.00 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 20.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 13.00 h (Sat)
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 1 year previously, varies by rental company.
International driver's licence recommended.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).
CH sticker, first-aid kit, fire extinguisher and breakdown triangle mandatory.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Minimum risk of malaria in the border areas with Bolivia and Paraguay.
Vaccination against yellow fever, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
High crime rate.
Avoid in Buenos Aires the quarters 'La Boca', 'Retiro', 'Constitucion' and 'Once' (in the three latters are the most important stations of the city).
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
- 4 h / - 5 h during our summer time
Buenos Aires, Av. Santa Fe 846, 12° piso
Tel.: +54 11 4311 6491
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