Travel advice for Argentina.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Argentina.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

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)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Practical Information:

National language

Official language

Spanish

Language capabilities

English, French and Italian

Capital

Buenos Aires

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt / adapter recommended

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

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.

Opening hours

Banks

10.00 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

9.00 - 20.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 13.00 h (Sat)

Driving
  • 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 ‰.

Health situation
  • 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.

Other information

Security

  • 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.

Time difference with Switzerland

- 4 h / - 5 h during our summer time

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Buenos Aires, Av. Santa Fe 846, 12° piso
Tel.: +54 11 4311 6491

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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