Time difference with Switzerland
- 4 h / - 5 h during our summer time
English, French and Italian
Country code for calling Switzerland
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
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.
Swiss Embassy / Consulate
Buenos Aires, Av. Santa Fe 846, 12° piso
Tel.: +54 11 4311 6491
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.
For current travel informations visit also http://www.eda.admin.ch/