From tango to Malbec wines, South America’s second-largest country is a cultural and scenic treasure. The capital city of Buenos Aires is bursting with live music and incredible cuisine, while southern Argentina collides with Chile in the Patagonia region, with striking mountain peaks. The northwest region around Mendoza is Argentina’s wine country.
QUICK ARGENTINA FACTS
Currency: Argentine peso can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Argentina, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.
Power Points: Most power points are the same as Australian power points (2 diagonal prongs), which is great for Australians and New Zealanders. Obviously I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter especially for non Australians.
Official Language: The official language of Argentina is Argentinian Spanish, which is different to Spanish spoken in Spain.
Health: There are no major health concerns in Argentina for travellers however i would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination. The tap water is generally safe to drink, however, if you are unsure, make sure to ask your hotel receptionist or host.
Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for Argentina.
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