Travel Facts for Argentina
Travel facts for Argentina
Do I need a Visa?
A visa is not required, unless you are staying for more than 90 days.
When is the best time of the year to visit Argentina?
Travellers should be prepared for unpredictable weather at any time of year. Most travellers consider the warmer months of November to March to be the best time to visit Argentina however when it comes to climbing Aconcagua the best season is December and January.
What vaccinations do I need?
No vaccinations are required for entry but it is generally recommended that travellers should have a hepatitis A vaccination. Travel advice regularly changes so it is best to confirm with your doctor or travel clinic.
What's the currency of Argentina?
The currency is the Peso, which can be pre-ordered from your bank or you can change any mainstream foreign currency on arrival. ATM’s and card payments are also widely accepted in towns or cities.
What are some basic Argentine traits?
Most Argentines are primarily of European descent, which separates them from other Latin American countries where European and Indian cultures are more mixed. Culturally and emotionally, Argentines often seem more European than Latin American with a warm, enthusiastic and expressive communicative style.
What is the time difference and phone code for Argentina?
Argentine time is GMT/UTC minus 3 hours and the international code for dialling to Argentina is 0054.
Are prices set in Argentina, or can we expect to haggle?
Generally the price you see is the price you pay, however on occasion it is possible to seek out the best deal particularly when buying souvenirs.
Time Zone: Local time in all of Argentina is three time zones west of GMT, which is – 3 hours.
Money: The official currency is the Argentinean Peso, although the US Dollar is widely accepted. Sterling and Euros are also easily exchanged. Maximum USD $100 able to withdraw from ATM’s.
Language: Argentina and Chile’s official language is Spanish. English is spoken at most agencies, hotels and information centres. The Spanish is slightly different to European Spanish but spoken slower.
Power Supply: 220 volts, 50 hertz, most hotels have American and European shaving sockets or a combination of European/Australian sockets so it is worth bringing an adaptor with two flat blades.
Mendoza has plenty of supermarkets which sell any kind of base food and we will buy our mountain supplies here. Noodles, rice, oats, muesli, milk powder, chocolate etc. are all available. You can purchase all types of trail food, chocolate and sweets here, so there is no need to bring anything from home.