Tips for Visitors to Argentina


Argentina is a wonderful country and was recently chosen as a popular travel destination. Since I had a lot of experience visiting Argentina (my wife comes from there), I thought I'd share some basic tips to make your visit softer.

1. If you travel from the United States of America, there are 9 daily flights from Buenos Aires to various US cities:

– American from New York City.

-American, LAN from Aerolineas Argentinas and Miami

– Continents from Houston.

-American Dallas

– Dita from Tatel

from Washington

2. When you go, you will probably visit more than Buenos Aires. Aerolineas Argentinas and LAN offer a variety of domestic flights throughout the country. Please note that there are different baggage restrictions in your country than you do on an international flight traveling through Argentina. Both companies have no limit on the amount of checked bags you have, but the total weight of all checked bags cannot exceed 15 kilos (or about 33 pounds).

3. The official currency in Argentina is the Argentine Peso. It comes in banknotes of 2, 5, 10 and 20, 50 and 100 dollars. Coins are .05, .10, .25, .50 and $ 1. The exchange rate normally ranges between $ 3.50 and $ 3.90 between the Argentine Peso and the US dollar.

4. Tourist visas are not required for European and American visitors, but be sure to apply to the Argentine Consulate before traveling. There are rumors that Argentines will be able to charge tourist visas for Americans in the future in response to the need to pay visas to obtain a visa to the United States.

5. If you are a tourist and go shopping while visiting Argentina, look for shops that show the blue and gray Tax Free Shopping label. Under this system, you can get a tax refund for goods made in Argentina that are valued in the Argentine Peso over $ 70. Ask for a tax-free receipt and request a refund at the international airport when you return home or by mail upon arrival. The VAT tax on which you will receive a refund is currently 21%.

6. The electrical system in the country works with 220 watts, 50hg plugs, so be sure to bring adapter adapters or transformers if you don't already have electrical appliances.

7. When visiting Argentina, tipping is normally around 10% for services such as food and bar tabs. If you participate in guided tours, if you are satisfied with the service, feel free to turn them into $ 20 pesos. Taxi drivers do not normally expect tips, but most people approach the nearest peso because coins can be difficult to arrive.

I hope this information has been useful to you and you can have a great time while visiting Argentina. People are great there.