Official Travel Advice for Argentina
Summary - Widespread Trade Union strikes are planned for Tuesday 30 April across Argentina. Strikes are expected to affect public transport, public services and national and international flights. Some roads may be blocked. Check with your airline if you have flights booked for 30 April. Avoid large gatherings, monitor local media and follow the guidance of local authorities.
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 May 2019.
111,638 British nationals visited Argentina in 2018. Most visits to Argentina are trouble-free, but the most common incidents affecting tourists are distraction thefts, bag snatching, pick pocketing and street robberies. See Crime
If you need to contact the emergency services, call 911 or 101 (police), 107 (ambulance) or 100 (fire).
For English assistance in Buenos Aires contact the Tourist Police on +54 911 5050 9260/3293 if ringing from a mobile phone or 155 5050 9260/3293 from a local landline (available 24 hours). In Mendoza, contact +54 (0)261 413 2135.
Protests and strikes take place regularly, often without warning, particularly in Buenos Aires. Further large gatherings, protests, demonstrations or marches are planned in the near future. You should exercise caution in any large gatherings, and avoid all protests, marches and demonstrations.
There have been occasional Falklands-related protests against British interests in Argentina. See Political situation
Terrorist attacks in Argentina can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
UK health authorities have classified Argentina as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.
Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travel to some parts of the country. See Health
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
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