Official Travel Advice for Argentina
Safety and security section (Crime) - update on tourist police contact details; (Extreme Sports) - revised information; you should ensure your travel insurance includes helicopter rescue and medical evacuation
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 23 Sep 2018.
99,391 British nationals visited Argentina in 2017. 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. There have been occasional Falklands-related protests against British interests in Argentina. You should avoid all protests and demonstrations. 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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Visitors/Tourists: 5,705,000 in 2011
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Population: 2,891,082 (in 2010)