Argentina Travel Information
The Argentine authorities have introduced a number of
measures to limit the infection of the coronavirus and
travelers are encouraged to follow the developments.
Argentina's health authorities have as of March 13
decided to suspend all flights from EU countries,
Schengen countries (Norway), USA, Northern Ireland and
UK in addition to Iran, South Korea, China and Japan.
The health authorities have also decided to introduce
mandatory quarantine for travelers from the same
countries. Travelers from these countries arriving in
Argentina should stay in the required home quarantine
for 14 days. For more information about coronavirus, see
the section Health.
Most trips to Argentina are made without special
problems. The greatest risk is linked to profit crime.
Caution should be exercised, especially after dark.
The Norwegian Embassy in Argentina is located in the
center of Buenos Aires.
The risk of terrorist incidents in Argentina is
considered low. The level of crime in Argentina is lower
than in several other countries in the region, but far
higher than in Norway. Visitors from overseas are often
regarded as easy exchanges, and are subject to pocket
theft, bag snatching, robbery, credit card fraud, fake
banknotes and more. It is important to be aware of where
you keep valuables such as money, passports, tickets,
mobile phones and so on. The hotel safe should, if
possible, be used. It is recommended to bring as little
money, jewelry and valuables as you can in the cities.
- Countryaah: Buenos Aires is the capital
of Argentina. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
Theft, robbery, assault and other crime must be
reported at the nearest police station. Some cities have
their own tourist police, including Buenos Aires.
Representatives of the tourist police often have clear
marks showing which languages they speak in addition
to Spanish. If you are unsure if it really is police,
ask for proof.
There is also some drug-related violence in
Argentina, but this is mainly internal settlement
between various groups involved in organized crime. Much
of this type of crime takes place in so-called
villas, slums. Tourists are urged not to visit
The embassy encourages tourists to take taxis at
night to be careful. It is encouraged to use Radio taxi.
All approved taxis must have registration documents in
the taxi visible to passengers.
The traffic is considerably more demanding than what
you are used to from Norway. Pedestrians are a
vulnerable group, and more caution than is usual in
Norway is recommended. Traffic accidents are a frequent
cause of death and accident in Argentina.
If you rent a car and travel outside cities and
towns, it is important to make sure that the next gas
station is within reach, possibly with extra fuel.
Assault and robbery of cars and buses can occur,
especially at night time in less accessible areas.
Demonstrations, strikes and roadblocks occur.
Although most of these are peaceful demonstrations,
tourists are still encouraged to keep their distance, as
these can sometimes escalate and get out of control.
Argentina is occasionally hit by floods, especially
in the north of the country. The country has also been
partly affected by ash from volcanic eruptions in Chile.
Earthquakes can be felt in the border areas against
Chile, although Argentina is very rarely hit by large
Travelers are subject to local laws and a serious
offense can result in prison sentences that must be
served in local prisons. Norwegians who are arrested or
imprisoned have the right to contact the responsible
Norwegian authority (the embassy in Buenos Aires). The
embassy can provide a list of lawyers on request.
Norwegian travelers should keep abreast of local
entry rules in relation to the coronavirus. See further
information under Health.
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
Norwegian citizens can currently travel visa-free to
Argentina. It is the traveler's responsibility to ensure
that travel documents, possibly visas, etc. are valid.
The Norwegian Embassy in Buenos Aires mainly provides
information on entry rules for foreigners who wish to
travel to Norway. The Argentine authorities are
responsible for entry regulations in Argentina, and
therefore also have the competence to respond to
inquiries regarding these regulations.
For information on entry regulations in Argentina,
please contact the country's authorities:
Embajada de la Rep迆blica Argentina en Noruega (The
Argentine Embassy in Norway)
Drammensvn. 39, Oslo 0244, Norway
Tel.: +47 22 55 24 48/9
Fax: +47 22 44 16 41
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Website: http: //noruega.embajada.gob.ar/en
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto (Ministry of
Direcci車n Nacional de Migraciones (Immigration
Av. Ant芍rtida Argentina 1355, Buenos Aires
Tel.: (+54 11) 4317-0388
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, from 08.00 to 18.00.
Information on applications related to entry/exit
Transcript of entry stamp (※Transcripci車n del sello
de ingreso§): To have the entry stamp transferred from
the passport you used when entering Argentina for a new
passport. Permission to leave the country (※Habilitaci車n
de salida§): To extend the visa, or for persons who have
been in the country for longer than the permitted period
of time. More information can be found here:
Coronavirus (covid-19): Norwegian
travelers should keep abreast of how the coronavirus is
developing in the country. Follow local authorities'
advice, guidance and instructions on how to deal with
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not create
travel advice because of the risk of infection. It is
the Public Health Institute that provides infection
protection advice when traveling. You can find more
information and guidance from Norwegian health
authorities on the website of the Norwegian Institute of
- Argentina's health authorities have as of March
13 decided to suspend all flights from EU countries,
Schengen countries (Norway), USA, Northern Ireland
and UK in addition to Iran, South Korea, China and
Japan. Some newspapers say airplanes will run until
Sunday, March 15, but this has not been officially
confirmed by the Argentine authorities.
- As of March 13, Argentina's health authorities
have decided to introduce mandatory quarantine for
travelers from EU countries, Schengen countries
(Norway), the United States, Northern Ireland and
the UK in addition to Iran, South Korea, China and
Japan. Travelers from these countries arriving in
Argentina should stay in the required home
quarantine for 14 days.
- In case of covid-19 symptoms, they are asked not
to visit health stations and hospitals, but to stay
home and call 107 (health service). Prepared health
personnel will then visit the person and perform
necessary tests at home.
- Violations of quarantine decisions result in
penalties under local criminal law. (Jail between
two and 15 years and fined up to 100,000 pesos)
- The situation is constantly changing, and
information from the authorities equally so. It must
therefore be expected that new measures and
restrictions can be implemented. Travelers from
Norway are asked to stay updated.
- Travelers planning domestic trips in Argentina
are also asked to keep up to date on measures and
restrictions in the different provinces in addition
to national legislation.
- Information from the Argentine authorities is
available (in Spanish) on the Argentine Ministry of
Health's website Nuevo coronavirus covid-19.
Travelers are advised to consult a doctor or
specialist in travel medicine well in advance of the
trip to assess health risk and necessary vaccines.
Reference is made to the Norwegian Institute of Public
Health for official health professional travel advice
and health professional guidance to Norwegians when
It is recommended to have travel insurance. The
Argentine health care is generally fine, but by having
travel insurance you can use private hospitals in
addition to the public.
The embassy notes that there have been recorded cases
of dengue, measles, E. coli and salmonella in Argentina.
Travelers should include: Make sure the drinking water
is safe and take general precautions to avoid
Contacting local authorities is recommended for the
import of medicines.
Time difference: Argentina (GMT - 3) is four hours
after Norway (five hours when it is summer time in
Current: 220 volts. Power supply is relatively
stable, but power outages can occur, especially during
Telephone: Area code for calls from Norway to
Argentina is +54. The telephone network is relatively
stable. Telephone calls between Argentine and Norwegian
mobile phones work at triband. The system for sending
text messages (SMS) is common, but can be somewhat
Each province has its area code, for example Buenos
Aires is 11, for C車rdoba 351, for Mendoza 261, etc.
- If you want to call an Argentine landline from
Norwegian mobile, the following applies: +54 + area
code (without zeros) followed by the landline
number. Ex. +54 11 3724 1200.
- If you want to call an Argentine landline number
from an Argentine mobile or landline (eg from your
hotel or private home) and you are in another city,
you must enter 0 + area code followed by landline
number. Ex. If you are in Mendoza and want to call
the Norwegian Embassy in Buenos Aires, the following
applies: 011 3724 1200.
- If you want to call an Argentine mobile number
from your Norwegian mobile phone, you must enter the
following: +54 9 + Area code (without zeros)
followed by mobile number. Ex. + 54 9 11 6964 0055
(mobile number for Buenos Aires) // 0 54 9 351 488
0055 (mobile number for C車rdoba).
- If you want to call an Argentine mobile number
from an Argentine mobile or from a landline number (eg
from your hotel or private home), you must enter the
mobile number starting with 15. Ex. 15 6964 0055.
Internet: In large and medium-sized cities, the
Internet cafes are many and easily accessible. Prices
are low. The national web domain is.ar
Currency unit and credit card: The currency unit in
Argentina is the Argentine Pesos (ARS). Due to high
inflation in the country, the exchange rate changes
Credit cards can be used extensively.
Normal opening hours:
Shops: Monday-Friday 10-20, Saturday 10-14
Shopping malls: all days 10-22
Banks: Monday-Friday 10-15
Some holidays in Argentina change every year. Updated
information can be found on this overview.
Driver's license: Formally, an international driver's
license or Argentine driver's license is required to
drive a vehicle in Argentina. International driver's
licenses are obtained prior to entry, through NAF,
(Norwegian Automobile Association), KNA (Royal Norwegian
Automobile Club) or MA (Motorists' Association). A
temporary Argentine driving license can be obtained from
Direcci車n de Transito in Buenos Aires. The address is
Avenida Roca 5220. You must bring a passport, a police
statement at a temporary address in Argentina, and a
driver's license from your home country. For questions
about driving in Argentina, contact Automovil Club
Argentina ACA: +54 11 4808 4226/4230.
Languages: Spanish is the official language of
Argentina, and outside major cities English or other
languages are limited to a limited extent.