Argentina Travel Insurance Plans

Familiarize yourself with Travel Guard’s most important travel tips and safety information to make sure you’re prepared for your vacation to Argentina.

From the bustling city of Bueno Aires to the picturesque landscapes across the country, travelers will find plenty of things to enjoy in Argentina. Whether you enjoy walking around the historic Plaza de Mayo, climbing the mountains of the Andes or exploring the scenic waterfall views at Iguazu Falls, you’re sure to find adventure in Argentina. No matter how you spend your time in Argentina, Travel Guard can help you plan.

Argentina Travel Insurance Plans

Do I need a travel insurance plan to visit Argentina?

Having a travel insurance plan is not a requirement for entry to Argentina. However, it’s highly recommended as many U.S. health insurance plans may not have coverage for international travel. For this reason, we suggest a travel insurance plan with medical expense coverage.

What is the best travel insurance plan for Argentina?

Travel Guard has comprehensive travel insurance plans to help protect your trip to Argentina. Our Preferred Plan is a great place to start as it has medical expense coverage, trip cancellation and delay, baggage coverage and more. Since Argentina is full of beautiful lakes, mountains and national parks, you may consider our optional Adventure Sports bundle to give you coverage if planning on doing extreme activities such as mountain climbing, scuba diving or skydiving.

How much is a travel insurance plan for a trip to Argentina?

Travel insurance plans typically cost between 5-7% of the total price of your trip. Several factors come into play when pricing your plan, such as the product you select and the number of travelers in your party. For more details on pricing, check out our article on how much travel insurance costs.

Ready to book your travel insurance plan for your trip to Argentina? Travel Guard’s award-winning travel insurance plans provide excellent coverage options and access to 24-hour emergency travel assistance. Compare our travel insurance plans to find the best option for your travels today.

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Argentina Travel Tips and Safety Information

To ensure travelers to the Argentina are as safe and informed as possible, Travel Guard compiled some popular questions asked by tourists visiting the country. 

Are there COVID-19 restrictions for U.S. visitors to Argentina?

For the latest information related to COVID-19 travel requirements for Argentina, please visit the official U.S. Embassy site.

Is Argentina safe to visit?

Argentina is an overall safe country to visit. The most prevalent crime risks for travelers are pickpocketing, bag snatching and theft of unattended items. Violent crime is not as common but has increased, especially in Buenos Aires. If you are targeted, do not resist since criminals may be armed.

Crime rates are higher in major cities, particularly on public transportation, near transportation hubs, restaurants, at popular tourist locations and other crowded areas. Thieves may work in pairs and often use distraction techniques, such as spraying a substance on their victims and offering to clean the stain. Be wary of strangers who approach you and politely refuse any assistance if offered. In general, you should stay aware of your surroundings, keep identification and valuables in a secure location, only use indoor ATMs and avoid walking alone after dark. It is also best to arrange taxis in advance instead of hailing them on the street.

Finally, protests occur frequently and in addition to causing travel disruptions, they can lead to violence. Avoid large gatherings as a precaution and if you are caught in the middle of a protest, leave the area and be sure to follow any instructions issued by authorities. 

Visit the U.S. Department of State website for up-to-date information on travel advisory levels and safety information for travelers to the Argentina.

All U.S. travelers should enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), a free service offered to U.S. citizens traveling and living abroad. Enrolling in this program allows you to receive important information from the embassy as well as helps the embassy contact you in an emergency.

What currency is used in Argentina?

The official currency in Argentina is the Argentine Peso, however, the U.S. dollar is widely accepted in major cities. Travelers can exchange currency before their departure at most U.S. banks or a currency kiosk in the airport. If exchange is needed once you arrive, most major cities will have currency exchange available. Debit and credit cards are widely accepted but be sure to inform your bank of your travels to avoid interruption. We recommend carrying a small amount of cash in case you visit a small or local market where cards may not be accepted.

What language is spoken in Argentina?

The official language of Argentina is Spanish. English, French, Arabic, Italian and German as well as the indigenous languages of Quecha and Guaraní are other languages spoken in the country, however, Spanish is most prominent. When visiting Argentina, be sure to learn common saying and phrases to ensure you can understand signage and ask essential questions. We also recommend downloading a translation app that works offline to best avoid confusion. 

Do I need a visa or passport to travel to Argentina?

Visas are not required for U.S. citizens who are visiting for less than 90 days. Travelers will also need to have a passport with one page available for your entry stamp.

For the latest information regarding visas and passports for Argentina travel, please visit the U.S. Department of State’s Argentina country information page.

How do I contact the U.S. Embassy in Argentina?

The U.S. Embassy in Argentina is in Buenos Aires. Visit the official U.S. Embassy government website for a list of up-to-date phone numbers and addresses.

What is the weather like in Argentina?

Argentina has four seasons, however, since the country lies below the equator, you’ll find summer starts in December, autumn in March, winter in June and spring in September with climates ranging from subtropical all the way to subpolar. The temperatures you’ll encounter may change depending on the region you plan to visit, so be sure to check the weather reports as your trip approaches.

When is the best time of year to visit Argentina?

The best time of year to visit Argentina will depend on the type of event you’d like to experience. For a taste of the countries wine during Vinofest and Market or celebrate Festival Mate de té for another food festival, both take place in November.

Visitors can join in on the Lollapalooza Argentina fun, which typically takes place in March, or get a deeper look at the country’s culture with Fiesta Nacional De La Flor, a celebration of Argentina’s flora and fauna, which takes place from September to October.

What is the dial code for phoning to and from Argentina?

Argentina’s dial code is +54 which is used to call landlines and mobile phones in the country. Remember to use the exit code of +11 when placing international calls from the U.S. and include the area code of the city or town you’re calling. Remember when calling internationally, landlines are typically more affordable than connecting to a cell phone so be sure to contact your phone provider for cost estimates and to let them know of your travel plans to best avoid unwanted interruption during your trip. 

What kind of power adapter do I need for my electronics?

Argentina uses a different voltage and prong type than the U.S., because of this we recommend bringing a transformer to correctly convert the voltage for your devices as well as a universal travel adaptor which can be used for other trips in the future.

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Other Argentina FAQs

Can I travel to Argentina by myself?

Argentina is noted to be one of the safest countries in South America, making it an ideal destination for solo travelers. Still, visitors should remain aware and take safety precautions to stay as safe as possible, such as avoid walking at night or displaying wealth.

Can I travel Argentina by train?

Rail travel across the country is not very popular. In bigger cities, like Buenos Aires, you can use public transportation much more easily. Tourists may find it easier to rent a car, take the bus or fly to other destinations in the country. 

Travel Guard offers comprehensive and customizable travel insurance plans for travelers visiting Argentina. With excellent coverage and specialized emergency travel assistance representatives ready to help you at any time, Travel Guard is there for you. Compare our popular plans and find the best one for you!

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