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Argentina Travel Information

Time zone: GMT-3

Currency: The Argentine Peso ($). All major credit cards are accepted widely.

Electricity: 220 volts (but 110 volts in some hotels). Sockets are either 2-pin (European Continental type) or 3-pin flat, depending on the age of a building.

Entry Requirements: Canadian citizens don’t require a visa to enter Argentina but must pay in advance of travel a fee of US$75 for a single entry into the country or US$150 for multiple entries over 5 years. US citizens do not require a visa but must pay in advance of travel an entry fee of US$160 which is valid for multiple entries over 10 years. Passports are required to have adequate unused pages, at least 2 pages are recommended. Passports are also required to have at least 90 days validity following the end date of your trip. It is recommended to have at least 6 months validity left on your passport at all times.

When to travel to Argentina: Generally, the most popular time to travel is November-March when it is better weather in the far south and it is hot in Buenos Aires. Spring (September/October) and Autumn (March/April) are very pleasant too. It is best to avoid Patagonia ion the winter months (June-August) as not all services operate and roads may be impassable by snow.

Weather: Climate varies greatly in Argentina as it is a large country. It can get very hot in Buenos Aires in the summer months. Patagonia is known for its constantly changing weather with people experiencing four seasons in one day. It is usually chilly at night in Patagonia though, no matter what it has been like through the day.

Main Attractions: There is so much to see in Argentina. Iguassu Falls are an obvious highlight and Buenos Aires in an interesting city. Further afield the landscape in the far south is stunning and Lake District offers a great base for many activities such as hiking, kayaking or riding. In the northwest there is an area of desert and small Andean towns which have a completely different feel to elsewhere in Argentina. A car rental is a good way of exploring some areas and Argentina can easily combined a visit to Chile or Brazil.