Argentina Essentials

A list of essential information about Argentina, including language, currency, visa requirements, time zone, dialling code and emergency numbers.

Language: Spanish
Currency: Peso (ARS) – check latest exchange rates on
Visas: Free / 90-day issued at border with proof of onward travel; see visa requirements for more details
Time zone: GMT -3 (BST -4)
Dialling code: 54
Emergency codes: Police 101, Medical 107
Capital city: Buenos Aires
Population: 43,417,000
Tipping: In hotels and restaurants a voluntary 10-15% is suggested; tipping is not necessary in taxis.
Electricity: 220V/50hz. Argentina uses the below AC power plugs and sockets. We recommend the OREI travel adaptor. It works in over 150 countries and includes a USB charger.

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Insurance: We recommend travel insurance from – available in over 150 countries.


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