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About Argentina

Language

The main language in Argentina is Spanish.

Currency

The local currency is Argentine pesos (ARS).

$100 bills must be 2003 or later, or they will not be accepted. For travellers cheques, there is often a $1/cheque fee, and the exchange rate is better for $100 cheques. It helps to bring smaller bills as change is not always available.

Telephone Calls

To dial internationally from Argentina dial: 00 + area code + telephone number. Hotel receptionists will help you make calls.

When calling Argentina from abroad, you must dial the country code of 54.

Tri-band cell phones will work in most areas. You may also want to consider renting one or getting a global cell phone. If you own an unlocked tri-band phone you can purchase a SIM card and obtain a local number.

Numbers for emergencies:

  • Police: dial 101
  • Fire: dial 100
  • Ambulance: 107

Electricity

Argentina uses 220 volt current with a European plug (two round pins).

Travel Alerts & Warnings

U.S. Department of State

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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