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Buenos Aires Travel warnings

Argentina - Crime

Argentina is a place where you need to take proper care of your valuables, your baggage and most importantly yourself.And when we say ‘yourself’ we mean it.In recent years a frightening phenomenon called ‘express

Argentina - Terrorism and Political Unrest

Let’s be completely honest, Argentina is not a country that springs to mind when you think of terrorism.Terrorist attacks are something we usually associate with countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, or maybe, at

Argentina - Local Issues

So you’re in Argentina. And because you’re smart you know to be careful what you eat, where you go, and what you do.But what about what you say?Be aware talking politics as a foreigner can be a risky business.Avoid

Argentina - Health And Safety

Because you are smart, you have already have travel insurance.And Argentina is a country where you most definitely need to make sure you are fully covered for the whole time you are away, and for all the activities you

Recommended vaccinations for Buenos Aires

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

    Malaria in Argentina

    Malaria risk in Argentina is very low and limited to the benign P. vivax in the lowlands towards the border with Bolivia (Jujuy and Salta provinces) and towards Paraguay (Corrientes and Misiones provinces). Protection against mosquito bites is usually sufficient, but Chloroquine can be used.

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