Travel Information for Argentina
U.S. Government Per Diem Rates for Argentina (April 1999)
Lodging Amt + M&IE Rate = Max Per Diem Rate ($US) (room rate only, no taxes)
Buenos Aires 235
For current and other Foreign Per Diem Rates visit http://www.state.gov/www/perdiems/index.html
Time Change and Daylight Savings
Argentina is two hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time in the U.S. during non-daylight
savings time months. When the Eastern U.S. is observing daylight savings time,
Argentina is one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time in the U.S. Buenos Aires
observes daylight-saving time from the second Saturday in October until the first Saturday
in March. During months when Argentina observes daylight savings time and the U.S.
is not, Buenos Aires is three hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time in the U.S.
Passport and Visa Requirements
A passport is needed to depart and re-enter the U.S.. Passports must be valid
three months beyond the intended stay in Argentina, along with tickets and documents for
return or onward travel. No visa is required for business-related or tourist travel
to Argentina for a stay up to three months.
Currency Exchange Rate
The currency in Argentina is the peso, which is directly convertible to U.S. dollars at
a fixed rate of 1 Argentine peso = 1 U.S. dollar. This rate can be modified only by
a new congressional law.
For other currency exchange rates visit http://www.oanda.com/converter/classic
Direct Dialing to Argentina and Country Code
For direct dialing to Argentina, first dial 011 for an international line, then 54 for
the country code followed by the city code and phone number. City codes for some of
the major cities are listed below:
|Azul - 281
||Buenos Aires - 1
||Cordoba - 51
||La Plata - 21
||Las Flores - 244
||Mereno - 228
||Rosario - 41
||San Juan - 64
||San Rafael - 627
Embassy of Argentina
Chief of Mission: Ambassador: Raul Enrique GRANILLO OCAMPO
Chancery: 1600 New Hampshire Avenue, NW; Washington, D.C. 20009
Tel: (202) 939-6400
Fax: (202) 332-3171
Location of Consulates in the U.S.
|Consulate General in Atlanta
245 Peachtree Ctr. Ave.
Tel: (404) 880-0805
|Consulate General in Los Angeles
5055 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: (312) 819-2610
|Consulate General in Chicago
205 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601-5968
Tel: (713) 871-8935
|Consulate General in Miami
800 Brickell Ave.
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (213) 954-9233
|Consulate General in Houston
1990 S. Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056
Tel: (305) 373-1889
|Consulate General in New York
12 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (212) 603-0400
U.S. Embassy in Argentina
1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mailing Address: Unit 4334; APO AA 34034
Tel:  (1) 777-4533
Fax:  (1) 777-0197
DOE Contact at Embassy in Buenos Aires
Major Public Holidays in Argentina
|New Year's Day
Gen. San Martin
Note: U.S. Embassy in Argentina observes all U.S.
Federal holidays in addition to the above.
Immunization, Health and Travel Advisories
No vaccinations * or immunizations are required.
* An International Certificate of Vaccination is required for Yellow Fever if arriving
from an infected area within five days.
Cholera is a hazard in the subtropical north.
Other Websites with Travel Information to Argentina
Travel Document Systems http://www.traveldocs.com/ar/index.htm