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Travel Information for Argentina

U.S. Government Per Diem Rates for Argentina (April 1999)

              Max Lodging Amt + M&IE Rate = Max Per Diem Rate ($US) (room rate only, no taxes)

Buenos Aires       235                  87                          322
Other                   111                  56                           167

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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.

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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
Medoza- 61 Mereno - 228 Rosario - 41 San Juan - 64 San Rafael - 627

Argentine Embassy in the U.S.

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.
Suite 2101
Atalanta, GA
Tel: (404) 880-0805


Consulate General in Los Angeles
5055 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: (312) 819-2610


Consulate General in Chicago
205 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 4209
Chicago, IL 60601-5968
Tel: (713) 871-8935


Consulate General in Miami
800 Brickell Ave.
Penthouse One
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (213) 954-9233
Consulate General in Houston
1990 S. Post Oak Blvd.
Suite 770
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

U.S. Embassy
4300 Colombia
1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mailing Address: Unit 4334; APO AA 34034
Tel: [54] (1) 777-4533
Fax: [54] (1) 777-0197

DOE Contact at Embassy in Buenos Aires

Major Public Holidays in Argentina

January 1 
April 9
April 10
May 1
May 25
June 10
New Year's Day
Holy Thursday
Good Friday
Labor Day
Revolution Anniversary
Sovereignty Day
June 20
July 9
August 17
October 12
December 8
December 25
Flag Day
Independence Day
Gen. San Martin
Columbus Day
Immaculate Conception

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.

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