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A large Spanish-speaking country in southern South America.

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How to decide on travel to possible Zika zone while pregnant

I have x-posted on the health stack site. Anyone with first hand knowledge about traveling to Argentina while 4 months pregnant? The CDC states that Argentina is a Level 2 Alert country (Practice ...
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Do I need to get USD to travel in Argentina?

I have heard that there is an "official" exchange rate in Argentina and a street rate which is much higher because currently, the locals are finding it really hard to get foreign currency. When I ...
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What is the best way to get ARS using USD?

The current (official) exchange rate for USD to ARS is around 1:5, but I've heard that due to the fluctuation recently there may be a way to get a better value for USD in Argentina. Any pointers?
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Going to Argentina from Brazil without a Brazilian entry stamp

I'm backpacking in South America and have found myself in an interesting situation. I was travelling in Paraguay and got to Ciudad del Este, from there I took a local bus across the river to Foz do ...
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Travel time from Terminal A to Terminal C of Ezeiza (Ministro Pistarini International Airport, Buenos Aires)

How long does it take to go from Terminal A to Terminal C of Ministro Pistarini Airport (EZE, Buenos Aires)?
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Buying local currency in Argentina

My wife will be in La Plata, Argentina for a few weeks. The nature of her visit makes it difficult to know in advance how much local currency she will need and we would like to avoid ATMs. Anyone have ...
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Prepaid SIM cards in Argentina — expiration and roaming?

For my last several visits to Argentina, I've bought a SIM card and charged it as needed for data only for my cell. I have a Movistar SIM from my trip in February. 1) Do these expire? Can I ...
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Visiting the UK as a tourist and later returning to UK [duplicate]

I'm from Argentina wanting to joining my girlfriend who will be studying for one year in Edinburgh. As an Argentine I don't need any particular permit to go to UK as a tourist. The permit of stay is ...
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El Chalten / El Calafate to Bariloche - options in 2016/17

What are the feasible options of going from El Chalten or El Calafate to Bariloche? I know airplane would be fastest and there is a direct connection. I'd like to avoid it, if possible, though, for ...
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What are the pros and cons of visiting the Iguazu Falls from the Argentinian side or Brazilian side only?

related: Visiting Iguazu waterfalls on both sides We are planning a short weekend trip from the US to the Iguazu Falls, but don't really want to bother with customs and visas for two countries. It is ...
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What is the reciprocity fee for US citizens entering Argentina?

I am having the hardest time finding the exact reciprocity fee for US citizens entering Argentina. Does anybody know what that amount is?
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Recommendations for Mendoza and Salta? [closed]

I am travelling to Buenos Aires in three weeks (July 2014) and will be there for five days, but then I am at a loss as to what to do for the additional two weeks I have in Argentina - there are so ...
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Where exactly is “Canalcinco” in Argentina?

I'm looking at a official translation of a death certificate issued by an Argentinian official in La Plata in 1965. The original is not available to me. It specifies the place of domicile of a ...
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Invitation letter to friend that does NOT require a visa to enter Denmark

I am living in Denmark (and a Danish citizen) and I am going to host a friend from Argentina for a month. Argentinian citizens require no visa to enter Denmark (or Schengen) as tourists. I have ...
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Strange currency on websites Argentina

I checked prices on some sites and have feeling of strong misunderstanding: according to Wikw the currency os peso, but prices are in '$'. Moreover, the price seems to be unreasonably high, please see ...
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Cheap way to get to Argentina [closed]

Does anyone know a cheap (or at least not very expensive) way to get from Russia (Moscow) to Argentina? I want to visit that country, but tickets are way to much expensive. I use skyscanner now, ...
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What is the simplest visa requirement for a New Zealander to work in Argentina?

Considering this. I gather there's a working holiday visa, but it requires application at the embassy in WELLINGTON, and I'm ... well, on the other side of the world. What would be the simplest ...
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Rent a car in South America [closed]

We are thinking of renting a car from Buenos Aires to drive to Santiago. Has anyone done this and are the roads, towns encounter safe ?
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Do citizens of Switzerland need a visa to travel to Argentina?

I am a Swiss citizen and will be traveling to Argentina for 2 weeks. I would like to know if I will require a visa.
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Teaching English as a foreign language charities for south america

I haven't volunteered abroad before but I want to try and teach english as a foreign language in south america for 3 weeks (specifically Chile or Argentina). I have done the usual google search for a ...
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Can I get Argentina Tourist Visa in Thailand if I am Nepalese passport holder?

I am a nepalese passport holder and am planning a trip to Argentina in April. Unfortunately we don't have an embassy or consulate for Argentina in Nepal. We have to go through Embassy of Argentina in ...
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What are must-visit destinations for the first time trip to Argentina? [closed]

We are considering visiting Argentina for up to ten days during mid-to-late December. What would be the top places to see / visit, especially during that time of year? Secondly, what is the best way ...
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Do I need a return flight for all airlines to go to Argentina?

I am planning to travel through Latin America from the beginning of November onward. My first destination would be Buenos Aires. However, it seems most airlines need you to get a return flight so as ...
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How To Obtain Argentinian Visa For a Philippine Passport Holder in Brasil

I am currently in Brasil and I have travelled South America for a year using my Philippine passport. My next stop will be Argentina and I'd like to ask if I can obtain an Argentinian visa here in ...
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How long does it take to travel by road from Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro?

if any of you people know how long does it take to travel by road (bus/car) from Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro, please tell me. I love travelling on land, and am planning to visit South America Next ...
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What are my options to get to Montevideo from Buenos Aires?

I'm in Buenos Aires for a couple of days and I'd like to go to Montevideo for a day trip. I've seen that there are ferries and planes between the two cities, but are there also other options? And ...
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How long does it take to cross the border at Iguazu Falls?

So we're going to Iguazu falls for about 3 days. We're taking the overnight bus from Buenos Aires and then leaving from the Brazilian side's airport to Rio. We are trying to decide whether to stay on ...
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Travel to England from Argentina: how much money for a 17 day visit?

How much money would I need to bring with me if I want to enter the United Kingdom from Argentina, is there a minimum for 17 days or will they ask me to show my finances ?
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Exceed visa by a day Argentina (90 day tourist visa) [closed]

I have an Argentinian tourist visa for 90 days. I entered the country on the 27th of April. Will leaving on the 27 of July (staying one extra day) cause problems at the migration office or will they ...
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How many km per day in on the road trip to patagonia? [closed]

I am planning an on the road trip renting a car from Cordoba, Argentina (where I live) to Ushuaia. Backing home by plane. I am not used to long distance trip by car (I am Italian). The whaol trip ...
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Easiest way to get to Paraguay from Puerto Iguazu?

I'm in Puerto Iguazu for a couple of days to see the waterfalls there. It seems to be pretty simple to get to Brazil. But I would also like to go to Paraguay. However, on Google Maps, I can't see any ...
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Taking a taxi in Argentina with a newborn: is the toddlers seat necessary?

I'll be traveling to Argentina with my wife and with our little girl (3 months old). When taking a taxi, is it necessary to use my toddlers seat (and then we'll have to take it with us) or can my ...
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Is the Siesta a factor to consider when traveling around Argentina?

Are siestas anything I should consider when traveling around Argentina(large and small towns)? Are travel services likely to be effected in anyway?
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Late Night Ground Transportation from El Calafate to Puerto Natales / Torres del Paine

A few friends and I were hoping to visit Patagonia this January. We will be flying in to El Calafate at 6:30 PM on a Monday, and hoping to get to Torres del Paine as quickly as possible. I'm ...
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How much is a bus from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro?

I'm looking to get a feeling for the bus prices for the trip Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro. Plataforma10.com gives me a price of AR$ 2350,00 (~271 US$) with Crucero del Norte, which I find a bit high....
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Get to El Calafate from the end of the W-Trek (Torres del Paine)

I am wondering how to best get to El Calafate after having finished the W-Trek in Torres del Paine (at the West side, Laguna Amarga I guess). Is there a way to get to El Calafate directly (without ...
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UK visitor and work visa

Next month my boyfriend is coming to work in the UK on a Tier 5 sportsperson visa sponsored by his employer. However he wants to come as a tourist before his work visa starts. From Argentina, he is a ...
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Driving from El Calafate to Torres del Paine National Park and back?

I will be traveling to Patagonia in January with few friends and wanted to know if I could drive to Torres del Paine. Specifically, we were thinking of: Renting a car in El Calafate Driving to ...
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Can I study the Welsh language as a traveller in Patagonia?

As a traveller interested in languages I have long been aware of the settlements in Patagonia where Welsh is spoken. But there's only about 1,500 to 5,000 Welsh speakers there and I'm assuming that ...
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Exchanging USD for ARS tips

So I'm heading to Argentina next week, and whilst there's heaps of advice on SE about taking USD cash and exchanging at the arbolitos for the blue dollar, I was wondering if anyone has any tips/...
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How to get from Buenos Aires to Santiago de Chile by land

I want to get from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Santiago de Chile by land. What is the recommended route and what are the alternatives? Aprox. how much it costs and how long does it takes? Where can I ...
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What is the most time and cost efficient way to get from Buenos Aires to Iguazu falls?

Google Maps estimates the distance at 15 hours driving time, which is probably more than I'd like to spend non-stop at the wheel. What transportation options are available / common? What are the ...
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How to get rid of Argentinian Peso before leaving the country?

Does anyone have any good suggestions of how to get rid of Argentine peso before leaving the country? I have read peso can be hard to exchange back or if it can it can only be done at the poor ...
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Internet access using mobile phone in Argentina

Considering the mobile Internet in Argentina, I have two related questions: Is there a mobile provider that offers a (pre-paid) sim to access the mobile Internet for a reasonable rate? How good is ...
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Is it practical to travel in Argentina with limited knowledge of Spanish?

I am planning to travel for 3 weeks around Argentina, I plan to arrive and depart from Buenos Aires. I am not booking all my accommodation/travel ahead of time, as some of the distances are so vast, I ...
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What kind of power plug adapter do I need in Argentina and Chile?

I'm going to Argentina and Chile and have a couple of electronic devices I want to charge. I have Swiss plugs consisting of two bolts: What kind of adapter should I pack for Argentina and Chile?
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Will I be allowed to bring 3 iPhones to Argentina (Buenos Aires) from the US?

I am traveling to Buenos Aires next month (from the US) and I wanted to bring an iphone as a gift for my sister and her husband who currently live there. I will also have my own iphone bringing it to ...
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When to use a plane instead of a bus around Argentina?

I am planning to travel a 'circular' route around Argentina in 3 weeks. My rough idea for the route is Buenos Aires -> Puerto Madryn -> El Calefate -> Mendoza -> Cordoba -> Salta -> Iguazu -> Buenos ...
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Uyuni, Bolivia to Iguazú, Argentina by bus

I plan to go to Uyuni and Iguazú. Airplane fee is too expensive for me. So instead, I would to like to take a bus from Uyuni to Iguazú. But, there's not much information in the internet. So please ...
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Where can I obtain a SUBE card for the Buenos Aires Subte and Bus systems?

I know that it's possible for foreigners to obtain the RFID transit card SUBE but I don't know where to get it. It seems that it's not sold in all Subte stations. Where can I get the SUBE card?