Whatever the reason you choose to travel to Argentina, consider taking out travel or expat health insurance for you and your family. You will leave with peace of mind and can prevent financial, health, and legal risks that would arise unexpectedly. Guarantees for repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses are essential, regardless of your destination.
Political regime: Federal Republic
Capital: Buenos Aires
Area: 2,791,810 sq km
Population: 44.27 million Spoken languages: Spanish
Currency: Argentine peso
If you are a French national, you do not need a visa for a tourist stay of less than three months. All you need to do is have your valid passport for the duration of your planned stay. If you wish to stay for more than three months, you will need to apply for an extension of stay with the immigration office.
French Embassy in Buenos Aires
Cerrito 1399 Buenos Aires 1010
Tel: 54 45 15 29 30
Fax: 54 45 15 01 20
Argentine Embassy in Paris
6 Cimarosa Street – 75116 Paris
Vaccines and Safety in Argentina
Vaccines and Local Diseases
- Compulsory vaccines and certificates: No vaccine is required.
- Recommended vaccines and certificates: For adults, don’t forget the vaccines against tetanus, polio, hepatitis A and B and typhoid. For children, don’t forget the vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A and B, (long stay), meningitis A and C (long stay for 18-month-old travelers), typhoid (long stay for 5-year-old travelers and older).
- Local diseases: In Argentina, the following diseases are common: Amibiase, bites of spiders, snakes, fish and scorpions, ascaris, bilharziosis, hepatitis A and B, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease (trypanosomiasis), sexually transmitted diseases, meningitis, malaria, polio, rabies, AIDS, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhoid.
Argentina is one of the least dangerous countries in Latin America, although problems of theft and violence persist in all regions (particularly in the capitals and major urban centres) due to poverty and the consumption of Drugs. Robberies are mainly committed in tourist places, on public transport (metro, buses, train stations, etc.) but also in airports, restaurants and hotel lobbies and during demonstrations where there are crowds. Thieves work mostly in groups, so be careful to the people who approach you. Avoid showing outward signs of wealth, don’t bring too much cash on you and of course you just have to use common sense.
As for natural hazards, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes are common along the Andes mountains.
Health insurance in Argentina
Why take international health insurance when traveling or living in Argentina? Simply because health spending quickly reaches very high amounts abroad. On the other hand, health insurance is compulsory in Argentina in order to be covered in a public or private institution. In addition, the repatriation guarantee is an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident it is sometimes necessary to carry out a medicalized repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and depending on the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or a medicalized aircraft.
Mondassur supports you in your choice of international health insurance by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we will be able to offer you different travel, international student and expatriate insurance packages.