Insurance Argentina

Whatever your reason for visiting Argentina, make sure you take out travel or expatriate health insurance for you and your family. With Mondassur insurance in Argentina, you’ll be covered as an expatriate, nomad or traveler, depending on your situation. That way, you can leave with peace of mind and avoid any unexpected financial, health or legal risks. Cover for repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses is essential, whatever your destination.


Political system: Federal Republic
Capital: Buenos Aires
Surface area: 2,791,810 km² (2,791,810 sq. mi.)
Population: 44.27 million Languages spoken: Spanish
Currency: Argentine peso

Argentina visas

If you are a French national, you do not need a visa for a tourist stay of less than three months. All you need is a valid passport for the duration of your planned stay. If you wish to stay longer than three months, you will need to apply to the immigration office for an extension of your stay.

French Embassy in Buenos Aires
Cerrito 1399 Buenos Aires 1010
Tel: 54 45 15 29 30
Fax: 54 45 15 01 20

Embassy of Argentina in Paris
6, rue Cimarosa – 75116 Paris

Vaccines and Safety in Argentina

Vaccines and local diseases

  • Compulsory vaccinations and certificates: No vaccinations are required.
  • Recommended vaccinations and certificates: For adults, don’t forget vaccinations against tetanus, polio, hepatitis A & B and typhoid. For children, don’t forget vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A & B (long-stay), meningitis A & C (long-stay for travellers aged 18 months and over) and typhoid (long-stay for travellers aged 5 years and over).
  • Local diseases: In Argentina, the following diseases are common: Amoebiasis, spider, snake, fish and scorpion bites, roundworm, bilharzia, hepatitis A & 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 capital and major urban centers) due to poverty and drug use. Thefts are mainly committed in tourist areas, on public transport (metro, bus, stations, etc.), but also in airports, restaurants and hotel lobbies, and at crowded events. Thieves generally work in groups, so be careful who approaches you. Avoid showing any outward signs of wealth, don’t carry too much cash on you and, of course, just use common sense.

As for natural hazards, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes are common along the Andes.

Health insurance in Argentina

Why take out international health insurance when traveling or living in Argentina? Quite simply because healthcare costs can quickly reach very high levels abroad. In addition, health insurance is compulsory in Argentina in order to receive treatment in a public or private establishment. Repatriation cover is also an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident, medical repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence may be necessary. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or medical aircraft.

Mondassur can help you choose an international health insurance policy by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we can offer you different types of travel insurance,international student insurance and expatriate insurance.

Travel advice: Argentina (fr)

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