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Passports

Citizens of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa require a passport to enter the country. If you do not yet have a passport, see below for passport services by country of origin.

Australia -- Australian Passport Information Service (tel. 131-232; www.passports.gov.au).

Canada -- Passport Office, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa, ON K1A 0G3 (tel. 800/567-6868; www.ppt.gc.ca).

Ireland -- Passport Office, Setanta Centre, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 (tel. 01/671-1633; www.foreignaffairs.gov.ie).

New Zealand -- Passports Office, Department of Internal Affairs, 47 Boulcott St., Wellington, 6011 (tel. 0800/225-050 in New Zealand or 04/474-8100; www.passports.govt.nz).

United Kingdom -- Visit your nearest passport office, major post office, or travel agency or contact the Identity and Passport Service (IPS), 89 Eccleston Sq., London, SW1V 1PN (tel. 0300/222-0000; www.ips.gov.uk).

United States -- To find your regional passport office, check the U.S. State Department website (travel.state.gov/passport) or call the National Passport Information Center (tel. 877/487-2778) for automated information.

Visas

No visa is required for citizens of United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and South Africa for tourist stays in Argentina of up to 90 days. A side trip to Brazil or by boat to neighboring Uruguay will effectively restart the 90-day tourist period. British citizens should be aware that in spite of periodic official rhetoric regarding the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), there is no actual tension between Argentina and the U.K. In addition, all travelers, British or not, should be aware that visiting the Falklands does not jeopardize re-entry into Argentina.

Since 2009, Argentina has charged a reciprocity fee of citizens of the United States, Canada, and Australia landing at Ezeiza. The fee covers an entry voucher (not technically a visa) that's valid for 10 years. At press time, the fee is $140 for Americans, $100 for Australians, and $70 for Canadians, which is what Argentines pay for visas to each of these countries, respectively. The fee can be paid with cash, Visa, MasterCard, or American Express upon arrival. Though this may change, at the moment the fee is not charged if you enter Argentina by land or sea.

For more information concerning long-term, work, or other types of visas, contact the appropriate embassy or consulate in your home country .

Australia -- Contact the Embassy of the Argentine Republic, John McEwen House, Level 2, 7 National Circuit, Barton, ACT 2600 (tel. 02/6273-9111; fax 02/6273-0500; info@argentina.org.au; www.argentina.org.au).

Canada -- Contact the Embassy of the Argentine Republic, 81 Metcalfe St., Ste. 700, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5B4 (tel. 613/236-2351; fax 613/235-2659; www.argentina-canada.net).

Ireland -- Contact the Embassy of the Argentine Republic, 15 Ailesbury Drive, Dublin 4 (tel. 353/1-269-1546; fax 353/1-260-0404; feirla@mrecic.gov.ar; www.mrecic.gov.ar).

New Zealand -- Contact the Embassy of the Argentine Republic, Prime Finance Tower, Level 14, 142 Lambton Quay, PO Box 5430, Wellington (tel. 04/472-8330; fax 04/472-8331; enzel@arg.org.nz; www.arg.org.nz).

United Kingdom -- Contact the Embassy of the Argentine Republic, 65 Brooke St., London W1Y 4AH (tel. 020/7318-1300; fax 020/7318-1301; seruni@mrecic.gov.ar; www.argentine-embassy-uk.org).

United States -- Contact the Consular Section of the Argentine Embassy, 1811 Q St. NW, Washington, DC 20009 (tel. 202/238-6401 or 202/238-6460; fax 202/238-6471). Consulates are also located in Los Angeles, California (tel. 323/954-9155/6); Miami, Florida (tel. 305/373-1889); Atlanta, Georgia (tel. 404/880-0805); Chicago, Illinois (tel. 312/819-2610); New York City (tel. 212/603-0400); and Houston, Texas (tel. 713/871-8935). For more information, visit www.embassyofargentina.us, with links to the various consulates in the U.S.

Customs

Travelers entering Argentina can bring personal effects -- including clothes, jewelry, and professional equipment such as cameras and computers -- without paying duty. In addition, they can bring in 2 liters of alcohol, 400 cigarettes, and 50 cigars duty-free. Luggage is usually x-rayed upon entering Buenos Aires.

Medical Requirements

Unless you're arriving from an area known to be suffering from an epidemic (particularly cholera or yellow fever), vaccinations are not required for entry into Argentina.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.