Language

Spanish is the official language in Argentina, but English is often understood in tourist areas.

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Money

The peso is Argentina’s official currency. ATMs are the easiest way to get cash.

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Communications

To reach Argentina from abroad, dial +54. To dial out when you’re in Argentina, dial 00 followed by the country code for the country you’re trying to reach.

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Tipping

Tipping 10 percent at restaurants is expected.

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Safety

Argentina is relatively safe, but there can be periodic outbreaks of social unrest. Avoid public demonstrations and keep an ear out for news of political unrest.

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Health

Check with your doctor before traveling to some of Argentina’s northern areas, yellow fever, cholera and malaria can occur there. It’s smart to get vaccinated against Hepatitis A before your trip. The water is safe and there are good medical facilities in major towns and cities. Treatment can be pricey, so you would be wise to carry medical insurance. If you have a medical condition, be sure to bring enough medication for the entire trip.

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Electricity

The electrical current is 220 volts, 50Hz. Most modern buildings like hotels and offices take flat, three-pin plugs, while older buildings use round, two-pin plugs.

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