The travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. ‘We’ refers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For their full travel advice, visit www.fco.gov.uk.
Last updated: 10 December 2012
• There have been recent protests against British interests in Argentina in the context of the higher profile being given to the Falkland Islands issue during 2012 - the 30th anniversary of the Falklands conflict. You should avoid all protests and demonstrations in all parts of Argentina.
• The Argentine Confederation of Transport Workers (CATT) has approved a boycott of vessels flying a British flag. Some Argentine provinces have passed legislation banning the entry to port of vessels supporting hydrocarbons activity in the Falkland Islands.
• At this stage we are not advising against travel to Argentine ports, but advise that vessels make contact with their agent or local authorities before travelling. The majority of cruise ships and visiting tourists should not be affected by Argentine port restrictions.
• Most visits to Argentina are trouble-free. 22 British nationals required consular assistance in Argentina in the period 01 April 2011 - 31 March 2012. You should keep a close eye on your personal belongings and hold on to them in public places such as internet cafes, train and bus stations where distraction thefts commonly occur.
• There are occasional outbreaks of social unrest and demonstrations sometimes involving large numbers of people. Monitor local media and avoid all demonstrations.
• The Yellow Fever vaccination is recommended for those aged nine months and above travelling to the regions of Argentina bordering Paraguay and Brazil in the provinces of Chaco, Corrientes, Formosa, Salta and all areas of Misiones province, including Iguazu Falls.
• There is an underlying threat from terrorism. Attacks, although unlikely, could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers. On 1 May 2012 a small explosive device was detonated outside the office of the EU Delegation in Buenos Aires. There were no casualties.
• You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling.