Argentina General Information

Argentina is located in the southeast of South America and occupies an impressive territory. Due to its length, this country boasts a wide variety of beautiful landscapes, a large number of representatives of the animal and plant worlds and, of course, a significant temperature difference. Therefore, the country attracts tourists of all stripes, from couples to real extreme people.

Argentina is, in many ways, a hot country. What is the favorite dance of a real Argentine – tango. Resting here, you simply will not have time for boredom. Beach lovers will always find a beach to their liking, and for especially active and hardy tourists there is always a flat and mountainous part of the country. The Andes is a mountain range, which is the largest in the vastness of the Western Hemisphere, is able to conquer the most sophisticated tastes of tourists. Breathtaking views of the snow-capped sharp peaks of the Andes always make a proper impression. And impenetrable tropical forests have long attracted the most courageous travelers.

Tours to Argentina can be purchased in Belarus, and with a completely different nature of the rest. This country is able to give every tourist a baggage of unforgettable impressions and a lot of positive emotions, you just have to look at it.


Embassy address in Russia:
Embassy of Argentina in Russia
Moscow, st. Sadovo-Triumfalnaya, 4/10
tel. (095) 299-03-67, 299-82-61.

Documents for a visa
1. Foreign passport (min 4 months);
2. A copy of the air ticket with fixed dates of arrival and departure from Argentina;
3. An invitation from Argentina or a hotel reservation sent to the fax of the
Embassy of the Republic of Argentina: (095) 502 1021;
4. Letter from the tour operator;
5. For children traveling with one of the parents – permission to leave from the second parent;

The procedure for issuing a visa and the terms of production
The term for issuing a visa is up to 5 days.
The term for issuing a visa in some cases may be extended.

The cost of a visa
The cost of a visa is 50 USD.


Argentina is a country occupying the south and southeast of the continent, the second largest country in South America after Brazil and the eighth in the world. When it comes to Argentina, we immediately think of Argentine tango, gaucho, Evita and Maradona. But this is not all that Argentina is rich in, and most tourists come here to personally verify the beauty of the nature of this country. There really is something to see here: the desert landscapes in the north contrast with the beauty of the Andes mountain peaks in the south, and the Iguazu Falls are as beautiful as the untouched beauty of Patagonia. A kind of crown rises above the country of Buenos Aires, a legendary city that impresses with its unique style and neo-European culture. If you decide to visit Argentina, then, having received the first information about the country, you will be completely at a loss.

For residents of the northern hemisphere, Argentina provides the opportunity to enjoy summer twice a year. In general, this country is so big that you can come here in any season. Buenos Aires is beautiful at any time of the year, and if you want to go to Patagonia, somewhere in Moreno Glacier in Santa Cruz, then it’s better to do it in the summer (between December and February). The Iguazu Falls in the subtropical province of Misiones are at their most attractive during the winter months when the heat and humidity subside.


The Argentine peso is equal to 100 centavos. Banknotes of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 pesos, coins of 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 centavos are in circulation.


The time is 5 hours behind Minsk time.


Official name – Republic of Argentina

Area – 2776890 sq. km.

Capital – Buenos Aires

Argentina is a country occupying the south and southeast of the continent, the second largest country in South America after Brazil and the eighth in the world. According to the structure of the surface, the country can be divided into two parts: elevated (southeast) and flat (northwest). The western border runs along the chain of the Andes. There are several natural areas on the territory.


Argentina lies in three climatic zones: tropical, subtropical and temperate. Average annual temperatures range from +24C in the north to +5C in the south. The climate of the country is formed mainly under the influence of sea air masses from the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the country has a temperate climate. In the northeast, the climate is subtropical, humid, with mild winters. The south of the country is much colder and it rains most of the year.

In Buenos Aires, the summer months are very hot, and most residents leave right after Christmas for a holiday. In January and February the city is empty. In winter, for Europeans, the weather is very pleasant, the temperature drops, but only slightly.


About 35 million people. 90% of Argentines belong to the white race, and are descendants of Italians and Spaniards. The Indian population (often already mixed with whites) makes up only 4.5% of the population. First peoples and tribes such as the Mapuches, Collas, Tobas, Matakos now make up only 0.5%.

Customs regulations

It is forbidden to import non-canned food products, without special permission – items and things of historical, artistic or archaeological value. Duty-free import is allowed: cigarettes – 200 pieces (or cigars – 25 pieces), alcoholic beverages – 2 liters, canned food – up to 5 kg., souvenirs and gifts in the amount of not more than 300 US dollars, items and things in within personal needs.

When importing these items in excess of the specified amount, a duty of 50% of their value is levied. It is prohibited to export, without special permission, objects and things of historical, artistic or archaeological value, as well as weapons.

It is allowed to export wool and leather products, jewelry, souvenirs within the limits of personal needs, while you need to present a receipt from the store where these products were purchased. When exporting fur products, an export stamp receipt is required. Import and export of national and foreign currencies is not limited.


Ezeiza International Airport is located 35 km from Buenos Aires. You will reach the city along the Teniente General Riccieri highway. It is important to know that when leaving the country, you will be forced to pay a fee of $30.5.


You can go to Argentina at any time of the year: the question is where and for what purpose you are going to go. The best time to visit the Iguazu Falls is during the warm and not too wet autumn months (March-April). It is best to travel on the Patagonian plateau in the summer (December-February). Ski lovers should plan a trip during the snowy winter months (June-August), while the beauty of Buenos Aires can be enjoyed all twelve months of the year.


In Argentina, it is customary to give a tip, which is 5-10% of the service bill; in expensive establishments, they are often already included in the bill.


The official language is Spanish. German, French and Italian are also used.

Argentina General Information