In most cases, it is recommended to use a morning departure and, accordingly, an evening arrival for a trip to Argentina. Why? It’s simple – after a 15-hour (at least) stay in the air, you really want to relax. Flight options:
- Daily flights Moscow – Buenos Airesairline Iberia with a connection in Madrid. The duration of such a flight is about 15.5 hours, excluding docking.
- Daily Air France flights Moscow – Buenos Aires with a connection in Paris. The duration of the flight in this case is about 16 hours, excluding connections.
- Or use the services of Lufthansa (docking in Frankfurt).
According to bridgat, Alitalia flights via Rome and British Airways via London are also possible. The duration of the flight, taking into account connections, is from 20 hours, which, due to the change of time zones, advantageously turn into 13 “planetary” hours (at least when flying there).
It is optimal if the day of the start of travel around the country (that is, the next after arrival) will be Saturday – a day without traffic jams on the streets of capital cities, which makes it possible to fully get to know the city.
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Visa to Argentina
Citizens of Russia to visit Argentina, if the duration of the trip does not exceed 90 days, a visa is not required. Learn more about the visa to Argentina. But it’s still worthwhile to arrange medical insurance for the entire duration of the trip in advance.
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Import and export of national and foreign currencies is not limited, however, amounts over 10,000 USD must be declared. Duty-free you can import up to 400 cigarettes (or 50 cigars), up to 2 liters of alcoholic beverages, up to 5 kg of canned food, souvenirs and gifts worth no more than 300 USD and things for personal needs. When importing these items in excess of the specified amount, a duty of 50% of their value is levied. It is forbidden to import non-canned food products, objects and things of historical, artistic or archaeological value (without special permission), as well as weapons.
When exporting wool and leather products, jewelry and souvenirs, you must present a receipt from the store where they were purchased.
When exporting fur products, you will need an export stamp receipt.
It is most convenient and fastest to travel long distances in the country by plane due to an extensive network of air routes and the presence of airports in large cities. It is better to book tickets in advance, you should also keep in mind that there are flight delays.
Rail transport in the country is popular, but in some areas it is not well developed. Special tourist trains run in the regions of Patagonia and Mesopotamia, and urban transport is represented by buses, suburban trains and taxis. In Buenos Aires, moreover, there is a subway.
In 1906, the newly elected president of Argentina raised the question of the development of national territories point-blank: thus began the era of the “Patagonian railway”. But only a couple of decades later, the operating line finally connected the large center of Bahia Blanca and the southern tip of the province of Buenos Aires, the city of Carmen de Patagones, across the river from which lies Viedma, the capital of the neighboring province and the door to Patagonia…
International bus routes connect Argentina with neighboring countries: Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil. Buses run from Jujuy and Salta to La Chiaka, from where you can cross the Bolivian border on foot or by taxi. From these cities, you can get to the Bolivian city of Yacuiba, located right on the border, from where buses leave for the Bolivian department of Santa Cruz. Argentina is connected with Chilean cities by routes from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama, from Mendoza to Santiago, from Bariloche to Puerto Montt, from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas.
All taxis in Argentina are equipped with meters that must be turned on when boarding a passenger.
Security in Argentina
Since there are few “Russo tourists” in the country, local residents regard them as exotic, their attitude is friendly and welcoming. However, this does not cancel certain security measures: it is not recommended to leave the limits of tourist centers alone (especially in the evening), you should not carry large sums of money, expensive jewelry, and so on.
Water is recommended to drink bottled or boiled.
You can swim in the ocean only strictly in the places designated for this: in undeveloped areas it is dangerous due to strong coastal currents.