When to goThe best time to go is between December and March. This is summertime in Argentina and you can go and see the glaciers, such as the Perito Moreno.
As a UK citizen you don't need a visa to enter Argentina as a tourist unless you’re travelling on an Emergency Travel Document. On presentation of a valid British passport you will normally be granted a 90-day stay in the country. Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required to travel in Argentina..
The Argentinian authorities have confirmed they will accept British passports extended by 12 months by British Embassies and Consulates under additional measures put in place in mid-2014.
Although the public health system in Argentina is better than in neighbouring countries, private health insurance is advisable.
Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travel to some parts of the country.
Airline ticketsDirect return flights from London to Buenos Aires start at around £800 and the flight lasts around 13.5 hours. Flights with one stopover cost around £1100 and the flight lasts around 14 to 15 hours
Time differenceArgentina is 4 hours behind the UK. When it's midday in the UK it's 8 am in Argentina.
LanguageSpanish is the official language of Argentina. The Argentines have a slight accent, so it's easy for Spanish speakers to understand them.
The Embassy of Argentina in London is at 65 Brook St, London W1K 4AH, Tel +44 20 7318 1300
The British Embassy in Argentina is at Dr Luis Agote 2412 (1425), Buenos Aires, Tel +54 11 4808-2200
Phone and internet connection
The dialling code for Argentina is +54.
Phone and internet access is easy. There is Wi-Fi in most places and you can buy prepaid SIM cards cheaply.