How to stay safe in Argentina
Staying Safe in Argentina
Argentina is a safe country to visit, but traffic can be terrible in Buenos Aires and major cities, so use caution as you walk about the city and give yourself plenty of time to get from place to place. Some neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, such as Retiro and La Boca, should be avoided at night. When hailing a cab, have your hotel or the restaurant call to request an official cab. Carry a copy of your passport, but keep the original in the hotel safe. Be aware of your surroundings and watch out for pit-pocketers.
We recommend that you leave valuable jewelry - including watches - at home, as well as expensive electronics. Carry a money belt, use the hotel safe to hold your passport and other important documents.
All our tours include professional tour guides, and we will arrange all transportation, transfers, hotels, and tours that we know personally and recommend highly.
For US Citizens, the State Department recommends bookmarking the Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts page, following their Twitter and Facebook accounts, and/or downloading their free Smart Traveler App on iTunes to stay up-to-date on travel warnings and news. They also offer useful tips for traveling safely abroad.
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has some recommendations on traveling safely in Argentina.