Argentina Travel Warning
Issued by US Department of State
Mar 01, 2002
The security situation in Argentina is improving, but demonstrations
continue. While most services have been restored, travelers may
occasionally have difficulties accessing financial services. This Public
Announcement supersedes the Public Announcement of January 3, 2002 and
expires on May 29, 2002.
The Argentine government has lifted the state of siege that was imposed on
December 19, 2001, following the sudden resignation of ex-President Fernando
de la Rua.
Public demonstrations are taking place, often with little advance warning.
While public security has been largely restored, the situation is likely to
In the current environment, large politically oriented demonstrations are
common. Demonstrators sometimes block streets, but they are generally
non-violent. There have been no reports of injuries to U.S. citizens.
Financial sector difficulties and trade restrictions may occasionally affect
access to banking and ATM machines. ATM machines in Argentina accept most
U.S. ATM cards, but will only dispense Argentine pesos.
The Department of State urges U.S. citizens considering travel to Argentina,
or already present there, to monitor media reports for current information
on developing situations and to avoid areas where large groups have
gathered. To obtain updated security information, please contact the U.S.
Embassy by calling (011) (54) (11) 5777-4533/34, or via e-mail at
[email protected] For further general information regarding travel
to Argentina, travelers should consult the Department of State Internet site
at http://travel.state.gov, which includes the latest Consular Information
Sheet for Argentina.