Argentina Travel Warning
Issued by US Department of State
Dec 31, 2001
Following the resignation of the president and the installation of an
interim administration, the government of Argentina lifted the state of
siege it had imposed on December 19. Political and economic uncertainty had
contributed to sometimes violent demonstrations. While public security has
been largely restored, the government has called general elections for March
3, and the political, social and security situation is likely to remain
fluid throughout the campaign period.
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 any areas where large groups have
gathered. Security information may also be obtained by contacting the U.S.
Embassy at tel. (011) (54) (11) 5777-4533/34, or by e-mail at
[email protected] Americans traveling or resident in the
country should avoid large public gatherings, as sporadic demonstrations or
riots could pose a risk to those who may be in the wrong place at the wrong
time. There have been no reports of injuries to U.S. citizens, and
demonstrations and looting have not been specifically aimed at foreign
visitors or residents. Travelers should be aware that public disorder may
also affect medical services, access to banking and ATM machines, as well as
to airline and other public transportation, and possibly limit free
movement. In addition, Argentine government economic regulations and local
bank cash shortages occasionally limit a traveler's ability to withdraw
funds from ATM machines.
For further information concerning travel to Argentina, travelers should
consult the Department of State's Internet web site at
http://travel.state.gov, which includes the latest Consular Information
Sheet for Argentina.