Argentina Travel Advisory
Issued by Betsy Burlingame
Nov 20, 2018
Exercise increased caution in Argentina due to probable demonstrations and disruptions during and leading up to the G20 Leaders' Summit.
The 2018 G20 Leaders' Summit will be held on November 30 and December 1 in Buenos Aires. During and leading up to the event, protests from both international and local groups may occur with little or no warning and near tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful have the potential to become violent.
Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Argentina:
- Avoid demonstrations.
- Avoid the major G20 event venues and traditional areas of mass protest in Buenos Aires, including the Obelisco, Plaza de Mayo, and Plaza del Congreso.
- Be aware of your surroundings when traveling to tourist locations and crowded public venues.
- Follow the instructions of local authorities. As a foreigner, avoid illegal political activity.
- Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Crime and Safety Report for Argentina.
- U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.