Argentina Public Announcement
Issued by US Department of State
Jul 01, 2002
The Department of State continues to urge U.S. citizens to monitor
developing situations in Argentina and to avoid large gatherings. A
demonstration in late June turned violent, and two Argentine citizens were
killed and many injured. This Public Announcement supersedes the Public
Announcement of May 29, 2002, and it expires on October 31, 2002.
The security situation is fluid during the ongoing Argentine economic
crisis, and public demonstrations are common. While usually non-violent, a
demonstration in late June turned violent, two Argentine citizens were
killed and dozens were injured. There have been no reports of injuries to
U.S. citizens related to the crisis. Financial sector difficulties and
trade restrictions may occasionally affect access to banking and Automated
Teller Machines (ATMs). ATMs in Argentina accept most U.S. ATM cards, but
will dispense only 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.