Argentina visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Argentinean Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • South Africans can stay visit Argentina visa-free for up to 90 days.
  • Visitors must have a passport valid for 6 months from the intended date of entry and have 3 blank pages. 
  • A passport must be valid for a period of 6 months after the return date. 
  • Intending visitors must present a document showing yellow fever immunization. 
  • South Africans visiting Argentina with a temporary four-page booklet do not need a visa to enter Argentina. 
  • South Africans visiting Argentina should note that the application process takes 10 working days, and may be extended to a period of three to four weeks depending on the purpose of the trip.
  • Flights from various parts of South Africa to Argentina are currently available with Emirates, British Airways, Brasil Central Linha, Ethiopian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, South African Airline, Qatar Airways, LATAM Airlines, and a few others.
  • Intending visitors can travel from Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Bloemfontein.
  • The estimated flight time from Cape Town to Buenos Aires is 33 hours at its quickest, 14 hours, 25 minutes from Johannesburg to Buenos Aires and 18 hours, 50 minutes.
  • Argentina’s currency is the Argentine Peso and can easily be exchanged for US Dollars or Euros as against other currencies that are harder to convert. Visitors can also use ATMs to access funds in the local currency, with applied charges.
  • Visitors can get around Argentina with public buses, taxis, and the legally authorized version of Uber known as BA Taxi, all within considerably fair prices.
  • Visitors who will be visiting with chargeable devices should know Argentina has a type C and I socket type.
  • The vast majority of Argentinians are Christians and subscribe to the diverse subcategories and doctrines under Christianity, with Roman Catholics making up 76.5% of the total number of Christ believers.
  • Argentina’s climate is a moderate balance of humid, hot summers and cool, dry winters.
  • While the Argentinian Spanish is wildly spoken in Argentina, a considerable number of locals can speak English, and so communication shouldn’t really be a problem for most visitors. It would, however, be courteous to pick up a few simple Argentinian Spanish as it would come in handy when visiting rural parts of Argentina.
  • Argentinians are generally warm, welcoming people who appreciate courtesy and respect.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get a visa to Argentina??
  • Visa processing takes about 10 working days to be ready.

How safe is it to travel to Argentina??
  •  Argentina is one of the safest country in the entire latin America, Most crimes in Argentina are in the form of petty theft, pickpocketing and bag snatching.

What's the best time of the year to visit Argentina??

The spring months are usually the best time for travelers to visit Argentina.

What is Argentina known for??

Argentina is widely known for the tango, it's elegant architecture, steak, wine, and soccer.

What language is spoken in Argentina??

At least 40 languages are spoken in Argentina, however, Spanish is the official language spoken here  

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