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IATA | Passport, Visa and Health - Customs Rules

Argentina

Argentina country information overview

Customs Rules

Import regulations

Free import (passengers under 18 years are allowed to import half the quantities to follow, except for immigrants as mentioned in 3. who are entitled to import the whole quantities).

residents, returning to Argentina after a stay of less than 1 year in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay or Uruguay and tourists coming from these countries and persons arriving on a contract basis for a stay of less than 1 year up to (the equivalent of) a total amount of USD 100.-

1 litre of alcoholic beverages;

200 cigarettes and 25 cigars;

2 kgs food.

residents, returning to Argentina after a stay of less than 1 year in countries other than mentioned in 1. and tourists coming from countries other than stated in 1. up to (the equivalent of) a total amount of USD 300.-

2 litres of alcoholic beverages;

400 cigarettes and 50 cigars;

5 kgs food.

residents returning to Argentina after a stay abroad of less than 1 year, immigrants and persons arriving on a contract basis for a stay of 1 year or more up to (the equivalent of) a total amount of USD 300.-

2 litres of alcoholic beverages;

400 cigarettes and 50 cigars;

5 kgs food. Applicable once a calendar year, except for those mentioned in 3. for whom a period of up to 5 years applies.

Prohibited it is not permitted for any passenger to import the following as part of their accompanied baggage
1. meat or meat products from any animal species (incl. sausages, cold cuts, ham);
2. dairy products or dairy bi-products;
3. bee products (honey, wax, etc);
4. fresh fruit and vegetables; flowers and plants with fruits, ornamental plants, trees or parts of trees, bulbs, seeds, rhizomes, buds etc;
5. insects, bacteria, fungi, viruses or any other micro-organisms for research or other uses;
6. semen, biological products used in veterinary medicine;
7. animal feed;
8. soil.

Arms and Ammunition regulations

Firearms & ammunition for sporting purposes are admitted into Argentina provided
- holding a completed "Autorizacion Temporaria de Ingreso Y Egreso de Armas a la Republica Argentina" (temporary authorisation to enter and leave Argentina with firearms), obtained at an embassy, or applying on arrival, with the relevant Police Authority, for an "Autorizacion Temporaria de Ingreso y Egreso de Armas a la Republica Argentina.
The application must be supported by the appropriate firearms certificate of the country or residence; and
- travelling with passenger as checked, registered baggage; and
- declared upon arrival. Fee ARS 200.- (approx. USD 33.-) per firearm.

Export regulations

Free export without any restriction.

Pets

Dogs and cats require an official veterinary health and vaccination certificate to be presented by the owner on arrival. However, pets less than three months of age do not require a rabies vaccination certificate. Delivering airline must telex preferably 24 hours prior to arrival, but at least prior to departure of the flight, to the station manager at point of transit/disembarkation giving him notice of pets on board (incl. details regarding nature of animal, quantity, final destination and reason for transportation) in order to ensure attendance of veterinary surgeon at arrival airport. This procedure applies to pets destined for Buenos Aires and in transit through Buenos Aires. Pets transiting on the same aircraft are exempt.
Non-compliance with above regulations may delay clearance of the pet or deportation to point of origin.
Restrictions All animals (incl. cats and dogs) coming from Africa or Asia (except Japan) must obtain prior telex authorization from quarantine department (SENASA) in Argentina. Psittacine birds must be accompanied by an official Health Certificate stating fowl plague and psittacosis have not been diagnosed.
Note a special procedure must be completed when exporting or importing pets from/to Argentina. For further details, please refer to http//www.senasa.gov.ar
If further information is needed, please contact your transporting airline or SENASA at www.senasa.gov.ar, or
- Buenos Aires Office tel +54.11.4121-5494/5372
- Ministro Pistarini International Airport - Ezeiza tel +54.11.4480-0582 (24hrs)
- e-mail ezeizaeq@senasa.gov.ar.

Baggage Clearance regulations

Baggage is cleared at the first point of entry in Argentina.
Exempt baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Argentina, provided no change of airport is involved.



Airport tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.



Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Argentine Peso-ARS) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. However, amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared.
Gold must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Argentine Peso-ARS) and foreign currencies: prohibited unless exportation is made through authorized financial and foreign exchange entities, for amounts above:
-USD 10,000.- (or equivalent) for travelers aged over 21 or independent minors; or
-USD 2,000.- (or equivalent) for travelers aged between 16 and 21 years; or
-USD 1,000.- (or equivalent) for travelers aged under 16 years.


Learn all about regulations for your destination country. From airport tax to be paid on departure, to importing pets, as well as rules on how much currency you may bring into and out of a country.

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