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Safety and Health

The cost of care in Argentina and Uruguay is as high as in Belgium. The quality of care varies. It is not only advisable but also mandatory to travel with an adequate travel health insurance.

Anyone travelling to Argentina and Uruguay should be vaccinated against hepatitis A.

Regarding water, vigilance is required in Argentina. It is not recommended to drink tap water in Argentina, even in Buenos Aires. In Uruguay, tap water is safe to drink.

Do not be surprised if you see a demonstration or protesters around Buenos Aires (especially in the downtown area). Argentina is a very political country and people often demonstrate.

For more details, please consult the travel advice issued by the FPS Foreign Affairs in Dutch or French

Click here for travel advice on Argentina by the FPS Foreign Affairs in Dutch.

Click here for travel advice on Uruguay by the FPS Foreign Affairs in Dutch.

Click here for travel advice on Argentina by the FPS Foreign Affairs in French.

Click here for travel advice on Uruguay by the FPS Foreign Affairs in French.