Argentina is situated in the southern part of South America and is the eighth-largest country in the world. With its large land area, Argentina boasts remarkable terrain comprising wild jungles, rolling plateaus, rocky deserts and wild mountain ranges all while offering energy and sensuality amongst its cities and friendly, passionate Spaniard locals.

Whether it be experiencing the wonders of the Iguazu national park, witnessing cultural traditions in local villages, or enriching your soul in the tango and art district, Argentina offers cultural, social and environmental experiences with a Latin-American flair.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

With varying activities and experiences, Argentina can place well-meaning travellers at risk of exposure to disease and illness. Yellow Fever is a risk when travelling in certain areas of Argentina and proof of vaccination may be required on returning to Australia. Consult a travel doctor prior to departure to assess your risks in relation to your medical history and travel plans.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude illness affects many travellers visiting mountainous regions or undertaking high altitude treks, in some cases with very serious consequences. Medication can be used to facilitate the process of acclimatisation to the rarefied atmosphere at high altitudes. Before your departure, it is important to discuss your specific risk with a doctor that understands the effects of high altitude travel.

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Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Insect Avoidance

There are a number of viruses and illnesses that are contracted through insects such as fleas, ticks and flies. Mosquitoes however are the biggest culprit of spreading insect borne diseases. Ensure you a prepared and read up on our insect avoidance tips.

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