Travel Vaccinations for Argentina

The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Argentina

Recommended Vaccinations for Argentina at a Glance
All Travellers: MMR, DTaP
Most Travellers: Typhoid, Hepatitis A
Some Travellers: Hepatitis B, Yellow Fever, Rabies

Vaccination Major Risk Factors Course Price
MMR Person-to-Person Course of Two £60
DTaP Person-to-Person Single Dose £50
Typhoid Person-to-Person Single Dose £50
Hepatitis A Person-to-Person Single Dose £86
Hepatitis B Person-to-Person Course of Three £66
Yellow Fever Person-to-Person Single Dose £80
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of Three - intramuscular £66
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of Three - intradermal £66

Based in South America, Argentina shares borders with Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil.

Think Argentina, and its scintillating capital, Buenos Aires, comes to mind. Sometimes called the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires is an elegant European-like city, combining old world charm and modern flair.

But, Argentina offers so much more. Take a tour to spectacular Iguazú Falls in the Northeast, or trek through beautiful Patagonia on Argentina’s Southern frontier, where you can choose between wild and unspoiled territory, or trendy tourist areas.

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) before travelling.

Advice for Travellers to all Destinations

The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.

All Travellers

All Travellers should ensure that they are up-to-date with Routine Vaccinations including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Most Travellers

Most travellers will also need to consider a course or booster of Hepatitis A and Typhoid as there is a risk of these diseases across most parts of the world.

Some Travellers

Some Travellers may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.

Risk of Malaria in Argentina

Malaria is spread by the plasmodium parasite passed to humans from the bite of an anopheles mosquito. Malaria is a serious illness with symptoms include fever, chills, sweats and flu like symptoms. In severe cases, malaria can be fatal. There isn’t currently a vaccine available for our travellers, although there are other ways to protect yourself, see Malaria Information for Travellers.

There is a Low Risk of Malaria in the Salta province near the border of Bolivia. There is also a Low Risk in Chaco, Corrientes and Misiones near the Brazil and Paraguay boarders. There is no risk in any other part of Argentina.

Malaria Prevention

Travellers to areas where there is a Risk of Malaria should get advice regarding Malaria Medication which can be taken to help stop the illness from developing. The type of medication required depends on your destination, itinerary, length of stay and current medical condition. Further reduce the risk of by practicing mosquito Bite Avoidance by using Insect Repellent such as DEET 50% and covering exposed skin by wearing long sleeves and trousers.

Yellow Fever Risk and Certification Requirements for Argentina

About Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever is a serious viral illness spread by mosquitoes in the tropical regions of Africa and South America. For further information, please see Yellow Fever Vaccination.

Yellow Fever Risk in Argentina

There is a Risk of Yellow Fever in Argentina. The risk is high in the Corrientes and Misiones regions and the Iguaçu Falls. There is also a risk in the Formosa Province as well as Chaco, Jujuy and Salta. There is no risk in other areas of the country. Travellers are not required by regulations to be vaccinated for Yellow Fever before entering the country. Travellers should get advice regarding vaccination prior to travel.

Under International Health Regulations (2005), travellers who have been to an Area affected by Yellow Fever, or who have travelled via an airport of a country affected, are required to present an International Certificate of Vaccination (ICVP).

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