Passport & Visa Information
You will need a current passport to travel to Argentina. It is advised that you make copies of your passport and carry those in a separate location from your actual passport. Another handy way of doing this is to take pictures of the important pages on your smartphone. Visas are not required prior to your trip to Argentina, and you will only need to fill out a simple form on the airplane for customs and immigration.
Travel insurance is always wise to purchase when traveling extensively. El Encuentro Fly Fishing highly suggests that all visitors purchase travel insurance. Please note that although Argentina and Chile are safe countries and your hosts take every precaution necessary to ensure your well being, unexpected events do happen. Most people use travel insurance to cover last minute cancellations and travel upsets such as delayed or canceled flights, lost luggage and medical emergencies. You can be further prepared by buying complete travel insurance that includes medical evacuations.
If your health insurance doesn't cover you for medical expenses abroad, consider getting extra insurance. Find out in advance if your insurance plan will make payments directly to providers or reimburse you later for overseas health expenditures. (In many countries doctors expect payment in cash.)
Travelers should always pack medication for such common ailments as diarrhea, upset stomach, motion sickness, headache and nausea, along with any necessary prescriptions. Most visitors to Argentina don't experience stomach problems associated, for instance, with Mexico, but it pays to have treatment available just in case. You'll find food to be outstanding and bottled water available everywhere in Argentina.
Insects are not a problem in our region, but be sure to bring and use sun block (40‐60 spf) even on cloudy days. Also plan to use lip balm, depending on your sensitivity. (The sun is very strong!)
Allergies, Special Needs, Medical Conditions
Bring medication in its original, clearly labeled container. A signed, dated letter from your physician describing your medical conditions and medications, including generic names, is also a good idea. If carrying syringes or needles, be sure to have a physician's letter documenting their medical necessity.
There are very few biting insects including mosquitoes. At some times during the season, there are non-aggressive yellow jackets and horseflies present. If you are allergic to bees, bring your anti-reaction medication. You might find similar allergies to wild grasses, trees and flowers that you do at home during some seasons. Bring your normal allergy medicine if you have hayfever. The water is drinkable throughout Argentina and will not make you sick like you can expect in other Latin American countries.
If you have any existing medical conditions, mobility issues or special needs that we should be aware of, please let us know in advance so any special arrangements can be made.