Argentina Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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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 liter of alcoholic beverages;

200 cigarettes and 25 cigars;

2 kilograms of 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 liters of alcoholic beverages;

400 cigarettes and 50 cigars;

5 kilograms of 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 liters of alcoholic beverages;

400 cigarettes and 50 cigars;

5 kilograms of 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 if:
- holding a completed "Autorizacion Temporaria de Ingreso Y Egreso de Armas a la Republica Argentina" (temporary authorization 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 of residence; and
- traveling 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 International Veterinary Certificate or Pet Passport issued with a validity of at least 30 days. For pets arriving from Mercosur Member States it must have a validity of at least 60 days .
Dogs and cats must be submitted to a broad-spectrum treatment against internal and external parasites with products authorized by the Veterinary Authority within 15 days before the issue date of the International Veterinary Certificate.
A rabies vaccination certificate is also required. If the pet is vaccinated for the first time, this has to be done 21 days before the issue date of the International Veterinary Certificate.
Pets younger than 3 months of age do not require a rabies vaccination certificate.
Psittacine birds must be accompanied by an official Health Certificate stating fowl plague and psittacosis have not been diagnosed.
For further details please refer to: http://www.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, if no change of airport is involved.



Airport Embarkation 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.




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