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Import regulations by Argentina customs
The following goods may be imported into Argentina without incurring customs duty:
(a) Travellers over 18 years of age coming from Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay or Uruguay, or residents returning to Argentina after less than one years stay in these countries, may import the following goods to a value of US$100:
200 cigarettes and 25 cigars; 1l of alcohol; 2kg of foodstuffs.
(b) Travellers over 18 years of age coming from countries other than those listed above, or residents returning to Argentina after less than one year?s stay in countries other than those above, may import the following goods to a value of US$300:
400 cigarettes and 50 cigars; 2l of alcohol; 5kg of foodstuffs.
The following documents must be presented for the importation of pets:
-Air Waybill/Original Bill of Lading
-Veterinary Certificate attesting to the animal's good health and issued by the -Argentine consulate of the owner's country of origin.
Firearms and Weapons
-The shipper musts obtain a government permit to import firearms. The guns will be held in a customs bonded warehouse until the permit is ready (usually 3-6 months).
-Declaration is required prior to customs inspection and proof of ownership is required for customs clearance. Owner's presence is required for clearance.
Export regulations by Argentina customs
-Heavy weapons, ammunition and explosives
[Firearms need special permit (Renar-Registro Nacional de Armas) from the
-Drugs and narcotics
-Color TVs and new TVs
Customs authorities may enforce strict regulations concerning temporary
importation into or export of items such as firearms, religious materials, antiquities, medications, business equipment and other items . It is advisable to contact the Embassy of your destination country in Washington or one of that countrys consulates in the United States for specific information regarding customs requirements.
Other Argentina customs information
Following WHO guidelines issued in 1973, a cholera vaccination certificate is not a condition of entry to Argentina. However, precautions are advised. Up-to-date advice should be sought before deciding whether these precautions should include vaccination as medical opinion is divided over its effectiveness; see the Health appendix for more information.
Typhoid fever is not common but a risk exists.
Malaria risk, exclusively in the benign vivax form is low and exists in pockets in the provinces of Salta, Jujuy, Misiones and Corrientes. Protection in the form of chloroquine chemoprophylaxis administered weekly is advised, plus general mosquito bite protection.
Food drink: Tap water is considered safe to drink. Drinking water outside main cities and towns may be contaminated and sterilisation is advisable. Pasteurised milk and dairy products are safe for consumption. Avoid unpasteurised milk as brucellosis occurs. Local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat.
Other risks: Hepatitis A and intestinal parasitosis are widespread. Both cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis occur. There is some risk of dengue fever and anthrax. Asthma, sinus and bronchial problems may be aggravated by the polluted atmosphere of the major cities.
Rabies is present. For those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered. If bitten, seek medical advice without delay. For more information, consult the Health appendix.
Health care: Medical insurance is recommended as there are no reciprocal health agreements. Medical facilities are generally of a high standard, though of varying quality outside Buenos Aires. Immediate cash payment is often expected by doctors.
In many countries around the world, counterfeit and pirated goods are widely available. Transactions involving such products are illegal and bringing them back to the United States may result in forfeitures and/or fines. A current list of those countries with serious problems in this regard can be found here. U.S. Customs and Border Protection may impose corresponding import restrictions in accordance with the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act
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Bob Frassinetti, art and antique dealer, curator, and developer as well as free lance journalist from Argentina, Buenos Aires, working on the web, writing both for pleasure and work on art, antiques and collectibles, in and on Buenos Aires, Argentina as well are neighboring countries, Chile and Uruguay. "I've written for several Travel Adventure, Art & Antiques Magazines on and off the web and have researched Toys made here in Argentina, as well as Travel Adventure from Route 40 and Lighthouse Adventures along the Atlantic and Pacific coast, Dakar Rally 2009, 2010 and for a 3erd time, 2011, curator and investor in the “Building a Gallery Museum in the Province of Cordoba” a unique Real Estate Investment here in Argentina. Travelling for Art and Antiques" and I have been on line since 1996
Living with art and antiques and travelling the south of South America. Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay
Buenos Aires 2010