ARGENTINA RECIPROCITY FEE –
MANDATORY FOR 2013
- This must
be done before you depart USA - if you have traveled to Argentina
within the past 10 years you should have reciprocity sticker
in the back of your passport - fee if good for 10 years.
2. Complete the form
including personal and credit card details. This information
and the entry code will be sent electronically to the DNM.
3. After payment
is processed, print the receipt.
4. Upon arrival in
Argentina, go to the DNM Office and present the printed receipt.
5. The receipt will
be scanned by DNM staff and the data will be validated to
enable entry to Argentina
Air Transportation: Foreign hunters
have at their disposal all kinds of direct flights to our country.
Flights coming from the European capitals generally arrive very
early in the morning and depart in the evening. Those coming from
the US generally arrive in the morning and depart at night. Hunters
have to buy their airline tickets with final destination to the
city of Buenos Aires, capital of the Argentine Republic. The arrival
and departure flights -from and to the country of origin- take place
at Ezeiza International Airport, a few kilometers far from the city
of Buenos Aires and linked to it by a freeway which guarantees a
delay of no more than 30 minutes from the airport to the town centre.
Domestic flights into the country depart from a different airport
(Jorge Newberry Airport) located in downtown Buenos Aires and 40
minutes far from the Int´l Airport.
Passport: the hunter who wishes
to enter the country must have his passport up to date. We highly
recommend hunters to check their passport expiration date in advance
to make sure it does not expire during their stay in our country.
Visas: most citizens from Western
Europe as well as from American countries do not need a visa to
enter Argentina if they are not planning to stay longer than 90
days. African countries -except those from the South African Republic-
and most Asian and Eastern Europe countries, should get an entry
visa from Argentine consulates or embassies in their respective
Baggage: the legal weight limit
allowed by airlines is generally 20 kg. Per person, though, in general,
local airlines (Aerolíneas Argentinas) as well as North American
ones are usually tolerant of moderate baggage excess.
Hunters should have all documentation required by their countries
to export weapons temporarily. These should travel in rigid boxes
especially designed for this purpose with security locks or padlocks,
so as to prevent weapons from being freely opened before being reported
at the check-in counters. In order to bring firearms to Argentina,
foreign hunters should provide to our company all the details of
the hunters´ personal information and the firearms to be brought
in. A member of ABH will be waiting at the International Airport
with the paperwork already done. The Weapon National Register will
issue the authorization, which will be checked by the air police
at the moment of arrival to the country at Ezeiza International
Airport. Hunters must pay a gun introduction permit at customs according
to its current value fixed by the Government.
Currency: the Argentine
currency is the "peso". Since its value freely fluctuates
with respect to the United States dollar, we recommend verifying
the current exchange rate through the Internet in any website which
provides information about it.
Language: the local
language is Spanish. Argentina Big Hunting offers
English-speaking guides with no cost and, at hunters request; it
also offers guides who are fluent in other languages, such as German,
French, Italian and so on. We recommend visitors to ask for this
service in advance, bearing in mind that it will have an additional
Vaccination: no vaccine is requested
to enter the Argentine territory. We advise travelers to verify
the validity of the medical insurance hired in the country of origin,
since the tariffs of ABH are not inclusive of any medical service.
the 220 volt electric system is used in Argentina. There are three-pin
plugs as well as two-round-pin plugs; converters of 110 volts are
needed for countries with that voltage.
Climate: Because the
disposition of Argentina in the South American continent it takes
different latitudes so the climates depend on the region visited
by our guests. During the prime of the big game season (Autumn)
in Buenos Aires area the weather is mild with cool nights and pleasant
days with an average temperatures of 20° Celsius and a high
percentage of humidity in the air; in La Pampa province the days
use to be a little bite warmer and nights quite cooler with an average
temperature of 23° Celsius and low percentage of humidity; during
the same time the weather is colder in Patagonia country, being
quite cold during the day and very cold during the night with an
average temperature of 10° Celsius. It is not unusual that the
first snow storms arrive in those days.
During the winter which is the prime of the wing shooting the weather
is colder all over the country but not as cold as Europe or North
Clothing: it depends
on the region and the season chosen by the hunter. Since Argentina
doesn´t has extreme weather conditions as North America or
Europe we recommend to bring clothing for mild/cold weather. During
our fall we recommend light but strong shirts and trousers, wool
sweater, hat and a heavy jacket just in case.
Camo gear is allowed in Argentina. For still hunts during the night
(allowed in Argentina for several game as puma, wild boar and so
on) heavier clothes are required because the nights use to be cold.
Special underwear, gloves and a warm hat use to be useful. As for
the foot wear we recommend comfortable water proof boots, suitable
for long walks. Don’t forget your personal hygiene stuff.
Regarding the hunting equipment the hunter is free to bring whatever
considers useful for this hunt: binoculars, pocket knife, photo
camera, flash light and so on.