In the City
In general the cities in Argentina
are very safe. In Buenos Aires, for example, it is possible to
walk through the streets until late hours into the night without
danger. Unfortunately, the economic crisis has sunk the
country and lately it has affected safety, making it common for
beggars to ask tourists for money with a negative appearance and
much insistence. In this case it is best to ignore them and leave
As a basic precaution, it is a good idea to try to go unnoticed,
keep valuable objects out of sight. Try to walk with a companion
at night, and avoid dark areas or places with little or no crowds.
Watch for pickpockets and pay attention to valuables e.g. cameras
and handbags, in general avoid risky situations.
Lately, in-home theft with violence, abductions in taxis, and
assaults on the streets have increased. To avoid this type
of risk pay attention to the vehicle you are getting into, try
to memorize the license plate number, look directly at the driver
and try to find well-established radio taxi companies.
Smaller cities and towns in Argentina
tend to be more quiet and peaceful; the people are attentive,
willing, and friendly with tourists.
The hotels in Argentina are generally
safe, even in the cities and the towns of Argentina's interior
regions the hotels don't have locks. In any case, it's important
to take basic security measures in hotels, for example, leave
documents or valuables in hotel safety deposit boxes or in a place
that is well hidden. If you plan on staying in a hostel
or a more economic hotel in which you have to share a room with
other people, pay closer attention to your belongings.
Although Argentina is a safe country
and women can feel fairly comfortable in a city like Buenos Aries,
they are still vulnerable to risky situations. We recommend that
woman traveling alone not wear jewelry on the street or carry
valuables in plain sight, not dress provocatively, and be cautious
at all times. If you remain on guard and take the basic security
measures, you shouldn't have any problems in Argentina.
|Police (Radio Electric Command)