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The ruins of São Miguel das Missões in Brazil, and those of San Ignacio Miní, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa María la Mayor in Argentina, lie at the heart of a tropical forest. They are the impressive remains of five Jesuit missions, built in the land of the Guaranis during the 17th and 18th centuries. Each is characterized by a specific layout and a different state of conservation.
As much as it pains us to say, now is not the best time to be boarding that plane, boat or train. More and more countries are going into COVID-19 lockdown and closing their borders, which is making it virtually impossible to travel anyway. You can track the current coronavirus right now.
We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to traveling in Argentina. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to Argentina.
Currencie(s): Argentine peso
Corruption: Argentina has a corruption score of 60 out of 100.
If your itinerary runs through Argentina, watch out for muggers and beware of corrupt police officers. According to Transparency International, Argentina scores average on the list of corrupt nations around the world.
Argentina is not concidered to be a dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 1.99 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.
Tap Water: Do not drink. According the the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - USA, Source), you might want to drink bottled water because travellers' diarrhoea, hepatitis A, typhoid and cholera are among the illnesses that can be transmitted with bad water.
Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Misiones Province is 18.
Age of Consent: 18 years.
Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is legalized in Argentina since 2010.
Argentina scores a 6/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.
Driving: Right-hand traffic.
Power adapters and converters: 220 V (50 Hz), Plug C / I
Weather: Currently broken clouds, with a temperature between 28.5 and 28.5°C (83.4 and 83.4°F)
Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 13.31 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So you have nothing to worry about when travelling to Argentina.