Argentina's Airports Will Be Busy in 2023
As the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 event displayed to millions of people, Argentinians are looking forward to celebrations throughout 2023.
As the victors of the world's most exciting World Cup final ever, Argentina's home airports are preparing to welcome more visitors next year.
In most years, Argentina is the recipient of millions of travelers from Europe, Canada, South America, and elsewhere.
And current travel advisories indicate 2023 could be a banner year for Argentina's tourism industry.
This optimism is supported by the U.S. Department of State.
As of October 2022, the State Department's modest Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions advisory remains unchanged.
And the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website confirmed in November 2022 there are no travel notices currently in effect for Argentina.
The CDC does suggest being current with standard vaccinations such as measles and polio.
For certain Argentina visitors, the CDC recommends people ≥9 months of age going to Corrientes and Misiones Provinces get a yellow fever vaccine such as YF-Vax.
Generally, yellow fever vaccination is not recommended for travelers going to Formosa Province and designated areas of Chaco, Jujuy, and Salta Provinces.
And recently, Argentina's Ministry of Health of the Nation issued a warning on December 17, 2022, informing the population they should take extreme care about the possible presence of cyanobacteria in recreational waters.
In the U.S., the CDC has reported outbreaks in Florida.
Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, can release cyanotoxins into recreation waters and cause various infections, including gastrointestinal, respiratory, neurological, skin, ear, and eye infections.
The most common symptoms are diarrhea, skin rashes, ear pain, coughing or irritation of congestion, and eye pain.
Argentina says to stay out of the water if any of the following occurs:
- Some signs say that the area is closed. This may be because the water is unsafe for swimming.
- There is a different color than usual; it seems more cloudy or smells bad. This can be a warning that more microorganisms are in the water than usual.
- A bright green mass similar to a paint stain or a thick brown mass is observed on the shore. This could mean there is a harmful alga bloom in the water that can lead to illness.
- After heavy rain, since waste can be drained in the area, that makes the water more cloudy.
- You have diarrhea. The germs can make other swimmers sick if they swallow contaminated water.
- You have a cut or open wound. In case of entering, use a waterproof bandage to cover it completely.
The U.S. State Department suggests visitors to Argentina enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to be located in an emergency.
And for in-country assistance, the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires is located at Av. Colombia 4300, (C1425GMN) Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Before booking an airline ticket for Argentina, discussing travel vaccine needs with a certified advisor one month before departure is advised.
There are various clinics and pharmacies in the U.S. offering these services.
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