Argentina passport ranking
The Argentinian passport currently ranks on the 18th place according to the Guide visa index. It provides visa-free access to 170 countries. With a high mobility score it is one of the most desirable passports in the world. Argentinian passport holders have visa-free access and visas on arrival to countries such as United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Russia and the entire European Union. This allows almost instant travel opportunities worldwide. Argentinian passport holders do however require a visa to enter about 56 destinations in the world. Some countries where visa is required are China, India and the United States.
The Argentine Republic is the 8th largest country in the world consisting of 23 provinces. The most important provinces are Buenos Aires, Córdoba and Santa Fe. The nation is situated in South America bordering the countries of Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Brazil and Chile. Argentina is the 2nd largest country in South America with a surface area of 2.7 million square kilometers. Its climate is mostly temperate. However, it is arid in the southeast and subantarctic in the southwest.
The overall population is 44.9 million people, making it the 3rd largest country in South America. The capital of the country is Buenos Aires, which is also the most populous city with 2.8 million inhabitants. It is followed by Córdoba and Rosario. The largest airport is Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini Airport (EZE) with 13 million annual passengers. Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP) is the second biggest airport with 12 million yearly passengers. Both airports together cover domestic and international routes connecting Argentina to the world.
Argentina’s culture is dominated by the history of immigration waves that occurred over the past centuries. There is a multi-cultural and religious mix present in most of the country with the Roman Catholic belief being predominant. The official language is Spanish. The legal system is based on the European Civil Law. The government type is a presidential republic. The chief of state and at the same time head of government is the elected President Alberto Angel Fernandez.
The official currency is the Argentine Peso (ARS) with the current exchange rate being ARS 79 to the USD. The country has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $903 billion, making it the 3rd largest economy in South America. Its citizens have a per capita income of $20,055. The GDP is mostly made up of 3 key sectors, which are services, industry and agriculture. Some of the most important export products are soybeans, corn, meat, wheat and textiles.
Argentina is known for its vast nature and coastline extending to the most southern point of the continent. Some of the major destinations include the Iguazú Falls, the Perit Moreno glacier, Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia. The nation has a total of approximately 7 million tourists visiting every year with the majority originating from Europe, North and South America. This makes Argentina the 4th most visited country in the Americas.