Baggage Shipping to Argentina
Argentina is a large South American country with diverse terrain including numerous areas of natural beauty for the traveller to enjoy – an excellent backdrop for both summer and winter sports. Its cities are vibrant, full of life and rich in culture. Argentina is also a great destination for foodies. The visitor can sample its unique local dishes and savour some of the world’s most celebrated wines.
Why Ship to Argentina?
If you are attracted by the outdoor activities Argentina has to offer, you will probably want to bring your own gear. This could cost you a fortune if you bring it on the plane with you. So why not use Send My Bag’s carrier service to take your heavy equipment to Argentina for you. Send My Bag can pick your items up from your home and have them delivered to Buenos Aires, ready for you to pick up. This means you can freely use public transport without lugging everything along with you.
If you are relocating to Argentina, why not use Send My Bag to ship your possessions. This means you can quickly and easily set up home in Argentina and get on with work or exploring your new surroundings.
Sending bags is a great option for students studying in Argentina. It means they can bring with them many more items than they could take on a plane, and they can ship it all back home again when term ends. Having possessions from home makes adjusting to life abroad much easier and helps students focus on their studies.
Ways of Shipping to Argentina
When travelling or moving to Argentina, you should look into the various options available for shipping to Argentina, as not all of them will be suitable for you and your particular circumstances. You can choose between several different options for international shipping to Argentina. Here are some of the options below.
Send Luggage to Argentina
You can send your luggage and boxes to Argentina with Send My Bag. No matter if you are on vacation or relocating to Argentina, sending your bags can save you a lot of stress when it comes to using public transport. It also means that you can take many more of your personal belongings with you than if you brought them on the plane. Send My Bag has lots of international routes, with a great-value flat rate for each route up to a massive 66 lbs. This means that you can bring your favorite clothes, books, cuddly toys, etc. to help you set up home abroad. To find out more about sending baggage to Argentina, visit our ‘How it works’ page, or check out our ‘FAQs’.
send golf clubs to Argentina
Argentina boasts some stunning golf courses, such as Olivos, Buenos Aires and Potrerillo De Larreta. With Send My Bag you can send your golf clubs to Argentina so that you don't have to borrow clubs when you are there. You can fully enjoy playing at these courses by using your own golf clubs. Read our guide on how to send golf clubs to find out about the best way to package your items.
Removals to Argentina
If you are relocating to Argentina, whether to work or for retirement, you’ll have a lot of possessions that you want to take with you. Despite your best efforts to get rid of the non-essentials, there will still be many items that you simply cannot say goodbye to, and many that will be essential for your new life abroad. You will, therefore, need to consider international removals to Argentina. You should make sure that all your items are well packaged so that they won’t get damaged in transit. Use appropriate containers for your items and seal all packages well.
student shipping to argentina
If moving to Argentina to study, you will need to bring lots of your possessions with you to help set up home in your student accommodation. Apart from everyday essentials you will also need to bring textbooks and other reading material for your course, plus items like DVDs to help you pass your free time. Popular Argentine universities include Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad Nacional de la Plata and Universidad Austral. To find out more about student shipping to Argentina visit our student shipping page and get your 10% student discount.
Sending a parcel to Argentina
If, on arrival in Argentina, you realize that you have left something behind at home, you could ask a family member to send a package to Argentina for you. You can also send and receive Christmas or birthday presents, or even a care package, and so keep in touch with loved ones. This is a great idea for students spending a year abroad in Argentina or for expats who have gone to live in Argentina. Send My Bag can send parcels internationally to Argentina for you. Please ensure your parcel is packaged properly so that everything arrives in one piece. Find out more about how to send a parcel with Send My Bag and how to package your items.
As well as sending baggage, luggage and parcels to Argentina, you could also look into the following means of shipping items internationally, if you decide to relocate there:
Air Freight to Argentina
You could use airfreight to get your items to Argentina. You might go for this option if you have large items to transport, such as nesting tables or an armchair. The price you will be charged for this service will be based on the weight and size of your shipment. Sending items by air freight usually takes one to two days and is usually faster than sea freight shipping, but typically more expensive. So, if speed is important to you, this may work for you. However, if you choose this option you will likely have to use the services of a customs agent to handle customs clearance for you. Also, you will need to arrange the transportation of your items to and from the airport. You will, therefore, have several different costs to consider if you choose air freight. If you send internationally by air freight to Argentina your items would likely arrive at one of the major airports, such as Ministro Pistarini International Airport and Jorge Newbery Airport, both in Buenos Aires.
Sea Freight and Container shipping to Argentina
Shipping your possessions to Argentina by sea rather than air freight is an option for sending large items that you don’t need to receive immediately. Choosing sea freight can be cheaper than paying for air freight. Sea freight usually means shipping items in containers. With container shipping your items are transported inside a large container (usually the size of a truck) on board a cargo ship. You might choose this option if you have sizeable items to transport internationally, such as a sofa or a bed – items that will help you set up home quickly in Argentina. Again, you will need to use the services of a customs agent and will need to sort out how to get your items to and from the ports, with this all adding up in terms of cost. When using container shipping to Argentina your items will most likely arrive by ship at one of Argentina’s biggest ports, the Port of Buenos Aires.
Shipping Goods to Argentina
When shipping goods to Argentina you need to do your homework to make sure that you follow the country’s customs rules. Argentina’s customs regulations are notoriously strict, so you should make yourself fully aware of any duty that you need to pay and what items are allowed to be shipped to Argentina, which items have restrictions attached, and which are entirely prohibited. You should have a look at the section below on ‘What can I send to Argentina? What items are restricted?’ As you will see below, items that you are restricted when shipping to Argentina include: perishables, credit cards and checks.
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Important Argentina Customs Information
There is no Personal Effects allowance in Argentina; all shipments going to Argentina are cleared formally. The owner of the goods should be named as the shipper and receiver. The name must also match that stated on the passport used to clear the goods. The receiver will be required to clear the items in person at a customs office in Buenos Aries. Customs may require a copy of the customs form in Spanish if the office dealing with the paperwork does not have an English translator. The receiver of the goods will be required to pay any duties and applicable fees levied by Argentine customs.
Shipments are required to be cleared within 30 days or the item(s) will be returned. If an item is returned, this can take up to 4 months.
Shipments with a value over $1000 may take an additional 24 hrs to process.
General Customs Information
When shipping items to Argentina please make yourself fully aware of Argentine customs procedure, including what customs forms you will be required to fill out. You should also make yourself aware of which items are restricted or prohibited in Argentina (see below). Also check out our customs information page.
What can I send to Argentina? What items are restricted?
With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in a vacation suitcase. For security and customs reasons, however, certain items are prohibited. Please find these listed below.
- Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
- Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type (including nail varnish and perfume);
- Toner Cartridges;
- Animals and Animal products;
- Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations of same);
- Dangerous / hazardous goods;
- Flowers and plant products;
- Human remains or ashes;
- Illegal or restricted goods;
- Medical samples;
- Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
- Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
- Religious Artefacts
- Foodstuffs, perishable food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Wine, Beer, Spirits and Champagne; or
- Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
- Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones;
- Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
- Irreplaceable items.
More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.
In addition to the above when sending to Argentina we prohibit the sending of:
- Cotton Seed.
- Credit Cards.
Items excluded from cover
The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:
- Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Cell Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
- Glass & Porcelain.
- Any other non standard excess baggage items.
If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.
Given Argentina’s vast size, the climate can vary widely. The north can experience extreme heat, while the south has a sub Antarctic climate. January is the warmest month throughout the country and June and July are the coldest. It is best to visit the north during the country’s winter and the south during the summer to avoid extremes of temperature.
There are plenty of amazing sights in Argentina to fill a long vacation. The top destination has got to be Iguazú Falls in the north east of the country, which consists of around 275 waterfalls to marvel at. Another area of natural beauty that you must check out is Los Glaciares National Park in the South West, bordering Chile. This UNESCO World Heritage site boasts almost 50 large glaciers and 200 smaller ones. In these surroundings visitors can enjoy breath-taking hikes and other winter sports.
As far as cities go, Buenos Aires is hard to beat, given its fabulous food and bustling nightlife. Sights to see within the city include the Teatro Colon - a stunning opera house -, the Recoleta Cemetery, where lots of famous people are buried, and Bosques de Palermo – a lovely park with a museum and rose garden.