In case of emergency
Pierre Auger Observatory: the Pierre Auger Observatory Headquarters are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provided with a night-watch service. For any emergency please contact the night-watch telephone number: +54 260 447 1556 (foreign mobile) - 0260 447 1556 (argentinian mobile).
General emergencies: 911 (or *31416 from mobile phone)
Police: 101 (or *31416 from mobile phone)
Fire Brigade: 100
Medical Emergencies: 107
Tourist Police: 0800-999-5000 / 0800-999-2838 (English spoken)
General safety rules
Pickpocketing and bag-snatching may be common on crowded buses, metro, street markets, bus and airport terminals: keep a close look on your belongings and avoid showing off technological devices. Malargüe is generally a safe village, care should be taken while walking alone at night. Avoid leaving unattended laptops, jewellery, or money in the cabañas.
No vaccinations are required for entry into Argentina. Tap water is often drinkable. Average temperatures in March range from 15° to 28°, with day-night thermal excursions: bring suitable clothing, a hat and sunscreen to avoid getting sunburned. Bites and stings from spiders and snakes are rare but can be painful and, in some case, convey infections and diseases. In this case immediately seek for medical treatment. Public hospitals are open 24 hours a day and available free of charge, even for tourists. Taking out a private travel insurance may be useful. Many companies offer good rates for student travel.