Travelers do not require inoculations to visit Chile or Argentina.
However, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that travelers should be up-to-date on routine vaccinations.
The CDC also advises the following inoculations: yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, typhoid, rabies.
The CDC has reported Zika outbreaks in Argentina and advises travelers to practice enhanced precautions. Check out the CDC's website for updated travel alerts, and please review our prepared Zika Virus Travel Tips on the Health & Safety dropdown menu to help you travel healthy.
Taking out travel insurance before traveling protects against injury, illness, loss and theft. While travel insurance policies cover loss of baggage, tickets and cancellations, many exclude activities considered as “dangerous sports” unless an additional premium is paid.
In Patagonia, these activities can include whitewater rafting, trekking and more. Kayaking is generally not considered a “dangerous sport.”
As always, keep receipts for any medical treatment and medicines you receive while traveling and obtain a statement from the police if later need to make a claim.