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World Lottery Summit 2018

Gaining the edge in the new world
It takes you to tango

Buenos Aires, Argentina

November 18 – 22, 2018

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TRAVELLING TO ARGENTINA


Things to know before travelling


Visa requirement

Visitors of most nationalities can enter Argentina for up to 90 days without a visa. To find out whether you need a visa to enter Argentina, please: CLICK HERE (automated translation into English) or HERE (Spanish original). Note that Argentina no longer charges reciprocity fees to US or Australian citizens.

It is recommended that you check visa requirements with your local Argentine Embassy or consulate before you travel. Here you will find the list of documents you will need to have while traveling to Argentina: Documents required to go to Argentina (automated translation into English) or Documentos requeridos para ir a Argentina (Spanish original).

The Argentine customs website has a list of Argentine embassies and consulates abroad: http://www.mrecic.gov.ar/en/representaciones/embajadas


Language

Spanish is the official language.


Currency

The local currency is the Argentine Peso ($ARS).

It is easy to exchange money in Buenos Aires at casas de cambio (bureaux de change/currency exchanges) and at most banks – note that you'll need to provide identification. You can also exchange money at the hotel front desk.

Local currency can also be withdrawn 24 hours a day from ATMs, and larger shops and restaurants usually accept payment by credit or debit card.


Telephone

The international country code for Argentina is 54 and the city code for Buenos Aires is 11. If you are calling Buenos Aires from outside the country, dial 0054 11 and then the telephone number, if it is a fixed line. For mobile phones, dial 0054 9 11.

Telephone numbers in Buenos Aires contain 8 digits. Local calls don't require a prefix, unless you are calling a mobile phone, in which case you should add the prefix 15 and then type the 8-digit number.

For calls from Buenos Aires to elsewhere in Argentina, please dial 0, then the regional code and the telephone number. For international calls from Buenos Aires, please dial 00 before the international number.


Goods & Services Tax

Standard VAT tax is 21%.

Tax-free shopping: foreign tourists are eligible to reclaim tax (VAT) on purchases with a value over Euro 70 when made at participating outlets.

More information

http://world.salestaxhandbook.com/ar-argentina/vat-refund#refund-qualification

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Emergency Hotlines

Useful numbers
Emergency: 911
Police: 101
Fire: 100

Useful Links

Official Tourist Guide

The official guide for tourists by the Buenos Aires Tourism Board.

City Map

Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and one of the most important cities in Latin America. This map shows the detailed scheme of Buenos Aires streets, including major sites and natural objects.

Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Argentina

A listing of foreign embassies in consulates in Argentina for your reference.
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Electricity

In Argentina the power sockets are of type C and I (mostly used).
 

Power sockets in Argentina  


Type C: Also known as the standard "Euro" plug. This socket also works with plug E and plug F.

Type I: Mainly used in Australia, New Zealand, China, the South Pacific and Argentina. This socket only works with plug I.

The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in Argentina, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220-240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa).

If the frequency in Argentina (50 Hz) differs from the one in your country, it is not advised to use your appliances. But if there is no voltage difference, you could (at your own risk) try to use the appliance for a short time. Be especially careful with moving, rotating and time related appliances like clocks, shavers and electric fan heaters.

To be sure, check the label on the appliance. Some appliances never need a converter. If the label states ‘INPUT: 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz’ the appliance can be used in all countries in the world. This is common for chargers of tablets/laptops, photo cameras, cell phones, toothbrushes, etc.