World Lottery Summit 2018

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

Buenos Aires, Argentina

November 18 - 22, 2018

Registration opens soon

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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, go to: https://turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/en/article/visas-and-embassies. 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.

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


Spanish is the official language.


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Local currency can also be withdrawn 24 hours a day from ATMs, and larger shops and restaurants usually accept payment by credit or debit card.


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


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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.