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The Argentinian Peso (ARS) is the official currency of Argentina. $1 USD equals approximately $256.00 ARS, at its official rate.

The dólar azul (blue dollar) is the parallel exchange rate and provides nearly double the amount of pesos per dollar than the official rate.

Currently, the best way to access the blue dollar rate in Buenos Aires and other major cities in Argentina is via Western Union.

Visa Information

Visitors of most nationalities can enter Argentina for up to 90 days without a visa, but some nationalities do require a visa, even for tourism purposes.

Note that Argentina no longer charges reciprocity fees to US, Canadian or Australian citizens.

Citizens from Mercosur nations need only their national ID to enter the country.

Embassies and Consulates

It is recommended that you check visa requirements with your local Argentine Embassy or consulate before you travel.
Consulate List Abroad

Foreign Embassies in Argentina

Medical Emergencies

In case of emergency, call 107 for Spanish language service and 911 for English language service.

Letters of Invitation

Event participants who require an invitation provided by an Argentine entity with RENURE registration may request assistance from ba Uniline, the Argentine company providing local support to the Latin America URTeC. Uniline is registered with RENURE and is authorized to offer invitation letters on behalf of URTeC organizers.

The cost for issuing the invitation and RENURE certificate is $US 50, with payment made directly to Uniline. If the letter must be certified in Argentina, the total cost is $US 66 ($50 for the letter and $16 for the certification).

Please note that while the digital invitation may be processed in 1-2 business days, having the additional certification takes 3-4 additional days.

For additional information and assistance with the invitation, please contact Belen Mascaro at [email protected].

Health Information

All eligible travelers should be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines. Routine vaccines are recommended, however not mandatory. Please check with your local Argentinian Embassy for further information.


Buenos Aires is served internationally by two airports.

Ministro Pistarini International Airport, Ezeiza (EZE)

The biggest airport in Argentina is located in Ezeiza, 32km (20 miles) from the centre of Buenos Aires city. Most long-haul international flights arrive and depart from here, along with some domestic and regional flights. The journey from the airport to the centre of the city takes about 50 minutes.

Taxis and transfers are available at Terminal A arrivals (fare to city center: 25 to 30 USD). Estimated time (45 to 60 minutes).

For your safety, choose only authorized and official taxis or remises, a few recommendations include the following:

TAXIS Municipalidad de Ezeiza

They depend on the Municipality of Ezeiza (white color with blue roof)

Where to find them - Terminal A
+54 11 5480 0066

TAXIS Municipalidad de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires

They depend on the Municipality of the City of Buenos Aires (black color with yellow roof)

Where to find them - Outside Terminal A
+54 11 4320 0706

On Baires Transfer

Terminal A - Landing side - ground floor - Public hall
+54 11 5480 1215
+54 11 2338 6874

Website: https://www.onbaires.com

Reservations: [email protected]

Jorge Newbery Airport, known as Aeroparque (AEP)

Located in the city itself, in the Palermo neighbourhood, this airport is within 25 minutes of the main hotels in Buenos Aires. It serves mainly domestic flights and flights to neighbouring countries.

The taxi rank is located outside Sector A of Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Terminal. (Fare to city center: 11 to 15 pesos). Estimated time (10 to 20 minutes).

Note: to take a taxi from Buenos Aires Newbery Airport passengers have to purchase a ticket prior boarding a cab at the kiosks located throughout the terminal.

Sector A: International Arrivals, public area.
Sector A1: Arrivals, public area.
Sector A2: Arrivals, public area.

Recommended Taxi Companies:

Trans Air

+54 11 4776 2229

Manuel Tienda Leon

+54 11 4314 3636
+54 11 4315 5115

Transfer Express

+54 11 5811 1986


Electric current in Argentina is AC 220-380 volts. Electric plug configurations used have 2 or 3 flat pins with the top two pins diagonally angled. Travelers are therefore advised to carry adapters and/or transformers.