We are delighted to welcome you to the XVII Latin American Thyroid Society Congress from the June 20-23rd, 2019 in Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina
We hope this information helps you with your visit to the congress and to Buenos Aires.
There are two airports that serve the Buenos Aires area for International and Regional flights:
On most travel sites you can search fares at both airports.
BUENOS AIRES AIRPORT
Ezeiza International Airport, “Ministro Pistarini”
Autopista Tte. Gral. Ricchieri Km 33,5 – (B1802EZE) Buenos Aires. Phone:(54 11) 5480 2500 – www.aa2000.com.ar
Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Ezeiza is the most important airport in the country. It is 22 km from the city of Buenos Aires and relies on suitable infrastructure to operate with large aircraft.
BUENOS AIRES CITY AIRPORT
“Jorge Newbery” City Airport
Rafael Obligado Avenue s/n° – (C1425DAA) Buenos Aires. Phone:(54 11) 5480 6111 – www.aa2000.com.ar
Jorge Newbery City Airport, also known as Aeroparque, is in the northeastern part of the City of Buenos Aires, just 2 km from the downtown area. It operates domestic flights, as well as international flights to and from Uruguay, Brazil, Chile, and Paraguay.
Major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, stores and restaurants. The national monetary unit is the Peso ($). Exchange agencies provide currency exchange. Please do not accept street exchange proposals. Traveller´s checks are almost exclusively exchanged at hotels and banks. Service in restaurants is not included in the bill and a 10% tip is suggested.https://markets.businessinsider.com/currency-converter/united-states-dollar_argentine-peso
The electrical supply in Argentina is 220 volts, 50 Hz.
Ask your mobile phone company if they have international coverage and be aware that international tariffs may apply. Having a tri-band mobile phone will give you the possibility of buying in Buenos Aires a new SIM card (cost around USD 20) and you will receive a new local telephone number. If you choose to do this, local fares will apply.
Fire Brigade – 100
Police Station – 911 / 101
Medical Emergency (SAME) – 107
Any passenger taking with him an electronic device, (such as: new camera, camcorder, cellular telephone, audio equipment) should go to AFIP Stand (Customs) where he will have to show and declare the item to avoid any further charge as a new product purchased abroad upon his return to the country. Passengers will find this stand before or after the police checkpoint. The exact location may vary from airport to airport.
IMPORTANT: Decree Nº 1606/01 amends Section 7º of Decree Nº 1570/01, and prohibits the exports of bank notes, foreign currency, and precious metals for an amount exceeding US $10,000 (for the people over 21-years of age) and US $2,000 (for minors). For more information, contact AFIP.