Entering to Argentina
Below is specific information about requirements to enter Argentina according to your citizenship.
IMPORTANT: we advise you to also contact your travel agent, airline company or the closest Argentine Consulate or Embassy to confirm entry requirements. Click here for additional information.
Passports & Visas
Citizens of MERCOSUR and associated countries (Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela) can travel to Argentina with their ID Card (check which one at each case) or with a passport. Citizens of every other country will need a valid passport.
Citizens of several countries do not need visa for visits for up to 90 days (check list). If you are a citizen of any other country, please go to the Argentine consulate office in your country to apply for a visa.
Please, DO MENTION that you are requesting a
visa for attending a conference.
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Should you need any assistance to apply for a visa, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry Reciprocity Fee
When entering Argentina, citizens of the following countries must pay a "reciprocity fee" as follows:
- Australia: USD 100 (one entry)
- Canada: USD 75 (one entry) or USD 150 (permits multiple entries into Argentina for five years)
- U.S.: USD 160 (permits multiple entries into Argentina for ten years in accordance with United States visa)
The fee should be paid online in advance (see instructions).
From the airport
The main airport used for international flights to travel to and from Buenos Aires is Ezeiza International Airport, about 35km south of Buenos Aires. Most domestic flights use Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airport, a short distance from downtown Buenos Aires. Flight information for both Ezeiza International Airport and Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, is available in English and Spanish here. From the airport, there are taxis, private cars (remises), buses, and minibuses.
By CoachTrips on coaches such as Manuel Tienda León from Ezeiza International Airport to Retiro cost 75 pesos. The coaches leave every half hour--less frequently during evenings. From their terminal in Retiro (corner of San Martin and Av. Madero) you will be at 200m from Retiro metro station. To the conference venue, take metro line C and get off at Diagonal Norte Station. There, you transfer to line D (the station is called 9 de Julio) and get off at Facultad de Medicina station. The Faculty of Economic Sciences is right there, at the exit of the metro station.
If you do not want to take the metro from Retiro, a smaller van will deliver you to any downtown address for an additional 5 pesos. Manuel Tienda León also offers transfers between Ezeiza International Airport and Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport. Tickets can be purchased from their booth just outside of customs. If you miss it in customs, then walk outside. Keep walking for about 200 meters heading towards Terminal B, turn left, go to Terminal B departures, and there's an outside booth there.
By Remis or Taxi
Prepaid taxis (remises) from Ezeiza International Airport to downtown cost around 270 pesos plus additional costs (mainly tolls). As you exit customs there are booths on either side of the receiving area of the airport. Some of the prepaid remises will provide you with a 20% discount coupon for your airport return. If you manage to hold on to this coupon, dial them directly to come and collect you and save yourself 20%. You must also present the original receipt to get the discount.
There are other established companies such as Manuel Tienda León (295 pesos), Go Airport Taxi Buenos Aires (60 USD) and Taxi Ezeiza (250 pesos)
which allow for a pre-reservation online in order to guarantee your car/driver prior to your arrival which may be essential in the morning hours when the bulk of the long-haul flights arrive to the airport.
Hailing a curbside taxi is not recommended, but if one does, one should select a taxi that is dropping someone off. It will cost approximately 30% less than a remis. The cab driver will tell you a fixed price beforehand, if not, you should negotiate the price before leaving the pickup area.
By public bus
The cheapest way to get downtown is to take the number 86 bus. The stop is just outside terminal B arrivals, and you need to walk 100 m. The bus will take almost 2 hours to get to Plaza de Mayo, going straight on Rivadavia Avenue and then on Hipólito Yrigoyen street. It will cost 2 pesos to get downtown. Be ready to have coins for the bus: you can get change at the counters where the airport tax is paid or at any airport shop. Bus from the airport is not advised for someone unfamiliar with the city.
The Argentinian currency is the Peso (Argentinian Peso; ARS). 1 US dollar is around 5.20 pesos; 1 Euro is around 7 pesos; 1 Real is around 2.80 pesos. Money can be exchanged at Banco de la Nación Argentina at the airport and at any bank, ATM (cajeros) or change houses (casas de cambio). There are many banks and ATMs near the conference venue (select Mapa temático->Bancos in this map). Casas de cambio are also spread all over the city, but they are mainly concentrated in a zone known as La City. This zone is the banking district of Buenos Aires, and numerous exchange places are located right near one another. This mean fierce competition and options to check the best rates.