When You Arrive in Buenos Aires – IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Please take into account that the name in Spanish and address of the venue is:
Facultad de Derecho
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Av. Figueroa Alcorta 2263
It is VERY important that you should mention to taxi drivers or if you ask for directions that you want to go to: FACULTAD de DERECHO at Avenida Figueroa Alcorta, Recoleta.
The University of Buenos Aires is VERY big and has many campuses and buildings spread around the city. To attend the ALIO-INFORMS meeting you should enter Facultad de Derecho (Law School) through the main entrance (with big stairs and columns). Registration desk will be located just when you enter there.
Argentina currency is pesos argentinos. The current exchange rate is approx. 3.9 argentine pesos ($) for one U.S. dollar (USD). There are money exchange agencies at the international airport and in many places around the city, especially in the downtown area. Cash machines and ATMs are available everywhere around the city. Purchases with credit card are usual, but it is advisable to check with your bank if your card is active in Argentina. In a few stores U.S. dollars may be accepted.
Taxis have a taximeter (which establishes the fare in pesos), so no pre-negotiation on the fare is required. Up to four passengers may share a taxi. To go to the Law School you should ask to be driven to FACULTAD de DERECHO at Avenida Figueroa Alcorta, Recoleta. For example, a ride of 3 km costs around 15 pesos.
Transportation from Airport to Downtown
Most international flights will arrive at the international airport Ministro Pistarini (also known as Ezeiza). A very few flights from Uruguay, Brazil and Chile arrive at the domestic airport. If you didn’t make a transfer reservation with TIP (see Accommodations and Airport Transfer on this web site), you have two options for going from Ezeiza to downtown:
- You can take a taxi - the trip should cost between 110-150 pesos depending on the company (around $30-35 US). Please take ONLY taxis hired at a company stand. Up to four passengers may share a taxi.
- You can take the Manuel Tienda Leon bus (45 pesos) from Ezeiza to Terminal Madero, and then take a taxi to your housing destination – this should cost about 15-20 pesos if you are at a hotel downtown or at Recoleta.
At the Accommodations page you can find a map of Recoleta with the conference venue location and the hotels offered by our travel agency. Click here for an interactive map of Buenos Aires.
Early June is autumn in Argentina. Historical average temperatures the week of the ALIO-INFORMS meeting are a high of 18° C (61F) and a low of 9° (49F). For more information and forecasts closer to the conference date, please refer to a weather web site such as http://www.weather.com.
Travel 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.
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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 at each case) or with a passport. Citizens of every other country will need a valid passport.
No visa is required for visits for up to 90 days for citizens from:
Trinidad & Tobago
Corea del Sur
| Hong Kong
Trinidad y Tobago
If you are a citizen of any other country, please go to the Argentine consulate office in your country to apply for a visa.
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Entry Reciprocity Fee
When entering Argentina, citizens of the following countries must pay a "reciprocity fee" as follows:
• Australia $US 100 (one entry)
• Canada $US 70 (one entry)
• U.S. $US 131 (permits multiple entries into Argentina for ten years in accordance with
United States visa)
The payment of this "reciprocity fee" is NOT a visa, since Argentina does not require visas from citizens of these countries if they are traveling for tourism or business purposes. The Argentine government set this entry fee equal to amounts Argentine citizens must pay when requesting a visa to travel to those countries.
The fee will be collected when arriving at Buenos Aires International Airport. Payment may be made in Argentine pesos, U.S. dollars, credit cards or traveler’s checks. For additional information, please go to http://www.argentina.gov.ar/argentina/portal/paginas.dhtml?pagina=345