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TRAVEL TIPS

¡ A passport is all that is required from most visitors -although Australians and New Zealanders do need visas.

ELECTRICITY

¡ The electrical current is 220 Volts.

CURRENCY

Official rate



CLIMATE

¡ The following are average daily maximum and minimum temperatures:

«Summer (December to March): between 21º and 32º
«Autumn (April to June): between 10º and 22º
«Winter (July to September): between 2º and 12º
«Spring (September to December): between 13º and 25º

See the weather now

COMMUNICATIONS


¡ The country code for Argentina is 54. The area code for Buenos Aires is 11. You should dial 54 + 11 + local number to call BA from outside of the country.

¡ From Argentina, local and long distance pay phones can be found everywhere, in addition to the "locutorios", telephone company offices, that are found all around the city. You can also buy pre-paid cards and make a long distance call from any telephone.

¡ Cybercafes are very common in Buenos Aires and have very fast and reliable connections.

URBAN TRANSPORTATION

¡ A complex public transportation system makes travel easy throughout the city. There are many bus lines, named "colectivos", that link the city's neighborhoods and a subway system that links the main neighborhoods. This public transportation costs AR$3.00 on average. You may also take taxis or "remises", cars with a driver, both are inexpensive. Subways run between 5 AM and 10 PM. Trains, taxis, remises and buses 24 hours a day.

AIR SERVICES

¡ International flights arrive at Ezeiza Airport, about 45 minutes from downtown. It provides 24-hour airport bus service to downtown. Cab services from the airport to downtown cost from AR$250.

¡ Domestic arrivals land at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, which is a 15 minutes cab drive to downtown.

« Aeropuerto Internacional de Ezeiza - Tel: 5480-6111
« Aeroparque Jorge Newbery - Tel: 5480-6111

« Manuel Tienda León (Santa Fe 790, tel. 4315-0914 bus services.

HYDROFOILS

¡ Hydrofoils and ferries cross the Río de la Plata between Buenos Aires and Uruguay several times a day.

TOURIST INFORMATION

¡ Secretaría de Turismo de la Nación ( The National Tourism Office): Av. Santa Fe 883 - Buenos Aires, Argentina Tel : 4312-2232/5550 Information: 0800-555-0016 (8.00 AM to 8.00 PM)

¡ Dirección General de Turismo de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Sarmiento 1551, Piso 5to. - Tel 4372-3612

BUSINESS HOURS

¡ The banks are open Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 3 PM.

¡ Shops are open weekdays from 9 AM to 8 PM, and Saturdays from 9 AM to 1PM. The shopping centers extend their schedules until 10 PM - Monday to Sunday.

¡ Lunch time usually is around 1 PM and dinner after 9 PM. Most restaurants stay open after midnight.

HEALTH

¡ Drinking tap water is safe.

¡ There are more than 30 public hospitals in town, and several private clinics.

¡ Medical Emergencies telephone: 107

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