The currency of Argentina is the PESO ($). The exchange rate between PESO and USD at present (February 2, 2022)
is about $105 : U$S1. The exchange rate between PESO and EURO at present is about $119 : €1.
Credit cards such as Visa, American Express and Master Card are acceptable at hotels, large restaurants and shops.
Note that due to currency exchange restrictions in Argentina it is very difficult to change back pesos to dollars or euros.
There is an unofficial change marked known as the 'dollar blue'. It almost doubles the change with respect the official one, but it does not happen on banks or current change agencies, but on less visible places. One can get Argentinean pesos in the airport. There are different ATM machines and some currency agencies inside the airport, that can be used to get the first pesos argentinos before travelling to reach the hotel.
A taxi or remis ride from the Ezeiza International Airport to downtown will have a cost of about 2000 pesos.
If you wish to take a remis or taxi, book it with one of the authorized agencies that you will find at the airport,
just at the exit from the custom area. Remis is a type of transportation where one purchases a drive with a private choffer with a fixed price, independenlty of its time duration. The choffer picks you up from the office of the company and brings you to your final destination without any further charge than a potential tip. Check the website
Otherwise, an alternative is the Bus company 'Manuel Tienda Leon' https://www.tiendaleon.com/, which has buses departing to Buenos Aires city every 30' at a cost of 1000 pesos. The booth of the company is in the arrival area at the Ezeiza airport. The bus is direct to the bus terminal (Terminal Madero located in Av. Madero 1299, Buenos Aires, -look at the map in venue-) or to the Obelisco -look at the map in venue- which are in the central area of Buenos Aires. The company also offers a minibus service to drop you at your hotel from the bus terminal (Terminal Madero located in Av. Madero 1299, Buenos Aires). This service is recommended - you should then book it upfront when buying your ticket (https://www.tiendaleon.com/). The bus with dropping off service has a cost of 145 pesos (110 pesos: bus to the terminal + 35 pesos: minibus to the hotel). The website of the Aeropuerto Internacional Ezeiza http://www.aa2000.com.ar/ provides you with more information regarding transport from and to the airport.
Please, for that attendees that require VISA to enter the country we request to advice with enough time (at least 4 months prior the beginning of the workshop), in order to have time to manage the letter of invitation from our Dean. See the need of VISA for your counrty of origin from this web page of the inmigration department: https://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesible/indexdnm.php?visas ('No Requiere Visa', VISA not needed; 'Requiere Visa', VISA needed)
Citizens of the United States, Canada and Australia visiting the country, before joining the Argentina must pay the “Reciprocity Fee” being a requirement of admission to visit the country. The payment should be done by credit card following the instructions in http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesible/templates/reciprocidad/reciprocidad.htm
September is Autumn time in Argentina. Mean climate conditions in Buenos Aires City are Current Weather in Buenos Aires and 4-Day Forecast: http://www.smn.gov.ar/?mod=pronografico&id=2&var=capitalfederal
UTC/GMT -3 hours
The standard voltage is 220V, 50 Hz. The typical power plugs are the I type and, less frequent, C type. Electricity in Argentina.
Please be aware of pickpockets. Try to avoid walking with valuable things.
If you can't walk to your destination, you can travel around Buenos Aires:
By Bus and Metro: the ticket costs 22 pesos and is mandatory to use an electronic card called 'SUBE' which can be purchased in street kiosks.
By Taxi: you can look for (or the hotel can call) a Radio Taxi, which you can identify by the “Radio Taxi” logo on top or side of the car. Try to avoid taking a taxi on the street.
By Remis: Another option is to call a “Remis” which is a private, unmarked car that set journeys at a fixed rate.