The currency of Argentina is the PESO ($). The exchange rate between PESO and USD at present (September 1, 2022)
is about $137 : U$S1. The exchange rate between PESO and EURO at present is about $138.69 : €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 US dollars or Euros.
There is an unofficial change marked known as the 'dollar blue'. It almost doubles the change with respect to official exchange officese, but 'dollar blue' offices are often in less visible places. Western Union offices offer a reasonable at safer change 5% below the un-official rate of exchange.
One can get Argentinean pesos at the airport. There are different ATM machines and some currency exchange agencies inside the airport that can be used to get some pesos argentinos before traveling to the hotel.
A taxi or remis ride from the Ezeiza International Airport to downtown will have a cost of about 6500 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 chauffeur at a fixed price, independently of its time duration. The chauffeur 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 https://www.aa2000.com.ar/ezeiza/transporte.
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 1800 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 book it upfront when buying your ticket (https://www.tiendaleon.com/). The bus with dropping off service has a cost of 2000 pesos (1800 pesos: bus to the terminal + 200 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 attendees that require VISA to enter the country we require enough time (at least 4 months prior to the beginning of the workshop), in order to prepare the letter of invitation from our Dean. See the need of VISA for your country 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 entering Argentina must pay the “Reciprocity Fee”. The payment should be done by credit card following the instructions in http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesible/templates/reciprocidad/reciprocidad.htm
September is Spring 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 30 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 operates at a fixed rate.