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http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesibleingles/?noticia=1632 (so far, in Spanish only)
Pre-payment has already started, no problems reported so far, it just does not become obligatory until 28 DECEMEBER 2012 for flights to Aeroparque or for Ezeiza International Airport, BA. As of Right now , it is still an option to paying on arrival. As of January 7, 2013, it is scheduled to apply for all entry points, everyhwehere, by land sea or flight.
You register for the pre-payment site and pay here:
Also, an explanation of the procedure is set out there as well.
The National Imm... more »
We will be arriving in Argentina this coming Sunday (May 26). Should we try to change dollars to pesos here in the states, at the airport in Buenos Aires (and are the airport exchanges open on Sunday?) or are they so desperate for dollars down there that we're better off just bringing our dollars?
Next month I'm planning a trip to Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil. I'm an expat in Sao Paulo and will be flying to Foz de Iguacu,then catching a bus from Ciudad del Este to Asuncion. After Asuncion, I will go to Encarnacion and Posadas to see the Jesuit missions.
I'm trying to plan how to go from Posadas to Rio Grande do Sul. Some books suggest taking a bus to San Javier and crossing over by boat to Porto Xavier and from there catching another bus to Santo Ângelo. Others suggest there is a direct bus from Posadas to Santo Ângelo, crossing at Santo Tomé / Sao Borja.
Unfortunately I don't know any Spanish, and despite seemingly being a strong tourist magnet, there isn't that much information on the internet on this region in general. Was wondering if anyone's done this kind of a trip before and how they worked out the logistics.
From Santo Ângelo I will go to Po... more »
I put together some reviews of a few of the many art galleries in Buenos Aires over on my blog, incase anyone's looking for something in particular and/or for advice on what to skip:
Dispute with ground service, indefinite
LAN Airlines halts ops until Saturday on provider woes
LATAM Airlines Group SA said its Argentina unit was halting all of its flights in the country until 8am on Saturday after state company Intercargo unilaterally decided to stop providing services to the airline.
Intercargo provides Latin America's biggest carrier with ramps at airports, loads suitcases and manages passenger buses to terminals.
Intercargo said LATAM "doesn't want to pay more than what was agreed initially" and said it is owed a debt of nearly AR$ 40 million ($7.6 million).
Intercargo says the tariffs in the current contract with LATAM should be raised to comply with new government rules.
A source in Argentina's airlines industry familiar with the conflict said Intercargo was demanding the equivalent of $18 million a year to resume the provision of servi... more »
My Girlfriend and I are currently in Bariloche, Aregntina. We are thinking about going over toPeninsula Valdes in about 3 to 4 days time in hope of doing some whale watching.
From what I can read the Whale watching season starts from June (although i´m almost ceratin that the whales don´t arrive from June 1st!). We are streached for time and cant wait a few extra weeks. Has anyone been around this time before? Or does anyone know what the chances of seeing any whales are?
Any help that you are able to give us would be fantastic
I am looking for the name of a street band that I saw performing on Florida Street in BA a while ago. They had some pretty nice songs and I really liked their style.
Tried to Google a bit, but the only thing I found was this picture:
Anyone recognize them? :)
What are the chances.. I stumbled on them on youtube just a few minutes after posting this!
Here they are: http://elmetodoweb.com/
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I’m going to be in Buenos Aires for a week or two at the start of my trip, can anyone recommend good places to party?
I am currently in Buenos Aires and am trying to find Lonely Planet's "South America on a Shoestring" book in English. I went into several bookstores today, including an English language one, but couldn't find it. Has anyone seen it in a store here? I did see Frommer's South America book. However, based on reading reviews online, it isn't great for a budget traveler like myself. I'm only in town for a few more days, so I don't have much time. I'll be in Medellin next, but I figured there is a better chance of me finding it in Buenos Aires. Thanks!
My husband and I are planning a 2-3 week trip to Argentina with our young son (he will be 22 months at the time--gotta take advantage of the under 2 yrs old fly free!). This will be our first international trip with our son, though we have both traveled abroad before. We are having trouble figuring out how to travel in-country the least painfully and cost effectively. We are pretty set on wanting to see both Iguazu Falls and Patagonia during our trip and we are trying to figure out whether we should fly (expensive), take the bus (long), or drive a rental car (expensive and long?), or a combination of these while traveling between buenos aires and the north and south. I realize this may be too ambitious of a trip, but does anyone have any advice on best way to travel with a young child? Or has anyone driven a rental car between buenos aires and patagonia? It is difficult for me t... more »
I've just returned from a trip to Patagonia and have lots of spare Argentinian Peso ($995) Does anyone in South East want to buy them off me for £120?
I know the weather will be cold, but my trip to Argentina was delayed due to work and the first week in June is when I'm able to go now. Any advice on how to split up a week between El Calafate, El Chalten and either Ushiaia or Torres Del Paine. I will be taking the bus up to Bariloche following this and I think this is best from El Calafate from what I have seen. I will book perito moreno mini-trek and thinking about estancia cristina outing. I know El Chalten will be dead, but has anyone used a guide for a Fitz Roy hike around lago de los tres in this timeframe? I'll be solo for this portion of the trip so I'd rather have a guide with me/join a group for such a long hike during the winter. All suggestions are welcome!
I'm planning an extended trip in Argentina, but plan on playing it safe and crossing out every 90 days. Are there any restrictions that I just haven't seen yet about how long I'll need to stay out before re-entry? Or can I virtually cross back in the same day and restart my 90 days? Any recent experiences on this? I hear they are starting to crack down on people overstaying lately? Thanks.
I'm in Salta in northern Argentina at the moment and the wifi on my computer has decided to go on strike. I think something might be wrong with my wireless network adapter and that I might have to change it (going to try a few more things and see if that helps first). Some computer techy friends back home has told me that changing a network adapater is easy and cheap (so theoretically I wouldn't need to part with my computer for long) , but I don't know how that would work out here in Argentina.
So, does anyone happen to know a place where I could buy a new network adpater/card and get someone to install it for me in Salta?
The most interesting and affordable hostels in Buenos Aires seems to be concentrated in Palermo and San Telmo. It makes sense to stay in one of those neighborhoods if you want to be in the center of that young, hip culture. Is there any advice about choosing the best option both between the two areas and also within each?
Due to the long-distance bus strike we (2 people) are stuck in the Posadas, Corrientes, Resistencia area. We are trying to get to Salta and are contemplating hiring a car for the journey. If anyone else is trying to get from this area to Salta, we could share the car with up to 2 more people, therefore reducing the costs for everybody. We would like to leave in the next day or two and want to get to Salta ASAP.
If anyone is interested in this car sharing, please send us a message soon :)
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