1. Foreign Entry Requirements
Valid passport, with or without visa, accordingly.
Country list - (ok) Visa is not required (V) Visa is required
Antigua and Barbuda (V)
Costa Rica (ok)
El Salvador (ok)
United States of America (ok)
Turks and Caicos Islands (ok)
British Virgin Islands
Dominican Republic (ok)
Saint Kitts and Nevis (V)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (ok)
Saint Lucia (ok)
Trinidad and Tobago (ok)
Check with the embassy or nearest Argentine consulate in your country
to apply for a tourist visa allowing you to stay in this country during
the days of the Conference.
Personal information of foreign citizens who will enter the country:
- Full name and last name
- Date of birth
- Passport or ID card number
- Country of birth / nationality
- Marital status / profession / religion
- Country of residence
- Consulate where you will obtain your visa.
- Address where foreign residents will be staying
Entry permit: $200 Argentine pesos in cash. Exceptions: Minors 16 or under
applying for entry jointly with their parents.
Visitors from neighboring countries are exempt from any taxes on travel
items and newly purchased goods not exceeding US 300 and an additional
US 300 if goods were acquired in duty free shops in national territory.
Vaccination certificates are not required upon entering the country.
2. How to get there?
3. Hotel Reservations and Check Out
- To Buenos Aires:
All airlines that fly to Argentina arrive at Ministro Pistarini International
Airport (Ezeiza), located 35 km from the center of Buenos Aires. You take the
Teniente General Ricchieri motorway
(Tel. information: +54 11 - 4480.9538).
- To Mar del Plata:
Mar del Plata is located on the Atlantic Ocean 404 km from Buenos Aires.
Bus: The National Organizing Committee will provide free transportation for participants. The duration of the trip is approximately 5 hours.
Plane: Aerolineas Argentinas has different flights
to Mar del Plata; flights depart from Aeroparque Airport in Buenos
Aires and arrive at Brigadier Bartolomé de la Colina Airport, located
in Mar del Plata. The cost of the airline ticket from Buenos Aires
to Mar de Plata (carried by Aerolineas Argentinas) will be lower when
you buy your international flight in Aerolineas Argentinas than bought
For additional information, please visit www.aa2000.com.ar,
or contact the following travel agency:
Av. Del Libertador 602 p.21(1001)
Buenos Aires – Argentina
Tel: (+54 11) 4815.5900 ext. 214
Fax: (+54 11) 4812.5466
- Transportation during the event:
In Buenos Aires:
The National Organizing Committee will provide Airport-Hotel-Airport transportation as well
as transportation from the hotel to the Salon de Actos of the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires -Mar del Plata-Buenos Aires
Free transportation will be provided by the members of the National Organizing
Committee. Buses will leave directly from the Salon de Actos of the Faculty of
Law to Mar del Plata. Two return trips to Buenos Aires have been planned: one
on Thursday November 10 once the meeting has ended and another on Friday morning.
Please do not forget to indicate on your hotel reservation form if you will be
requiring this service.
The venue in Buenos Aires will be the Hilton Hotel. We suggest that you check
out before the inauguration ceremony to avoid any unnecessary delays in loading
your luggage in the bus in order to take participants to Mar del Plata once
the ceremony has ended.
The venue in Mar del Plata will be the Hermitage
Total payment of hotel charges can be made directly in Mar del Plata once the
event has ended..
4. Venue for the event
The inauguration will take place in Buenos Aires, at the Salón de Actos
of the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires.
The venue for the event in Mar del Plata is:
Av. Colon 1643 y Blvard. Maritimo.
P.P. Ramos 2657 (B7600JVA)
Mar del Plata - Argentina
Tel: (+54 223) 451.9081 - 451.9086
Fax: (+54 223) 451.7235
5. General interest
For more information visit:
Buenos Aires: www.buenosaires.com
Mar del Plata: www.mardelplata.gov.ar
Public telephones work with cards, which can be acquired in kiosks or offices
belonging to telephone companies, or with coins in force. There are also
telephone booths offices which are open 24 hours a day.
To call from abroad, you must mark national prefix 54 and then
the area code of the city you want to connect. Inside the country,
you must mark 0 before the respective code. And, when you call
to another country, you must mark 00, the country code and the
You must bear in mind that tariffs are reduced from 10.00 p.m.
to 08.00 a.m.
The main feature of the Argentinean Relief is the huge contrast offered
by great oriental plains and the imposing Andes Range to the west where
highest mountain of the occidental hemisphere is located- the Aconcagua
, 6,959 meters high
In its length from Jujuy to Tierra del Fuego , the Andes Range shows
a marvelous variety of landscapes: from Northeast plateau, which are
deserts with valleys,
narrow paths and colorful hills, to the lakes, woods and glaciers of Patagonia
In the North, Chaco is a forest area linked to Bermejo , Salado
and Pilcomayo Rivers .
Between Paraná and Uruguay Rivers , the Argentinean Mesopotamia (Entre
Ríos, Corrientes and Misiones Provinces ) is made up of low hills, lagoons
and estuaries which are signs of the old courses of these big rivers. In some
areas, immersed in the subtropical forest, there are breakings that favor spectacular
phenomena such as Iguazú falls.
In the center of Argentina , the Pampa region is the most extensive and well
known area. It has an intense farming and cattle exploitation involving Buenos
Aires Province , the Northeast of La Pampa Province and South of Córdoba
and Santa Fe Provinces . The landscape is interrupted in the South by the small
mountains of Tandil and de la Ventana and, to the west, by Códoba mountains.
To the South, from the Andes to the sea, the sterile and stony patagonic plateau
is situated being lashed by wind. The Atlantic litoral, with high cliffs, depicts
wavy shapes such as Valdés Peninsula with spectacular settlements of
Argentina has a great variety in climate: mild and humid in the
Pampa plain, cold and humid in the west extreme of Patagonia
, subtropical in the
North of Mesopotamia and hot in the Northeast. From November to March,
temperature is of 23° C and, from June to September is of 12° C.
The current population of Argentina is over 36 millions of inhabitants
out of whom almost half of them live in Capital Federal and Buenos
figures indicate a density of 13 inhabitants per km².
95% of Argentinean people are white, mainly descendants of Italian
and Spanish. With the massive European immigration, the mestizo
- cross of white and native- decreased being currently only 4.5%
of Argentinean population. Pure native population -mapuches,
collas, tobas, matacos y chiriguanos- represent 0.5% of the inhabitants.
The official language of the republic of Argentina is Castellano
( or Spanish). In Buenos Aires there are expressions of "lunfardo",
jargon from River Plate area.
The oficial currency in Argentina is the peso. There are notes
of 2, 5, 10,50 and 100 pesos. And coins of 1, 5, 10, 25 and