TRAVEL INFO

General Information

 

Climate & Weather

Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, has a temperate climate. Summers are warm and wet with frequent thunderstorms while winters are cool and rather dry with frosts that occurs on average twice per year. Spring and fall are transition seasons characterized by changeable weather.

 

Currency & Foreign Exchange money

The Argentine currency is the peso, and it has the same symbol ($) as the dollar (don’t be confused – prices expressed using the $ symbol are in Argentine pesos unless stated otherwise). US dollars are referred to using the symbol USD.

Approx. exchange rates: 15.30-15.75 $/USD, 17.0-17.5 $/Euro and 4.70-5.35 $/BRL

 

Insurance and Liability

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The Organizing Committee will not be responsible for medical expenses, accidents or losses or unexpected damage to property belonging to symposium participants, either during or as a result of the symposium or during all tours and events. Participants are strongly advised to arrange their own insurance for the health and accidents, lost luggage, and trip cancellation.

 

Time Difference

Argentina falls in the GMT-3 time zone, and does not adjust its clocks in summer for daylight saving time.

 
Hour City
-1 New York
-6 Los Angeles
+4 London
+5 Berlin
+11 Beijin
+12 Tokio
0 Brasilia
+5 Cape Town
+8.5 New Delhi

 

Electricity & Voltage

In Argentina the power sockets are type I. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Pictures of the applied power sockets and corresponding plugs.

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Tax & Tipping

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Value-added tax (VAT/IVA) is levied on most goods and services at a standard rate of 21% and is included in the retail price. Exceptions to VAT apply to hotel rates for foreigners. Tipping is customary in restaurants and it is usually 5 to10 %.

 

Business Hours

 

Shops

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In smaller shops, opening hours are usually Monday to Friday from 9 am until 6 pm. Shops are usually only open in the morning on Saturday. The smallest shops sometimes have a break for lunch, usually between 12 noon to 1 pm. Hypermarkets and shopping centres are usually open 7 days a week until 10 pm, often even on public holidays. Some shops and petrol stations operate almost nonstop.

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Banks are regularly open on weekdays during working hours from 10 am to 15 pm. Access to cash machines is ensured 24 hours a day.

 

VISA

Participants to ISH 2017 requiring a Visa invitation letter should send to Secretariat@ish2017.org  the information of name, family name, birthdate, passport number, citizenship and date of visit in Argentina, until May 22, 2017.

Citizens of countries requiring a Visa for Argentina, please see website: http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesible/indexP.php?visas

 

Post Offices

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Post Offices are regularly open from 10 am to 18 pm and in large cities you will find branches which are open almost nonstop.

 

HOTELS & ACCOMMODATION

 

  • At the time of booking, please mention 20th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering.
  • Exceptions to VAT apply to hotel rates for foreigners paying with major credit cards.
  • Booking will be made by participants under first-come, first-served system (FCFS).

UNIQUE PALACIO SAN TELMO 
Moreno 606 – 1091, Buenos Aires, Argentina
(+54) 11 32209150
reservas.bsas@hotels-unique.com
www.hotels-unique.com
Room SGL/DWL CLA  Price per night: USD 60+VAT

 

UNIQUE ART MADERO
Chile 80 – 1098, Buenos Aires, Argentina
(+54) 11 43480600 / 63850312
reservas.bsas@hotels-unique.com
www.hotels-unique.com
Room SGL/DWL CLA  Price per night: USD 60+VAT

 

KENTON PALACE BUENOS AIRES 
Defensa 383, Buenos Aires, Argentina
(+ 54) 11 4331 2020
ventas@kentonpalace.com.ar
www.kentonpalacebsas.com.ar
Room SGL/DWL CLA         Price per night:  USD 83+VAT         (Breakfast included)

 

CH MADERO URBANO SUITES
Azopardo 770 – 1098, Buenos Aires, Argentina
(+ 54) 11 4781 9904
ventas@salaun.com.ar / info@salaun.com.ar
www.salaun.com.ar
Room SGL/DWL STD         Price per night:  USD 85+VAT         (Breakfast included)

 

HILTON BUENOS AIRES 
Av. Macacha Güemes 361, Pto Madero, Buenos Aires
(+54) 11 4891-0101
www.hiltonhotels.com  /  www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/argentina/hilton-buenos-aires-BUEHIHH/index.html
reservations.buenosaires@hilton.com
Deluxe Room Single           Price per night:  USD 219+VAT           (Breakfast not included)
Deluxe Room Double         Price per night:  USD 229+VAT            (Breakfast not included)

 

 

Transfer from Ezeiza Airport to Buenos Aires Center, by bus, taxi and limousine (“remis”):

 

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Arbushttp://www.arbus.com.ar/tickets/

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Tienda León: http://www.tiendaleon.com/home/

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Transfers Ezeiza: http://www.transfersezeiza.com.ar/

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AeroBus: http://www.aerobusezeiza.com.ar/

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