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
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: 15.80-16.25 $/USD, 17.9-18.9 $/Euro and 4.10-4.90 $/BRL
Insurance and Liability
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.
Argentina falls in the GMT-3 time zone, and does not adjust its clocks in summer for daylight saving time.
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.
Tax & Tipping
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 %.
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.
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.
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 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).
KENTON PALACE BUENOS AIRES
Defensa 383, Buenos Aires, Argentina
(+ 54) 11 4331 2020
Room SGL/DWL CLA Price per night: USD 83+VAT (Breakfast included)
CH MADERO URBANO SUITES
Azopardo 770 – 1098, Buenos Aires, Argentina
(+ 54) 11 5236 9905
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
Deluxe Room Single Price per night: USD 219+VAT (Breakfast not included)
Deluxe Room Double Price per night: USD 229+VAT (Breakfast not included)
HOTEL MADERO BUENOS AIRES
Rosario Vera Peñaloza 360 Puerto Madero Este (C1107CLA) Buenos Aires – Argentina
Tel. (+54 11) 5776-7777
Price per night (breakfast included):
Superior room USD 180 + VAT
Deluxe room USD 210 + VAT
Corner Room USD 230 + VAT
Transfer from Ezeiza Airport to Buenos Aires Center, by bus, taxi and limousine (“remis”):
Tienda León: http://www.tiendaleon.com/home/
Transfers Ezeiza: http://www.transfersezeiza.com.ar/