General Information: REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER ARGENTINA/TRAVEL INFORMATION

 Visas & Travel Documents

Visa procedure to enter in Argentina for those participants nationalities that are not visa-exempt.

Important: Visa-Exempt Countries

Nationals of the following countries do not require visas to visit Argentina for a period not exceeding 90 days or for transit:

United States of America (Reciprocity Fee), Andorra, Armenia, Australia (Reciprocity Fee), Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada (Reciprocity Fee), Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong S.A.R., Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazajastan, Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland,

Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Suriname, Ucrania and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Uruguay.
Venezuela (up to 60 days).
Grenada, Hong Kong (With British Passport B.N.O, Jamaica and Malaysia (up to 30 days).

LEASE NOTE: Citizens from the US, Canada and Australia must pay a "reciprocity fee" on their arrival to Argentina. This fee is NOT a visa; Argentina does not require a Visa from citizens of these countries. The fee for USA arrivals is US$131; Canada: US$75; and Australia: US$100. These fees are similar to the amounts that Argentinean citizens pay for visa applications to visit the US, Australia and Canada and may be subject to change. For US citizens, payment of the BA Airport Entry Fee allows unlimited entries to Argentina for a period of 10 years.

Countries that are not listed above, a special visa process have to be initiated by the participant itself at the corresponding Argentinean Representation.

To initiate this visa process, a special invitation letter from the SPLG Institution Venue, “The National Commission of Atomic Energy”, has to arrive to the participant corresponding Argentinean Representation. Once CNEA confirms the reception of this letter, the participant will get in contact with the Argentinean Representation in order to appoint a meeting to start the visa process.

For the special invitation letter from the SPLG Institution Venue, the information below has to be completed and sent with a scanned copy of the corresponding passport (sheet 1,2,3), to: info@splg2015.org (Subject: VISA REQUEST)

Information that has to be filled:

  • Name:
  • Date of Birth:
  • Passport Number:
  • Country of Birth:
  • Nationality:
  • Marital Status:
  • Occupation:
  • Level of Education:
  • Country and city of residence:
  • Work Phone Number:
  • Home phone number:
  • Email:
  • Time spent: (indicate arrival and departure)·
  • Endorse Consulate where your passport require Visa:
  • Address where reside abroad:
  • Detail of benefits that will take charge of the applicant:
  • Transfer from airport to city:
  • Description of tasks to be performed by the participant in national territory and its relation to the activity of the applicant firm:
  • A brief description of the tasks to be performed, indicating the supervisor and the workplace , as well as the relevance of their training for your country in the subject (topic specific training):
  • Activity developed by the company where the entrant serves the same indicating name and title of the entrant:

The participant must provide this information at least sixty days (60) prior to enter to the Argentine Republic territory.

Important: The Institutional SPLG Venue is not responsible if an Argentinean Representation decided not to consent a Visa.

If you have any doubt, please write us to: info@splg2015.org

 TRANSPORTATION FROM / TO THE AIRPORT

The Official Travel Agent, Covitour, will provide secure transfers at Bariloche.

We do not recommend to take taxis at International airport in Buenos Aires. The Official Travel Agent will offer transfers upon request between Buenos Aires International Airport and the Domestic Airport.

 VENUE ADDRESS

Juan Manuel de Rosas 625, San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina.

 ACCOMODATIONS

Accommodation at hotel venue will be available through the SPLG 2015 Official Travel Agent.

Accommodation

 CHECK IN / CHECK OUT TIMES

Check in time at Cacique Inacayal Hotel is at 3.00 PM, check out time is 12.00 noon. Some international flights arrive in Bariloche early in the morning. Because check out time is 12.00 noon, it is possible that rooms may not be ready for immediate occupation on your arrival. Whilst hotel will do everything is possible to accommodate early arrivals, if you wish to be guaranteed immediate occupation, you can reserved an additional night.

 TIPPING

A 10% tip is customary in Argentina at coffee shops, bars or restaurants. It is also expected that you tip bell boys, ushers or doormen (5, 10 pesos).

 TELEPHONE AND INTERNET

It is very common to find phone booths (pay phones) all around the country. For domestic long distance calls in Argentina dial 0 before the area code, and for international calls dial 00 before the country code.
Wireless Internet (WiFi) connection is provided all around the hotel venue.

 TRAVELLING AROUND THE COUNTRY

Aerolíneas Argentinas and LAN Argentina are the airlines in charge of keeping united the most important destinations of the country and its capital city. Because of the big distances and the size of the country, the better way to visit the different cities is by plane.

  PRE AND POST TOURS

The Organizer Committee of the SPLG 2015, recommend to take guaranteed services and has requested to the Official Travel Agent, to planned some overland tours exclusively for attendees.

Pre post conference tours

 CLIMATE AND CLOTHES

Due to the extended territory there is a variety of climates from tropic up North to fresh and cold in the South.

June Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.7 (44.1) 14.1 (57.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 2.6 (36.7) 8.0 (46.4)
Average low °C (°F) −1 (30) 2.1 (35.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 140.7 (5.539) 799.0 (31.457)
Avg.precipitation days 15 112
Avg. snowy days 4 22.7
Percent possible sunshine 39 58

 LANGUAGE

Spanish is the official language but English is spoken in many restaurants, hotels and stores.

 RELIGION

In spite of the official religion is the Catholic there is an open criteria and freedom about that according with the National Constitution.
People is absolutely free to have a faith and religion anytime anywhere.

 CURRENCY

The official currency is the Argentine peso (the “peso” sign is $- here denoted as ARS$). It is recommended that you purchase Argentine pesos prior to departure or upon arrival at the Ezeiza International Airport. Many vendors will accept American Dollars but bear in mind that they may not offer optimal exchange rates.

Bank hours: Monday through Friday, 10 AM-3PM.
Tax refund: Foreign tourists can claim a refund of the IVA (VAT or consumer´s tax) on Argentine produced goods purchased in Argentina (minimum amount is ARS$70). Ask for a “type B” ticket or invoice (“Factura B”) along with the “Global Refund Check” which should state the amount of the refund. Before leaving the country, present these papers to be sealed by Customs and obtain your refund.
Major credit cards are accepted in most stores, restaurants and hotels.

 TIME ZONE

Argentina has three hours less than Greenwich Meridian.

 ELECTRICITY

The electrical power supply in Argentina is 220-240v, 50 Hz, AC.The official standard for plugs and sockets (outlets) in Argentina is the Type I" IRAM-2073. Outlets in older buildings could be "Type C" Europlug type.

ELECTRICITY

 SHOPPING

You'll find everything and anything along Bariloche's main street, Mitre, including shops selling souvenirs and Argentine products such as mate (tea), gourds, and leather goods, local handicrafts predominantly made of wood and wool. Bariloche is a chocolate-lovers heaven, dozens of chocolate shops offer tasty little morsels of artisan chocolate.

 WATER SUPPLY

Water is good to drink, but we advise to drink bottled water. Argentina's bottled mineral water is excellent.

 HEALTH

There is a variety of hospitals and private clinics in the city. All visitors are advised to have a valid international insurance before coming to Argentina.

 SECURITY MEASURES

Bariloche, as an international tourist destination is a save city. You are advised to be careful but not paranoid.

  • Watch your valuables closely. Do not leave purses or pocketbooks or laptops unattended.
  • Avoid walking in dark, solitary areas.
  • Do not change money in the streets or with taxi drivers.
  • Preferably call a cab or take radio‐cabs when in the street, and pay with pesos (ideally, with exact change).
  • Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, go straight to the transportation booths and buy your pre‐paid ticket to the city.
  • Try to leave your passport and valuables in the safety box at your hotel and carry another ID (drivers license or passport Xerox copy) with you.

 INSURANCE

The organizing committee will accept no liability for personal injuries sustained by or loss or damage to property belonging to congress participants, either during or as a result of the congress or during the tours. It is, therefore, recommended that participants arrange their own personal health, accident and travel insurance.