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Electricity: In Argentina, the common voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. Plugs and sockets are of the I type.

Time zone: The time zone in Argentina is the same for the entire region and corresponds to UTC-3.

Business hours: In general, the commercial stores are available from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. On Sundays and holidays, only the department stores are open from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Bank Hours: Banks are open from 09:00 to 14:00. Money withdrawals and other transactions can be made at ATMs, which operate 24 hours a day.

Local currency: The Argentine currency is the peso ($). Currently the bills in circulation are $1000, $500, $200, $100, $50, $20 and $10.

Exchange rate: The US dollar and the Euro are the most widely used international currencies in Argentina. These can be exchanged at banks and local exchange houses at the price of the value of the blue dollar. Both currencies currently have a tax of 65% of the official price up to 300 USD and 75% after 300 USD paying by card.

Means of transport: To access the means of transport in Buenos Aires, you must purchase a SUBE card, which is available at all the boxes in the metro network. This will be the way to access the public transport buses and the Buenos Aires metro. The means of public transport that can be used to get to the venue of the event are the following (it is recommended to use the Moovit app, which recommends the best transport options according to your location):

  • Buses
  • Metro: lines A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H
  • Taxi
  • Others: Uber, DiDi, Cabify

Visit Buenos Aires

Discover Buenos Aires, the multifaceted capital of Argentina, which conquers with its parks, sports and cultural activities. Surprise yourself with its incredible gastronomic offer and live the hectic nightlife in its multiple neighborhoods. To learn more, visit Sitio oficial de turismo de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires.


The Local Organizing Committee will not make reservations for the participants, however, we recommend staying in hotels that are close to the National Geographic Institute such as the following:

Mariu Apartment

Apart Dorrego

Hostel Che Juan

Malevo Murana Hostel

Let Sun Hotel Boutique

Fitz Roy 1527, Palermo

Dazzler Palermo

Humboldt 1650, Palermo