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Argentina Shopping, Embassy and Communication

South America

Language

Overview

Official language is Spanish. English is widely spoken. German, French and Italian are spoken sporadically.

Idioms

Eight = Ocho Eighty = Ochenta Goodbye = Chau Exit = Salida Beer = Cerveza Please = Por favor Thank you very much = Gracias Tuesday = Martes Thursday = Jueves Doctor = Médico Thirty = Treinta Three = Tres One = Un / uno / una Entrance = Entrada One Hundred = Cien One Thousand = Mil Friday = Viernes Five = Cinco Fifty = Cincuenta Danger = Peligro Open = Abierto Closed = Cerrado Hello = Hola Today = Hoy Hotel = Hotel I don’t understand. = No entiendo I feel sick. = Me encuentro mal Ja = Sí My name is… … = Me llamo… I’m doing very well. = Estoy muy bien Wednesday = Miércoles Monday = Lunes Tomorrow = Mañana Nine = Nueve Ninety = Noventa No = No Restaurant = Restaurante Saturday = Sábado Six = Seis Sechzig = Sesenta Seven = Siete Seventy = Setenta Sunday = Domingo Menu = Carta Do you speak German/ English? = ¿Habla inglés? Toilets = Servicios Forty = Cuarenta Four = Cuatro Wine = Vino How are you? = ¿Qué tal estas? How much is it? = ¿Cuánto it? Where is …? = ¿Dónde esta? Ten = Diez Twenty = Veinte Two = Dos Sunday = Domingo menu = Carta Do you speak German/English? = ¿Habla inglés? Toilets = Servicios Forty = Cuarenta Four = Cuatro Wine = Vino How are you? = ¿Qué tal estas? How much is it? = ¿Cuánto it? Where is …? = ¿Dónde esta? Ten = Diez Twenty = Veinte Two = Dos Sunday = Domingo menu = Carta Do you speak German/English? = ¿Habla inglés? Toilets = Servicios Forty = Cuarenta Four = Cuatro Wine = Vino How are you? = ¿Qué tal estas? How much is it? = ¿Cuánto it? Where is …? = ¿Dónde esta? Ten = Diez Twenty = Veinte Two = Dos

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

03/24/2022 Memorial Day for Truth and Justice

04/02/2022 Malvinas Day (Day of the Veterans and the Fallen)

04/15/2022 Good Friday

05/01/2022 Labor Day

05/25/2022 National Holiday (Anniversary of the 1810 Revolution)

06/20/2022 National Flag Day

07/09/2022 Independence Day

10/10/2022 Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity

08.12.2022 Immaculate conception

12/25/2022 Christmas

Duty free shopping

Overview

The following items can be brought into Argentina duty-free (persons over 18 years of age): – a mobile phone and a notebook or tablet; – clothing and personal belongings; – Items that are declared upon departure; The total value of the goods imported in a period of one month must not exceed the equivalent of US$ 500 (persons under 16 years of age maximum US$ 250 accompanied by legal guardians) (when entering via airports and seaports). In addition, duty-free items may be imported up to a value of US$ 500. The total value of goods imported in any one month period must not exceed the equivalent of US$300 (persons under 16 years of age maximum US$150 accompanied by legal guardians) (when entering by land or river). When entering via Puerto Iguazú, duty-free items up to a value of US$ 500 may also be imported duty-free.

Import Restrictions

A permit is required to import weapons and ammunition for hunting purposes.

Prohibited Imports

Archaeological and cultural objects, narcotics, drugs, weapons, explosives, pornographic products and commercial or industrial merchandise.

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Argentine Republic
Jungfraustrasse 1
Bern
Switzerland
+41 (31) 356 43 42.
http://esuiz.cancilleria.gob.ar/en
http://esuiz.cancilleria.gob.ar/en

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00. Consular section: Mon-Fri 09.30-13.00.

Embassy of the Argentine Republic
Lugeck 1-2; 7th floor
Vienna
Austria
+43 (1) 533 85 77, +43 (1) 533 84 63 and +43 (1) 533 51 71.
http://etria.cancilleria.gob.ar
http://etria.cancilleria.gob.ar

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00. Consular Section: Mon-Fri 9.30am-1.30pm.

Embassy of the Argentine Republic

Consulates General in Frankfurt/M. and Hamburg. Consulate in Bonn.

Kleiststr 23-26
Berlin
Germany
+49 (30) 226 68 90. Consular Section: +49 (30) 22 66 89 24/30.
http://www.ealem.mrecic.gov.ar/de
http://www.ealem.mrecic.gov.ar/de

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00. Consular section: Public service by appointment: Mon, Thu 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00, Tue, Wed, Fri 09.00-13.00. Telephone consultation hours: Mon, Thu 12.00-1.00 p.m., Tue, Wed, Fri 2.00-4.00 p.m.

Business

Business etiquette

Appointments and business cards are common. Argentinian business people prefer negotiations with an equal partner, personal contacts are highly valued in negotiations and business meetings usually start 10 to 15 minutes later than planned. All brochures are in Spanish, but some business people also speak English or Italian.

Opening hours

Business hours: Mon-Fri 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-19.00. Saturdays until noon. Some shops open later and have longer opening hours.

Business contacts

Communication

Phone

The country code for Argentina is 0054. Public phones can be used with phone cards or with phone tokens (available at kiosks or from the phone companies). There are also a few pay phone booths. Also, most cities have telephone centers called locutorios. Telephone cards are also available in the Locutorios, with which international calls can be made comparatively cheaply.

Mobile phone

GSM 850/1900, 3G and 4G. Network operators include Personal, Claro and Movistar. Mobile phones must have GSM 1900 tri-band network technology. The transmission/reception range is good in most of the country, but there is often no reception in remote areas and in the mountains. Roaming agreements exist with some international telephone companies. In order to avoid high roaming charges, it is advisable to rent mobile phones locally from Phonerental and to purchase a prepaid SIM card.

Internet

There are still a few internet cafes in most major cities. The WiFi hotspots in Buenos Aires can be quickly found via BA WiFi. Many estancias and rural areas are cut off from both internet and telephone connections. Most hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars provide their guests with free WiFi.

Post office

Postal items to Europe take 1 to 2 weeks to arrive. The main post office (Correo central) in Buenos Aires (Sarmiento 151) is open Mon-Fri 08.00-20.00 and Sat 09.00-13.00.

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