Useful information

Time zone 

GMT -3 (three hours behind Greenwich Mean Time) throughout the country. 



The official language is Spanish, although most of the people who are in the tourist sector also speak English and Portuguese. 



The official currency is the Argentine Peso.
Exchange rate: For information and recommendations on currency exchange, please contact the local Organizer:

Measuring system 

Meters and kilograms 


Phones: How to dial 

International Country Code: +54

Córdoba code: 351

La Rioja code: 380

Catamarca code: 383

Salta code: 387

To call an Argentine cell phone from abroad, you must add a 9 after the country code. 



All Argentina: 220V – 50Hz 



In Argentina, the climate is mostly temperate. However, the vast size of the country and the wide variation in altitude make for a wide range of climate types, from tropical climates in the northwest to subpolar in the south. 

The weather in the province of La Rioja has characteristics of a continental climate. Winters are mild, dry and short, with average temperatures above 10°C and little rainfall. Summers are extremely hot and rainy with average maximum temperatures of 36°C (sometimes absolute maximums of 48°C) and average minimum temperatures of 25°C.

The province of Catamarca has two types of climate: warm (with tropical mountain and Andean Puna variants) and arid (in sierras and bolsones). Average annual rainfall ranges between 400 and 500 mm in the east, with a marked decrease towards the west, partially compensated by snow. Annual averages are 20°C. in the east and center, registering temperatures of up to 45º C. in summer.

In Salta province, the eastern region is dominated by a semi-arid climate with a dry season, with an annual average rainfall of 500 mm and average temperatures in the order of 20° C, with temperatures above 35° C in summer and -5° C in winter, a marked thermal amplitude typical of continental territories. While in the altiplano, Puna, it is characterized by sharp temperature fluctuations and low rainfall, which mostly do not exceed 200 mm per year, and average annual temperatures of about 10° C, corresponding to the arid Andean climate.

The Desafío Ruta 40 in 2023 will take place towards the end of winter.

Air connectivity 

Argentina has a total of 55 airports that guarantee connectivity throughout the country. 


  • Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) 

It is the most important airport in Argentina, since most of the international flights to our country have this airport as their destination. It is located in the city of Ezeiza, 22 km away from the City of Buenos Aires. 


Address: Autopista Tte. Gral. Ricchieri km 33,5

Phone: (+ 54 11) 5480 6111. 


  • Buenos Aires city: Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP) 

Located in the northwest area of the city of Buenos Aires, 2 km from downtown. It operates domestic flights and international flights to regional countries.

Address: Av. Rafael Obligado s/n° 

Phone: (+54 11) 5480 6111. 


  • Córdoba: Aeropuerto Internacional Ing. Aer. Ambrosio Taravella (COR)

The International Airport Ing. Ambrosio Taravella International Airport is located 9 km away from the center of the city of Cordoba, capital of the province.


Address: Av. la voz del interior 8500

Phone: (54 11) 5480 6111


  • La Rioja: Vicente Almandos Almonacid (IRJ) 

The airport Capitán Vicente Almandos Almonacid is located 6 km northwest of the center of the city of La Rioja.


Address: Access Ruta Provincial N°5 S/N – (5300)

Phone: (+54 0380) 4462160


  • Catamarca: Airport Coronel Felipe Varela (CTC) 

Coronel Felipe Varela Airport is located in the Distrito Los Puestos (Los Puestos District), 25 km from the center of the capital city of the province of Catamarca. It operates mainly with flights to Buenos Aires and La Rioja.


Address: Ruta Provincial 33, Km 22, Valle viejo – (4707)

Phone: (+54 0383) 4453684


  • Salta: International airport Martín Miguel de Güemes (SLA)

Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport is located 7 km from the center of the city of Salta, capital of the province. It currently has flights to Cataratas de Iguazú, Córdoba, Jujuy and Aeroparque Jorge Newbery.


Address: Ruta Nacional Nº 51, Km 5 – (4400) 

Phone: (+54 0387) 4242904 / 4247356


Land Connectivity 

Argentina has an extensive network of national and provincial roads across its territory.

The province of Catamarca communicates Argentina with Chile through the San Francisco International Pass (Las Grutas – Copiapó).

On the other hand, the province of Salta communicates the country with several neighboring countries through three international land crossings: Salvador Mazza – Yacuiba (Bolivia); Aguas Blancas – Bermejo (Bolivia) and San Antonio de los Cobres – San Pedro de Atacama (Chile).

It is possible to check the status of the border crossing through this link:


COVID-19: Conditions for entering Argentina 

As of August 24, 2022, the requirement of the declaration of COVID-19, Diagnostic Test and COVID-19 health insurance for the entry of Argentine citizens, resident foreigners and non-resident foreigners into Argentina is no longer required.
 Also, persons are exempted from isolation. 

In case a positive or suspected case of COVID-19 is detected or reported at the point of entry into the country, the same prevention and control measures as for any other acute respiratory infection will be taken into account.

Full vaccination against COVID-19 is not required for entry into Argentina.

(*Sanitary measures may change depending on the epidemiological moment. We recommend reviewing the requirements periodically and before your trip). 



In general, no visa is required to enter the country. For more information, please check the following list: or contact the consular authority. 


Throughout Argentina, local traffic regulations must be observed. In urban areas, the maximum speed is 40km/h on streets, and 60km/h on avenues.

Import of material to Argentina 

Waiver Logistics has been appointed as Official Freight Forwarder to carry out the customs and logistic coordination for the event. There are different alternatives to move your cargo; by sea, air and land and different documents that must be presented to comply with the temporary import process for non-consumable goods. 

We recommend contacting Waiver Logistics to ensure the safe and timely arrival of your cargo. For more information, please contact:


Phone: +54 911 35037359