As of March 20, 2020 and by Decree 297/20, the entire country entered a period of social,

preventive and obligatory isolation.

What does this mean?

That you cannot leave your home except to provide yourself with essential items, such as food,

cleaning supplies and medicines.

If you do not comply with these rules, you are breaking the law.


If you have traveled to a country where the virus is spreading or have been in contact with

someone who tested positive, you must stay in isolation for 14 days.

If you have any of the symptoms, call free of charge at 107.


For more information, send an email to turismo@buenosaires.gob.ar

Opening hours, sizes and electricity
Business, bank and restaurant opening times, clothing sizes and info on electricity.

Opening hours

The time zone in Argentina is UTC/GMT-3 and there are no time changes during the year. Activity in Buenos Aires starts early in the morning and continues until very late at night. 

  • Shops

Most shops open 9am - 8pm Monday to Friday and at least 9am - 1pm on Saturdays, but many stores on the main avenues and in the main commercial areas also open all Saturday afternoon. Shopping malls usually open until 10pm, including on Sundays and public holidays.

  • Banks

Banks open 10am - 3pm, Monday - Friday. Some branches in the central downtown area may open until 4pm. Cash withdrawals can be made from ATMs/cash machines 24 hours a day.

  • Meal times

Locals fit their meals around work and other commitments and times may vary, but in general breakfast is between 7am and 10pm, lunch between 12.30pm and 3pm and dinner between 8pm and 11pm.

Electricity

Electric current in Argentina is AC 220-380 volts. Electric plug configurations used have 2 or 3 flat pins with the top two pins diagonally angled.

Travellers are therefore advised to carry adapters and/or transformers.

Clothing sizes

Women’s sizes

Dresses, jackets, coats

S-M-L XS-S S M L L-XL XL
Argentina 34 36 38-40 42 42 44
USA 2 4 6-ago 10 12 14
UK 6 8 10-dic 14 16 18
Italy 38 40 42-44 46 48 50
France 34 36 38-40 42 44 46
Germany 32 34 36-38 40 42 44
Japan 5 7 9-nov 13 15 17
Blouses, Sweaters
 
Argentina 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52
USA 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44
UK 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
European 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52
 

Shoes

Argentina 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
USA 5 6 6.5 7.5 8.5 9 9.5 10
UK 2.5 3.5 4 5 6 6.5 7 7.5
European 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42

Men’s sizes

Suits, jackets & coats
 
s-m-l xxs xs s m l xl xxl
Argentina 40 42 44-46 48-50 52-54 56 58
USA & UK 30 32 34-36 38-40 42 44 46
European 40 42 44-46 48-50 52-54 56 58
Japan 32 34 36-38 40-42 44-46 48 50
 
Trousers
 
Argentina 46 48 50 52 54 56 58
US 30 32 34 36 38 40 42
European 46 48 50 52 54 56 58
Shirts
 
Argentina 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44
USA & UK 14 14.5 15 15.5 16 16.5 17 17.5 18
European 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44
Shoes
 
Argentina 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45
USA 6 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 10.5 11.5
UK 5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 9.5 10.5
European 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45