On Tuesday 25th September, nationwide strikes will cause widespread disruption in Argentina. Public services and transport will be affected, as will international flights. (You will find links to airline advisories further down the page.) Demonstrations are possible in Buenos Aires and other cities – avoid these where possible as there is the potential for violence. Disruption is likely to start Monday evening.
Unions are leading protests against President Macri and his government’s austerity policies. This marks the fourth general strike in recent months.
There are links to government travel advice below that contains further information.
- You should avoid demonstrations, large crowds of people and public events.
- If you are due to travel in the next 24-48 hours, check in with your airline/travel agent/tour company/transport provider to confirm the status of your trip.
- Review your travel risk management plan, so you know what to do in an emergency.
- Make sure you have the contact information of your travel insurance company and your local embassy stored in a secure offline location.
- Monitor local media.
- If possible, set aside some supplies of food and bottled water.
- Keep your devices charged.
- Check in with friends and family.
- If something does happen, contact the local embassy as soon as it is safe to do so.
Official travel advice
From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office –
Widespread trade union strikes are planned for Tuesday 25 September across Argentina. Strikes are expected to affect public transport, public services and national and international flights. Some roads may be blocked. Check with your airline for updates if you have flights booked for 25 September. You should avoid large gatherings, monitor local media and follow the guidance of local authorities.
from Travel Advice Summary, which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/argentina
#BuenosAires, #Argentina Demonstration Alert: A strike is expected on Sept 24 and Sept 25, with demonstrations possible near Congreso/Plaza de Mayo/Casa Rosada/Avenida 9 de Julio. pic.twitter.com/WLPCtGILjI
— Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) September 24, 2018
Aerolineas Argentinas has cancelled all flights for Tuesday 25th September. Other airlines are expecting disruption, though further information is not currently available.
The following will take you to the advisories and updates issued by the different airlines. All links were working as of 18:00 GMT on Monday.
Information was not available at this time for other major airlines flying in to and out of Argentina. If you are set to fly in the next 24-48 hours, you should contact your airline to confirm the status of your flight.
Travellers with Delta Air Lines may find this thread useful –
Hi, Melina. We currently do not have a waiver in place for strikes in Argentina. If your flight is directly impacted we will notify you as soon as it happens. You may also monitor recent advisories via this link. https://t.co/zTvJxJjqkx *HLA
— Delta (@Delta) September 23, 2018
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