Nationwide strikes are expected to cause disruption in Argentina today (Wednesday), including to national and international flights. Check with your airlines before setting off for the airport.
If you are in the area, please consider the following –
- Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
- Check in with your airline or travel agent to confirm your flight status. Do this several hours before you would leave for the airport, in case your flight is on time and your airport transfer is delayed.
- If there are delays or disruption, consider contacting you travel insurance provider as well.
- Be prepared for (potentially significant) delays when travelling, as well as difficulty finding a taxi or ridesharing transport.
- Be prepared for increased costs related to taxi hire.
- 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 you are using Twitter to search, add the term ‘filter:verified’ to the search bar to see results from verified accounts only.
- 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 Wednesday 29 May 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 if you have flights booked for 29 May. Avoid large gatherings, monitor local media and follow the guidance of local authorities.
…Protests and strikes take place regularly, often without warning, particularly in Buenos Aires. Further large gatherings, protests, demonstrations or marches are planned in the near future. You should exercise caution in any large gatherings, and avoid all protests, marches and demonstrations.
from Travel Advice Summary, which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/argentina
From the Canadian Government’s Travel Advice website –
Trade unions plan to go on strike on May 29, 2019. The situation may affect transportation services including domestic and international flights and public services.
- Contact your airline or tour operator to determine if the situation could affect your travel plans
- Avoid areas where demonstrations and large gatherings are taking place
- Follow the advice of local authorities
from Country Advice and Advisories updated in the last 24 hours, which can be found at: http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/argentina
Further news and information
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