TRAVEL ALERT ARGENTINA: Restrictions placed on dollar exchanges for tourists

Posted on September 8, 2012 • Filed under: Latin America, Tourist Warning, Travel News

TRAVEL ALERT ARGENTINA reported limits dollar trading for arriving tourists in ports and airports in Argentina
The Argentine government is further tightening the US dollar clamp. On Thursday the Central bank announced that state-run banks and agencies will be the only ones officially allowed to operate foreign currency exchange offices in airports and ports. Each foreign traveller will be allowed to change up to 500 US dollars on arrival in Argentina, the Central Bank said. The decision also cancels all permits to private banks and exchange houses that currently have branches at airports and ports dealing in foreign currency, the state-run news agency Telam said. Read Article

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