The Argentine people elected a new president in November. Javier Milei will become the 56th president of Argentina on December 10, 2023. But does the Argentina Presidential Elections has an effect on your travel?
His personality and plan to reform the country have received a lot of media attention. From national and international media.
In this article I will keep you informed about the situation on the streets in Buenos Aires.
Exploring Argentina Post-Elections
There is some concern among travelers bound for Argentina. Ranging from chaos on the streets to the sudden closing of the banks as it was when the country went bankrupt in 2001.
I hear this concern through direct conversations with travelers, family and colleagues.
On the streets
The situation on the street is ok and stable. There are indeed protests in front of the presidential palace or on avenue 9 de Julio. But not more than usual. Buenos Aires is the capital of the country and a protest on the streets is common. But this normally will not affect your trip. Buses detour, taxis find another way and the metro functions normally.
There has been increased poverty in Buenos Aires. And I notice that there are more beggars. Here and there also an increase in pick pockets. But my golden advice remains not to show valuables on the street, to keep your smartphone close to you and not to put anything in the back pocket of your pants.
Banks and exchanging
The banks are open and serving people as normal. There is no shortage of Argentine pesos and money exchange via official channels continues unhindered.
Everything functions as normal. Museums, tango shows, hotels, bike tours,… continue their activities as usual. You can simply enjoy everything during your trip.