The Department of State provides U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Argentina the following information related to the 2018 Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.
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Major events are a prime opportunity for crime. It is important to be aware of your surroundings at all times to avoid becoming a victim:
For more information about Safety & Security Visit the State Department’s country information page for Argentina.
Remember: You are subject to all Argentine laws, which may differ from those in the United States. If you violate these laws even unknowingly, you may be arrested, fined, expelled, and banned from re-entering Argentina. Expect increased police presence and enhanced security measures in and around sports venues.
U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires: https://ar.usembassy.gov/
Information about services to U.S. citizens, security, and fraud warnings, among other topics.
Av. Colombia 4300
(C1425GMN) Buenos Aires
Telephone: +(54)(11) 5777-4533
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(54)(11) 5777-4354
Fax: +(54)(11) 5777-4240
American Citizens Services
American Citizens Services (ACS) units at the U.S. Embassy in Argentina will provide routine and emergency services to U.S. citizens in need, throughout the Youth Olympic Games.
Website information: https://ar.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/
Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Website: travel.state.gov/destination
Latest Travel Advisory, international travel tips, information regarding the STEP enrollment process, etc.
The Youth Olympic Games will be held in four themed parks located in different points of the city, which are regular gathering points, as well as four stand-alone venues outside of the city limits.
With your Youth Olympic Pass you may enter all the parks and stand-alone venues of the Games during all the competition days from October 7 to October 18, 2018.
The Youth Olympic Pass is personal, non-transferable and free of charge for spectators.
YOUTH OLYMPIC CENTRE
Av. Coronel Roca 3490, City of Buenos Aires.
Main access: Av. Libertador and Olleros.
Secondary access: Andrés Bello and Av. Figueroa Alcorta.
Main Access: Marta Lynch and Juana Manso, City of Buenos Aires.
Secondary access: Olga Cossettini S/N, City of Buenos Aires.
Juan Bautista de la Salle 4566 -Villa Martelli – Buenos Aires
Main access: Av. Triunvirato S/N, City of Buenos Aires
Secondary access: Juan Bautista de la Salle S/N, City of Buenos Aires
Official Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 website: https://www.buenosaires2018.com Information on sporting venues, accommodations, accessibility, youth Olympic pass and spector guide, etc.
Public transport is the most effective and comfortable way to move around the city of Buenos Aires to get to the Parks.
Traffic in and around the stadiums will be extremely heavy during the events, and traffic jams are likely. Pedestrians should be careful crossing streets or intersections, crossing parking lots, and walking on sidewalks, as drivers in Argentina often do not yield to pedestrians. Use marked walkways, overpasses, or crosswalks, and do not attempt to cross traffic in driving zones.
There are likely to be extreme shortages of hotel rooms during this event. Book rooms in advance and expect to pay high prices due to increased demand.