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Argentina Public Announcement

Issued by U.S. Department of State

May 29, 2002

The security situation in Argentina continues to improve. However, the effects of the ongoing Argentine economic crisis subject residents and, occasionally, visitors alike to financial restrictions, delays and other inconveniences. This Public Announcement supersedes the Public Announcement of February 28, 2002, and it expires on September 28, 2002.

Public demonstrations are common, but usually non-violent, although demonstrators sometimes block streets. There have been no reports of injuries to U.S. citizens related to the crisis. Financial sector difficulties and trade restrictions may occasionally affect access to banking and ATM machines. ATM machines in Argentina accept most U.S. ATM cards, but will only dispense Argentine pesos.

The Department of State urges U.S. citizens considering travel to Argentina, or already present there, to monitor media reports for current information on developing situations and to avoid areas where large groups have gathered. To obtain updated security information, please contact the U.S. Embassy by calling (011) (54) (11) 5777-4533/34, or via e-mail at . For further general information regarding travel to Argentina, travelers should consult the Department of State Internet site at http://travel.state.gov, which includes the latest Consular Information Sheet for Argentina.

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