My wife went to the Buquebus ticket office in Recoleta today to buy her ticket on the ferry/bus back to Punta del Este. She was going to use her Uruguayan ID. She was told that if she did so she would have to pay in Dollars or use a foreign credit card which would be charged in Dollars, because of a "new AFIP [Argentinian version of IRS] requirement." She used her Argentinian ID and paid in Argentinian Pesos.
This " foreigner must pay in Dollars or credit card" line cannot be true. I seem to recall it's already been written about on TA but I cannot find it. Can some Argentinian who knows the ropes confirm that Buquebus is trying to scam people?
Or is it true that a foreigner has to use Dollars or a credit card? I would find that very, very hard to believe . . . even in Argentina.Edited: 07 February 2014, 00:24