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clacton essex
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Will be in Ushuaia before and after boarding Antarctic cruise.Are U.S. dollars widely accepted or would I need to get some pesos?

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1. Re: currency

According to most recent post. In dollar exchange thread perfectlyperth who is currently on a ship was using US dollars to pay in Ushuaia. That was 1st February 2014 . Hopefully still the same when we are there in March.

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I am now in Ushuaia, most of the shops accept US Dollar. In several shops you can change also USD or EUR in Arg Pesos, at the moment for 10 USD you get 100 Arg. Pesos.

There is also a Cambio shop, but the exchange rate is worse.

At Hertz you can pay in USD.


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I recently had no problem using US$ in shops and restaurants. Somewhat confusing because some places used an exchange rate of 10 pesos per US$ while some offered as little as 7 pesos per US$. Also confusing because some places will take US$ but give change in pesos.

The situation is pretty fluid at the moment.

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I am back in Ushuaia this week and so far every place I have been into - from 711 type shops to cafes, to souvineer shops to big restaurants etc - all are taking US$ and generally round the 10 or 11 rate unlike the banks. All have the rates on signs on their counters.

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