The 2018 G20 Summit will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 30 November to 1 December. The international forum, created to promote the discussion of international financial stability will be attended by members’ and guest’s heads of states, finance portfolio and central banks’ representatives.
Security and organizational concerns led to a strategy of limiting circulation area in the city during the summit. Several measures will be implemented during the week of the event:
- National holiday declared on Friday, 30 November.
- Closure of Airport Jorge Newbery (AEP) known as Aeroparque to the arrival of international delegations.
- Closure of Retiro bus terminal.
- Closure of Obelisco and Madero van terminals.
- Complete stop of metro services.
- Complete stop of Buquebus (ferry to Uruguay) services.
- Itinerary alterations on regular bus lines.
- Costanera Norte region isolation.
- Plaza de Mayo, 9 de Julio avenue, and Puerto Madero, Retiro, Recoleta and Palermo meighborhoods traffic alterations.
- Overall security increase in airports, points of interest and the summit venue: Costa Salguero Convention Center.
Unrest and protests can be expected during the event, as usually happens during the Group’s summits. If you are in Buenos Aires:
- Remain aware for signs of increased tensions in your vicinity.
- Avoid all protests and large public gatherings due to potential for escalation.
- Be aware of the risk of traffic disruptions in your vicinity. Limit travel in the area and seek alternate routes.
- Monitor local media outlets and this security information service regularly.
GWS will continue to monitor the security situation during the summit.
Members of G20:
African Union (AU) represented by Rwanda
Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) represented by Singapore
New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) represented by Senegal
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) represented by Jamaica