Tourists Uruguayans who traveled to Argentina increased by 75.7% year-on-year in July, according to data from the neighboring country, a situation that had its correlation in the constant crossings of families to make purchases, taking advantage of the exchange difference.
The data arises from a survey by the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Indec), which recorded the entry of 618,300 tourists to Argentine territory, of which 29.6% were Uruguayans, which is equivalent to nearly 183 thousand people, who benefited from the price gap between both countries.
That figure excludes the 599,000 hikers who entered Argentina during July, whom Indec defines as foreigners who crossed the border but without spending the night in the territory, among whom are probably many Uruguayans.
Yes ok Uruguay was the first in the ranking of tourists, with 29.6%, other countries in the region also took advantage of the exchange difference, since 25.2% of the total contributed Brazil; followed a little further by Chili, with 15.4%; Paraguay, with 9.8%; and the rest of America, with 6.7%.
On the other hand, the data in the report show that since Argentina Just over 60,100 people traveled to the country, which represents a year-on-year decrease of 4.3% and corroborates the tourism deficit.
The claims from different sectors are added due to the exchange difference
The exchange difference It generates complications on the coast, but also in different parts of the country and there have already been complaints from various areas. The complaints came from the pharmaceutical sector and even in recent days the Federation of Interior Doctors (FEMI) warned about “medical tourism.”
From FEMI They assure that in the neighboring country medical consultations can take less time, but they warned that, upon returning to Uruguayan lands, these people return without a complete medical history, or information about medications or treatments received.
At the same time, from the Pharmacy Center of Uruguay reported that there is smuggling of medicines, due to the price gap resulting from the increase in Dolar blue, Therefore, many Uruguayans, mainly with chronic treatments, choose to stock up when they travel.