Severity: Warning Alert

Transportation: Unionized bus drivers to strike nationwide in Argentina, except Buenos Aires, 1200 April 16-1200 April 17. Transport disruptions likely.

This alert affects Argentina

This alert began 16 Apr 2020 15:04 GMT and is scheduled to expire 17 Apr 2020 16:00 GMT.

  • Event: Bus strike
  • Location(s): Nationwide, except Buenos Aires (map)
  • Time Frame: 1200 April 16-1200 April 17
  • Impact: Public transport and business disruptions, localized traffic disruptions

Summary
Bus drivers affiliated with the Union Tranviarios Automotor (UTA) have threatened to stage a 24-hour strike in provinces across the interior of the country beginning 1200 April 16, over unpaid salaries. The strike will not be carried out in Buenos Aires. Bus routes between the capital and elsewhere in Buenos Aires province are likely to be suspended. It is unclear how many people will adhere to the action.

Unless the strike is averted, reduced availability of bus services is highly likely. The strike will take place amid ongoing movement restrictions in the country to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The government has implemented strict controls on interprovincial movements and on public transport nationwide; transport disruptions are likely to worsen if the strike proceeds.

Advice
Arrange alternative transport as necessary during the strike. Confirm private transport arrangements. Follow all official instructions.