The return home: delays on route 2 at the height of Dolores, Castelli and Lezama

The return by route 2, hand to Federal Capital (Capture TN)

Approaching the end of the long weekend, the usual images of traffic loaded from tourist destinations to the City of Buenos Aires and the Buenos Aires suburbs could be seen, especially from the Atlantic Coast. In this way, this afternoon the traffic was presented with irregular fluidity and with sections of slower circulation.

In that sense, the greatest congestions were registered on Route 2, near the towns of Dolores, Castelli and Lezama.

In addition, there were delays on Route 11, at the La Huella tollbooth, but after 17:15 it already began to circulate normally.

Already in the vicinity of the Federal Capital, there was also intense traffic in the North and West Accesses, although without implying the need to stop.

In the northern area of ​​the suburbs and around 18, traffic was also affected by a caravan of Tigre fans, who traveled to Banfield to attend their team’s match against Barracas Central.

The transit on the Panamericana, complicated by a mobilization of Tigre fans (Capture TN)
The transit on the Panamericana, complicated by a mobilization of Tigre fans (Capture TN)

The long weekend was a nationwide record. In the early days there was a movement of 3,550,000 people. According to data from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of La Nación, there were between 20 and 25% more people compared to the same long weekend of 2019 and 2018, just before the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic. From the portfolio led by Matías Lammens, meanwhile, it was reported that 15 were the most visited destinations.

The main destinations visited were Puerto Iguazú, Mendoza, Merlo and Salta, with 100% occupancy; San Juan, with 96%; San Rafael, Villa La Angostura, Pinamar, Quebrada de Humahuaca, Gualeguaychú and Rosario (95%); and the Partido de la Costa, Santa Rosa de Calamuchita, Federación and Puerto Madryn (90%).

Also added to that list are El Calafate (87%); San Carlos de Bariloche (85%); Mar del Plata (83%); Villa Carlos Paz, Villa Gesell and Ushuaia (80%); and San Martín de los Andes (75%).

Regarding the destination ranking The list was chosen as follows: 1) Partido de la Costa, 2) Mar del Plata, 3) Bariloche, 4) Puerto Iguazú, 5) Villa Carlos Paz, 6) Villa Gesell, 7) Mendoza, 8) Salta, 9) Pinamar 10) Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, 11) Federación, Entre Ríos, 12) Ushuaia, 13) El Calafate, 14) San Martín de los Andes, 15) Merlos, San Luis, 16) San Rafael, Mendoza, 17 ) Puerto Madryn, 18) Villa La Angostura, 19) Gualeguaychú, 20) Quebrada de Humahuaca, 21) Santa Rosa de Calamuchita and 22) El Bolsón.

The party of the Coast was the most visited destination
The party of the Coast was the most visited destination

“We are experiencing another great long weekend across the country, much higher than the pre-pandemic figures.. We had the best October of the decade and we are going to continue growing in these last months of the year, with the impulse of PreTravel and the great impact of inbound tourism. Tourism is underway and the reactivation is already being felt in all regions of the country, ”said Lammens.

From the Ministry of Tourism they highlighted that “Pre-Trip moved 10% of the total number of people” and that this program “was key to promoting travel in November and December, since it brought a lot of movement forward”, which for the tourism sector “is of great importance.” “These data advance a season that is going to be a record”, they indicated from the portfolio


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