The large number of Chileans who went to Mendoza to buy food suffered and other products for the home, taking advantage of the fact that the trans-Andean change supports the weight of our country, that is The shops in that Argentine city have limited shopping hours for foreigners,
This was reflected in April, when there were a large number of Chileans who crossed the border in Mendoza. Total, 194,345 people entered the territory of Argentina, which means a daily average of 6,478 visitors According to official data from the Trans-Andean Migration Delegation.
Shopping hours limit for foreigners
As reported by the Trans-Andean media outlet Clarin, facing the situation described, various businesses, especially “Oscar David”, one of the main wholesale supermarkets in Mendoza, decided Limit shopping time for foreigners to 2:00 pm only.,
So, starting this week People with foreign ID cards will be able to make their purchases between 07:00 and 14:00, In the meantime, Mendoza residents can continue to purchase their items during normal business hours.
“What we have decided is Foreign documents can be sold to them (foreigners) from 07:00 to 14:00, For the rest of Mendoza’s customers, as usual from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. That way we can serve local merchants in the afternoon The wholesaler “Oscar David” confirmed to Mendozapost, a local media, that they have not been able to buy the amount of products to carry to the neighborhood.
Furthermore, from Clarins he warned that Mendoza’s shopping tours are not only undertaken by individuals, but There are travel agencies that offer a tour package that includes shopping, lunch and a visit to the Cachueta Hot Springs before returning to Chile.,
When confronted, a Chilean driver told Channel 9 of Mendoza TV that travel agencies, “We take them to eat delicious food (for chile’s) and relax after the stress of spending many hours at the supermarket“, as collected by the above media.
for his part, reuben david The manager of wholesaler “Oscar David” confirmed to the same outlet that “Every day we have customers and group shopping tours from Chile,