Heading to the South American final? Be careful not to have drinking problems

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The prospect of São Paulo’s first international title in a decade promises many fans a trip to Argentina, where the Copa Sudamericana final will be held. But those who visit the land of the “hermanos” will have to adjust to the differences in their laws, as with Prohibition.

Therefore, Sao Paulo fans will have to save the celebration for later. To reduce violence, Argentina is one of the countries that normally bans the sale of alcoholic beverages in stadiums, compared to the situation in Morumbi. The problem is that the same restriction applies to the surroundings of the place, after all, you cannot drink alcohol there in public.

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It doesn’t stop there. Zero tolerance in Argentina also means that it is prohibited to sell alcoholic beverages in supermarkets, kiosks and shops after 11:55 PM. For this reason, consumption is only allowed in bars, restaurants and clubs.

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When it comes to driving, Argentina’s national legislation sets a 0.5 g/L perceived intake limit by the breathalyzer. However, as in countries like the United States, states are free to set their own rules.

Córdoba, Salta, Tucumán, La Rioja, Neuquén and Entre Ríos are zero-tolerance provinces.

Some destinations still follow WHO (World Health Organization) recommendations, such as Buenos Aires, where there is a set limit (0.2 g/L) for motorcyclists and zero tolerance for cargo and passenger transport.

Can I refuse to have a breathalyzer test?

Refusal to take a breathalyzer test is considered a crime of disobedience under Article 383 of the Argentine Penal Code. This can result in a fine or suspension of the driver’s license for 5 to 10 years, according to country law.

Consequences of failing the breathalyzer test in Argentina

Celebrating with alcoholic beverages may still have other consequences in the country. When the vehicle is stopped and alcohol is found in the blood, the driver can impound or even arrest the vehicle under Argentine law.

Ana Dayse Osorio

09/23/2022 04:00

source: Noticias

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