Argentina Latest News: Government extends entry restrictions for non-resident foreigners until 9 July because of COVID-19 (Aviacion Online, 26.06.2021). Government extends closure of country’s borders to non-resident foreigners until 25 June because of COVID-19 (Khaleej Times, 13.06.2021)
*Borders and travel: Argentina’s borders are closed to non-resident foreign nationals. Some exceptions apply to this rule. Exemptions based on humanitarian grounds may be granted by the Argentine Migrations Office. If you believe you might fall into this category, you must contact the Argentine Migrations Office (Migraciones) to seek approval for you trip.
All travellers who are authorised to enter Argentina must comply with the requirements set out below.
All travellers to Argentina (including those in transit to another country) must fill in an electronic ‘sworn statement’ form within 48 hours of travelling.
All travellers to Argentina (children under 6 are exempted) must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of travelling unless you are: a crew member, transiting the country through an international airport for less than 24 hours; or have had coronavirus confirmed by a lab test within 90 days of your trip. If you have had coronavirus confirmed by a lab test within 90 days of your trip you don’t need to take a COVID-19 PCR test again. Instead, you will need to show evidence of your diagnosis and a medical certificate issued at least 10 days after being diagnosed, confirming that you have a clean bill of health.
All travellers to Argentina must take a COVID-19 test on arrival. If the test is positive, you will have to take a second test to determine the strain you’re carrying. Regardless of whether the first test is positive or negative, you must self-isolate for 7 days. The local authority will determine whether you must isolate at the place you are staying or at a designated quarantine hotel. You will have to take a further test on the 7th day to end your quarantine. You must pay for all tests and costs related to your managed quarantine.
All non-resident foreign nationals with authorisation from the Argentine Migrations Office to enter the country must have medical insurance with comprehensive cover for coronavirus, including hospitalisation and the costs of self-isolation if required.
*Moving around in Argentina: In Argentina, measures to control the spread of COVID-19 are ongoing. The entire country is in a phase of mandatory social distancing. Additional restrictions may vary between jurisdictions.
In all parts of Argentina, you must cover your nose and mouth with a face mask or other garment whenever you go out in public.
Free movement is allowed within each jurisdiction as long as social distancing rules are adhered to. A night-time curfew from midnight to 6am has been introduced in all jurisdictions deemed high risk by the authorities. You should make sure you understand and comply with the measures in place in the province/jurisdiction you are in. The use of public transport within jurisdictions remains restricted to essential workers and those in need of medical treatment.
Movement between jurisdictions is permitted, provided you meet the requirements of the specific jurisdiction/province you plan to visit. Requirements might include taking a COVID-19 PCR test and applying for a permit to circulate (Certificado Único de Circulación) or a permit for tourism purposes (CertificadoTurismo).
You should check what measures apply in your location and any other location you might qualify to travel to or transit through on the Ministry of Health website
(in Spanish). You could be subject to a financial penalty if you do not abide by local regulations.
All arrivals into the City of Buenos Aires must take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arriving. Online booking is required. Children under the age of 12 are exempt. Full details on this requirement including information on where you can take the test and how to book are available on the City of Buenos Aires website (in Spanish).