Argentina (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: No tests required
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Self-quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery/Takeout only
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 15.07.2021
1. Until 6 August 2021, flights from Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Chad, Chile, Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe are suspended.
2. Until 6 August 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter.
This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Argentina;
– passengers with a visa issued by Argentina (excluding tourist visas).
3. Passengers and airline crew must complete a “Declaracion Jurada Electronica para el ingreso al Territorio Nacional” available at http://ddjj.migraciones.gob.ar/app/
4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 6 years;
– passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result issued at most 90 days before arrival and proof of medical discharge issued at least 10 days after the positive test;
– passengers with a medical certificate issued at most 72 hours before departure stating lack of Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms if PCR tests are not available at the country of departure. They are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival. Details can be found at https://www.argentina.gob.ar/salud/coronavirus/ingresar-egresar-argentina/opcion-pcr-destino .
5. Passengers must have health insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Argentina.
6. passengers are subject to a COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival at their own expense.
7. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 7 days.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Argentina’s borders are closed to non-resident foreign nationals. Some exceptions apply to this rule. Exemptions may be granted by Argentine Immigration, such as for non-resident essential workers, family members of Argentine nationals or residents and sportspersons. If you believe you might fall into one of these categories, you must contact Argentine Immigration to seek approval for you trip.

From midnight 24 December until at least midnight 8 January, 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 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.

If, for justified reasons, you cannot take a COVID-19 test before travelling, you must present a medical certificate issued within 72 hours of travelling confirming that you do not have COVID-19 related symptoms and you must take a PCR test upon arrival. If this applies to you, check in advance with your airline to ensure you will be allowed to board the aircraft.

All travellers to Argentina must also self-isolate for a total of 10 days counting from the day they took the PCR test, unless you are:

a crew member on duty,
a diplomat on duty,
a sportsperson authorised by Argentine Immigration to enter the country,
a non-resident foreign national authorised by Argentine Immigration to enter the country to carry out essential work, or
in transit in an international airport for less than 24 hours.
 

Lockdown Details

In Argentina, measures to control the spread of COVID-19 have been extended until at least midnight on 21 May. The whole of the country is now in a phase of mandatory social distancing. The restrictions imposed may vary between jurisdictions.

Under mandatory social distancing, free movement is allowed within each jurisdiction as long as social distancing rules are adhered to. A curfew from midnight to 6am has been introduced in all jurisdictions deemed high risk by the authorities. From 16 April 2021, the curfew in metropolitan area of Buenos Aires (AMBA) starts at 8pm. 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, applying for a permit to circulate (Certificado Único de Circulación) or a summer certificate (Certificado Verano) amongst others. You must check the requirements and protocols in place in each jurisdiction/province here (in Spanish) and make sure you meet them ahead of travelling. You must also check and comply with the requirements of the province you are in and of each province you plan to travel through if travelling by land. 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 exempted. Full details on this requirement including information on where you can take the test and how to book are available in the City of Buenos Aires website (in Spanish).

 

Sources

https://ar.usembassy.gov/covid-19/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co