Argentina (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 27 October, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Vaccination Requirements: Fully vaccinated travelers can enter without self-isolation but still need to provide PCT tests.
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 18.10.2021
1. Until 31 October 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter.
This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Argentina;
– nationals and residents of Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, if in the past 14 days they have only been in Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay or Uruguay;
– passengers with a visa issued by Argentina (excluding tourist visas);
– spouses, partners with registered partnership, parents, sisters, brothers or children of nationals of Argentina. They must:
– have a copy of the national ID card of the national of Argentina; and
– have proof of the relationship (birth, marriage, or cohabitation certificate, apostilled or legalized); and
– be a British national or a national of Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vatican City (Holy See) or Venezuela.
2. Passengers and airline crew must complete a “Declaracion Jurada Electronica para el ingreso al Territorio Nacional” available at http://ddjj.migraciones.gob.ar/app/
3. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test 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
4. Passengers must have health insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Argentina.
5. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival at their own expense.
6. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 7 days.
– This does not apply to passengers with:
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; and
– a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
7. Until 31 October 2021, passengers arriving from Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay or Uruguay must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 18 years, traveling with vaccinated adults.
8. Effective 1 November 2021, passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Argentina.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Argentina’s borders are closed to most non-resident foreign nationals.

Exemptions based on humanitarian grounds, business, commercial or sporting purposes may be granted by the Argentine Migrations Office. If you believe you might fall into this category, you must contact the Argentine Migrations Office https://www.argentina.gob.ar/interior/migraciones (Migraciones) to seek approval for your trip.

Direct family members of Argentine nationals and of residents of Argentina can be allowed into the country for a temporary visit (for a permanent stay you must apply for a visa at your nearest Argentine Consulate). If this applies to you, you will have to show a copy of your Argentine/resident relative’s ID (DNI) and a legalised (apostilled) birth or marriage certificate, or common law partnership documentation, to the airline or Buquebus authorities before boarding and will have to pay a fee of ARS 9000 at the point of entry.

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.
 

Lockdown Details

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.
 

Sources

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