Argentina (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 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 03.05.2021
1. Until 21 May 2021, flights from Brazil, Chile, India, Mexico and United Kingdom are suspended.
2. Until 21 May 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Argentina;
– spouses, partners with registered partnership, parents, sisters, brothers or children of nationals of Argentina. They must present proof confirming the relationship (birth, marriage or cohabitation certificate, duly apostilled or legalized); and present a copy of the national ID card of the national of Argentina; and be nationals 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. More details can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/y5uo6mt4 .
– passengers with a British passport, a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport or a Macao (SAR China) passport who are spouses, partners with registered partnership, parents, sisters, brothers or children of nationals of Argentina. They must present proof confirming the relationship (birth, marriage or cohabitation certificate, duly apostilled or legalized) and present a copy of the national ID card of the national of Argentina. More details can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/y5uo6mt4 ;
– passengers with a visa issued by Argentina.
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.
8. Passengers with visas issued by Argentina:
– issued before 17 March 2020, must also have a National ID Card issued to residents of Argentina or a certificate issued by an Argentina consulate;
– issued after 17 March 2020 are allowed to enter.
This does not apply to passengers with diplomatic, official or courtesy visas.
9. National ID cards issued to nationals and residents of Argentina which expired on 17 March 2020 or later, are considered valid until 22 May 2021.

 

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

Government of Argentina officials have announced a curfew from 00:00 to 6:00 a.m. daily beginning at 00:00 Friday, April 9 for cities and departments, including the City of Buenos Aires, with high risk for increased COVID-19 transmission and caseloads. Only essential activities such as seeking medical care and returning to one’s residence are permissible during this time. Essential workers are exempt if carrying out essential duties.

The Government of Argentina has announced the extension of quarantine and social distancing measures. Per the latest order, cities and departments not experiencing community transmission and who have satisfactory health care infrastructure will remain in mandatory social distancing. Cities and departments with increased or uncontrolled community transmission may revert to mandatory quarantine (“aislamiento social”). Even in those areas under mandatory social distancing, strict limits on travel, gatherings, and other activities apply. Anyone residing or traveling in Argentina should consult with local authorities for the most up to date information regarding the status of each city or department as they may move between mandatory quarantine and social distancing measures depending on the current conditions. Argentine authorities may extend this period. For more information, visit this page https://www.argentina.gob.ar/salud/coronavirus-COVID-19 (in Spanish). You can read the text of the latest Presidential order here (https://bit.ly/39Yv9yO)
 

Sources

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