Argentina (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Fully vaccinated travelers can enter without self-isolation but still need to provide PCR 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
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Fully Open

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 10.12.2021
1. Passengers and airline crew must complete a “Declaracion Jurada Electronica para el ingreso al Territorio Nacional” at
– This does not apply to passengers older than 70 years who can complete it upon arrival.
2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR or RT-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 o RT-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
3. 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;
– passengers younger than 18 years.
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.
– This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
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 or RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.


Detailed Tourist Information

Anyone considering travel should be aware that restrictions are subject to change at short notice, and all passengers should undertake proper research and carefully consider the necessity of their travel at this time. Citizens should be aware of the possible limitations to any consular assistance that could be provided. It is also important to check with your travel insurance provider on coverage before travel.

If considering travelling abroad, you are advised to monitor the official advice and information provided by the authorities at your destination. Information about entry restrictions applied by other countries is available below. Additional restrictions may be imposed by the country of your destination, including during your visit.

As of 1 November, Argentina’s borders are open to all international travellers, including Irish citizens, so long as they comply with current health and entry requirements. Non-resident foreigners must have received a complete course of a vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival into Argentina and have supporting documentation to show this. Everyone entering Argentina must fill in an electronic ‘sworn statement’ form within 48 hours of travelling.

Further information on this form, and who can enter Argentina at present as well as any additional requirements such as the need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test and proof of health insurance, is available here. In most cases, a negative PCR test, performed within 72 hours before travel is required to enter Argentina.

Argentina is now in a phase of mandatory social distancing. However, restrictions at national and local level may vary. The situation continues to evolve and you should check with local authorities what measures have been introduced in your location.

Please see the following website for useful information, on specific measures in place in the Buenos Aires City Federal Capital. Further information on national measures, including Buenos Aires province (which covers much of the city suburbs), is available on the Ministry of Health website.

Movement between jurisdictions is permitted, as long as you meet the requirements of the specific jurisdiction/ province that you wish to travel to. These requirements can include having a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, applying for a permit to circulate or a permit for tourism purposes. You must check the requirements in place ahead of travelling.

Please remember that measures may be imposed at short notice and can change rapidly. You are advised to stay informed of measures being taken by authorities in the areas you are travelling to. We recommend contacting your airline or tour operator and following the advice of the Argentine Ministry of Health.

If you are in Argentina, you should monitor developments regularly and follow the advice of local authorities.

General Travel Advice
The best help is often close at hand so if you have problems, start by talking to your local contacts, tour operator representative or hotel management.

We suggest you learn as much as you can about Argentina before your trip from travel agents, tour operators and guide books.

To report emergencies, contact the police, an ambulance, or the fire department by dialling 911 from any phone except in Cordoba, Mendoza, Iguazu, Tucuman, and Tierra del Fuego provinces, in which you need to dial 101 for emergency services.

If you are in Buenos Aires City, the Tourist Police (Comisaría del Turista) can assist with missing persons, lost items and victims of theft. This service is available in English and the contact details are as follows: Av. Corrientes 436. Tel. +54 9 11 5050 3293 / 9260 (Both lines available 24/7 & also via Whatsapp)

If there is an emergency, or if you need help and advice, you can contact the Irish Embassy. Further information available on the Embassy contact tab.

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 in shared spaces, both indoors and outdoors. You may only remove your face mask outside as long as you keep a 2-meter distance between yourself and other people. Each jurisdiction/province might have different approaches to this rule. Make sure to check what rules apply in your jurisdiction.

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