We are committed to keeping you up to date with the most important updates from Argentina. We are in touch daily with our partners and contacts on the ground, and are monitoring official government websites and the local news. Your Customer Experience Coordinator will keep you informed of significant changes, and we will update this guide accordingly.
From 1st November 2021, Argentina will open its borders to fully vaccinated international travellers. This is a significantly positive step towards the resumption of unrestricted international tourism in Argentina, and one that we are hugely reassured by.
*Entry into Argentina will initially be only via the Buenos Aires EZE international airport, Mendoza airport and land border with Chile (Cristo Redentor), Iguazu airport and land border with Brazil (Tancredo Neves), and Ushuaia international airport. Other border crossings may open up over the coming weeks and months.
What do I need to do?
From November 1st 2021, international travellers who are not Argentinian nationals will be able to enter Argentina without the need to quarantine if they adhere to the entry requirements.
All international travellers entering Argentina must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and have received their final vaccination no later than 14 days prior to arrival.
Those who enter without being fully vaccinated or providing evidence of a complete vaccination programme, including minors, must quarantine and complete an antigen test on arrival, and complete a PCR test on day 7 of their trip.
According to the current guidelines, international travellers must:
- Complete a PCR test and receive a negative result, no earlier than 72 hours before arrival
- Complete an antigen (lateral flow) test and receive a negative result, on arrival
- Complete a PCR test, and receive a negative result, on day 5 and day 7 after entering the country
The Argentinian government has announced that once 50% of the population are fully vaccinated international travellers will no longer need to take an antigen (lateral flow) test on arrival or PCR tests on days 5 and 7. We expect these requirements to be removed now that 50% of the Argentinian population is fully vaccinated and we will update this guide once we are able to confirm this.
Travelling to Argentina FAQs
According to the information released to date, international travellers – regardless of age – must be fully vaccinated, or they will need to quarantine on arrival for 7 days.
Children under the age of 2 years old will not need to provide evidence of a negative PCR test on arrival.
As soon as we have more information we will share it here.
We are awaiting further information around antigen testing on arrival in Argentina. We have heard that there will be a cost of 2300 pesos (approximately $23 USD) for the antigen test, but this has not yet been confirmed.
We are awaiting further information around PCR testing in Argentina, so that we can support you with where and how to get tested. As soon as we have more information we will share it here.
Travel insurance is an essential part of any Patagonia adventure. Please check with your insurance provider to ensure that you have the appropriate cover in place.
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Where links to government, operators or other third-party sites are provided, again this information is accurate and up-to-date to the best of our knowledge, but we cannot be held responsible for third-party content.
La Nacion, Covid: una por una, todas las medidas sanitarias anunciadas por el Gobierno, viewed 4th October 2021, <https://www.lanacion.com.ar/sociedad/una-por-una-todas-las-medidas-anunciadas-por-el-gobierno-nid21092021/>.
Buenos Aires Times, Argentina's government unveils plan to ease Covid restrictions, reopen borders, viewed 4th October 2021, <https://www.batimes.com.ar/news/argentina/argentinas-government-unveils-plan-to-ease-covid-restrictions-reopen-borders.phtml>.
Boletin Oficial de la Republica Argentina, Administrative Decision 951/2021, viewed 6th October 2021, <https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/detalleAviso/primera/250376/20211001>