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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. We will update this guide with any significant changes.

What’s happening?

Argentina's borders are currently open to fully vaccinated international travellers*

*Whilst several land borders are officially open to international tourists, the local regulations mean this is not always feasible. We therefore only recommend entering the country via Buenos Aires until we have more clarity.

What do I need to do?

International travellers who are not Argentinian nationals can now enter Argentina without the need to quarantine if they adhere to the entry requirements:

1. Vaccination

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.

All adult tourists must be fully vaccinated to enter Argentina. Non-vaccinated minors will not be required to quarantine on arrival if they are accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult or adults. 

2. Testing

All international travellers must:

  1. Complete a PCR test result and receive a negative result no earlier than 72 hours before travel*

In light of the new Omicron variant, the Argentinian authorities are now requesting everyone arriving in Argentina complete a PCR test between days 3 and 5 after their arrival date. It has not been confirmed if (or how) this measure will be enforced yet. 

New measures for travelling from Africa

According to new measures which came into force on Monday 29th November, any person who has been on the African continent in the previous 14 days prior to arrival into Argentina must fulfil the following conditions:

  • Take an antigen test on arrival in Argentina
  • Isolate for at least 10 days, up to 14 days
  • Take a PCR test on day 10 (after the initial PCR presented to enter the country) which must be negative to end the isolation

These are in addition to the pre-established entry requirements of:

  1. Being fully vaccinated
  2. Having Covid-19 travel insurance
  3. Having completed an affidavit (48hrs) prior to travel
  4. Having shown evidence of a negative PCR test (72hrs prior to arrival into Argentina)
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Travel insurance is essential for Patagonia. Please check with your provider to ensure you have appropriate cover. You must bring your complete insurance policy when travelling as evidence of Covid-19 coverage. If your policy doesn't explicitly mention Covid-19 you should request written evidence (eg an email you can print off) to confirm a minimum of $30,000 USD is included.

Travelling to Argentina FAQs

  • Do children need to be fully vaccinated in order to enter?

    Non-vaccinated minors will not be required to quarantine on arrival if they are accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult or adults.

    Parents will not need to provide evidence of a negative PCR test on arrival for children under the age of two years old.

  • Do I need to take a test after I arrive in Argentina?

    In light of the new Omicron variant, the Argentinian authorities are now requesting everyone arriving in Argentina complete a PCR test between days 3 and 5 after their arrival date. It has not been confirmed if (or how) this measure will be enforced yet.

  • What can I expect at the airport?

    Whether you've just landed or you're about to depart, your experience at the airport – checking in, going through customs and immigration, and using the airport services such as eating at a cafe or getting a taxi – might be slightly different from usual.

    • It may take longer after landing to go through immigration and customs due to social distancing
    • You may have to wait a little longer to check in for a flight
    • Your temperature might be required to be taken on arrival
    • There may be measures in place to stagger travellers through the airport
    • Face masks must be worn in all public spaces (indoors or outdoors)

    These are a few examples that our partners on the ground have shared with us regarding the current situation. We will continue to share the latest information about both the international and domestic airports and make recommendations so that you have a seamless experience when you land in Buenos Aires.

  • Will Argentina be using a track and trace system for tourists?

    The Argentinian government has announced that they will not be using an app (or any other method) to track tourists post-arrival.

Information about Chile


Sources

La Nacion, Covid: una por una, todas las medidas sanitarias anunciadas por el Gobierno, <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, <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, <https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/detalleAviso/primera/250376/20211001>

Argentinian Government Official Website, Measure in force for entry and exit to the national territory <https://www.argentina.gob.ar/interior/migraciones/ddjj-migraciones>

Visit Argentina, Borders open to world travellers, <http://visitargentina.site/en/si-abrimos-la-fronteras-a-todo-el-mundo/>


Disclaimer

Information provided by Swoop is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time only, but in this fast-changing environment we cannot be held responsible for changes not immediately reflected on this website or in information shared with you. Customers should undertake their own research appropriate to their individual circumstances before making final decisions.

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.