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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?

The Argentine government has removed most entry requirements for international travellers:

  • All vaccination requirements and PCR tests have been removed for tourists (including the 72hr PCR or 48hr antigen prior to entry)
  • You must still complete the affidavit (declaration form) no more than 48 hours before your trip
  • You must still have travel insurance, which explicitly covers you for expenses relating to Covid-19
  • Those who enter the country for a period of fewer than 24 hours, by land, will be exempted from all measures

People who have an incomplete vaccination schedule are recommended to undergo a diagnostic test within 24 hours after entering the country (this is a recommendation only).

Whilst most of the land borders are now open between Chile and Argentina and operating normally, please do note that some might be working under specific opening times or with reduced public transport links.

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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

  • 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.

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What our customers think of Travelling to Argentina

Felt privileged to be on the first trip to Tierra del Fuego in two years! Read the full review

Travelled: December 2021

Beverly Reyes Picache - USA

We were working with Swoop at a time when everybody wanted to travel, post Covid vaccine. They were quick to respond, even though Swoop, Patagonia and our family were all on different continents. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2021

Kathie Panfil - USA

Information about Chile


Argentinian Government Official Website, Current measure for entering and exiting the national territory <https://www.argentina.gob.ar/interior/migraciones/ddjj-migraciones>


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.