Covid-19 guidelines and procedures are constantly changing, so please check back to make sure that you have the most up to date information. We also strongly recommend referring to the Argentine government website for the latest requirements.
Argentina's borders are open to fully vaccinated international travellers, without the need to quarantine.
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) at least 48 hours before the 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 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.
Before you travel to Argentina, there are two essential things you must do to make sure you are ready to travel:
- Complete an online declaration form 48 hours before arrival
- Ensure your travel insurance policy includes coverage for any medical expenses relating to Covid-19
1. Completing your declaration
You must complete an online written declaration, or affidavit, 48 hours before you leave your home country.
To complete the form you will need your contact details, health information and travel details.
The form is in English as well as Spanish. You may be required to show proof of completion of the form when boarding your international flight to Argentina, and on arrival.
2. Arranging your travel insurance
Please ensure your travel insurance policy includes coverage for any medical expenses relating to Covid-19.
Please check with your insurance provider to ensure that you have the appropriate cover in place. Please note that you might be asked to provide evidence of appropriate cover on arrival in Argentina, so consider taking copies of your insurance policy documents on your trip.
Visas & travel documentation
Your passport should be valid for the duration of your trip and for 6 months following your entry into Argentina, depending on your country of residency.
Citizens of the European Union, the UK, the United States, Canada and Australia (among other countries), will not be required to apply for a visa when travelling to Argentina. If you are travelling from certain countries not mentioned above, you may need to apply for a tourist visa - check with your local embassy.
If you're visiting Iguazu falls, please be aware that you may need a visa to visit the Brazilian side of the falls. Please check with your local embassy.
Some nationalities may have to pay a reciprocity fee in order to enter Argentina. You should verify this with your local Argentine embassy.
We recommend bringing printed copies of all essential documents where possible. If you are relying on your phone, only to discover the battery has drained, or you don't have a signal or WIFI when you need it, this might add unnecessary stress to your journey.
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