Covid-19 Updates

last updated 25 Dec 2020

Argentina Covid-19 Regulations

  1. Entry Restrictions

International travelers are currently prohibited from entering Argentina until 29 November 2020, except for the following:

  • Citizens and residents (temporary and permanent) of Argentina;
  • Crew members of all nationalities;
  • Travelers holding express written authorization from the National Immigration Directorate to carry out work or commercial activities in Argentina, participate in sporting events, or family reunification with nationals and residents of Argentina;
  • Passengers in transit to other countries whose layover in Argentina is less than 24 hours.

Flights to Argentina from the United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark, Italy and the Netherlands have been temporarily suspended until 9 January 2021.

Travelers seeking to enter Argentina must complete an electronic declaration within 48 prior to their departure. It is furthermore required that all travelers who enter Argentina must download and use either the mobile or web version of CUIDAR, the COVID-19 app operated by the Ministry of Health,  for a minimum period of 14 days.

All travelers must present a medical certificate showing a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to their departure Argentina (this certificate must be attached to the electronic declaration mentioned above), except for the following:

  • Crew members;
  • Travelers who are unable to perform the COVID-19 PCR test in their country of origin for a duly justified reasons, provided they possess a medical certificate that proves that they do not have symptoms generally associated with COVID 19, issued at least 72 hours before departure (this medical certificate must be added to the electronic affidavit and travelers must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test at the time of arrival).

2. Quarantine/Self-Isolation Requirements

All international travelers arriving in Argentina must comply with a 10-day quarantine requirement. The calculation of the 10-day quarantine period is as follows:

  • Travelers who are required to have a negative PCR test issued within 72 hours before departure must serve at least 7 and up to a total of 10 days of quarantine counted from the collection of the test sample in the country of origin;
  • Travelers who were unable to obtain a PCR test in the country of origin, must prove the absence of symptoms with medical certification and carry out the PCR test at destination as soon as possible upon arrival in Argentina, completing the entire 10-day mandatory quarantine after arrival in Argentina.

The following international travelers are exempt from the quarantine requirement:

  • Crew members;
  • Athletes participating in sporting events duly authorized by the National Immigration Directorate with protocols proposed by the organizers, approved by the national health authority and supervised by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports;
  • Non-resident foreigners expressly authorized by the National Immigration Directorate to carry out essential work or commercial activities.

Please note that this page is updated on an ongoing basis, but COVID-19 related restrictions and policies are subject to frequent and sudden change, often with little to no advance notice to the public. Therefore, to ensure that you have the latest updates, we recommend that you reach out to T&S at [email protected] for additional information.

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