Argentina Travel Alerts and Warnings

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in Argentina – updated 22 March 2021

Travel to Argentina

Borders are closed to most foreign travelers, except native Argentines and foreigners residing in the country. Non-resident foreigners must present at the port of entry a letter of request that provides the necessary reason for the visit, dates of departure and return, place where the foreigner will stay and all other relevant information that is required.

Entry is allowed only through Ezeiza and San Fernando airports, the Buquebus terminal in Buenos Aires, and the land border crossings of Paso de los Libres – Uruguayana, Sistema Cristo Redentor, San Sebastián, and Gualeguaychú – Fray Bentos. Limited commercial flights are operating. 

Until at least 9 April, those who do enter Argentina must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before travel (children under age six are exempted), and evidence of medical travel insurance that includes hospitalization and quarantine coverage for COVID-19. 

  • Everyone must install the app "CuidAR" in their personal device.
  • Passengers must complete a Health Declaration form online within 48 hours prior to the trip.
  • All arriving travelers, including those who present a negative PCR test, will also be required to self-isolate for a period of 7 days.

What to expect in Argentina

Depending on the epidemiological situation across the country, restrictions may differ depending on where you are. Follow the advice of local authorities and stay up to date as the situation changes.

Wearing a face mask in public is mandatory, even in areas that are not under quarantine.

Wondering how your travel insurance might be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak? Find answers to some of our common questions about COVID-19.

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Hantavirus Outbreak - January 2019

An outbreak of Hantavirus is currently occurring in four regions within Argentina:

  • North - Salta and Jujuy
  • Northeast - Misiones
  • Central - Buenos Aires, Santa Fe and Entre Rios
  • South - Rio Negro, Chubut and Neuquen

What is Hantavirus

Hantavirus is a virus that is found in the feces, urine and saliva of infected rodents such as rats. It's transmitted to humans via rodent bites, coming in contact with rodent feces, saliva or urine and breathing in particles from rodent urine. It can also be contracted via broken skin and contaminated food and water.

Contracting the virus causes the rare Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, a severe lung infection that can be fatal if left untreated.

Early symptoms (first 2-3 weeks) of the virus are fever, chills, nausea, aches and pains, fatigue, vomiting and diarrhea.

As the infection worsens, symptoms such as shortness of breath, increased heartbeat, rapid breathing and coughing appear.

It's vital that if you do feel unwell while traveling that you seek medical treatment immediately to ensure you are treated promptly and for the correct condition given the symptoms of Hantavirus are similar to many other conditions.

To avoid potentially contracting this disease, it's important to take precautions while traveling such as observing good personal hygiene, checking that your accommodation is clean and hygienic, eating at places which look clean and have a high turnover, only using water which has been just treated/boiled, disposing of trash properly and keeping your food well sealed to avoid rodent contamination, particularly if you are camping and hiking.

Please check with authorities for more information, follow any official warnings and listen to local news reports to monitor the situation. Failure to comply with directives from government authorities means you won't be covered by travel insurance.

Before you buy a travel insurance policy, check your government travel warnings and health advice – there may be no travel insurance cover for locations with a government travel ban or health advice against travel.

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12 Comments

  • Mayra Blazina said

    Hi! Thanks for the info. Do you know where can I get the most updated info regarding current situation of inbound flights and quarantine restrictions? I am from argentina currently living in the US. We have a family emergency and I am having trouble looking for what my options are to fly over there.
    Thank you!
    Mayra.

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    • Amelia Brady said

      Hi Mayra,

      The IATA is updating their flight information frequently, otherwise it might be a good idea to contact your airline. https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm

      All the best,
      Amelia, World Nomads

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  • Alejandro senn said

    Hello.

    I am an Argentine citizen living in Chicago and was planning to travel from the first of December to the 18th. My fiancé is not an Argentine citizen. Would we both be permitted entry into Argentina?

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  • Michele MacArthur said

    Yes same question as Alejandro I am citizen with daughters and spouse us citizenship can they travel with and will we be able to return to us after helping family there?

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    • Amelia Brady said

      Hi Michele,

      Please contact your local embassy or consulate for information, as they will be able to provide accurate advice relevant to your situation.

      All the best,
      Amelia, World Nomads

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  • Diana molina said

    Hi, My in laws traveled to Argentina in Feb 2020 They live in NY. They are are both elderly . My mother is undergoing chemo (pill) what can we do to get them back home?

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  • Michel said

    Yes, good to know, but remember World Nomads insurance does not cover you for covid-related problems ... :-(

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  • Anae said

    Hi,

    I am french living in the US and i would like to travel to Argentina around dec 28th. Would i be able to enter or not? I have a french passport but no direct family there, just friends

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  • Jess said

    Hi everyone,

    my partner is Argentinian and has been stuck for a year in Argentina as travel to Spain as we understand has not been allowed. I am a UK Citizen with Spanish residency living in Spain. Can he travel to Spain from Argebtina NOW Dec 26th 2020 as a tourist?

    Please give me some advice as we have been apart for sooo long. Otherwise he will have to apply for a visa.

    Thanks so much.

    Jess xxxx

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  • Charlotte said

    I'm having the same situation as Jess, I am UK national and meant to be marrying a Argentinian national we have been cut off since March, please can you explain to me if I can go to Argentina to get married? when is the borders going to open, This is heart breaking

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  • QuaranTim said

    To people who cannot visit each other: try and find a country you can both fly to. Some Caribbean countries allow entrance from various international destinations.

    You can go there and meet each other there.

    In other cases, like when you're from Schengen and want to enter the US, you can go to a Caribbean country, stay there for 2 weeks, then continue on to the US. There are cheap AirBnbs on many of these islands.

    For most countries it's possible to find some path to see each other again finally. It might be expensive and it might be a long trip, but it's often possible. I wish you the best of luck!

    @Jess and @Charlotte, you and your loved ones can both fly to Aruba for example, which should be visa-free for Argentinians. You need a PCR test though. Please do check about re-entry into Argentina for your loved ones, to see if it's easy for them to return after that.

    There is a special exception for long-distance relationships under for example Dutch law. Spain may have a similar rule. You might run into trouble if you have UK citizenship. In the Netherlands you need EU/EER citizenship in order to use the rule so UK citizens are excluded from that since January 1.

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  • Eric said

    Are you ever going to update this page?

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