The borders of Argentina will reopen on November 1st, 2021 for all international travelers. From October 1st, citizens of neighboring countries can enter Argentina already.

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Argentina COVID-19 certificate

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Until today, there is no notice of a COVID-19 travel certificate in Argentina. The DDJJ (passengers locator form) and the proof of vaccination and testing is enough to travel to and in the country.

What vaccines?

All COVID-19 vaccines are allowed to enter. Argentina respects the vaccines approved by the countries of origin.

What are the requirements to enter Argentina?

I made a step-by-step guide about the requirements to enter the country. It will give a clear view on what documents you need before your departe to Argentina and what to do upon arrival.

CLICK HERE to read the post.

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Travel certificate for provinces

At this moment it’s unclear if you need an Argentina COVID-19 certificate when you are traveling to other Argentine provinces. I created a special website to get a fast and clear overview. Visit www.reopenarg.com for the latest overview of all travel certificates.

 

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  1. John Clark Reply

    Hi Glenn I have another question. We will enter Argentina on 20 Nov 2021. We will be on a tour that will eventually end up in El Calafate before it moves into Chile around the end of November. About 10 Dec 2021 we need to come back into Argentina as we will take a cruise to Antarctica from Ushuaia. How will that work and where would we be allowed to enter as I think possibly not all border crossings are open. Thank you for your time. John

  2. I might not be able to print the DDJJ. I can take screenshots on my cell phone. Would a screenshot be acceptable? Also, what is required for proof of insurance? I have my insurance card but obviously there is no mention of covid specifically. Thanks for all the great information. I hope to be in BA in December.

    • Hi Steve, normally the DDJJ is digital and send to the migraciones. A think a screenshot is ok. You can print out your insurance policy and highlight the covid clause, in case the border control asks it.

  3. Hello Glenn
    Thank you so much for all this help.
    Im trying to get a ticket to Mendoza and it seems really hard to get one. most of the time it takes over 30 hours or its so expensive. what do you think about that ? what is a normal duration of these flights from Florida to Mendoza ? and there are some options fly through San Tiago Chile and from there to MEndoza. Are they going to let me to fly through Chile or not ? some flights are from Atlanta/Chile/mendoza so im wondering if they let me in Chile.
    and do you know anything about open more flights soon ? seems like a bunch of argentinans are still stuck in states and europe and cant come back because they dont have enough flights back… thanks a lot

    • Hi Jan, the best connection is EZE to MDZ. There was a daily flight from Santiago to Mendoza but was most of the times pretty expensive.

  4. Hi Glenn

    Thank you for all the information you provide. It is very helpful. We will be on a tour that starts in BA but ends in Chile in Punta Arenas around Dec 5th. We need to be in Ushuaia on the13th . Will there be any border crossings open in that area to go back into Argentina? I really hope we do not have to fly back up to BA to start all over? Thanks

  5. So, can people who are not vaccinated enter Argentina too after 1. Nov?

    • Yes, everybody can enter Argentina. Not fully vaccinated people need to follow a quarantine.

  6. Hey Glenn,

    I was wondering if you had insider information about requirements for border crossing ( iguazu falls) after November 1st..I’ll be flying into the Brazil of the falls and staying there for 2 weeks and I’m not sure how or if I need to get tested before crossing the Argentine border in November.

    Cheers!

    • Hi Max, yes you will need a PCR test not older than 72h before entering Argentina.

  7. Hi Glen. Do you expect direct flights to RIO to begin once the borders open in November? We are coming to BA in late November and trying to decide whether to go to Rio direct (if available by ten) or transit via Iguazu for a night. Many thanks. sending you a coffee!

  8. Hi Glenn. Firstly thank you so much for writing these useful articles, it’s great help to us foreigners trying to get into Argentina.

    I have one question, I read in your previous article that JnJ vaccine is still not approved and i am wondering if there is any information as to when the final clinical trial will be finish. Also, in relation to quarantining, do you have to do it at a designated hotel or can be your own booked place? Quarantining in a designated hotel sounds like a pain and probably expensive.

    Thanks.

    • Hi Arnoldas, there is no mandatory hotel quarantine anymore if you are fully vaccinated. The JnJ vaccine is ok to enter Argentina. 🙂

      • So the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be acceptable for entry in Argentina? Many sites have said it is not approved for use in Argentina so I was assuming I’d need to get a different vaccine to travel there in January.

          • Jan Syriste

            well they will let us
            come
            in. but are ppl with J&j (1dose no booster) concidered as fully vacinated or we will need to quarantine ??? thatz was the question thank u

          • How can we confirm that J&J from United States will satisfy vaccination requirement for foreign tourists even though its not formally yet approved in Argentina?

          • Thanks Glenn. These are good questions everyone asked about the J&J. Just to be sure I just got the J&J booster so at least it is 2 dose now. As Renata mentioned earlier, it is confusing since J&J isn’t listed as approved vaccine in Argentina and some sites say it will not be accepted. I’m hoping your info about J&J being accepted is correct. Traveling to Mendoza from the US in January!

          • Glenn

            In the “decreto” they mention that Argentina respects the vaccines approved in other countries.

    • Hello,

      I had a flight from Madrid to Cordoba but they changed my arrival airport to Buenos aires EZE . Can I take an internal flight from BA to CO? Do I need another PCR test? Or something else?

  9. Do you have to get an eTA if you are from the US and have a passport?

    • Jan Syriste Reply

      good question
      i have heart that u dont need it. only passport but im not 100% sure

  10. Hi Glenn,

    Regarding the PCR test 72h prior. Lets say my flight is at 12am on Nov 1. Would i have to take the test 72h prior to my flight my local time or does it have to be 72h prior to my boarding Argentina time? And if my flight takes 24 hours, does that count towards the 72h (which would now make it 48h prior to departure time)?

    • Hi J, the PCR test is 72h before your local departure time for the flight to Argentina. So, if you have first other flight and the last one to Argentina, than the test should not be older than 72h of the departure time of that last flight.

  11. Hola Glenn,

    My boyfriend lives in Bs As and was all set to travel (with an American visa) to the USA when the pandemic hit in March 2020. When will Argentinians be able to travel again? A lot is mentioned about foreigners entering Argentina again but very little or none is said about exiting Argentina. Any news/updates will be greatly appreciated! I read you all the time!

    • Hi Lesley, Argentinians could always leave the country if they had a flight out. It depends all on the embassy of the destination country. If your boyfriend has an USA visa, then he can leave Argentina. Cheers

  12. Buenas tardes Gleen,

    The total of vaccinated people in Argentina is 47 % currently. Could you post us please when they will decide to stop the pcr Test…. I will be in the plane from Amsterdam the 1st of november, by precaution i have an apointment for a pcr test End of october (and fully vaccinated here). If i can cancel my apoitment, i will be of it.

    Thank you and have a good aftyernon 🙂

    • Hi Thomas, I will update the post as soon Argentina reaches 50% fully vaccination. Be aware, that everybody – ALWAYS – need to get a PCR not older than 72h before boarding your flight to Argentina. The 50% only applies on the antigen and PCR test when in Argentina. Cheers!

    • Hi Glen.
      Thanks for the updates. We are coming in November and trying to go to Rio afterward. As of now there are no direct flights. Have you heard of those will resume quickly once the borders open? Also, do you anticipate the land borders like Iguazu to reopen in November too? Many thanks

  13. This opening on November 1 applies only to arrivals on the plane, doesn’t it ? No land borders?
    We are stock in Uruguay with motorhome .
    Thankd

    • Hi Eva 👋, that’s not clear yet. I’m waiting for the official publication. Will keep you updated here.

  14. Hi Glenn. Thank for keeping us all updated. I have one question, though. Do I still need to do the PCR test if I’m fully vaccinated?

    • Hi Peter 👋, yes. You will always need to get a PCR test not older than 72h when boarding your flight to Argentina. Until 50% of the Argentines are fully vaccinated, everybody that enters Argentina will need to get an antigen test upon arrival in Argentina and a PCR test between days 5 and 7. As soon as 50% is reached, the last 2 tests will stop.

    • Jan Syriste Reply

      hello. i have johnson & johnson vaccine. so that means they wont take it but i still come and have a quarantine for a week and pfr test between first 5-7days ?

      • Julie Melissa Shute Reply

        This is great news! I’m just concerned about getting stuck. Does opening the borders mean a full slate of flights in and out. I want to come for three weeks in December, leaving around the 29th but if my flights are cancelled and I can’t get back by Jan 10th I’d risk getting fired. Have the people who were stranded either in Argentina or out of it been able to get back where they belong or is that still an ongoing problem?

        • Hi Julie, the Argentinian government will increase the number of allowed flights to/from the country over time. For October, the Argentine flight authorities need to approve each flight separately. I suppose from November it will go higher again.

  15. Roberto Agati Reply

    Hi Glenn,
    it is a fantastic news Argentina borders reopening on November 1, 2021. (I cross my fingers :-)) My flight is for November 30, 2021. Well, I will regularly check the web site reopenarg.com.
    Nevertheless, I belive that each time we fly from a province to another province or from Argentina to Brazil (round trip) we need a PCR test.
    So it will be very useful if you can indicate us where to do PCR tests (maybe with a dedicated web page on reopenarg.com ??), for instance is it possible to do a PCR test at all Argentinian airports? and do they deliver a PCR certificate in Spanish/English ?
    many thanks in advance for your answers.
    ciao
    Roberto

  16. Hello Glenn,

    Argentina possibly reopening in November is great news. I am a german living in Germany. But I visit the USA in October for a student exchange program. I had planned a long time to visit Buenos Aires after the student exchange program is over.

    So for me, some information – as soon as u get some – about travelling from the USA (actually a high number of corona infections) to Argentina, would be vital.

    Many greetings from Germany

    Jens

    • Good morning Jens 👋, normally starting from November 1st, 2021, every foreigner will be able to visit Argentina. Regarding if you’re fully vaccinated or not. Fully vaccinated people can continue their travel in Argentina when they arrive. Not vaccinated people can enter Argentina too but they need to go follow the 7-day quarantine. So, I think it would be no problem traveling to Argentina as soon the borders reopen. Cheers!

    • If you have a US passport do you need to get an ETA to travel to Argentina?

    • Jan Syriste Reply

      Hello Glen, i wrote 3-4 posts and non of them has been answered. i know you must be busy but please. when You get a change can u tell me a few things,?.. i just saw your post about J&J vaccine. u said we will be ok with this vaccine but what did u mean by that? like
      we wont need self quarantine or we will? and is it 100% that they are opening on Nov1.st ? does it mean that can i try to look for the ticket now and buy it ? And i was looking at tha DDJJ form (certificate) but there is not the options formtrave document issuing country United states. do i need that form since im american citizens? or i only need my PCR test 72hours before my departure? thank you

  17. Hi Glen Read your comments all the time. We are doing a trip to see the eclipse on 4 Dec. Due to be in BA by 20 Nov for many activities ending up in Punta Arenas by 4 Dec to board 1 of two Latam 321’s to chase the eclipse that day and then on 5th meet up with Quark to do an 8 day Antarctica trip after flying to St. George Island. Do you feel this whole trip could be viable? At this point I only bought for my wife and myself RT air to Santiago so that we could buy tickets wherever we need to go. Luckily we got last years air cost refunded by Avianca (in the middle of bankruptcy) so this time bought United. We certainly hope this trip has possibility of happening. We each have 3 Moderna vaccines now so we are good to go. We live in Los Angeles. TIA for any comments you can offer.

    • Ji Hohn, I hope for everybody that the borders of Argentina will reopen soon 😊. Will keep you updated here.

  18. Hi Glenn,
    Thank you for all the info. It’s really very helpful. I will be in Ecuador until October and wondering when you think or if you’ve heard anything on travel into Argentina from other South American countries. I’m originally from the US and am fully vaccinated but I’ve been living in Quito. Argentina has always been a dream to visit for me ever since I saw photos of the mountains in a book as a little girl. If I do get to visit it would truly be a dream come true. I’ll probably cry. Lol. Tears of joy for sure 😂 Thank you for all the updates and I’ll continue to check back in and read your articles for further updates.

  19. I’ve already changed my flights to February, returning in March. Hopefully the borders will remain open to those who have been vaccinated.

  20. Uruguay has implied the same outcome. I suggest that anybody make the most of this time frame if and when it happens. Israel remains the best landmark and what is going on there now ? Vax stand for 2/3 of the patients and deaths. Border is closed to double vax. Let’s enjoy Argentina and Uruguay before they panic again because they will ! Colombia is fully open with no pcr test but this is another story. As far as I’m concerned I will have wait for the second generation of vaccines by the end of the year so not sure my agenda fits the narrative

  21. Hey Glenn, I’m a Flight Attendant for a major airline. I know the country has been closed to tourist until yesterday 8/6. I’m scheduled to travel (work) there on the 10th. Your blog is the only info I can find out there about what took place yesterday. Would you know of an official website I could check out?
    Love your website!!!!!!!
    Vicki

  22. Scheduled for a Antarctic cruise in January. Will there be a process for people to pass through BA, to Ushuaia, and then on board a ship en route to Antarctica?

    • Hi Jarvis, probably yes. However, first, the idea of the quarantine for fully vaccinated people needs to get off the table. Otherwise, it’s not interesting to travel to Argentina. But probably, the cruise operators will find a way and direct you directly to the cruiseship. Let’s wait and see 🙂

  23. Thanks for the update Glenn! I live in the US and was supposed to becoming to Argentina October 31st through November 10th on a fishing trip. All the fishing outfitters are saying all will be open, but they’re also trying to collect their upfront non-refundable fees. What do think about these dates?

    • Hi Mark, that’s indeed a bit tricky. Argentinian travel operators are desperate for some cash flow. So, I understand that they ask for upfront payments but the non-refundable condition isn’t good. Many operators, even in Argentina, became more flexible with their cancelation policy. It’s up to the fishing outfitters to change their policy.

      I’m not really sure about the dates.

  24. Antarctica season will it run starting in NOV you think out of Ushuaia? For cruising?

    • Hi Jo, let’s wait a bit more. Probably September – end September will give a better view on the situation and regulation.

  25. Thanks Glenn. Still keeping my reservations for BA from 30 Nov to 9 Dec, but we’ll see. I would expect we “Americanos” will be near the last on the list. I can put up with a lot, but not quarantine. Next time choice would be
    early April, 2022. Don’t have to make a decision until early November, so patience it is for now. Chile, for now, is an issue not so much for leaving but for returning for Chilean nationals and foreign residents.

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