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Tourism resume in Argentina. When?
We give you this suggestion based on news items and official announcements from the Argentinean government. Latest update on September 21, 2021.
The borders of Argentina are partly reopened and this is only for the following persons, however this will change from November 1, 2021:
- Argentinians and residents of Argentina.
- Foreigners that have direct family contact with an Argentinian. You need to prove this by birth certificate, marriage, or cohabitation certificate. The document needs to be legalized by an apostille stamp of your home country (more info below).
The Argentinian border remains closed for other foreigners until October 1, 2021.
What do I expect?
We all waited long for the moment that the Argentine government announced the reopening of the international borders. My expectation was late 2021, beginning 2022.
Borders of Argentina reopen soon!
The borders of Argentina are closed until October 1, 2021 (Link to official decree).
But today there was fantastic news! On September 21, 2021, the minister of health announced that the borders of Argentina will reopen on November 1, 2021, for all foreigners if they are fully vaccinated.
Read here the requirements to enter Argentina when the borders reopen. In the future, you will find there all the information about the COVID app or how to prove you are fully vaccinated.
Fantastic news that we have all been waiting for for a long time. But I’m tempering the enthusiasm a bit. It is only official when it is published in the official newspaper and thus takes effect as a decree. But if the health minister says so – she is quite a serious minister – it will most likely become reality.
Is Argentina open for travel?
Is Argentina open for tourism? No. Only for essential travel. Family members can travel back again to Argentina, but you need to have the right documents.
Be aware! Starting from June 27th, the city can decide if you need to complete your quarantine in a hotel. All costs are for the passenger.
People with an Argentinian family connection
The decree by the office of migration makes it possible that persons with a direct family connection with an Argentinian can enter the country. What does it say?
Are you married or do you legally cohabit? You need to have the certificate/document of the country where you signed it. Legalize the document with an apostille stamp. Together with a copy of your partner Argentinian DNI (national ID) you can enter the country. Also, get a PCR test 72h before departure of your flight and healthcare insurance that explicitly covers any COVID-related admission.
Are you Argentinian living abroad and your child doesn’t have Argentinian nationality? Then a birth certificate is enough for your child to enter Argentina. Also, legalize the document with an apostille stamp.
How is the situation in Argentina?
The infection rate is getting under control and national tourism is going well.
Flights still take place to and from Argentina. This is after air traffic has been shut down for almost 7 months. The frequency of the flights is not yet as before, but it does allow Argentinians and residents to travel. These flights are only available for persons that are allowed to enter Argentina. The Argentinian government will take a PCR test upon your arrival in Buenos Aires. Read here the step-by-step guide.
You can find the latest statistics here. (CABA= City of Buenos Aires and the province is referred to as “Buenos Aires”).
Resume international flights to Argentina
The Argentinian government restricted the arrival of international flights to 1700 passengers per day. This rule will probably end soon.
Air New Zealand, Emirates, and Qatar suspending their routes to Buenos Aires for an indefinite time. They will not resume the route when regular commercial flights are back allowed in Argentina.
Domestic flights in Argentina
Domestic flights are possible back. You do have to know to the measures that can differ from province to province.
I recommend taking a private transfer instead of a taxi. I have found that the hygiene measures per taxi are very different and with a private transfer I had more confidence. I made a guide on how to get to Ezeiza airport in Buenos Aires.
Then the question is what is the best time to visit Argentina and how many days you should spend in Buenos Aires. I answered these questions with pleasure and I look forward to when the tourism resume in Argentina. ☺️
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