We look forward to welcoming you back to Argentina and discovering our beautiful city Buenos Aires with us. The question now is: when will tourism resume in Argentina? And when can you fly back again to Buenos Aires. We give you here a weekly update when is the best moment to visit us.
We give you this suggestion based on news items and official announcements from the Argentinean government. Latest update on July 6, 2020.
Argentina’s borders are closed for all traffic. From July 2020, some airlines will resume flights to Buenos Aires on a weekly base. However, only Argentinian residents are allowed to enter the country. Entering as a tourist is not possible.
Also, the border with Chile remains closed. 99% of international flights arrive in the capital Buenos Aires. For example, the rules in the province of Mendoza are a bit more flexible. But the border is also closed there and you cannot travel from Chile to Argentina.
What do we expect?
It is said that the airspace would open earlier anyway. However, expect strict controls and any mandatory 14-day separation before you can travel further through the country. That is of course not really pleasant. The Argentinian government didn’t propose any exit-strategy yet, but protocols to re-open hotels are published by the government. For example, breakfast will be take-away (eating at the hotel room), digitalize the check-in procedure, and leave the room keys in a box upon checkout.
We propose to postpone your trip to Argentina until early 2021. Suppose the borders re-open in September 2020, then this will be with strict controls, and tourism will be difficult. Once the situation is getting more back to normal, the government will be clearer about how resuming tourism in Argentina. At this moment there is no date set when Argentina will receive back international tourists even if there are flights.
We received information about domestic flights in Argentina. The domestic Aeroparque (AEP) will be closed until December 2020. So, all domestic flights will arrive and depart at the international airport Ezeiza (EZE). Just calculate this in your planning. We made a guide on how to get to Ezeiza airport in Buenos Aires.
On top of that, LATAM suspends all its domestic flights indefinitely. Contact LATAM if you booked a domestic flight in Argentina with them.