Are you traveling to Argentina soon? Then it is good to know which COVID-19 measures you must take before you start your journey to Buenos Aires. I give you the latest travel advice for Argentina. This way you can start your trip smoothly during the pandemic.
COVID-19 travel advice and measures in Argentina
Last update of the article on September 5, 2022. I keep this page updated if COVID-19 measures change.
As from begin September 2022, the Argentina government changed the entry rules to the country. A Declaration Jurado or Sworn Statement isn’t necessary anymore. Therefore, the entry requirements to Argentina became a bit easier. A good start for the upcoming summer season.
Below I made a step-by-step guide.
Step 1: insurances with COVID-19 coverage
All travelers – excluding Argentinian residents – need to prove that they have insurance that covers any COVID-19 related admission or repatriation. The law doesn’t mention anything about minimum coverage. The insurance documents can be in English. I suggest marking the phrases in color to show at the border control.
Over several months, I crossed a couple of times the border. Never I was asked to show a travel insurance. Neither my family or friends that traveled to Argentina. However, that they can still ask it.
No proof of vaccination anymore
You don’t need to prove anymore if you are vaccinated or not. All regulations or limitations to cross province borders have been stopped. Feel free to travel around in the country.
Recommendation: PCR test upon arrival
The Argentine governments recommends to get a PCR test within 24h after arrival in Argentina for people that are not vaccinated. This is, as mentioned before, a recommendation.
Layover in Argentina
Are you staying less than 24h in Argentina? Then you don’t need to show proof of a COVID medical insurance. You can just cross the country without any documents to be filled in. Of course, you need to show that you are going out the country within 24h by showing a booking confirmation, etc.
Getting around in Argentina and Buenos Aires
Do you arrive and want to get to the city of Buenos Aires or do you need to travel to the airport? Then I strongly suggest taking a private transfer. Buenos Aires taxi’s are ok but every taxi has a different kind of approach to protect your health. Therefore, private transfer gives you more security. The car is ventilated, there is more time between passengers, and the disinfection of the car will happen more often. I can suggest “Welcome Pickups“.*
In Buenos Aires city wearing a mouth mask is advised but not mandatory. In the provinces the regulation can be different.
Do you get COVID-19 symptoms in Buenos Aires?
What if you get any COVID-19 symptoms during your travel in Buenos Aires? It’s one of the biggest concerns right now. That’s why I made contact with Laboratorio Aclimu. The most important fact: the service is done in English. You can easily contact them.
Laboratorio Aclimu works with the PCR test. The most reliable COVID-19 test available on the market.
On top of that, the result is available within 24h after sample taking. The laboratory team will communicate the estimated time and the results are sent digitally.
You can text them by Whatsapp at any time for more information: +54 911 4429 1022