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. We give you the latest travel advice for Argentina. This way you can start your trip smoothly during the pandemic.

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COVID-19 travel advice and measures in Argentina

Last update of the article on June 26, 2021. We keep this page updated if COVID-19 measures changed.

Before you arrive in Buenos Aires, there are some COVID-19 measures that should be in order. If this is not completed, entry to Argentina will be refused. You will of course always have the opportunity to fill in certain forms during your flight, but if you prepare everything, your arrival will go a little smoother.

Argentina travel advice during this health crisis is clear and is made out of several topics. Below we will mention all the measures that the government takes to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus.

Declaración jurada (for everyone)

The Declaración jurada is a passenger locator form that you must fill in before arriving in Argentina. Click here to open. The form is available in Spanish and partly in English. Here we will explain it step by step.

The declaración jurada form must be completed between 48 hours and the time of arrival. In order to fill in the form completely, you must first know the seat number of your flight. Suppose you can check-in online for your flight 24 hours before the start? Only then will you be able to fill in the online form. That’s no problem.

Not everything has been translated into English. To make everything clear, we have made an instructional video.

The Argentina passenger locator form is one of the COVID-19 measures taken by the Argentinean government. It is a legally binding statement so please complete everything truthfully.

National circulation restrictions

Not long ago Argentina was ranked number 1 with the most COVID-19 infections relative to the population. 30% of the tests taken are positive. This wasn’t good news for a soon reopening of the Argentinian borders.

Let’s hope the measurements will have some effect.

COVID-19 measures for Argentinians that return

Everybody arriving from outside Argentina needs to be tested upon arrival and follow the 10-day mandatory quarantine from the day that you receive your negative PCR result taken in Argentina.

Step-by-step when returning to Argentina:

  • Everybody older than 6 years old needs to show a negative PCR test not older than 72h before departure of the flight to Argentina. In case that your flight is delayed and the negative PCR certificate will exceed 72h, then the PCR result can be extended up to 96 hours.
  • Fill in the declaracion jurada
  • Arriving at the airport –> test at Buenos Aires Ezeiza airport (traveling back to Buenos Aires by car or train? Go to the test center communicated by the government).
  • After the test, you need to go home and wait for the result. The government promises the results within 12h.
  • UPDATE June 26: The government is analyzing if mandatory 7-day hotel isolation is possible. If yes, you need to stay at the hotel and all the costs are for your account.

International travelers or family

Since October 15th, 2020 citizens of neighboring countries (Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, and Bolivia) are allowed to travel to the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires. By citizens, they only mean persons who are domiciled in the country. No transit traffic or temporary residents.

Step-by-step for international travelers arriving in Argentina:

  • Everybody older than 6 years old presents a negative PCR test not older than 72h counted from the departure time of your flight.
  • Take travel insurance that explicitly mentions that you are covered for any COVID-19 treatment in case of emergency.
  • Upon arrival at Ezeiza Buenos Aires airport the government will take a PCR test again. Cost: $2500 ARS
  • Go straight to your hotel or home and wait for the result. The government promises to communicate the result within 12h. Follow the 7-day self-isolation.
  • UPDATE June 26: The government is analyzing if mandatory 7-day hotel isolation is possible. If yes, you need to stay at the hotel and all the costs are for your account.

Foreigners from other countries are not allowed to enter Argentina. The borders are still closed except if you can prove that you are a direct family of an Argentinian. Check the page when will tourism resume in Argentina for the exceptions.

Mandatory hotel quarantine

On June 26th, the government announced that they are analyzing is a mandatory 7-day hotel quarantine is possible for all international travelers. The costs related to your stay in the hotel will be for your personal account. More news later.

Exception for not taking a PCR test

Those who have had positive COVID-19, in the 90 days prior to entering the country, must accredit the results of diagnostic tests and add the medical discharge after more than 10 days have passed since diagnosis.

Getting around in Argentina and Buenos Aires

Moving freely between provinces is not possible. You can’t take public transport in Buenos Aires city. At all times you are allowed to travel to the airport for your upcoming flight.

Do you arrive or you need to travel to the airport? Then we 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“.*

Mouth mask

Wearing a mouth mask is mandatory as soon that you leave your house or hotel room. Not wearing the mouth mask will result in a financial penalty by the police.

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 we 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 24-36h 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



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  1. Frank Murchison Reply

    15 July 2021
    I am a UK citizen and also have permanent residence in Argentina since 1975. I have been doubly vaccinated in the UK (Pfizer) as I have been with family here. I shall be returning to Argentina soon, arriving at Ezeiza in August and have an onwards booking to Chapelco airport, in the Province of Neuquén.

    I have a couple of questions:

    ONE – will I be able to fly south, or will I have to isolate in a BA hotel?

    TWO – how much time will I need to get through Ezeiza and on to Aeroparque?

    Any help you can give will be much appreciated.

  2. Darryl V Chow Reply

    Hi Glenn:
    I was in Argentina and trying to return to Canada last December. Through your insights and articles, I managed to weave my way through the process and successfully returned to British Columbia, Canada. I truly thank you for what you do.

    My situation is that I am in a committed chohabitated relationship with my partner who cares for her mother in Cordoba. We have been together for 7 years. I am now trying to get back to Argentina when the situation allows. I have 2 questions:
    1. Canada does not have an apostille service. Would an affidavit detailing our relationship, complete with a notary public seal satisfy the requirement?

    2. Am I allowed to fly directly to Cordoba after my international flight to Buenos Aires and quarantine there or do I have to wait in Buenos Aires. (This would make booking a connecting flight extremely complicated.)

    Thanks again Glenn,

    Darryl Chow

  3. Hi Glenn, I should have mentioned that I had two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, the second was in April. Don’t know if this makes any difference. Thanks

  4. Hi Glenn, I have just discovered your website and find it very useful. Maybe you can answer a question for me? I am a UK citizen and an Argentine resident, living in San Juan with my partner who is Argentinean. After 16 months separation I want to go to Argentina for a month or two, starting at the beginning of July. I appreciate that I have to quarantine for 10 days on arrival in Argentina, but I want to travel directly to San Juan where I would quarantine. Do you know if this would be possible? I know that I would probably have to transfer from Ezeiza to Aeroparque on arrival, but I don’t want to stay in Buenos Aires any longer than necessary. Any advice you can provide would be very much appreciated. Muchas Gracias!!

    • Hi John 👋, at this moment it is possible to the quarantine in the city of arrival. In your case, San Juan. The law does not explicitly say that you can travel to another province once you have arrived. But the law does say that you must perform the quarantine at your chosen location/destination. Saludos!

  5. Glenn,
    Thanks for the update sad and disturbing as it is. It makes me so angry that we are sitting on vaccine supply up here in the U.S. while so many refuse it here. Better to get to you so you can begin to recover. Have not cancelled any bookings from 1 to 9 December and do not have to make a decision until 30 days prior. I am, however, looking at spending the time in Chile. B.A. and Argentina are at the top of my list. Praying and hoping. Stay safe, my friend durning your dreary winter for the second year in a row.

  6. Hello,
    Do you know if the testing and quarantine requirements are different for a fully vaccinated traveler (Argentinean citizen) coming from the US? Thanks

  7. What’s the story with this 9000 peso fee I’m seeing everyone talk about? Is that the reciprocity fee? I thought USA doesn’t have to pay anymore…

  8. I am on an Antarctic cruise that meets in Buenos Aires on 27Nov2021. It ends on 8Dec2021. I want to arrive on the 26th of Nov and depart on the 13th of Dec. I have had the Pfizer vaccine. Do you believe that the quarantine regulation will change and what is your “quarantine policy” in BA?

    Thank you.

    I was in BA in 1991 and love your city.

    • Hi Glenn 👋, November 2021 can be possible. But at this moment there are no talks about what to do with vaccinated people and how to welcome them. Will keep you posted.

      • Hi, Glenn
        You forgot to mention that direct family can also enter the country (spouse, parents, etc.)
        Also the 10 days self-isolation is only if you test positive. Nothing has been said yet about people that are already vaccinated so expecting all this will change soon.
        Thanks for all the info,

        • Hi Estela, for the city of Buenos Aires this is correct. Only self-isolation until the result is known. For the rest of Argentina, there is still a 10-day self-isolation. I will clarify it in the next update. Cheers!

    • I am Argentinean but live in the US for over 25yrs.and will visit my family just for 12days on 15Apr2021. What are the documents I need to present besides the PCR test and the declaracion jurada? My argentinean passport is expired, can I enter w my US passport ? The Argentine Consulate said I don’t need an health insurance if I am native but I live in the US, do I still need one? I heard the borders might close due to the Covid variant in Brazil. Would I still be allowed in and out?

      • Hi Marta, currently there are back flight restrictions to Argentina. I suggest renewing your Argentinian passport at the Argentinian consulate. If you are a native Argentinian, then you don’t need to have an extra insurance. But also there I suggest to have something, even if it just to get access to the complete healthcare system.

    • andrea peng Reply

      Hi! I am going bacl to amsterdam in a week and im wondering if i need to do a pcr test for leaving the country. Cant seem to find the answer anywhere.. Do you know?

      • Hi Andrea, Argentina doesn’t ask for a PCR when leaving the country. You need to check the airline or country of destination for the rules that apply there.

  9. Hi Glenn,

    I am filling out the Jurada page and it looks so much different than the one you have in your video now. It asks for a reason and it only gives us job, study, residence, and move…. I am traveling as a person married to an Argentinian and not sure what to mark? I had to select residence or it wouldn’t have let me submit. Do you have any information on this? Also, since I am flying with 2 different airlines, it will not give me a seat number until I go to the airport which by then I would need to present this Jurada in order to get a seat number and fully check in. This is a bit confusing this time. I was able to not fill out the seat number but not sure if that was ok? I am stressed now.. 🙁

    • Kelly – I’d love to know how this worked for you. I’m also Married to an Argentine. Any issues when you arrived? Thanks!

  10. Hello,
    I am a US citizen and will be traveling with my husband (Argentina citizen). We both live in the USA. What are some travel reason options for a US citizen to enter Argentina? I have our marriage certificate ready.

    Thank you!

    • I forgot to mention that our passports ready (im US and husband is Arg), i have his DNI, travel insurance and will be taking a covid test within 72 hours of flight.

    • Hi Michelle 👋, great. If it is an Argentinian marriage certificate, then you are good to go. If it is a USA marriage certificate, let it legalize it with an Apostille stamp 🙂

      • Thank you for the response! Does the apostille have to be translated from English to Spanish? If so, can anyone translate it?

        Thank you 🙂

        • Good site. Plan on mid April short vacation in BA before going to Chile. Pleasr keep site updated as goid info is hard to find.

  11. Hi Glenn,

    Last time I went I had a direct flight. In Feb. when I get ready to go again, would a stop over in Mexico city be an issue since it isn’t one of the neighboring countries? I am seeing cheaper flights with Aeromexico and was wondering if there would be an issue. I have family contact and last time it went smooth but I didn’t have to stop anywhere. Thank you.

    • Hi Glen
      Do you have an idea how long it take to take a visa from the consulate. I got my permission approved from the immigration. Thank you

      • Hi Bas, it depends how fast the Argentinian consul works in your home country. Websites of different Argentinian consulates don’t mention anything about a visa processing time. Personally I don’t have directly experience with applying a visa from outside Argentina.

        • Hi Glen, thank you. I went to the consulate in Bern and got a certificate of entry the next day after filling the visa application. I am flying to BaSa next Friday. The health declaration online ( jurada) newly updated, requires PDFs of PCR and health insurance coverage documents to be downloaded and added to the application. Abrazo

  12. Hi GLEN,
    Not sure if you received my question about 9.000 pesos I was told to pay by an immigration officer upon my arrival in Buenos Aires. He said to look up on Migraciones website for ways how and where to pay. Need to present a receipt when leaving Argentina. Website is very unclear and I am not able to find any info. Are you familiar with that?

    • Hi Darek, I’m not familiar yet with the payment system because I need to complete a registration form. I will look into it. Saludos

      • Hi Glenn, able to find anything about how and where to pay this $9.000?
        I am leaving Argentina on January 9th and trying to find any information for the past few days with no results.

        • Glenn, thank you so much for your posts, they have been immensely helpful! I’d like to give back/chime in and share my experience.


          Yes, you need to pay $9000 pesos if you are a foreigner. You can pay it at the airport when you leave. The counter is located on ground floor of Terminal A, on the opposite end of the airline check-in area. They take Visa/Master cards.

          Here’s what I was able to find on the web before my departure from EZE and my experience below in detail.


          I left BA by air on Jan 4th, 2021 and I am not Argentinian. I arrived in BA about three weeks ago and was given an option by the immigration officer upon entering to pay the $9000 Pesos then or when I leave the country. I chose to the latter and I was not given any paperwork, just verbal instruction to pay before I leave. On the day of my departure, I paid the fee at the window mentioned above after checking in for my flight. There was no line and they took my Visa card (no American Express). I was given a receipt. When I got to the immigrations counter (past security check), they weren’t able to see that I paid the fee in the system. I had to show the receipt, then they let me through. Hope this helps.


        • Glenn,

          Want to make sure my previous reply went through, as I didn’t see it show up after page refresh. I can repost if needed.


        • I posted in the other page with the restrictions on how to do this. They say go to the website and pay but it does not work. You have to go to the migration office and pay the 9000 peso fee. The address and more details is in my other post on this website with the restriction information for families to enter

    • I was also surprised by the fee mentioned by the immigration officer. They mentioned you can pay it upon entering, or leaving the country. We decided for the later, a few days after being in Argentina, we received an email from Direccion Nacional de Migraciones including a form that could be used to pay in Banco Nacion. We were able to pay it without problems in Banco Nacion. However, note that the payment needs to be done no more than 10 days before traveling, otherwise it is not valid.

  13. Hi Glenn,
    Arrived in Buenos Aires on Christmas Day , was told by immigration officer at the airport that before my departure I would need to pay 9.000 pesos entry/departure fee. Was told to look up on the Migraciones website where to pay. I am not able to find any informations about how to proceed with this payment. Any advise? I am leaving on January 9th.

  14. Hi Glenn!

    I just came back from BA following each of your steps and my trip was a success. So happy I got to spend time with family. I just wanted to post and say thank you again for your updates and advice. I also had a question. Would I have to do everything all over again when I go in February? Oh! There was a “tasa” btw that I had to pay a few days before departing back home. I assume I will have to take the PCR again, do the Jurada, and get medical coverage but I just wanted to make sure. Thank you!

    • Jeremy Frietsch Reply

      Hi Glenn, I will be traveling to Buenos Aires in a week to see my fiance after 485 days apart. I am traveling on special permission through declaration you complete 48 hours prior to flight. When I arrive, what documents will customs ask for, and how long is the process taking? Last year prior to covid, it took me an hour and a half to get through customs. Also I heard you have to have a covid test done upon arrival, is that saliva or nasal? We are staying in Recoleta and this might seem like a strange question but is anything open at all? I realize tourist sites will be no, but what about stores, malls, grocery stores, restaurants, etc. I am staying for 14 days and do want to do some things with her but also want to be completely cautious at the same time. Hope you can provide some helpful feedback. Have a great day.

      • Hi Jeremy, how long it takes depends on many factors. How much people arrive at the same time in Buenos Aires international airport, the staffing, etc. The covid test upon arrival is a nasal one. At this moment restaurants and cafes are open. Many activities are taken place. But now we are entering a second wave …:-(

  15. HI Glenn
    We are supposed to be travelling to BA and then Mendoza in March 2021. We will be coming from the UK ( and if allowed into Argentina) will get a PCR test before departure.
    However after Mendoza, we are supposed to be flying to Santiago, Chile. Any idea where we can get a PCR test in Mendoza since we will need that to enter Chile?

    • Hi David 👋, I don’t have direct info about a local laboratory in Mendoza. You can search with the following keyword: Análisis clínicos en Mendoza. Hopefully, there is a laboratory that will communicate in English. Cheers!

        • Adniel Marte Reply

          Hey Gleen my Fiance is traveling from Argentina to Mexico. Before she goes to the airport does she need to do a covid test before her trip?

          I know she needs to do la jurada.

  16. Hey Glenn. Love the informative website…it’s very hard to get info directly from the government 🙂 I’m planning to travel to Argentina in January with my wife and baby. My baby and I are US citizens and my wife is Argentinian. I assume this is valid for “reunification” even though my wife is traveling with me?

    • Hi Pavlos, your baby can enter Argentina with the birth certificate. Apostille is necessary. You can enter Argentina if you have a cohabitation or marriage certificate. The other option is to ask the local Argentinian embassy for a reunification certificate. Cheers!

  17. Hi Glenn,

    How do you fill out the DDJJ when you are a direct family member? There is no option for that on the drop down, would you select “tourism”. Also there is no place to attach the PCR or any of the other needed documents.

    • Hi Stephanie, you need to show the PCR test certificate upon arrival in Argentina. I would take the option tourism that is mentioned on the second page of the DDJJ 🙂

  18. Hi Glenn,

    Thank you for the excellent website.

    I have a question pertaining to the declaracion jurada…

    I am flying from the UK to Amsterdam, then Buenos Aires followed by Cordoba.

    At which point will i pass through border? i will not be exiting any airport. Also it asks for flight number and seat number, but of which flight? because i have 3 in total!

    Any help would be appreciated.

    • Hi Andrew, I flew and filled in the Declaracion Jurada and I entered the seat of my last flight. Everything went well. So, I would suggest the last flight because that also the flight the Argentinian authorities will use if there was a positive case on the flight because those people entered Argentina too. Salduos

  19. Hi Glenn,

    Will any tipe of test suffice. I have a 2 hour result option, but I´ve heard not all tests are acceptable. Thank you!

    • Hi Belen, the decree does only mentions a PCR test. Not exactly what type of PCR. Cheers!

  20. Hi Dan! I am a citizen of Argentina returning to BA from Lima tomorrow, Dec 6. Will I be required to provide a negative COVID test to enter? Would the test at the airport suffice?

    • Hi Ceci, the PCR regulation is postponed to December 15th. Then all persons need to enter Argentina with a negative PCR result. Until then you need to follow the 14 day quarantine. Saludos

    • Hi Glenn,
      Is the place of quarantine in Buenos Aires of own choice? Can it be a rented appartment?

      • Hi Bae, it can be any location but you only need to be alone in the apartment. Saludos

      • Exception for not taking a PCR test.
        Would this mean in case getting a positive result, it would be possible to enter Argentina after 10 days with a medical discharge and the test results ?

        • Hi Bea, if you had COVID in the last 90 days then you are excepted to get a PCR test. Only you need to get a medical certificate that shows that you had COVID in the last 90 days.

  21. Hi Glen
    I trust you are doing well in BA
    When do you or have you heard when Canadian i.e. Air Canada flights will be allowed to land in BA ?
    Our flights have been changed 3 times thus far
    Jim T

    • Hi Jim 👋, the reservation system of Air Canada shows that. There was confirmed news that air Canada would resume in December but the airline postponed the plans. The only info is now the reservation system of the airline. Cheers!

  22. Hi Glenn,

    I’m a US citizen with a DNI (from previous residency in Argentina and parents who are Argentine) and I’m traveling to Buenos Aires Dec. 11th, returning Dec. 15th. I know I need to get a PCR test before I depart the US, which isn’t a problem. I understand there will also be PCR test required for me at Ezeiza upon arrival.

    My question is, will I need to get a PCR test in BA in order to be able to return to the US 3 days later? What if I return 2 days later instead? Do you think a negative PCR test from my arrival in BA on the 12th would be accepted if I leave on the 14th, about 60 hours later?

    Thanks for providing this valuable thread of info! Much appreciated!

    • Hi Mercedes, to be sure you can get a PCR test in the USA when traveling to Buenos Aires. The rule of mandatory PCR test before departing to Argentina is postponed to December 15th. For returning to the USA, you should check the travel restrictions for the country. I’m not aware of the regulations in the US. Safe trip!

  23. Hi Glenn,
    thanks for your answers!!
    I am Argentinian and im coming back to the country the 11 of December. Do I need mandatory a PCR test before? Or only if I don’t want to do the quarentine?
    Thanks again!!

    • Hi Joaquin 👋, yes all flights from December 6th, will require a negative PCR test for all passengers. No matter if you want to do the quarantine or not. Saludos!

  24. Hi Glenn,

    I am little confused on the COVID PCR test. My flight is booked for Wednesday, December 16th. The PCR test takes about 2-3 days to receive the results. Would I need to get testing showing the tested date 3 days before my fight departure time? I won’t actually land until the 17th. Or would I need to the test showing 3 days before the arrival time? Also, I just bought medical coverage that covers COVID but only until the day after I come back. Does that need to show more dates or coverage only for my trip dates is ok?

    Thank you.

    • Also, (sorry for all the questions) “The Argentina passenger locator form” is the declaración jurada form? or is that something separate. Once it is filled out, do I need to print it or should it be in the system already?

      • Hi Kelly, to be sure, I would print it. The declaracion jurada is indeed the passenger locator form of Argentina. Cheers!

    • Only for your trip dates is ok. The PCR results cannot be older than 72h starting from your departure time of your flight to Argentina. So, younger than 13 December 🙂

      • Oh thank goodness! I was hoping that they took into account that for some of us it take a day to fly there. 😐 I would have been taking a risk doing it 2 days before the 16th. Thank you for clearing it up!

  25. Hi Glenn
    I am Argentinian native, I use the American passport to travel. My Argentinian passport expired in 2005. I Do I have to renew my Argentinian passport to enter the country? Thanks!

    • Hi Isabel, the chance is low that the border control will deny you access. You’re Argentinian! :-). But the airline or check-in at the departure airport can deny you to board the plane with an invalid passport. I would renew it in advance.

  26. Hi Glenn,

    I,m an italian citizen , with permanent residency in Argentina.
    At the moment i’m in italy but planning to go back to buenos aires on the 13th of december.
    Do you think i need a covid test before? thank you so much

    • Hi Valeria, no you don’t need to get a PCR test in advance because you are an Argentinian resident. Safe trip!

    • Hi I’m travelling to Argentina on Monday. I’m from uk, do I need the cuidar app? And how do you fill it in?

  27. Thank you, Glenn, for your excellent site and updated information. I am a UK citizen working in Eastern Europe and have been separated from my wife (a citizen of Argentina, living in BA) for over nine months. Yesterday, I was successful in obtaining an Entry Permit. I provided copies of my passport, my wife’s ID, our marriage certificate, medical insurance certificate and flight reservation – within 10 days the Direccion Nacional de Migraciones issued the approval. I now have to get a special visa from my local Argentina Embassy and a negative PCR test and, hopefully I will be in BA for Christmas!!
    Thanks again – I owe you a few “cups of coffee” 🙂

    • Hello Glenn.

      Hope all good , i have a simple question , i have a renewed precaria , can i travel back to Argentina with it

  28. Luis A. Loeff Reply

    Hello Glenn

    I am a resident of Brazil and still hope I am able to see the eclipse In Provincia de Rio Negro.
    My trip will be swift not staying in any place more than 2 days.
    Mainly I will stay in CABA twice (arriving and leaving ) and in Las Grutas or nearby for the eclipse.

    Is my trip possible or I better forget it.

    Luis Angel

    • hi Luis 👋, normally if you have a national Brazilian ID you can enter Argentina. To be sure, please contact your Argentinian consul.

  29. Hi Glenn. I’m currently waiting to receive a Visa from the consulate here in the UK that’s a “Permiso Especial” to enter Argentina with my Argentinian partner who is currently with me in the UK. I’m a British national. Our flight to argentina is on the 14th December, arrival on 15th December. My question is, with this permiso especial/visa, would i need a negative PCR test or quarantine? I’ll be getting a PCR test anyway just to be safe. But also, this PCR test, it just has to be a test saying that it’s a normal PCR test right? No certificate/accreditation is needed? If you have the answers to my questions, please provide me with the sources. Thanks in advance!

    • Hi Claire 👋, indeed you need to get a PCR test not older than 72h from the moment of arrival in Argentina. Upon arrival at Ezeiza airport you will get a second PCR test taken by the government. Cost: 2500 ARS. Also take a proof of your medical travel insurance that covers any covid related costs during your stay. The complete communication of the city of Buenos Aires is here Saludos

    • Hello Claire, I am interested to know what permission you have applied for, as I am English and have been stuck here in the UK now since march and my partner of 17 years is trying to run our farm single handed (he is Argentinian) the new regulations dont allow me in as we are neither married or have children. Can you tell me more about the permission please? Many thanks Amanda.

  30. Hello Glenn! I will be travelling to Argentina on December 28th from London. When I arrive in Ezeiza, can I pay for the PCR there and then travel to Mar del Plata while I wait for the result? Or do I need to present the PCR certificate on arrival? Is that PCR testing only available to international travelers only? Thank you!!

    • Hi Florencia, the PCR test upon arrival is only for persons that will stay in CABA (city of Buenos Aires). Mar del Plata is in the province of Buenos Aires. However, things are changing fast and today I expect an announcement from the president. Saludos

      • hi glenn…sorry if im being silly………so if i intend to only stay in BA for my trip, i can just do the test at the airport? no need to bring a uk pcr certificate with me? many thanks for all your help.

        • Hi Jonathan 👋, if you’re not an Argentinian citizen or resident, you should get a PCR test in the UK. Not older than 72h before arrival in Argentina. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you will get a second PCR test taken by the government. Cost 2500 ARS.

    • Hi Glenn,
      We are planning to go to Argentina to visit my family at the end of December. We are actually living together in France, I am Argentinian, but my partner is French citizen. Could we apply for a legally cohabit? We been living together for more than 5 years.
      Many thanks!

      • Hi Tom 👋, if you can prove by cohabitation certificate, then your partner can travel with you to Argentina. Don’t forget to legalize the document with apostille. Saludos!

  31. Hi, Glenn.
    First of all, thanks for keeping all us would-be travellers updated on the confusing situation.
    I am a UK citizen currently working in Serbia. My wife is an Argentina citizen living in BA – and we have effectively been separated for 9 months. Given that we are both +65, I was advised by the Argentina Embassy in Serbia to request a special Permit to fly to BA. I submitted a “Declaracion” signed by my wife, copies of our marriage certificate, her passport, my passport, medical insurance certificate and flight reservation for early December. I will let you know if I succeed – it may give hope to others!!

  32. I have a visa to enter into Argentina from the US. Do I need a negative PCR test to enter?

    • Hi Hayley 👋, because of your visa you will be seen as an Argentinian resident and therefore following that protocol. Until December 14th you don’t need a PCR test before arrival but you need to go into 14-day quarantine. From December 15th also no PCR before but upon arrival in Argentina you will get a PCR test and you can end the quarantine after the negative PCR result. Saludos!

  33. Natalia Gallo Reply

    Hi Glenn!

    I have a ticket to travel to Buenos Aires on the 10th. I am an Argentinean citizen, and the purpose of my travel is due to my dad passing a few days ago. I can’t stay for more than two weeks due to my job here. Can I quarantine until the 15th and then do the test, on Dec 15th? Or should I move my flight ro the 15th?

    • Hi Natalia, my sincere condolences. Until December 15th, everyone that enters Argentina needs to follow the 14-day quarantine. There is no exact information if you want to leave Argentina sooner in the mid of your quarantine. However, I suggest taking a PCR test – just in case. A friend did it that way. From December 15th you can shorten the quarantine officially with a PCR test.

  34. Christian Belden Reply

    Hello Glenn,

    My wife and I have tickets to fly to EZE on December 18th from Minnesota in the U.S. and we will stay with family in la provincia Buenos Aires. They will be picking us up at the airport in their car and their house is about an hour south of the airport en el campo. Neither my wife nor I are citizens of Argentina but my wife is Peruvian. Will we be able to travel? We will not be leaving the farm for the duration of our stay. Thanks.

    • Hi Christian, I see the chances low that you will be able to cross the border in Argentina. I believe the borders will remain closed for foreigners. Only citizens from Uruguay, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Bolivia are allowed to enter for essential reasons. A couple of days before November 29th, the government will announce something about the extension of the restrictions. I will update the post directly. Saludos!

  35. Hi Glenn,

    I am a UK National living/working in Buenos Aires with a Precaria that is valid until 2021. I want to return to the UK for two weeks at Christmas and I understand the rules/declarations required to repatriate for a fortnight.

    However, while I’m “hearing” that travel back and re-entry to Argentina with a Precaria shouldn’t be problematic, I am not actually seeing this anywhere. Can you give me your thoughts or perhaps guide me to a website which clarifies? I’m not having much luck.


    • Hi Ian 👋, indeed you will have no problem re-entering Argentina with a precaria. The law text doesn’t mention precaria exactly but your residency is in “tramité” and without any problem, you can come back. I had a friend with a precaria that traveled back to Argentina in May and also no problems. Here a link to the law. Enjoy your holidays!

  36. Is there a certain amount of time you have to stay in argentina if you’re Argentine traveling on business and emergency situation. Can an argie with argie passport stay a week and come back to USA??

    • Hi Jeff, an Argentinian can always enter and leave the country whenever he/she wants. Only be sure to check the travel restrictions of the destination. In the decree there they don’t mention a minimum stay in Argentina. In the declaracion jurada you agree to follow a 14-day self-isolation. In case of an emergency, you will also be able to leave Argentina sooner than planned. I always mention that a negative PCR test can be a motivation for the border control of Argentina to let you go. But it doesn’t give you a carte blanch. Cheers!

      • Hi Glenn,
        i am following this thread. if I understood your response correctly, an Argie can visit the country for three days then return to the states without having to complete the 14 day quarantine in Argie? I am an Argie though live in the states and aware of the quarantine measures in the state that I would return to.
        However, I am still unsure regarding the Argentine COVID requirement of the ’14 day quarantine’. I have not read anywhere on their immigration nor consular pages that we can return before the two weeks. Would anyone stop us from boarding our return flight at Ezeiza if I return earlier than the 14 day quarantine required?

        • Hi Flavia, that’s correct. They don’t mention anything if you don’t complete your 14-day self-isolation because you need to travel back outside the country. On the other hand, it’s a bit strange. Citizens from neighboring countries can enter Argentina with a negative PCR test, don’t need to follow the quarantine, and can leave the country whenever they want. And then there will be no flexibility for an Argentinian that wants to return? A friend of me came for 12 days to Argentina and returned without any problem. But as you know, Argentinian officials can be flexible, very strict, or create their own interpretation of the law. So, it’s in the grey zone. :s That’s why I suggest taking a negative PCR before you leave Argentina. If there is any problem you can show that paper as extra motivation.

  37. Hello Glenn
    I have tickets to fly from California to Buenos Aires November 27th, 2020. I am Argentinian with an Argentinian ID and passport. I will fly with my son who is 3 years old but he is American with an American passport.
    Do you think it will be possible to arrive to Bs As with him?
    Does he need a PCR test?
    I couldn’t find any information about kids.


    • Hi Susana 👋, you can enter without any problem. For your son, I suggest calling the Argentinian embassy or consulate in the USA. Theoretically, he can’t enter because he doesn’t have a DNI or Argentinian passport… :(. A PCR test is not necessary. You only need to follow the 14-day self-isolation. However, they don’t control it.

      • Thank you Glen!! you are a life saver.
        My dad and I are also traveling from California to Argentina in a few days. We both have dual nationality and were worried about getting a PCR test. It sounds like if we both enter as Argentinians that we need to complete the “Declaracion Jurada” to enter than use the new Cuidar App for the Circulation Form to travel to another province. Have you seen or heard of the Cuidar APP?

        • Hi Steve 👋, thank you! The government will see you as Argentinian residents and you will be able to travel to another province but you will need to follow the 14-day quarantine there. From December 15th this will change. Yes, the CuidAR app is only available in the Argentinian app stores … 🙄 Or you need to change your app store account to Argentina and then you will be able to download. Fill in all the details and the reason for traveling to another province. The government will then issue you a certificate.

          I wish you a safe trip.

  38. Hi Glenn
    My wife is Argentinian, I’m Irish, were hoping to visit her family in Patagonia next April when our daughter is six months old. Do you think this will be possible? I could defer my holiday until October, but it’s been a while since my wife was home, and her family are looking forward to seeing the new family member.

    • Hi Thomas, I think it will be possible. Domestic travel will resume soon. There will be some regulations but we need to wait for that. In the news they are stating that Argentinians will be able a small holiday in the summer. Not much later it will be April 🙂

  39. Hello, I would like to know I have a flight for December 22 2020 to Buenos Aires and from Buenos Aires to Mar del Plata to visit my parents, the return to the USA on January 8, 2021 I live in the USA apart from the sworn declaration and the tes that there is another restriction for enter and leave Argentina what restriction

    • Hi Yesica 👋, first you will need to have an Argentinian DNI or passport to enter Argentina. Until November 29th, 2020 the borders are closed for foreigners. If you have an Argentinian DNI or passport, you need to download the CuidAR application (only available in the Argentinian app store). This is necessary for domestic travel by land or air. Choose the essential reason of your travel to Mar del Plata. Then you will be able to travel to your destination. Mar del Plata doesn’t require a negative PCR test. Saludos

      • Gracias Glenn si tengo mí DNI argentino y Pasaporte Argentino yo llego a EZEIZA y EZEIZA-Mar del plata voy a mar del a visitar a mis padres otra pregunta nesecito tener un seguro médico covi también para viajar

  40. Hi Glenn
    I will be arriving to Ezeiza on the 14 of November and i have DNI, i understand filling out the declaration jurada for entering Argentina. Entering Ezeiza i will be leaving with Remis to Entre Rios Concepcion Del Uruguay, is there some other forms i need to complete??? i have download the app cuidar what do i need to do.
    Best regards

    • Hi Brian 👋, the main question will be: what is the purpose of your travel to Entre Rios Concepcion Del Uruguay? You need to fill in your details in de app CuidAR. Because you will travel to another province. Follow the steps in the app and check the reason for your travel. Afterward, you will be able to download a certificate. Cheers!

  41. Planning to go to Argentina in November to visit family. I am from the North. Do you have to self isolate when you arrive in Buenos Aires or when you reach your destination? My son is Irish with Argentinian ID ( no passport yet) Any ideas please? Thank you!!

    • Hi Maria 👋, you need to follow the 14-day self-isolation at the destination. In your case at your family. However, check the policy that applies in that province. A valid Argentinian ID is perfect to enter Argentina. Saludos

      • Hi Glen, we have tickets to Argentina BA and Baraloche leaving Montreal on 1/1/21. Do you think we should punt to next year or try to make the trip? Thanks, Vinny

        • Hi Vinny, 1/1/21 will be sharp. First the government is focussing on national tourism. There are no signals yet that international tourism will start soon. Saludos

    • Hi Sara, nothing is mentioned in the law about medical purposes. Also, I didn’t find any exception back for that.

  42. I need to travel to Argentine to meet up with my fiancé . I plan to travel early December 2020. I have no objection to the 14 day quarantine. Do you think I can get an airline reservation? I’m willing to go to any province airport. Would this be considered a tourist trip? Please shed some light.

    • Hi Carmen 👋, if we may believe the Argentinian government, then regular flights should resume on October 15th. However(!) I expect that those flights will be only available for Argentinian residents and only for essential travels. I believe that December 2020 is a little bit too early for tourist activities.

      You can always make a reservation – if for example the price is very low – and reschedule it for free. Of course, check always the rebooking policy of the airline. Nowadays they are more flexible but you never know.

  43. Hi Glenn,
    this morning Lufthansa airlines confirmed my flight for Argentina (EZE Airport) for October 25th. Of course me and my wife will travel as a tourists. Reading your articles/news I am becoming a little pessimistic about Argentina board opening. More I took an eye to the “Declaración jurada” . It requires a 14 days isolation, so we cannot enjoy the country. I hope the situation will change rapidly and…without self isolation.
    many thanks to keep us updated with your articles/news

    • Hi Roberto 👋, I’m not really optimistic either about the reopening of the borders around October 25th. Even up today, the government didn’t announce anything about reactivating international tourism. But there is some international pressure to give the tourism sector some perspective. Now the question is, will the government give that? Let’s hope that they will announce something good soon.

      Indeed, the declaracion jurada will ask you to go into 14-day self-isolation. They are talking that a PCR test can be the solution to reduce the days.

      Saludos 🙂

    • Jord Bladergroen Reply

      Hi Glenn,

      My partner has an Argentine passport and he needs for private reasons visit his parents. I know I can’t because I am Dutch. We both live in London and he is willing to go.
      I read about the form to fill in but one thing is not clear to me. What does self isolate means in Buenos Aires. Same as in London? Can he stay at his parents house or need to book a hotel for 2 weeks

      • Hi Jord, wat een geluk dat ik ook Nederlands spreek. Jouw partner kan zonder problemen naar Argentinie reizen. Hij is wel verplicht om 14 dagen in isolatie te gaan. De overheid omschrijft de isolatie alsvolgt: je bent volkomen alleen in een ruimte en je komt in geen geval in contact met andere. Nu moet ik eerlijk zijn dat de overheid dit niet controleert. Je hebt wel het papier getekend – dus dat kunnen ze later wel tegen je gebruiken – maar er is geen controle. Hou het gewoon even voorzichtig. Blijf de eerste dagen even in huis en dan kan je rustig even buiten komen.

  44. Dan Bissett Reply

    As of 09/27/2020 can I travel to Argentina for business? Our company is very interested in purchasing onions for the U.K. and Western Europe as well as the USA, our Indian growers are no longer allowed to export due to shortages, and we are also interested in sourcing Lemons for the U.K. and Western Europe. I live in the US and would like to travel down to Argentina on business in the next three weeks. Thanks for any help!!

    Best Regards,

    Dan Bissett

    • Hi Dan 👋, traveling to Argentina for a business trip is currently not possible. Sadly, it isn’t an exception on the list. Maybe from October 12th they will allow it but the prospect is not good right now. I wish you the best with the company’s future plans.

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