The big question: when do flights in Argentina resume? Yes, they are finally back! In this article, I will give you an update about the status, rumors, and special authorized flights. Click here and subscribe to our newsletter and be the first updated.

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For many people, flying is a basic transport to get somewhere. For work or family. Therefore, it’s important to have clear information about the actual status of flights in Argentina. Because the government made a mess of their communication about the restart of flights in Argentina.

What does the law say?

At this moment there is a capacity restriction in place. Only 2000 passengers per day can arrive at the international airport of Buenos Aires. The government controls this by approving each flight individually. Meaning, that every airline needs to send their flight schedule to the governmental airport authorities. Afterward, the authorities will say yes or no to the flight.

On top of that is the number of flights to Europe reduced but to the USA are increased a bit again. All flights to Turkey and Africa are forbidden by the Argentinian government.

Read also: what are COVID-19 measures in Buenos Aires?

What are the flights now to Argentina?

The flight schedules will be published by the airline itself. You need to check with your airline to know if the flight will take place.

Below I give you the latest data that I have about the flights during the 600 passenger restriction.

Aerolineas Argentinas

  • 1 , and 8 July  from Buenos Aires (Aeroparque) to Asunción (ASU) , and viceversa.
  • 4 July  from Buenos Aires (Ezeiza) to Bogotá (BOG).
  • 5 July  from Bogotá (BOG) to Buenos Aires (Ezeiza).
  • 3 , and 10 July  from Buenos Aires (Aeroparque) to Lima to (LIM).
  • 4 , and 11 July  from Lima to (LIM) to Buenos Aires (Aeroparque).
  • 9 , and 11 July  from Buenos Aires (Ezeiza) to Madrid (MAD).
  • 2 , and 11 July  from Madrid (MAD) to Buenos Aires (Ezeiza).
  • 1, 3, 5 , and 11 July  from Buenos Aires (Ezeiza) to Miami (MIA).
  • 3, 5, 7 July  from Miami (MIA) to Buenos Aires (Ezeiza).


  • 3 , and 11 July  from México  city (MEX) to Buenos Aires (EZE).
  • 4 , and 12 July  from Buenos Aires (EZE) to México city (MEX).

Air Canada

Will not return until November 2021.

Air Europa

  • 29 June, 4, and 9 July from Madrid (MAD) to Buenos Aires (Ezeiza).
  • 29 June, 5, 6, 8, and 10 July from Buenos Aires (Ezeiza) to Madrid (MAD).

Air France

  • 1 , and 8 July  from Paris (CDG) to Buenos Aires (Ezeiza).
  • 4, 5, 8 , and 10 July  from Buenos Aires (Ezeiza) to Paris (CDG).


Will not return until September 2021

American Airlines

  • 30 June, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 , and 11 July  from Miami (MIA) to Buenos Aires (Ezeiza).
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11 , and 12 July  from Buenos Aires (Ezeiza) to Miami (MIA)
  • 10 July  from New York (JFK) to Buenos Aires (Ezeiza).
  • 11 July  from Buenos Aires (Ezeiza) New York (JFK).


  • 8 July  from Bogotá (BOG) to Buenos Aires (Ezeiza)
  • 9 July  from Buenos Aires (Ezeiza) to Bogotá (BOG)   

British Airways

Will not return until August 2021

DELTA Air Lines

  • 1 , and 8 July from Atlanta (ATL) to Buenos Aires (Ezeiza)
  • 2, 4 , and 9 July from Buenos Aires (Ezeiza) to Atlanta (ATL)   

Ethiopian Airlines

Will not return until November 2021.


  • 6 , and 11 July  from Madrid (MAD) to Buenos Aires (EZE).
  • 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11  from Buenos Aires (Ezeiza) to Madrid (MAD).

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

  • 3 , and 6 July from Amsterdam (AMS), and Buenos Aires (Ezeiza).
  • 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, and 11 July  from Buenos Aires (Ezeiza) to Amsterdam (AMS).


  • 1 July  from Lima to (LIM) to Buenos Aires (Ezeiza)
  • 2 July  from Buenos Aires (Ezeiza) to Lima to (LIM)   


  • 30 June , and 7 July  from Frankfurt (FRA) to Buenos Aires (Ezeiza)
  • 3 July , and 10 July  from Buenos Aires (Ezeiza) to Frankfurt (FRA)   

United Airlines

  • 29 June, and 6 July  from Houston (IAH) to Buenos Aires (EZE).
  • 30 June, 2, 4, 7, 9, and 11 July from Buenos Aires (EZE) to Houston (IAH).

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When will the regular flights resume in Argentina?

That’s was for a long a big question. The Argentinian government is a master in miscommunication or not communicating at all. There are enough quotes of politicians in newspapers but you need to have a legal and officially published announcement.

Probably when the covid numbers are getting lower, the restrictions will be lifted up. But at this moment its uncertain when.

Passenger locator form

Don’t forget to complete the passenger locator form when you will enter or leave Argentina. We explained everything in the article: current COVID-19 measures in Argentina. Everybody that travels from outside Argentina needs to go into 14 days of self-isolation. This rule still is in power.

Read also: the passenger locator form explained + link to form

What is ok for an essential domestic flight?

Only essential travelers can board the plane now. But there is an exception for citizens of neighboring countries Brasil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, and Bolivia. They can travel to the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires. Also for tourism purposes.

Trips to other provinces need to be essential:

  • You are a health or government worker
  • You work in a service that is considered essential, in a communication medium or you provide teaching or non-teaching staff in an educational institution authorized to resume activities
  • You are a commercial, banking, financial services provider, health insurance or credit union, liberal professional (accountant, attorney), psychologist, factory worker, authorized sports or private residence
  • You work in infrastructure maintenance, transport of people and goods, telecommunications, public, private or energy works
    You accompany minors, the elderly, or the disabled
  • For emergencies, unforeseen situations, or calamities; to attend medical appointments, perform procedures that cannot be postponed or rescheduled (24 hours)
  • To assist family members, the elderly or people with disabilities; for divorced parents who have to transfer their sons or daughters (24 hours)
  • For long-term medical treatment
  • For the recreational practice of an authorized individual sport, training of an athlete or a national representation of an authorized federation or attending an authorized event

It’s mandatory to complete the “circular” form:

Normal flight schedule 

Below you will see a complete overview of the flights before the restrictions were applied. It will give you an idea of the flight schedule when the restrictions will be lifted.

Aerolineas Argentinas

  • Asunción: daily flights
  • Bogotá: one flight per week
  • Cancún: from Decenber 21th, one flight per week
  • Madrid: one flight per week
  • Miami: five flights per week
  • Montevideo: from December 13th, three times per week
  • Punta Cana: from December 20th one flight per week
  • Río de Janeiro: daily flights
  • Salvador de Bahía: from December 19th, one flight per week
  • San Pablo: daily flights
  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra: two flights per week
  • Santiago de Chile: daily flights

American Airlines
From now American Airlines will fly back to Dalles. And a daily connection Miami – Buenos Aires.


Flight nr From To
AA 907 Miami (MIA) Buenos Aires (EZE)
AA 908 Buenos Aires (EZE ) Miami (MIA)
Flight nr Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
AA 907 X X X X X X X
AA 908 X X X X X X X



Flight nr From To
AA 997 Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Buenos Aires (EZE)
AA 998 Buenos Aires (EZE ) Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
Flight nr Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
AA 997 X X X X X X X
AA 998 X X X X X X X


Delta Airlines
Delta Airlines will fly back to Buenos Aires from December 19th, 2020

Flight nr From To
DL 101 Atlanta (ATL) Buenos Aires (EZE)
DL 110 Buenos Aires (EZE) Atlanta (ATL)
Flight nr Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
DL 101 X X X
DL 110 X X X


United Airlines

Flight nr From To
UA 819 Houston (IAH) Buenos Aires (EZE)
UA 818 Buenos Aires (EZE ) Houston (IAH)
Flight nr Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
UA 819 X X X
UA 818 X X X



Flight nr From To
AV 87 Bogotá (BOG) Buenos Aires (EZE)
AV 88 Buenos Aires (EZE ) Bogotá (BOG)
Flight nr Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
AV 87 X X X X X X X
AV 88 X X X X X X X


British Airways

Flight nr From To
BA 245 London (LHR) Buenos Aires (EZE)
BA 244 Buenos Aires (EZE ) London (LHR)
Flight nr Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
BA 245 X X X X
BA 244 X X X X


Air France

Flight nr From To
AF 228 Paris (CDG) Buenos Aires (EZE)
AF 229 Buenos Aires (EZE ) Paris (CDG)
Flight nr Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
AF 228 X X X
AF 229 X X X


Air Europa

Flight nr From To
UX 41 Madrid (MAD) Buenos Aires (EZE)
UX 42 Buenos Aires (EZE) Madrid (MAD)
Flight nr Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
UX 41 X X
UX 42 X X



Flight nr From To
IB 6841 Madrid (MAD) Buenos Aires (EZE)
IB 6856 Buenos Aires (EZE ) Madrid (MAD)
Flight nr Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
IB 6841 X X X X X X
IB 6856 X X X X X X



Flight nr From To
KL 701 Amsterdam Buenos Aires (EZE)
KL 702 Buenos Aires (EZE ) Amsterdam
Flight nr Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
KL 701 X X X X X
KL 702 X X X X X



Flight nr From To
IB 2601 Barcelona (BCN) Buenos Aires (EZE)
IB 2602 Buenos Aires (EZE) Barcelona (BCN)



Flight nr From To
LH 510 Frankfurt (FRA) Buenos Aires (EZE)
LH 511 Buenos Aires (EZE ) Frankfurt (FRA)
Flight nr Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
LH 510 X X X
LH 511 X X X



Flight nr From To
AZ 680 Roma (FCO) Buenos Aires (EZE)
AZ 681 Buenos Aires (EZE ) Roma (FCO)
Flight nr Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
AZ 680 X
AZ 681 X


Turkish Airlines

Flight nr From To
TK 15 San Pablo (GRU) Buenos Aires (EZE)
TK 16 Buenos Aires (EZE) San Pablo (GRU)
Flight nr Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
TK 15 X X X
TK 16 X X X


Ethiopian Airlines

Flight nr From To
ET 506 San Pablo (GRU) Buenos Aires (EZE)
ET 507 Buenos Aires (EZE) San Pablo (GRU)
Flight nr Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
ET 506 X
ET 507 X


Aero Mexico

Flight nr From To
AM 28 México (MEX) Buenos Aires (EZE)
AM 29 Buenos Aires (EZE ) México (MEX)
Flight nr Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
AM 28 X X X X X
AM 29 X X X X X


There is no news from Qatar, Emirates, Air New Zealand, and Norwegian. They announced that they will not return soon to Buenos Aires.

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  1. Hi Glenn,

    I’m leaving Tucuman tomorrow and headed out on the UA818 flight from EZE to houston on the 7th. It is still scheduled to leave according to their page. Where do you get your info for approved flights?
    We have a friend who tried to leave for Lima, and they cancelled her flight at the gate. We are worried the same thing might happen.


  2. Hi Glenn – American Airlines says they’re set to resume the EZE to JFK direct route as of 7 May. Any idea if this will actually happen? I have a currently confirmed ticket out for 9 May on this flight..

      • Hi Mike 👋, from October 20th, the government will allow cruises to restart their activities. Just in time for the reopening of Argentina on November 1st, 2021. It all depends on your cruise company what they will do.

  3. Hi Glenn, I am an Argentinian living in South Africa for many years. I have a SA passport with which I usually enter BsAs. My Argentinian passport has expired and I was planning to renew it last year but then I couldn’t go to Bs As because of Covid. I go once a year to visit my mom, in 2020 she turned 100 years old and I couldn’t go because flights were cancelled. I was flying with TAAG via Brazil, now I have a voucher from them valid until July this year.
    My question is, have you got any info if I will be able to travel to see my mom, when, and how ? will I have to quarantine?
    I usually only go for 2 weeks. What is your advice ?
    Many thanks.

    • Hi Claudia 👋, you will need to have a valid passport to leave a country. You can always enter Argentina, even if your Argentinian passport is expired but I suggest to renewing it at the Argentinian embassy. With an Argentinian passport or DNI you can enter the country without any problem. Cheers

  4. Jaz Martinez Reply

    Hello Glen. I’m happy I found your site. I am an international flight attendant with AA. Buenos Aries is what I usually fly for many years. Hopefully I will get my trips to EZE in April. I am a professional jazz & blues singer. I would like very much to meet you as I have been encouraged to bring my performance style to EZE. Europe has been my performance ground. I have spoken to a few people associated with the Jazz lib Notorious. Just want to chat about some creative work in EZE. Thanks hope we can chat

    • Hi Jaz, looking forward to the official reopening of the borders and many nice evenings, with jazz of course too :-p

  5. Hi Glenn! How are you?
    I’m an Argentinian resident and my husband is an American citizen residing in the US. In order to enter Argentina I read that he needs a copy of my DNI. Do you know if it needs to be certified? Do you know if the marriage certificate he needs to produce has to be translated into Spanish?
    I’m also worried about this letter of request where he has to state why his visit is necessary. Is seeing his wife after over a year a good enough reason to enter this country? Do you know of any foreigners who have entered Argentina already under this program?
    I’m sorry to bombard you with all these questions, but I’m finding some things a bit confusing.


    • Hi Ari, yes there are already persons that entered Argentina for the reason of not seeing their partner for a year. The marriage certificate needs to be legalized by apostille. The translation is not necessary. A previous comment here on the website said that the border control didn’t even took the time to read the letter of request. They only looked for the certificates. Good luck.

        • Glenn,
          Today is June 26th, 2021 and Argentina government announced a restriction of only 2 flights per day to be allowed to enter and leave Argentina. I am USA citizen visiting family members in Argentina, I am supposed to be flying back to USA on July 4th. Via AA flight 996 via Dallas, do you which flights will be allowed?

          • Glenn

            Hi Andres, the airline will inform you if your flight will take place. At this moment there is no list of approved flights. Probably there is also a lot of uncertainty at the airlines regarding Argentina’s decision.

          • As of today 6-28-21 my wife’s 6-30-21 A.A. flight 996 B.A. to DFW was cancelled and there are no flights out of B.A. I’m told by A.A. If we can get get to chilli or any other country they can re flight her from there. What a freaking mess this is. If anyone has done advise or knowledge as to how I can get my wife back home without waiting till freaking August, please share. Thanks

          • Glenn

            Hi Tom, these are the approved AA flights to the USA.

            1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11 July. From Miami (MIA) to Buenos Aires (Ezeiza).
            1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11 and 12 July. From Buenos Aires (Ezeiza) to Miami (MIA)
            10 July from New York (JFK) to Buenos Aires (Ezeiza).
            11 July from Buenos Aires (Ezeiza) to New York (JFK).

            The flights to Dallas are canceled.

  6. Hi Glenn, Thanks for your advice to download CuidAR app. BUT we don’t have a DNI Number, only a passport No. from Switzerland, which doesn’t work. What’s now? Regards: Emil

    • Hi Glenn again, Thanks againn for your last advice! But Brazil starts to make problems too: Accorrding to IATA, Brazil wants to have a PCR-Test starting 30.12.20. We are leaving EZE on 14.1.21 at 08:45, thus at this time there won’t be a test available. As we need it now for 1) Brazil, then for 2) Lisbon and for 3) São Tomé again, the PCR-Test shouldn’t be made too early. Where is it the easiest and fastest in CABA to have it taken? Thanks and regards!

      • Hi Glenn, unfortunately I didn’t read anything about my question 2 weeks ago (all labs we asked need 24 hours to write the paper and that is not enough to show a 72-hour PCR test at the destination):

        Hi Glenn again, Thanks againn for your last advice! But Brazil starts to make problems too: Accorrding to IATA, Brazil wants to have a PCR-Test starting 30.12.20. We are leaving EZE on 14.1.21 at 08:45, thus at this time there won’t be a test available. As we need it now for 1) Brazil, then for 2) Lisbon and for 3) São Tomé again, the PCR-Test shouldn’t be made too early. Where is it the easiest and fastest in CABA to have it taken? Thanks and regards!

  7. Hi Glenn, Since our last question on 27.9.2020 we could prepare the shipping of our car to Africa. Begin of January we have to deliver it in the B.A. port. Now our question: What do we need on paperwork 1) to drive from Posadas/Misiones to the port of Buenos Aires (Exolgan Terminal), crossing hereby Corrientes, Entre Rios and the B.A. Province, and 2) to fly with AR from Ezeiza out to Garulhos/São Paulo. Entering Brazil shouldn’t be a problem and Garulhos Terminal 3 has a PCR-Test Center for Europe. Regards: Emil

    • Hi Emil, you need to download the CuidAR app and apply for a travel certificate. As soon that you have the certificate circulacion, you can travel to your end destination Ezeiza. To be sure, also print your flight booking to show if they do control. Good luck!

  8. Hi Glenn! I’ve been looking for some information about restriccions to enter Argentina, but i’m still have some doubts and questions. My daughter who lives in USA has both Argentinian cutizenship and USA, she is travelling next week to BS As and from there needs to take another flight to Salta where all our family live. I understand she needs to sign la Declaracion Jurada 48hrs before she departs From NY, is it aldo required to get a Covid19 testing as well to enter the country? And does she need anything else to get on the second plane to Salta? And how anout the querentine? Can she do it at a family member house? I really appreciate your help!!🙏

    • Hi Iris, a PCR test isn’t required now. She needs to download the CuidAR app on her phone and apply for the circulation certificate. Afterward, she needs to follow the 14-day quarantine in Salta. Normally the quarantine is in strict self-isolation. I’m not informed how the government of Salta this follows up. Saludos!

    • Adniel Christopher Marte Reply

      Hey Glenn. Any news when US citizens could come? They said after November 29th but most likely it might get extended again right??

      • Hi Adniel 👋, indeed probably the borders will remain closed until December 20th for foreigners (exception for Brasil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile and Bolivia citizens). But I’m waiting for official communication.

        • Hi Glenn,

          Since you can get more of an inside scoop, do you think my flight for February 24th looks positive? 😕 thank you!

  9. Elisabeth Zabaneh Reply

    Have a friend who is Argentine National returning home to Argentina December 9th originating in Mexico and a layover in Lima, Peru. confusing information is that flights are not coming from Lima on Latam Airlines. and Do Argentine nationals still require 14 day quarantine if returning from Mexico?
    thanks for any info

    • Hi Elisabeth, true there are some problems with the flights between Lima and Buenos Aires. Airline companies are making unpredictable cancelations. Currently, I don’t have more information about LATAM flight schedule. Yes, your friend needs to follow the 14 day quarantine upon return. Saludos.

    • Jord Bladergroen Reply

      Hi Glenn,
      I read on the BA Times that BA will be open again in December for tourists. It was also mentioned on the government website of BA itself. Do you know more about it and which nationalities are allowed?

      Many thanks


      • Hi Jord, true but only for tourists from neighboring countries Brasil, Paraguay, Chile, Uruguay, and Bolivia. At this moment no news about other countries. Saludos!

          • Glenn

            Hi Jord, indeed it’s not always clear.

            International flights are already allowed in Argentina but there were only available for Argentinians until October 15th because the border was strictly closed for all foreigners. Since October 15th, citizens from Brasil, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay, and Bolivia are allowed to enter Argentina for essential reasons.

            From December 15th, those citizens from neighboring countries are allowed to enter Argentina for touristic reasons. If they follow the protocols applied in Argentina.

            So, foreigners from other countries such as the USA or European countries are not allowed to enter Argentina. The page that you send in the link confirms it.


  10. Virginia Cox Reply

    Hi Glenn,

    Me and my husband have tickets to visit my family in Argentina on December 29th. I’m an Argentinian citizen by my husband is a US citizen. I know that as right now he couldn’t enter the country but what are the chances for the border to be open again by that point in time?

    Please let me know what you think! Thanks

    • Hi Virginia 👋, I see the chances low that they will reopen the borders for foreigners at that time. At this moment, even Argentinians are not allowed to travel for non-essential purposes inside the country.

  11. Hi Glenn, thanks for this article. We have flight to EZE for Dec 18th. I am an Argentine citizen and my husband is a us citizen. Does it look like I could be allowed in, and he won’t?

    • Hi Jaya, the government just extended the closing of the border for foreigners until November 29th, 2020. Argentinians can enter but your husband not. It doesn’t look too good that the Argentinian border will reopen at that time. Saludos.

    • Hi Glenn:

      I am a Canadian in Cordoba who hopefully will be able to return to Canada in December. In the process of going to EZE from Cordoba, do I need the”circular” form you referred to.

      Thank you,


      • Hi Darryl, yes you need to download the CuidAR app in order to travel from Cordoba to Buenos Aires. This by air or overland. Good luck!

  12. Hello Glenn,

    Thanks again for all your help.

    RE the special flights – as you’ve clearly said, these flights are only for Argentinian nationals. Would you please have the link to this information? Its not that I don’t trust you!😄 I have an Argentinian friend who is interested to see the official news source.

    Many thanks!


    • Hi Tom, There is a misunderstanding between the two laws. One legislation related to the sale of airline tickets and the application for the specially authorized flights. And the second legislation relates to prohibiting foreigners from entering Argentina.

      Now the second legislation has a direct effect on the special flights. Because if you are not admitted to the country as a foreigner, you can actually not take the flight. Technically, you can book a flight and in case of inattention the airline can even let you board, but as soon as you land in Argentina you are faced with a closed border.

      Hence, inbound flights are only available to Argentines in possession of a valid passport or national ID.

      I am happy to forward you the link here to the decree prohibiting the entry of foreigners.

      Saludos 🙂

    • Hi Glenn we’ve been in Rosario since March just before the lockdown started. We,ve eventually managed to book a flight back to South Africa on December 3 ( Rosario – Buenos Aires – and then Turkish Airlines to South Africa).We’ve been trying to obtain a “Certificado para circular” at without success.You need either a DNI or a TAD (whatever that is) or a NUMERO DE PRECARIA. Seeing that we entered the country as tourists we only have our passport numbers.We,ve also send various emails to the helpdesk but nobody is able to help us, they just refer you back to the link above.Are there perhaps other people on this site that have the same problem.Our only other option would be to just forget about the form.

      • Hi Sonette, indeed… you can’t enter a passport number in the circular app. If you have a flight ticket out of Argentina, then you are able to travel to the international airport. It’s a valid reason to travel from your address to the airport. Saludos

      • John Richards Reply

        High Glen, I am a Brit living in City Bell. ( I have residency here). My wife is an Argentinian. I have not seen my family in the UK for nearly 12 months. I am hoping to go back for a 3 month period from mid/late February. Any news on when international flights are likely to return to something like normal? If not how do I find out about the authorised flights?

        • Hi John 👋, airlines are allowed to fly back to Argentina. However, it’s the airline’s decision to resume its route to Buenos Aires. Probably based on demand and profit. On the other hand, many airlines did resume their flights to Buenos Aires. For example, Iberia will fly from December almost daily to Argentina. When the borders of Argentina for foreigners will reopen is unclear. They are reopening now for neighboring countries and I see that the government finally is taking good measures. If a second wave stays away in Argentina, then I see a chance that February will maybe be possible for family reunions. Saludos!

  13. Hi I have a question, hopefully someone can help me.
    My step father is an argentinian and my mother is married to him. I know that she can go but my question is am I able to go even though I am not his child and over the age of 18?

    • Hi Scarlett 👋, you need to have an Argentinian passport or DNI to enter Argentina. They check that and not your family connection, even if you can proof it. Saludos

  14. Hi Glenn!

    I am an Argentinian resident in Buenos Aires. My husband is an American citizen and is now in North Carolina. Can I theoretically travel to the US to see him now?
    Thanks in advance!

  15. Hello,
    How can I apply for a special flight? Do I just use that circular online application? Can I apply to visit my spouse and family? This is getting too out of hand. People need to see their family.

    • Hi Kel, indeed the situation is disproportionate. But the borders remain for foreigners. I sincerely hope that the government will take this into account in the next announcement.

      The special flights – which normally stop shortly and become regular again – are for sale to the public. The airline does not take any responsibility in this if you ultimately cannot enter Argentina because the borders are closed to foreigners.

      I would wait a while before booking a flight (at short notice). And wait until the message comes that the borders have been opened again.

      You only need the circular application if you want to travel from the city to another province.

      • Hi Glenn,

        Can we take a flight to one of the bordering countries that they are allowing in and then from there go into Argentina? Or we can’t enter no matter what if we hold a US passport?
        Thank you! Buying you a coffee as soon as I get paid.

        • Hi Kel, you can’t enter Argentina if you only have a US passport. To cross the border you need to have a passport from one of the neighboring countries. A stop-over is not possible. Cheers

  16. Adam Sturges Reply


    Do you know how long these ‘special’ flights are being confirmed for yet?

    At the moment we have a flight on the 6th November but may want to bring this earlier.

    British Airways
    London – Buenos Aires: 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, and 24 October.

    Are they any later than this at the moment?

    • Hi Adam 👋, good news. The government just published a law that makes flying on a regular schedule in Argentina back possible. Airlines will adapt their flight schedule to the new situation. The special flights published earlier this month are confirmed.

    • Adrian Service Reply

      I am booked on a flight on 31/10 purchased a few days ago.
      I contacted Ezeiza to ask if the flight arrivals I saw on their website AA, BA, KLM, Lufthansa etc. were ‘special’ or normal commercial flights. This was two days ago. They said all commercial flights banned so had to assume special.
      I contacted BA to ask if flights were special or commercial and they said commercial, so the opposite reply.
      I specifically asked about my flight on 31/10 and told it is normal commercial flight…
      However once there, it does not seem simple to circulate and abide with the law.
      You must have Circular App on your phone which is to show you have authorisation, don’t know if you have it or not. But regardless I have tried to download app but cannot as my phone is registered in Europe and it seems the App is only available if phone is registered in Argentina.
      Good luck, safe travels.

      • Hi Adrian 👋, there is some misunderstanding. It’s true that commercial flights are banned. In place of that, there are “special” flights. However, airlines see them as normal commercial flights as the ticket sale is open to the public. Up to now, there are only special flights to Argentina. Actually, there is no difference to you as a passenger. The flight is just an individual authorized to land in Argentina.

        About your arrival in Argentina. If you filled in the Jurada Declaracion (not the Circular app), then you agree that you will go into 14 days of self-isolation. You have to mention the address where you will stay. You don’t need more approvals if you are just staying in Buenos Aires city. However, if you want to take a domestic flight to another province, then yes and you need to motivate why you want to fly to another province.


  17. Deryadeniz Sahin Reply

    Hello Glenn, there are flights to mexico now on American Airlines, is it for everyone? I am a Turkish Passport holder, can I take this flight?
    Thank you so much🙏🙏

    • Hi Sahin, I’m only aware of flights with Aeromexico from Buenos Aires to Mexico city. If there are flights, you can leave Argentina without any problem. The border control will allow you to leave the country. Saludos.

  18. Hello Glenn, it is not completely true that you cannot fly to Europe as an Argentinian. You can, if you can demonstrate a good reason. Tourism is not a good reason, at least not during the pandemic. Germany, for instance, will allow entry to highly qualified people with a work visa if they can credibly show that their presence is essential. The German embassy in Buenos Aires still (or again) issues work visas. There would be no point doing so, if nobody could enter. The decision on letting someone in ultimately rests with the border police at the point of entry. However, it is highly unlikely that they would turn you back after a 13 hour flight if you have a valid visa and a letter stating that your presence is essential. Moreover, not everyone would necessarily enter Germany directly from Argentina. If you have a stopover in Madrid or Amsterdam, then you are dealing with Spanish or Dutch authorities, and they are even less likely to turn you back with a valid German visa. It is hard enough for them to keep up to date with Dutch entry rules, much less will the keep in touch with German entry rules, which even Germans don’t fully understand because many federal states and even individual cities make their own rules. Once you are through the Schengen border in Madrid or Amsterdam, there are no more border controls. You WILL need to fill out a landing questionnaire, which the airline collects and passes on the the health authorities. These can check up on you to make sure you comply with quarantine rules. So, yes, it is a bit inconvenient but not impossible – at least not if you can find a flight. Gabriel

    • Hi Gabriel, that’s why I always mention that the passenger – in this case, the Argentinian citizen – is responsible to comply with the travel restrictions of the country of destination. Maybe I need to clarify more that the passenger also needs to comply with the first border control in the Schengen zone. The Argentinian border control will let Argentinians pass without any problem but the passenger needs to check the restrictions of the destination. Saludos

  19. Hi, I read somewhere that flights had to be authorized 1 month before. Is that the case and is there a list available to view?

    • Hi Drew 👋, the list of flights is available on this page. Indeed, the regular flight route needs to be approved one month in advance. That’s what the procedure is. However, the government maybe can make an exception. Let’s see how it goes. Maybe behind the scenes, something is moving but nothing is reported by the news. That normally always knows something 🙂

  20. Hi Glenn,

    Didn’t go through all the comments people posted, but even after reading some of them it’s still unclear whether those special flights you listed above are for Argentinian citizens only or also for tourists. I mean, special flights there have been since the pandemic started so that Argentinians return home, right? So, I thoughts those were for tourists too. But then you say that nothing is certain until the 11th, right?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Hi Ana-Maria 👋, the airline can sell tickets to everyone. But it’s the responsibility of the passenger to check and follow the entry restrictions of the country of arrival. In this case, Argentina doesn’t allow foreigners (tourists) to enter.

      Theoretically, you can book a ticket on one of the special flights but you will get denied access to Argentina as soon you arrive. The airline doesn’t take any responsibility for that.

      On October 11th, the government will give an update about the travel restrictions. And then we are hoping that foreigners are welcome back again. However, it doesn’t look very good for international tourism in Argentina. Even national citizens are not allowed to travel nowadays.


  21. I am a US citizen presently in Mexico and my fiancé lives in Argentina and I am waiting to be able to fly to Bariloche to be together with her. I am also applying for a pensioners visa. But my question is when international flights begin will that only be for residents or could it be for someone like myself as well to return to my fiancé who is an Argentinian citizen

    • Hi Wayne 👋, if we can believe the government, the commercial international flights should resume before October 15th. However, I don’t believe that foreigners will be allowed to enter Argentina. The flights will be only available for Argentinian residents (DNI & Passport holders). Your fiancé can leave Argentina without any problem. Also, she can return. Saludos.

  22. Hi Glenn

    We’re due to take a domestic flight to Buenos Aires late October and then depart Argentina on an international flight the next day. Do you know where we can find the rules for what we need to do? medical form? Test? Travel permit? Also where to find the isolation rules for when we return? Can’t seem to find any official details?


    • Hi Ally, I wrote an article about the COVID-19 measures in Argentina. Click here. Also, the passenger locator form and a link is there with extra information. Currently, the government doesn’t ask for a PCR test. Only the 14-day self-isolation. There is no protocol if you have a layover or shortstop in Argentina. Let’s hope that we get more info soon (probably around October 11th). Saludos

      • Hi Ally

        My wife and I are planning to book a trip from Rosario to Cape Town in early December via Turkish Airlines. Our first leg will also be a domestic flight from Rosario to Buenos Aires, with a short layover in Buenos Aires. I would really appreciate it if you could forward us any information you receive. We are currently holding off on booking the flight because of the uncertainties. Thanks so much.

        • Hi Jan 👋, the government just published the decree that domestic flights will be possible. You will be always allowed to take a flight to Buenos Aires to take your flight out of the country. More information about the permission is here: Saludos

  23. Hi Glenn,
    My boyfriend who is Argentinian wants to travel to see me in England in January 2020. Do you think he will be able to travel in the new year?

    • Hi Mollie 👋, he can leave and enter Argentina at any moment. It all depends on the travel restriction in the U.K. I’m not informed about the situation in the U.K. But a couple of weeks before he can check the current travel restrictions at the destination. There will be flights to Europe, as there are flights now. Currently, there is no direct connection between Argentina and the U.K. British Airways didn’t announce anything. Saludos

      • Alessandro Reply

        Hi Glen,

        I believe British Airways too has some special flights to LHR-EZE. There are 4 departures weekly and regularly (down from the 7 pre-covid), each way, starting the 3rd of October. Tickets are purchasable in their website.

        • Hi Alessandro 👋, you were a little bit faster getting that info :-p. But indeed British Airways will start to fly again to Argentina. I updated the page 🙂

      • Arya Daru Pangayunan Reply

        Hi, a very informative site you have here. Kudos!
        I just want to share information regarding my entry to Argentina on 16 October 2020.
        I’m an Indonesian diplomat traveling from Jakarta, Indonesia. I flew in using Qatar Airways CGK-DOH-GRU and GRU-EZE by Latam.
        As entry for foreigner is still not permitted, I got rejected by Qatar Airways when I checked in in CGK. But because I use a diplomatic passport and visa, and I also showed them all my transfer papers, they finally gave me my boarding pass.
        There was “surprisingly” no problem at all during my trip. I thought Latam will also try to reject me at GRU before taking off to EZE, but the only thing they did was to check my PCR results, without caring where I’m from. They also asked me to fill in the Argentinian passenger locator form and that’s it.
        I arrived in Buenos Aires with no problem whatsoever on arrival. They only checked the passenger locator form and not concerned where I’m from. I am now doing a 2 week mandatory quarantine without any issues.

    • Hi Glenn

      I took a quick look at the “circular” form and there is no mention made of “Air travel” and also no option to select for ” Returning to own country / flying out of country”. Do we still need to fill in the form even though we’ll fly from Rosario to Buenos Aires (short layover of 4 hours) and then fly out of the country.

  24. Annalise Penny Reply

    Hi Glenn!
    Thank you for the information. This is the best information site on flights you can find anywhere 🙂
    I am just wondering with all the flights going to Miami at the moment is it possible for Argentines to obtain a visa to go to the US for a short stay? I assume they need a B2 visa but is that possible right now?

    Many thanks.

    • Hi Annalise 👋, thank you! The US embassy in Buenos Aires isn’t open yet. So, they don’t process any visa right now. They will communicate on their Twitter account when the embassy will resume. Saludos.

      • Hi Glenn – if you already have a visa to the US (Argentina citizen), are there any special protocols to follow before booking a flight to the US?

        Thank you!

    • Darryl V Chow Reply

      Hi Glenn:

      As others have mentioned thank you for supplying travel information during these difficult times. I have missed several opportunity to fly Air Canada out of Buenos Aires in an effort to return home. The dillema of course, is that there are no domestic flights Cordoba to EZE. Are you aware of any other alternative means of getting to Buenos Airport from Cordoba. I have another opportunity in late October and would hope to catch that flight back to Canada.


      Darryl Chow

  25. Hi Glen
    This site has been a bit of a lifesaver in terms of keeping up to date on what is, or might be, going on in Argentina re international travel. I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction for information regarding domestic travel. I understand normal travel between provinces is currently prohibited. I’m considering taking a special flight to BsAs (have a DNI have been advised by my lawyer I can travel) but I live and work in Cordoba province and my address is still registered in BsAs. Do you know where I might apply for a permission to travel between provinces, I can prove I work in Cordoba. Any help/info greatly appreciated. Thanks

    • Hi, the government has not yet published the terms of essential travel. I suspect travel for work will be considered essential. But the right conditions are not yet known. I think everything will go through the CuidAR application later. But waiting for more info about that. Saludos

    • Adnie Marte Reply

      Thank you Glenn for your research and hard work. You have save me from being stranded in the border. I had a trip book for Octuber 5. I do not have my DNI. Just my US Passport. Would had been stranded.. !!!!Thank You!!!!
      I miss my Fiance though :/

  26. Hola Glenn,
    I have dual citizenship in the U.S.and Argentina. I have a round trip ticket with American Airlines for October 8th, arriving the 9th, and returning to California, where I live, on October 18th. The reason for the trip is to pick my Mom up and accompany her back to the U.S.
    My question is whether I will be allowed to depart Buenos Aires on Oct.18th since I will not have not completed the 14-day quarantine. I assumed that since I was sold the tickets by AA it would be ok, but I feel I might need approval from some government office, and perhaps a Covid-19 test prior to departing Buenos Aires. I don’t want to leave this to chance! DO you have any information that might help me? Calling the airline, or looking on the U.S. embassy website hasn’t helped. I have not read anything related to this dilemma anywhere, so I really appreciate your help!!!

    • Hi Cristina 👋, that’s indeed a difficult case but Argentina is sometimes flexible if you show some documents to motivate your opinion. (This doesn’t apply for persons that don’t have a DNI/passport because the access will be denied).

      I suggest taking a COVID-19 test 72hrs before your arrival in Argentina. And to be sure you can also take a COVID-19 test and a doctor’s certificate declaring that you don’t have any symptoms. This 72hrs before leaving Argentina. With that, you can motivate your reason.

      But still, be aware that this is not according to the law to terminate the self-isolation earlier.

  27. Claudia Estrada Reply

    Hi Glenn i have my flight booked for Oct. 11 i will be getting married in Argentina. But all this situation has not let me return to Argentina. And im a US Citizen. Is it pissible that the borders will open by Oct. 11. Or is there any special permit i can request since i have i have my property there and need to sign certain paper work.

    • Hi Claudia 👋, the only way a foreigner can enter Argentina is by having a DNI (national ID number) = residency. There are exceptions but they don’t apply to your case. (Exceptions are: airline/ship crew members, medical transport, international cargo crew).

      Even if you have a house in Argentina but you don’t have a DNI, you will not be allowed to enter the country. They are very strict in that.

      The borders of Argentina are closed until October 11th. A couple of days before they will announce if the restriction will be extended or not. Then the new rules will start on October 12th.

      Best regards

    • Just returned to Argentina from the States. I had to prove residence. Was told at AA Miami that flights were only for those with Argentinian’s passport or with residence. There is a big confussion. Check it up before departing from your town. Good luck

  28. Good afternoon,
    Just found your site by accident!! It’s great!
    Here’s my question, I’m an American citizen, my mom lives in Argentina ( she was born there) however I don’t have Argentinian docs, I do have flight schedule for 9/30 miami/ chile, arriving in Chile on October 1 and then Chile/ Buenos Aires, do you think foreigners will be allowed to enter by then? I can’t find a coherent answer from anybody. Thank you !

    • Hi, thanks. The borders are closed until October 11th, 2020 for all foreigners. There are no exceptions for family. You really need an Argentinian ID before you can enter the country.

      Let’s hope that the restrictions will ease after October 11th.


    • Hi,

      Can you please update us what happened in your case? Did you postpone your flight or did you manage to arrange getting in Argentina?

    • Hi Ty 👋, the borders of Argentina are officially closed until October 11th, 2020 for all foreigners. The decree is published. You can find the latest information here. I always link to the official laws published in the state gazette.

      Argentina is currently the epic-center of Latin-America. Of all tests taken, more then 50% returns positive. At this moment more cases are detected outside the city of Buenos Aires. For Buenos Aires city the situation is stabilizing. Now more cases are showing up in the North of the country. But, sadly there is a lack of good health infrastructure.

      Let’s see if Buenos Aires city can bend the curve further down.

  29. Hi Glenn,

    You say the president should be holding a press conference today regarding the status of flights, do you know what time that will be held?

    • Hi Sally 👋, the current restrictions are valid until September 20th. Mostly, the presidents made his announcement 1-2 days before the end of the current restrictions. Maybe optimistic to hope for today but I expect September 19th. I will inform here directly if there is any news 😊.

  30. Hi Glenn!
    Really appreciate the updates!
    You posted a comment 5 days ago saying the entry ban for foreigners ends on the 20th of September, is this still the case? Struggling to find concrete information. Hoping to travel to Buenos Aires ASAP as my partner is Argentinean. However I’m skeptical about booking flights as I’ve already been burned.

    • Hi Padraig, I expect a press conference of the president this week. Probably with more news if the entry ban gets extended. I keep you informed 😊

  31. Daniel Karcher Reply

    hola glen yo naci en argentina soy residente argentino pero vivo en usa tengo residencia americana puedo viajar ahora, y tambien tengo que hacer cuarentena en el pais voy a quedarme dos semanas de un amigo que vive en san martin provincia ///

  32. I have a flight on sept 19 to Buenos Aires to arrive the 20th i only have passport..are they allowing u.s. citizens to enter border?

    • Hi David, the entry ban for foreigners ends on September 20. It will not be possible to enter Argentina. Saludos.

  33. Thanks Glenn! I’m About to buy my ticket London – Buenos Aires (I’m Argentinian) for November. Do you think is best to wait?

    • Hi Maria, you can buy it at any moment. If the ticket price is good, you can buy it. If they cancel the flight, then the airline will reschedule your flight without costs. But afterward, you had a ticket at an interesting price. It’s a risk that you take if the flight gets canceled. We don’t know anything yet about the international flights for November.

  34. I finally cancelled my October Buenos Aires trip. It was just getting too exasperating to follow all this.

    I have a credit from the apartment that I have to use within a year, so maybe I’ll do it then but not until there is some certainty.

    • Deryadeniz Sahin Reply

      Hi Glenn! Thank God I found you🙏🙏 you have great information, thank you so much.
      Well, here is my question: As a Turkish passport holder, is it possible to fly to Mexico or to Miami from Buenos Aires( I have been trapped here for 6 months) , have you got any idea?
      Thank you in advanced🙏🙏

      • Hi Sahin 👋, thank you for the nice comment.
        Currently, there are flights to Miami with Aerolineas Argentinas and American Airlines.

        If Turkey if your final destination, then you can take any flight but the connection need to be to Turkey. For example, if your destination is Istanbul, then you can take a flight with Iberia with a stopover in Madrid.

        Best way to check is on the airlines website what connections are available.


        • Deryadeniz Sahin Reply

          No Glenn, I don’t have any plan to go back to Turkey, I just want to fly to Mexico, there is flight on the 25th of September so the question is whether these flights are for just Argentinians or anybody?
          Thank you again🙏🙏

          • Glenn

            Everyone can book a flight ticket on the special flights. I think Mexico don’t have any regulations. So I suppose you can enter the country. Have fun!

      • Hi Glenn!

        Thanks for keeping us posted as things develop! Two questions…

        1) Have you heard anything about when regional travel will open – particularly into BA? Specifically, we are in Rio Negro and need to get our son’s passport renewed (US embassy) by the end of December.

        2) We are thinking of booking a (refundable) cruise that leaves from Ushuaia on March 19 2021. Think the cruise will happen and the port will be open??

        Thanks for your perspective:)


        • Hi Jane 👋, Aerolineas Argentinas published a schedule for regular flights in October. But the president and each province governor need to give their approval for the flights. We are waiting for that, so Aerolineas can start.

          March 2021, is still far away but I suppose it will be possible. And if it’s refundable, why not :-).

  35. Hi Glenn! Are you aware of the requirements, if any, to book a special flight? Is there any special documentation required. In this situation it is an Argentinian citizen traveling to US or Mexico.


    • Hi Brandon 👋, the ticket sales for special flights are public. You can book them directly on the airline’s website. It’s the passenger’s responsibility to check if they are allowed to enter the country of destination. To be sure, you can check the US of Mexico’s government regulations. Currently, the US embassy in Buenos Aires is closed and processing visas are suspended. Cheers.

  36. Great website! My wife and I are currently booked on United Airlines to travel to BA on October 21. Your blog does not mention United Airlines. Are they flying to Argentina in late October or not? Thanks.

    • Hi Jordan 👋, in July United airlines announced that they will start with a daily flight to Houston starting on October 1st. But the situation changed over a month completely. We didn’t receive any new updates about United. Mid-September we expect that airlines will publish their plans for October. Cheers.

  37. Adrienne Tabakow Reply

    Hello, I have researched with no success, is it possible for an Argentinian citizen to fly to the states any time soon?

    • Hi Adrienne 👋, there are no restrictions for Argentinians to leave the country. But Argentinians need to check if they are allowed to enter the country of destination. There are flights in September to the USA. Aerolineas Argentinas and American Airlines are flying both to Miami (the only destination in the USA right now). Saludos!

  38. Hello Glenn!👋

    First, excellent website this, was a relief to across it a few weeks ago!

    Question – in terms of the ‘vuelos especiales’ is there any special permit required to travel on these/enter Argentina on arrival, or are they reserved for specific persons?

    I’ve found some flights on Air France via Amsterdam, but before I go any further I’m scratching around (with little luck!) to find out if I’m missing a trick somewhere…

    Cheers, and thanks again


    • Hi Tom 👋, thanks! Watch out because actually anyone can book a ticket for a “special flight” because the ticket sale is public. But only Argentinian citizens/residents can enter the country.

      If you don’t have a DNI or Argentinian passport, your entrance will be denied. Of course, the airline will control before you board the plane but in the worst case you land in Buenos Aires and you will not be allowed to enter the country. The borders currently closed until September 20th for all foreigners.


      • Thanks Glenn, exactly the information I needed!👌😁

        Muchas gracias

        • Glenn,

          “The borders currently closed until September 20th for all foreigners.”

          I’m a US citizen only with a passport. Will I be allowed in on the 20th (this is when the plane lands in Buenos Aires)?


  39. Geoff Ford Reply

    Hi Glen My wife and I are booked to fly with British Airways on December 04 for our 6th trip to Argentina.Had internal flights with Latam from Aeroparque All cancelled so rebooked with Aerolineus All accommodation pre booked including my 60 th birthday at Colome and trekking down in El Chalten and Torres del Paine.We are spending the last week in Uruguay is the Buquebus running? Just thinking of all the wonderful places we hope it comes off! Great website Regards Geoff

    • Hi Geoff, great plans ahead. Let’s hope we have soon some more news about international tourism. Currently, Buquebus operates on specific dates but only Argentinians or Uruguayans can book a ticket. It will all depend on when the borders will reopen to foreigners. Let’s hope soon. 😊

  40. Still no word from Norwegian on whether they will be operating from Ezeiza again in spite of my messages to them on Twitter.
    The lack of information from this government isn’t surprising and simply fits their modus operandi.

    • Hi Marc 👋, indeed Norwegian didn’t announce anything about their return to Buenos Aires. Also, up to today, the government didn’t officially communicate that the regular flights in September will not be possible. The airlines are gambling in the idea that their request for “special” flights will be approved. A reason why the ticket sales of KLM, Iberia, Air France are not online yet. And this a couple of days before September 1st.

      Waiting, waiting, … 😕

  41. I’m living in Europe now and from what I see Argentinians have to quarantine, but they are indeed allowed to fly to Europe.

  42. Nigel Jones-Morris Reply

    Hi Glenn

    I appreciate your updates. We currently have longstanding flights booked to Buenos Aires for 30th September, not looking too hopeful at the moment :/

    It was supposed to be the first leg of a round the world trip. I have my fingers crossed for the slight chance of us being allowed in. We’d be happy to be tested AND quarantine for 14 days, so our view is that we’d present minimal risk to the Argentine people.

    Hey ho, what will be will be 🙂

    • Hi Nigel, glad to give the updates. I hope you can start soon your world trip. Sounds amazing. Cheers.

  43. Glenn:

    Thank you for your updates; I am optimistic about a return to Buenos Aires and your writings have provided me with some of the best guidance (not necessarily comfort, jaja) on the web.



    • Hi Jack 👋, glad to help you. We all hope for the best and the government communicate soon. Saludos.

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