COVID-19: Argentina Travel Updates

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Latest Argentina COVID-19 News:

  • 17th May 2022 – Officials in Argentina say that the country is entering the fourth wave of COVID-19. No extra closures or restrictions are expected as hospitalisation numbers remain low. Source.
  • 1st April 2022 – Argentina announces the removal of all COVID-19 related entry requirements. Entering the country will return to pre-pandemic normality. Source.
  • 29th December 2021 – Argentina has cut its quarantine for people infected with COVID-19 from 10 to 7 days if they are fully vaccinated. Source.

Disclaimer: COVID-19 travel restrictions are changing every day and the following information reflects South America Backpacker’s understanding of the current entry rules. We update this article regularly to ensure the information is as current as possible but we cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.

Argentina Travel Restrictions

Can you travel to Argentina right now?

Argentina is open to all travellers.

Vaccinated travellers

There are no restrictions on vaccinated travellers.

Check to see which vaccines are approved in Argentina.

Unvaccinated travellers

COVID-19 testing is recommended for all travellers who have not received a full COVID-19 vaccine schedule.

Entry Requirements

Before entering Argentina, you will need:

Required Entry Documents

  • Passport and visas as normal.
  • You must fill in an electronic sworn statement no less than 48 hours before your arrival in the country.
  • If you’ve been vaccinated, proof of vaccination through the App Mi Argentina – or an official document from a national health body if vaccinated outside of Argentina – is worth having too.

Travel Insurance

  • Non-resident foreigners will need travel insurance that includes comprehensive cover for COVID-19. It needs to cover potential hospitalisation, treatment and costs of quarantine if medically required.

Our Recommended Travel Insurance During the COVID-19 Pandemic – SafetyWing’s Nomad Insurance.

COVID-19 Tests Required

  • None are required.

Local COVID-19 Rules and Regulations

The rules and regulations below are only meant to serve as a guide and the situation is prone to change rapidly without warning. For more information on local rules and restrictions visit Argentina’s official government website.

  • FACE COVERINGS – Face masks that cover the nose and mouth are recommended in all indoor spaces, including public transport. They may be mandatory in some jurisdictions. Check locally. (Related: Read about the best face masks for travel here.)
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING – 2-metre social distancing is in effect in some jurisdictions. Check locally.
  • CURFEWS – Curfews come and go in local areas depending on the current number of COVID-19 cases in that area.
  • PUBLIC TRANSPORT – Public transport is operational across the country. If COVID-19 cases spike, it may be reserved for essential workers again.
  • VENUES AND GATHERINGS – Most restaurants, hotels, guesthouses and attractions are open throughout the country. However, local restrictions may close these without warning. To visit bowling alleys, party halls, go on group tours or go to events with more than 1000 people, you will need to provide a Tourism Certificate or proof of vaccination.
  • MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE – Free movement is allowed within each jurisdiction. However, you may need to show your Tourism Certificate to travel between provinces.

Land Borders

  • Argentina’s land borders are open. This can change quickly so keep an eye on official government websites.


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