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Is Argentina Open for Tourists? – Latest Travel Restrictions

Last update: 01/22/2022

Argentina recently reopened its borders to vaccinated international travelers on November 1, 2021. International travelers may now enter Argentina as long as they can provide proof of full vaccination.

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Is Argentina Open for Tourists? – Latest Argentina Travel Restrictions

To enter Argentina, international travelers must present proof of a negative PCR test result that was obtained within 72 hours prior to boarding and have travel health insurance with COVID-19 coverage. They must also present proof of full vaccination and submit a sworn electronic statement within 48 hours prior to arrival.

All travelers who have been to the African continent within the past 14 days must mention that they have been to the African continent in the last 14 days when they complete their sworn electronic statement. They must also take an antigen test on arrival in Argentina and quarantine for 14 days from their arrival. They will then take a PCR test on day 10 of their quarantine period and can end their quarantine if that test result is negative.

Can I travel to Argentina right now?

You can travel to Argentina from any country right now as long as you are vaccinated. Below is a map of all the countries that can visit Argentina at the moment.

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  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • The Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • The Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

*Fully vaccinated international travelers can enter Argentina for any reason from any of these countries. Unvaccinated international travelers can only enter Argentina if they are visiting an Argentine family member; traveling for business, study, or training; or traveling as an athlete. You can find more information on these exemptions here (in Spanish only).

Argentina has not banned travelers from any specific country, but international travelers must be fully vaccinated in order to enter Argentina.

Argentina COVID-19 travel restrictions and entry requirements

Argentina has implemented several entry requirements for international travelers.

All international travelers must be fully vaccinated and prevent proof of such in order to enter Argentina. They must also complete a sworn electronic statement within 48 hours prior to arrival and present proof of a negative PCR test result that was obtained within 72 hours prior to boarding. On top of that, international travelers must have travel medical insurance with COVID-19 coverage that covers them for the duration of their stay in Argentina.

Buenos Aires, Argentina entry requirements

Argentina COVID-19 travel restrictions and entry requirements

Additionally, any traveler who has been in any country on the African continent within the past 14 days must declare as much when they submit their sworn electronic statement and take an antigen test on arrival in Argentina. They must also quarantine for 14 days from their arrival and take a PCR test on day 10 of their quarantine period. If the day 10 PCR test result is negative, they will be allowed to end their quarantine.

COVID-19 vaccine to travel to Argentina

Fully vaccinated travelers are exempt from quarantining on arrival in Argentina unless they have been on the African continent within the past 14 days.

To be considered fully vaccinated, travelers must have received the final dose of their vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival in Argentina.

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COVID-19 vaccine to travel to Argentina

Vaccinated travelers must still present proof of vaccination, provide proof of a negative PCR test result that was obtained within 72 hours prior to boarding, purchase travel medical insurance with COVID-19 coverage, and complete a sworn electronic statement within 48 hours prior to arrival to enter Argentina.

If vaccinated travelers have been to the African continent in the past 14 days, they must also take an antigen test on arrival in Argentina, quarantine for 14 days from their arrival, and take a PCR test on day 10 of their quarantine period.

Is PCR testing mandatory to travel to Argentina?

All international travelers, regardless of their vaccination status, must present proof of a negative PCR test result that was obtained within 72 hours prior to boarding.

Travelers who have been to the African continent in the past 14 days must also undergo antigen testing on arrival in Argentina and take a PCR test on day 10 of their 14-day quarantine period.

Is there a mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Argentina?

Travelers who have been to the African continent in the past 14 days must quarantine for 14 days from their arrival in Argentina, even if they are fully vaccinated.

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Is there a mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Argentina?

They will then take a PCR test on day 10 of their quarantine period. If that test is negative, they will be allowed to end their quarantine period.

Travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage to visit Argentina

All international travelers must have travel medical insurance with COVID-19 coverage in order to enter Argentina.

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Other travel restrictions for Argentina during COVID-19

Argentina has implemented a few other travel restrictions:

  • Face masks are required in many public spaces, such as public transportation and passenger vehicles.
  • Social distancing rules must be observed.
  • You may need a tourist visa to visit Argentina. Check if you need one below.

What’s open in Argentina

Provinces in Argentina may have their own individual health protocols for businesses, which you can find here (in Spanish only). In general, across the country, hotels, restaurants, attractions, and airports are open.

Hotels that are open in Argentina

Hotels in Argentina are open, so visitors should have no trouble finding a great place to stay. These are our favorite accommodations in Argentina:

Guests should keep at least 1.5 meters away from others and wear masks in all public areas. They will be informed of the accommodation’s health protocols and should receive a COVID-19 questionnaire and registration form via email prior to check-in.

Common areas will be disinfected frequently, and hand sanitizer will be available in public areas for guests to disinfect their hands.

More information on hotel regulations is available here (in Spanish only).

Attractions that are open and tours that are operating in Argentina

Attractions, such as museums and national parks, are open and tours are operating in Argentina. If we had to pick just a few things to see and do, these would be our top recommendations for Argentina:

Visitors must social distance and wear masks at indoor attractions and in crowded areas. Visitors must also wear masks on tours.

More details in regulations for attractions and tours can be found here and here (in Spanish only).

Restaurants that are open in Argentina

Excited to try some delicious Argentinian food? Luckily, restaurants in Argentina are open.

Buenos Aires, Argentina officially reopening borders for tourism

Restaurants that are open in Argentina

Customers should keep at least 1.5 meters away from others and wear masks when entering, exiting, and walking around restaurants. Hand sanitizer will be available to customers at restaurant entrances.

In Buenos Aires, there are no longer restrictions on opening hours or capacity limits.

More information on restaurant regulations is available here and here (in Spanish only).

Airports that are open in Argentina

Argentina’s main international airport, Ministro Pistarini (Ezeiza) International Airport in Buenos Aires, is open and commercial flights are operating.

Travelers should wear masks and keep a distance of at least 2 meters away from others. Travelers who have been to the African continent in the past 14 days must undergo antigen testing on arrival in Argentina.

Where to get a PCR test in Argentina

Your country may require you to take a PCR test in order to fly back home. If you need to get a PCR test in Argentina, you can find more information on testing here.

Restrictions on intercity and interregional travel in Argentina

Certain provinces in Argentina require visitors to have a Tourism Certificate.

To obtain a Tourism Certificate, travelers must complete an online form with information about their trip. They will be able to complete this form three weeks ahead of their trip. Once travelers obtain their Tourism Certificate, they can carry a printed copy with them, download the certificate on their phone, or have it on the Cuidar app.

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Restrictions on intercity and interregional travel in Argentina

Currently, the provinces of Jujuy, Salta, Misiones, La Rioja, Mendoza, San Luis, Córdoba, Santa Fe, Entre Ríos, Buenos Aires, Neuquén, Tucumán, and Chubut require you to obtain a Tourism Certificate to enter the province. Obtaining a Tourism Certificate is optional for Río Negro.

You can check province entry requirements here (in Spanish only).

Argentina reopening its borders to tourists – F.A.Q.

Check out these FAQs related to Argentina reopening for tourists and let us know if you have any other questions in the comments below.

Yes, you can travel to Argentina from any country as long as you are fully vaccinated.

There are currently 22,000+ active cases and 110,000+ deaths due to COVID-19 in Argentina as of today. The CDC classifies travel to Argentina as “Level 2 – Moderate Risk.” If you have a pre-existing condition or any health condition that could increase your chances of serious illness, do not travel to Argentina.

Argentina has not banned travelers from specific countries, but international travelers who are not fully vaccinated may not currently enter Argentina.

Yes, all travelers who have been to the African continent in the past 14 days must quarantine for 14 days from their arrival in Argentina.

Yes, all international travelers, regardless of vaccination status, must present proof of a negative PCR test result that was obtained within 72 hours prior to boarding.

No, there is currently no curfew in Argentina.

Yes, certain provinces require you to have a Tourism Certificate before you travel there.

Yes, hotels in Argentina are open.

Yes, Argentina’s main international airport, Ministro Pistarini (Ezeiza) International Airport in Buenos Aires, is open.

Yes, restaurants in Argentina are open.

Yes, Argentinian attractions are open.

Yes, American tourists can visit Argentina as long as they are fully vaccinated.

Yes, as long as they are fully vaccinated, Canadians can enter Argentina.

Sources

We will update this guide on Argentina reopening to tourism with any new developments. If you need more information on travel to Argentina, you can check these official sources:


COFOUNDER & TRAVEL JUNKIE

Hi, I'm Ascen, a globetrotter based in Philadelphia, USA. I enjoy exploring new landscapes and creating in-depth travel guides for Capture the Atlas.

I have felt a special connection with nature and all the inhabitants of the planet since I was a kid. I am passionate about discovering new countries and especially their wildlife, but no matter how many places I visit, I will always belong to the remote beaches of Almería, in Southern Spain.

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