Argentina entry requirements for international tourists - Update

Through Administrative Decision 951/2021 issued on April 6th, 2022, the Argentine government has announced the lifting of all restrictions, including the requirement of proof of vaccination or PCR test for entry into the national territory of all non-resident foreigners from any country, subject to compliance with current immigration requirements and the requirements listed below:

Through Administrative Decision 937/2022 issued on August 26th, 2022 the Argentine government has announced that Travelers do not need fill out the sworn declaration (affidavit) anymore, and health insurance with Covid-19 coverage is no longer required.

Additional notes:
**If a positive or suspected case of COVID 19 is detected or reported at the point of entry into the country, the Contingency Plan for that Point of Entry will be activated.
**Use of masks is no longer mandatory on public transport, businesses and work environments.

Note that all these measures will remain in place as long as the number of Covid-19 cases in the country keep decreasing or there is not a sudden surge in infection rates, so please make sure to be updated on all the current travel regulations.

Updated September 28, 2022

Polo: The 2022 Argentine Open Championship

On Tuesday, November 1st, 2022, The Cathedral of Polo opens its doors to the public again for the most important polo tournament in the world, the 129th Argentine Polo Open Championship (Abierto Argentino de Polo), or simply "El Abierto", with its thrilling Final to be played on Friday, December 2nd.

The Argentine Polo Open, held every year at Campo Argentino de Polo in Palermo (Av. del Libertador & Dorrego), brings together the best polo players in the world, among them the 10-goal players: Adolfo Cambiaso Jr, the brothers Camilo and Bartolomé Castagnola, Pablo Mac Donough, Juan M. Nero, Pablo Pieres, Facundo Pieres and Nicolás Pieres and David Stirling Jr.

The Argentine Open is one of the oldest and most prestigious events in the international polo calendar, as well as one of the main social events in Buenos Aires, with it's famous "after polo" at the polo bars, and musical shows every night.

Tickets are on sale through Ticketek. Tickets may also be available on the same day of each match at the stadium's box office, but the Semifinal and Final dates may get sold out in advance.

Don´t miss the opportunity of attending this world class event. Contact me through this Contact Form to inquire about our EXCLUSIVE POLO DAY EXPERIENCE with transfers and specialized guide, VIP hospitality packages, or if you need help getting your tickets in advance.

Participating teams:

League A
La Natividad: Camilo Castagnola 10, Pablo Pieres 10, Bartolomé Castagnola 10, Ignatius du Plessis 9. Total: 39.
La Irenita Grand Champions: Juan Britos 9, Francisco Elizalde 9, Pablo Mac Donough 10, Juan M. Zubía 8. Total: 36.
La Ensenada RS Murus Sanctus: Facundo Sola 8, Alfredo Bigatti 9, Guillermo Caset 9, Jerónimo del Carril 8. Total: 34.
La Irenita Gsquared: Santiago Loza 8, Segundo Bocchino 7, Martín Podestá 7, Felipe Dabas 7. Total: 29.
La Hache Perpool: Joaquin Pittaluga 7, Santiago Cernadas 7, Juan “Tito” Ruiz Guiñazu 8, Carlos María Ulloa 6. Total: 28

League B
Ellerstina Turismo Felgueres: Facundo Pieres 10, Hilario Ulloa 9, Gonzalo Pieres 9, Nicolás Pieres 10. Total: 38.
La Dolfina Saudi: Adolfo Cambiaso 10, David Stirling 10, Poroto Cambiaso 9, Juan M. Nero 10. Total: 39.
Cría La Dolfina: Guillermo Terrera 9, Tomás Panelo 8, Diego Cavanagh 8, Alejo Taranco 8. Total: 33.
La Irenita Clinova: Facundo Fernández Llorente 8, Tomás Fernández Llorente 7, Bautista Bayugar 8, Isidro Strada 8. Total: 31.
La Esquina: Cristian “Magoo” Laprida 8, Ignacio Laprida 8,  Pascual Sainz de Vicuña 6, Lucas James, 7. Total: 29

(Results and updates will be published in red):

Date 1 (Will be played at the AAP in Pilar)
Tuesday, November 1 - League A
2.00 pm: La Irenita Grand Champions 14 vs. La H 10 (1)
4.30 pm: La Ensenada RSMS 20 vs. La Irenita Gsquared 17 (2)

Date 2 (Will be played at the AAP in Pilar)
Wednesday, November 2 - League B
1.00 pm:  La Dolfina 15 vs. La Esquina 7 (3)
4.30 pm: Cría La Dolfina 14 vs. La Irenita Clinova (G4) 13 (4)

Date 3 
Saturday, November 5 - League A 
2.00 pm: La Ensenada 19 vs. La H Perpool 12
4.30 pm: La Natividad 23 vs. La Irenita Gsquared 12

Date 4
Sunday, November 6 - League B 
2.00 pm: Cria La Dolfina 9 vs. La Esquina 5
4.30 pm: Ellerstina 16 vs. La Irenita Clinova 8

Date 5
Saturday, November 12 - League A 
2.00 pm: La Natividad 21 vs. La H Perpool 5
4.30 pm: La Irenita Grand Champions 13 vs. La Ensenada RSMS 11

Date 6
Sunday, November 13 - League B
2.00 pm: Ellerstina 19 vs. La Esquina 7
4.30 pm: La Dolfina 10 vs. Cria La Dolfina 6

Date 7 
Saturday, November 19 - League A
2.00 pm: La Irenita Grand Champions 15 vs. La Irenita Gsquared 9
4.30 pm: La Natividad 19 vs. La Ensenada RSMS 12

Date 8
Sunday, November 20 - League B 
1.30 pm: La Dolfina 23 vs. La Irenita Clinova 4
4.00 pm: Ellerstina 8 vs Cria La Dolfina 9

Date 9
Friday, November 25 - League A
2.00 pm: La Irenita Grand Gsquared 11 vs. La Hache Perpool 13
5.00 pm: La Natividad 15 vs. La Irenita Grand Champions 14

Date 10 
Sunday, November 27 - League B
2.00 pm: La Irenita Clinova 14 vs. La Esquina 8
4.30 pm: Ellerstina 14 vs. La Dolfina 15

Friday, December 2 - FINAL OF THE 129th ARGENTINE POLO OPEN 
2:00 pm: Final of the Ladies' Argentine Open (Field 2)
5.00 pm: FINAL 
La Natividad 9 vs La Dolfina 13

*The schedule of matches is subject to change depending on weather conditions. Check for updates in case of rain.

November in Buenos Aires, Jacaranda trees in bloom

Every November is the time of jacaranda trees in bloom, and Buenos Aires gets painted in lavender blue. Jacaranda trees are scattered all around the city, making this the most beautiful time of the year to visit Buenos Aires, for the unique chance to admire these beautiful trees.

The first specimen of Jacaranda, a tree original from the North-west of Argentina, was planted in Buenos Aires in 1875 on the inauguration of the 3 de Febrero Park, and since then it has been spread all over the city for its ornamental value in the different plantation programs. 

Some of the most beautiful specimens of Jacaranda trees can be admired in Plaza San Martin; along Avenida Figueroa Alcorta; Avenida Sarmiento; Avenida 9 de Julio; Avenida Libertador near Plaza Francia (Recoleta); Plaza Italia; Plaza Alemania; Plaza de Mayo; Plaza Congreso; Palermo Parks; the Rose Garden, and many streets across the city.