Argentina entry requirements for international tourists - Update

3:42 PM Sandra Gutrejde 2 Comments

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:

* All travelers must fill out a sworn declaration (affidavit) stating their vaccination scheme and absence of Covid-19 symptoms within 48 hours prior to the start of their trip, through this link:

* Foreign, non resident tourists must travel with health insurance with Covid-19 coverage, including hospitalization, isolation, and sanitary transfers in case of positive result or close contact.

Additional notes:
**Those people, whether residents or foreigners, who enter the national territory by land and for a period of less than 24 hours will be exempt from what was previously requested.
**It is recommended that those people who are not vaccinated, or have an incomplete vaccination scheme, carry out a diagnostic test for COVID-19 within 24 hours after entering the country.
**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.
**Children under 6 years of age are exempted of  PCR tests in all cases.
**Prior to the start of the trip to the Argentine Republic, the operators of means of transport - air, river and maritime - of international passengers must - without exception - verify that the passenger has completed, within the FORTY-EIGHT (48) hours prior to the start of the trip, the affidavit approved by the the NATIONAL DIRECTION OF MIGRATION, about their vaccination status and absence of symptoms of COVID-19.
**Transport operators are empowered to deny boarding to those who do not meet these requirements.
**The cost of the tests of reference will be in charge of the person who enters the country.
**The vaccines accepted to enter Argentina are any vaccines accepted at the country of origin.
**Use of masks is no longer mandatory on public transport, businesses and work environments in the city of Buenos Aires, but it still is in the rest of the country.

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 June 16th, 2022

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  1. Greetings Sandy,
    Thank you for this update. I'm happy to see it. The part about proof of health insurance would be one thing to give me pause. I understand it to mean that I'd need to purchase international travel insurance that specifically includes any and all treatment for the Covid virus and variants. Is such insurance available for a period of one month?

    1. Hello Geoffrey! You must have medical insurance with comprehensive cover for COVID-19, including hospitalization and the costs of self-isolation if required. I assume you will be able to purchase this kind of insurance for any length of travel from any of the travel insurance companies.