Travel Tales of Argentina

Posted on 01/14/2021 Inspirational Trips & News

Can I travel to Argentina right now?

Argentina opens its borders on November 1st. Here is everything you need to know. Leave your email address and we’ll keep you posted, or read our special content about Covid in our website.


After more than a year and a half of travel bans, the Argentine Government announced the re-opening of borders for international travelers starting on November 1. Find out everything you need to know about Argentina’s travel updates in this article.

Last updated: 13/10/2021

Argentina is an amazing country to visit, but since March 2020 its borders have been closed to international tourism due to Covid-19 and the pandemic. However, in recent days there has been some great news on the situation: Argentina opens its borders for international travelers.

When will Argentina open its borders?

Argentina kept its borders closed to tourism since March but last September 21, the Government authorized the entry of tourists from neighboring countries from October 1 and from November 1, travelers from all countries will be allowed to enter the country. 

Border crossings that will be open are:

  • Buenos Aires: Ezeiza International Airport, Jorge Newbery Airport, San Fernando International Airport, Buquebus and Colonia Express Port Terminal.
  • Córdoba: Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio Taravella. International Airport.
  • Misiones: Iguazú – Foz de Iguazú border crossing point and Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport
  • Mendoza: Gobernador Francisco Gabrielli “El Plumerillo” International airport and Cristo Redentor border crossing point.
  • Ushuaia: “Malvinas Argentinas” International Airport and Ushuaia Port. (From 20/10)

Besides, The Argentine government approved the sanitary protocols that will allow the arrival of cruise ships to the port of Ushuaia from October 20.

So… Can Americans travel to Argentina?

The answer is yes! From November 1, all citizens from all countries will be able to visit Argentina

Argentina’s travel requirements: What you need to know

Travelers from all countries will be able to enter Argentina to enjoy its unique natural and cultural wonders. 

Requirements for both neighboring citizens and other international visitors include: 

  • A proof of fully vaccination with the date of last application at least 14 days before boarding. Argentina recognizes all the vaccines approved by the countries of origin
  • A PCR test taken 72 hours before boarding or an antigen test upon arrival which you must bear the cost (around USD20).
  • To complete an electronic sworn statement within the 48 hours before arrival. Find the form available here
  • We strongly suggest booking a Covid travel insurance before traveling.

Adults who have not been vaccinated or those traveling with underage kids without a complete vaccination scheme may also enter the country, but they must undergo a 7-day quarantine and take an additional PCR test on the 7th day. 

That’s it! You are free to travel around Argentina. In other words, you are allowed to visit the “Paris of South America”, to enjoy world-class hiking trails in Patagonia, to discover one of the 8 New Wonders of the World in Iguazú and to experience many more once-in-a-lifetime adventures!

Argentina’s sanitary measures: All you need to know

From October 1: 

  • The use of a mask is not mandatory outdoors. It is only required in closed or crowded places.
  • Social gatherings are allowed with no limited number of people
  • Public transportation can be used with no restrictions
  • Shops, bars, cinemas, theatres and restaurants can offer their services with full capacity
  • Nightclubs are open for fully vaccinated people and functioning with 50% capacity.
  • Massive events of more than 1000 people are allowed with half the capacity and a specific sanitary protocol.

Coronavirus in Argentina: It’s safe to travel?

After more than a year of taking preventive measures to stem the spread of Coronavirus, infections have been decreasing substantially in Argentina.

The average amount of COVID-19 cases per day is 1100 and the positivity rounds 3%

Argentina started its vaccination plan at the beginning of this year. So far, 67% of the population (30.190.984 people) have been vaccinated with at least one dose and 53% are fully vaccinated (24.136.688 people). Besides, the South American country started with the vaccination of children aged 3 to 11 last October 12.

Recommendations when travelling to Argentina

Beyond Argentina’s travel restrictions, there are some general recommendations to keep in mind to enjoy your trip to Argentina in the safest way possible.

  • Keep a distance of 6 feet (2 meters) between you and others when possible.
  • Avoid having contact with anyone who is sick.
  • Limit contact with frequently touched surfaces, such as handrails, elevator buttons, and touch panels. If you have to touch these surfaces, when you’re done use hand sanitizer or wash your hands.
  • Wear a face mask.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your hands frequently. This is especially important after using the bathroom, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
  • Make a list of things to pack: cloth face masks, alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol), disinfectant wipes (at least 70% alcohol) to clean surfaces, thermometer.

To sum up, if you are wondering “Can I travel to Argentina right now?” From November 1, you can! 

So… Time to start planning your bucket list adventure to this amazing country! 

Have you ever dreamed of Patagonia? Its season is just starting and we can’t wait to welcome you to our breathtaking landscapes. Here is a selection of our best tours in Patagonia to feed your wanderlust and start making some plans.

If you want to have more information about the opening of borders for tourists in Argentina, don’t forget to visit our page on Covid-19.

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