Travel Tales of Argentina
Last updated: 26/12/2020
Argentina it’s a great country to visit, but since March its borders have been closed to tourism due to Covid-19 and the pandemic. However, in recent days there has been some updates on the situation, so you must ask yourself again: “Can I travel to Argentina right now?”.
Argentina kept its borders closed to tourism since March but a few weeks ago the Government authorized the entry of tourists from neighboring countries. However, now, due to the appearance of a new strain of COVID-19 and the rebound in the number of Coronavirus cases per day, the Government had to back off and closed the borders again until January. So, if you want to plan a trip to this country you must know the updated Argentina’s travel restrictions.
On December 24, 2020, the local government made official the new Argentina’s travel restrictions for people arriving in the country, which includes the closure of land borders with neighboring countries and air borders with Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands and Australia, given the increase in COVID-19 cases in the region and the appearance of a new strain in Great Britain.
The closure of borders with neighboring countries and the suspension of flights to and from five countries in Europe and Oceania began to take effect from midnight on December 25 after the Government established the measure in the framework of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The measure establishes the closure of borders with neighboring countries (Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Chile) from this Thursday until January 9, as well as the suspension of authorizations granted on direct flights from and to the United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark, Italy and the Netherlands.
The objective is to prevent the arrival of people who carried any of the new Covid-19 strains that were detected in recent weeks.
The Government had clarified that carriers or crew members of any nationality are exempt; nationals and residents of the Argentine Republic, whatever their place of origin; foreigners whose goal is to carry out a work or commercial activity, fulfill an official diplomatic mission, participate in sporting events or for their family reunification; and foreigners declared in transit to other countries with a stay at the international airport of less than 24 hours.
As we mentioned earlier, the Government closed the borders again and thus suspended the entrance of tourists from neighboring countries, who were the only ones who could enter the country until now.
Assuming that after January 9, 2021 tourists from neighboring countries could re-enter the country, we are going to list the requirements that were requested until last Wednesday (23, December, 2020).
You’ll have to considerer this travel restrictions:
That’s another question that maybe you are asking. The answer is no.
Most foreigners who are not a resident in Argentina, including U.S. citizens, are not permitted to enter Argentina; and it is difficult to know an estimated end date for this travel ban.
However, foreign citizens with direct relatives (spouse, parents, minor children, and adult children) who are Argentine citizens or residents, may enter Argentina for a temporary visit under exceptional circumstances if certain conditions are met.
In addition, travelers seeking entry under this program must present:
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.
Argentina closed its borders to nonessential travel in March as countries around the world were doing the same to stem the spread of Coronavirus across borders. Only Argentines and residents have been able to enter during lockdown.
The Argentine authorities took preventive measures to protect their population in advance, which, at first, have been praised by the international community. With a population close to 45 million inhabitants, the total number of infected grows to 1,583,927 and fatalities 42,650 total. So these preventive measures and Argentina’s travel restrictions are being questioned.
To sum up, if you are wondering “Can I travel to Argentina right now?”, at this time you can’t. But eventually you will be able to travel to Argentina. So, you must ask a different question: “Can I visit Argentina safely?” Well, that will depend on your safety measures;we are never completely safe from the virus, even if we take great care of ourselves. When planning a trip to Argentina, you will have to take into account the health situation in Argentina at the time of traveling and book a travel insurance that includes medical coverage if you become ill.
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