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    MEDIUM MEDICAL RISK for Argentina
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Argentina
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Rosario and Santa Fe (both Santa Fe province)


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): High -

Inbound travel significantly restricted for most travellers.

Only citizens and those who meet certain criteria for exemption  may enter. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundEntry rules:

A) Inbound travel for foreign nationals (including Canada, Mexico, US and EU/EEA/Schengen nationals): Most foreign nationals are barred entry at this time. Only Argentine nationals, residents and foreign nationals with immediate family members in the country are allowed entry. Travellers allowed entry must present a copy of their National ID card, a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, proof of medical coverage for COVID-19 that covers hospitalisation or isolation during their entire stay in Argentina, return travel tickets and a letter providing the reason of travel and complete an electronic 'sworn statement' https://ddjj.migraciones.gob.ar/app/home.php

B) Inbound travel for COVID-19 variant areas: Most foreign nationals are barred entry. Flights from Brazil, Chile, India, Mexico and the UK are suspended until 25 June.

C) Border closures: Air border is closed to most foreign nationals. Flights from European countries, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and the US are limited. Flights from Brazil, Chile, India, Mexico and the UK are suspended. Land border crossings are open only for cargo trucks with permits, and drivers must comply with mandatory quarantine. A list of open land borders can be found here: https://www.argentina.gob.ar/seguridad/pasosinternacionales
(Ends 25 June 2021)
Testing requirements:

A) Who needs to test? All travellers, regardless of age and nationality, will be required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test.

B) Type of test and number of hours: The test must be a PCR test administered within 72 hours of scheduled arrival.

C) Exceptions: Those who do not present a negative test must have a medical statement declaring no COVID-19 symptoms and comply with the mandatory ten-day quarantine.
(Ends Until further notice.)
Quarantine requirements:

A) Who must quarantine? All arriving travellers must self-isolate for ten days.

B) Where must travellers quarantine? Self-quarantine at home or accommodation.

C) Are additional tests required during quarantine? Yes, travellers must take a COVID-19 test on the seventh day of their stay in Argentina.
(Until further notice)
Transit:

Foreign travellers are allowed to transit through the country. They are prohibited from leaving the airport and flight connections must take place in less than 24 hours from arrival at the airport.
(Until further notice)
OutboundThe borders remain open for departures. Many international flights have been suspended, but the government is permitting a limited number of exceptional international flights including charters.

Points of departure are limited and include:
Ministro Pistarini International Airport in the town of Ezeiza, Province of Buenos Aires; San Fernando International Airport in the town of San Fernando, Province of Buenos Aires; Port of Buenos Aires (Terminal Buquebus) of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires; and the land crossings of Paso de los Libres – Uruguayana; Sistema Cristo Redentor; and San Sebastián; Gualeguaychú – Fray Bentos.
(Until further notice)
All travellers exiting must submit an electronic Sworn Declaration within 48 hours before departure. The form can be found here: https://ddjj.migraciones.gob.ar/app/ . Once completed, travellers should receive a confirmation email which authorities may ask to see upon departure.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticA nationwide daily curfew is in force from 20.00 to 06.00.
(Ends 25 June 2021)
The Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area has begun a six-stage reopening process. Detailed permitted actions can be found at https://portal-coronavirus.gba.gob.ar/actividades-por-fase
Public transport will continue to operate for essential purposes. Residents and visitors can circulate based on the last digit of their identity card.
(Until further notice)
The use of face masks in public spaces is mandatory nationwide. This includes while travelling by car and train. Failure to comply may result in fines up to AR$79,000 (US$1,000). Other cities and provinces have the ability to issue similar requirements.
(Until further notice)

Travellers arriving by air from domestic locations must present a negative PCR test result.
(Until further notice)
Provinicial authorities may impose measures. See here for more information on specific measures for individual provinces: https://www.argentina.gob.ar/circular/turismo
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Argentina

COVID-19 information for Argentina

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Street and opportunistic crimes are increasingly common and pose the main risks for business travellers. Violent crimes in Buenos Aires are most serious in the villas miserias (shantytowns) of the so-called cordón industrial (industrial belt), which business travellers are unlikely to need to visit. The centre of the city is safer than the conurbano (Greater Buenos Aires) area. Crime levels are lower in the other major cities of Mendoza and Córdoba, and lower still in rural areas.

Demonstrations occur frequently in Buenos Aires, causing major traffic delays and disruption, impeding intracity travel; clashes can occur between protesters and the police during rallies.

The country is prone to flooding, particularly northern provinces, in the rainy season (December-March). Flooding can disrupt travel and essential services. In addition, heavy snowfall in the Andes Mountains along the Chilean border causes frequent closures of highways and border crossings. The Andes, particularly the provinces of Mendoza and San Juan, lie in a seismic zone and are prone to earthquakes. Volcanic eruptions may also occur.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Argentina
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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Typhoid feverRecommended for adventurous and long-term
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Yellow feverArgentina is a country with a risk of yellow
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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