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Argentina Travel Restrictions

63,62% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 62,95% last week
Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Argentina.

Argentina entry details and exceptions

Entry to Argentina is allowed to its nationals and residents; aviation personnel; in transit passengers; diplomats; family reunification and if entry is due to humanitarian reasons.

Authorized foreigners are required to present an insurance with COVID-19 coverage and their negative PCR test result prior to boarding.

Travelers are required to download Argentina's Contact-Tracing App for a minimum period of 14 days.

Further details regarding entry to Argentina can be found here.


Outgoing travel to ArgentinaTravelling from South Africa to Argentina

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Argentina.

Details and exceptions

All persons entering the country must submit a negative PCR 72 hours before boarding to Argentina. They are required to take an antigen test upon arrival and perform mandatory preventive isolation in the places established by the provincial and city authorities. They will also have to do another PCR test 7 days after arrival. The cost of the tests and sequencing tests must be borne by the passengers.

Travelers who recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days are exempt from testing. They must present a medical certificate showing that the discharge has already passed more than 10 days after the diagnosis. Children younger than 6 years old are also exempt from testing requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Argentina.

The isolation period can be shortened

After 7 days of quarantine, travelers can get a test. If the test is negative, travelers do not need to quarantine further.

Details and exceptions

All travelers are required to isolate in a mandated isolation facility. In the event that a traveler was tested with positive result of COVID-19 on the seventh (7th) day, they will need to quarantine further until they are safe to be out of it.

Travelers must note that expenses on testing and isolation will be paid by them.

Documents
Contact-Tracing App

Must be downloaded for a minimum period of 14 days.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Argentina

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Argentina must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions

traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Argentina are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Argentina

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Argentina. Please check the official guidelines from Argentina for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Argentina.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Argentina.

  • Mask usage in Argentina is required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Argentina are open with restrictions. Bars in Argentina are open with restrictions.

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