Covid, Covid, and Covid... a real problem (giant by the way) that has kept us isolated for many months, and that continues leaving us out from traveling free around the world. For travel lovers, the possibility of getting back on a plane and making our favorite itinerary is getting closer and closer. Here we bring you the news about Covid 19 in Argentina, and a report on the restrictions to enter Argentina at this time and as of October.
How the situation of the Covid in Argentina and which are the Travel Restrictions to enter to Argentina?
Are there currently commercial flights to Argentina?
Although international flights to and from Argentina have been resumed, it is noted that currently the frequencies are reduced and some routes have even been suspended by the airlines, so it is suggested to consult with each company in order to schedule their trips to and from. towards the country. But, we hope that in the following months, it´s October, November and December, the airlines begin to increase their flights to visit the country in Summer and allow visitors from all over the world to enjoy the high season
Restrictions on direct flights to and from Brazil, Chile, the United Kingdom and other countries that had flight limitations were eliminated, so it´s a good news.
Good news from the Ministry of Tourism
The Minister of Tourism, Matías Lammens, confirmed last days that the staggered opening of borders for tourism is being evaluated together with the health portfolio.
“We are already working so that in the short/medium term we can start receiving tourists. In the beginning, there are places with a good sanitary situation and that has the complete vaccination scheme ”, the minister said
In turn, he confirmed that in the next few days an announcement will be made in relation to the issue and pointed out: "With 80% of the population over 18 years vaccinated, with the amount of the second dosis that we are applying per day, already with the expectation of having a very good end of the year and an excellent summer season ”.
Free tickets and special discounts for foreign visitors to Argentina?
Tourism Minister Matias Lammens reported that the government is evaluating launching a program to stimulate international tourism visits to Argentina. The measure would include a discount of up to 100% on the value of Aerolineas Argentinas air tickets.
Entry policies to enter Argentina (until October 1st)
All persons entering to Argentina must complete an Electronic Statement, present a negative Covid 19 Test, 72 hours before boarding, take an antigen test upon arrival and perform mandatory preventive isolation in the places established by the provincial and city authorities. They must also do another test 7 days after arrival. The costs of the stay in the isolation places and the cost of the tests and sequencing tests must be borne by the passengers.
Those who are negative in the test carried out upon arrival must comply with the mandatory isolation in the places that the provincial authorities and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires indicate for this purpose, as appropriate of 7 days from the taking of the sample of the test carried out at the time of entry into the country.
Those who test positive on the seventh day of arrival in the country, the intervening laboratory must determine the precautions for the competent national authority to genomically sequence the laboratory sample and the local health authority to immediately trace the close contacts of that traveler or that traveler, on the basis of the mechanisms provided for the traceability of their entry and transfer to the place of isolation.
The costs of the stay in the places of compulsory isolation that the provincial authorities and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires have for this purpose and the cost of the sequencing tests to which they refer must be borne by the person who enters the country and They must be carried out in the manner established by the competent authorities.
Authorized visitors entering to Argentina, must also attach Covid medical insurance and both the test and the insurance will be required to board.
The Ministry of Health in conjunction with the Foreign Ministry prepared a list of countries that offer CPR with results in less than 72 hours and those who come from these destinations must present them without exception. It can be consulted at: https://www.argentina.gob.ar/salud/coronavirus/ingresar-egresar-argentina/test-pcr-obligatorio
IF you´re visiting Argentina before October 1st, fill the Electronic Statement you can find here: Mandatori Electronic Statement to enter to Argentina before October 1st
Mandatory use of the COVID-19 app for anyone entering the country
In order to have data that allow the implementation of the necessary measures to protect public health in the framework of the health emergency, the Ministry of the Interior through the National Directorate of Migration provides that all persons who enter the country must use the COVID 19-Ministry of Health application in its version for mobile devices, or in its web version, for a minimum period of 14 days. The app can be downloaded from Apple Store and Google Play stores.
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