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REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER ARGENTINA [UPDATED 11/01/2021]

THE ARGENTINE GOVERNMENT HAS EXTENDED THE SUSPENSION OF INBOUND AND OUTBOUND DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM AND TO THE UK UNTIL JANUARY 31ST, AS A PREVENTIVE MEASURE DUE TO THE NEW STRAIN OF CORONAVIRUS. The Argentine authorities may add more countries to this list.

In addition, Argentinians and resident foreigners (especially persons over 60 years or belonging to risk groups) are recommended to POSTPONE their non-essential trips abroad.

Leaving and entering Argentina implies travellers accept the sanitary and migration conditions of Argentina and the country of destination, assuming all the sanitary, legal and economic consequences arised therefrom.   

It will not be possible to commence a trip when showing symptoms compatible with COVID-19.

 

It is highly recommended to read the following information IN FULL AND CAREFULLY as it contains all the conditions and requirements to enter Argentina for different cases. Please, note that the emergency phone is only available for emergencies.

 

I- Who can enter Argentina?

Group 1: Argentinians and resident foreigners

Requirements:

  • Declaración Jurada Electrónica (online affidavit requested by Dirección Nacional de Migraciones)
  • Negative PCR test taken up to 72hs before boarding. The negative PCR test is exigible as from 6 years of age.
  • Isolation for 10 days upon arrival.
  • Downloading the app CUIDAR within 48hs after arrival in Argentina
  • Resident foreigners must show a valid DNI for foreigners on boarding
  • Following additional requirements set by provinces and cities visited
  • Informing the places visited in the last FOURTEEN (14) days prior to entering Argentina

Documents are submitted at the airport. This does not involve any action by the Consulate.

Group 2: non-resident foreigners who are direct relatives of Argentinians and of resident foreigners, and who do not require visa to enter Argentina

Requirements:

  • Birth, marriage, or civil partnership certificate with an Apostille, as proof of direct relationship to an Argentinian of resident foreigner

In case couples do not have any of the certificates above, they should submit a notarial record by a notary public with two (2) present witnesses, stating the relationship and reason to travel. If the partners are not in the same country, one in Argentina and the other in the UK, each one will have to execute a separate notarial record. Records issued in Argentina must be legalized by the corresponding Colegio Notarial. Records issued in the UK must bear the Apostille issued by the FCO and then translated into Spanish.

The analysis and decision on the request of permission to enter Argentina is by Dirección Nacional de Migraciones (DNM), based on the documents submitted. Therefore, the Consulate does not have any templates nor samples about the content of the notarial record.

  • Copy of the DNI of Argentinian or resident relative being visited
  • Booking of round-trip tickets
  • Letter of request briefly explaining the need to travel, departure and return dates, place where the visitor will stay in Argentina and all other relevant information
  • Declaración Jurada Electrónica (online affidavit requested by Dirección Nacional de Migraciones)
  • Negative PCR test taken up to 72hs before boarding, which should be attached in the Declaración Jurada and submitted on paper at the boarding. The negative PCR test is exigible as from 6 years of age.
  • Isolation for 10 days upon arrival
  • Medical travel insurance explicitly covering services for COVID-19, which should be attached in the Declaración Jurada and submitted on paper at the boarding
  • Downloading the app CUIDAR within 48hs after arrival in Argentina
  • Following additional requirements set by provinces and cities visited
  • Informing the places visited in the last FOURTEEN (14) days prior to entering Argentina
  • Pay a migrations fee of ARS 9000 per foreign visitor, pursuant to art 1, subsection m) of Decree 865/2019 by Dirección Nacional de Migraciones 

Documents are submitted at the airport. This does not involve any action by the Consulate.

Group 3: pilots, coach drivers and crew, regardless of their nationality

Requirements:

  • Declaración Jurada Electrónica (online affidavit requested by Dirección Nacional de Migraciones)
  • Medical travel insurance explicitly covering services for COVID-19
  • Downloading the app CUIDAR within 48hs after arrival in Argentina
  • Following additional requirements set by provinces and cities visited
  • Informing the places visited in the last FOURTEEN (14) days prior to entering Argentina

Documents are submitted at the airport. This does not involve any action by the Consulate.

Group 4: foreigners in transit for other countries whose stopover at the international airport is less than 24hs

  • Declaración Jurada Electrónica (online affidavit requested by Dirección Nacional de Migraciones)
  • Negative PCR test no older than 72hs before the trip. The negative PCR test is exigible as from 6 years of age.
  • Medical travel insurance explicitly covering services for COVID-19
  • Downloading the app CUIDAR within 48hs after arrival in Argentina
  • Following additional requirements set by provinces and cities visited
  • Informing the places visited in the last FOURTEEN (14) days prior to entering Argentina

Documents are submitted at the airport. This does not involve any action by the Consulate.

Group 5: foreigners expressly authorized to enter the country by Dirección Nacional de Migraciones, for work or trade purposes, for official diplomatic missions, for sports events, or for family reunification with Argentinians or residents.

**The family reunification only applies to foreigners willing to reside permanently in Argentina AND are married couples, children or parents of Argentine citizens (natives, naturalized or by choice), or couples whose civil partnership has been registered in Argentina.

THE AUTHORIZATION OF PERSONS IN GROUP 5 REQUIRES PRIOR PAPERWORK. Kindly contact the Consulate (visasclond@mrecic.gov.ar) about the requirements and process.

 

II- DECLARACIÓN JURADA ELECTRÓNICA (online affidavit)

To fill in the online affidavit, visit https://ddjj.migraciones.gob.ar/app/

It must be completed within 48hs before the trip. The system will send a confirmation email.

Argentine citizens: in case your DNI is still in process, you may complete the corresponding fields with the date and process number appearing in the proof of DNI in process. You should fill in the information from your most recently issued DNI. Should you not have it, you can try entering your CUIL. 

The Consulate cannot solve any issues related to submitting the information and confirming the form.

 

III- PCR TEST

The negative PCR test is MANDATORY for all travellers. Exceptions are detailed below.

The negative PCR test is exigible as from 6 years of age.

Those who are not able to take the PCR test in their country of origin for a duly justified cause, shall:

- have a medical certificate proving they do not present symptoms compatible with COVID-19, issued at least 72hs before travelling,

- upload it to the Declaración Jurada (online affidavit),

- take the PCR test at their destination.

When the PCT test has been taken in the place of origin and the flight has been delayed, the validity period of the result will be extended 24 hours, extensible, as long as the airline guarantees traceability and isolation of passengers during the delay.

 

Exemptions from submitting a PCR test:

People who have had COVID-19 within 90 days prior to their arrival in Argentina, confirmed by laboratories, will not need to show the negative PCR test on arrival. For this purpose, they must show the results of SARS-CoV-2 tests and the medical discharge issued more than ten days after said test.

 

The regulations do not specify any sample extraction methodology for the PCR test.

Here's an ORIENTATIVE list of providers of PCR test. This is NOT an exhaustive nor mandatory list: https://clond.cancilleria.gob.ar/es/pcr-test-ubicaciones-locations

 

 

IV- ISOLATION

All travellers must isolate for 10 days as from the date when the PCR test was taken, the period of which will be counted as follows:

a) Those who submit a negative PCR test taken in their country of origin 72hs before boarding, shall isolate for 7 or more days until reaching 10 days as from the date the test was taken.

b) Those who are not able to take the PCR test in their country of origin, shall prove the lack of symptoms submitting a medical certificate and take the PCR test at their destination as soon as possible from the date of arrival in the country, isolating for 10 days as from the date of arrival. Once these people arrive in Argentina, shall travel to their accommodation in a means of transport which is preferrably not a bus, taking extreme social distancing measures and mandatorily using facemask during their trip.

c) Only the cases below will be exempted from isolating as long as all other protocols established or to be established by the health authorities are fulfilled:

c.1) Pilots, coach drivers and crew while on duty.

c.2) Diplomats and civil servants travelling exclusively for official missions, authorised by Dirección Nacional de Migraciones, under the supervision of the Argentine Foreign Office or the competent Ministry.

c.3) Sportsmen and women only if participating on sports even authorised by Dirección Nacional de Migraciones, under protocols by the organizers, approved by the Argentine health authorities and supervised by the MInistry of Tourism and Sports.

c.4) Non-resident foreigners expressly authorised by Dirección Nacional de Migraciones to conduct essential business or trade activities.

c.5) Nationals or foreigners in transit to other countries whose stay at national airports is less than 24hs.

Health authorities shall introduce additional measures at any moment during the stay of people in point c) when they consider there's risk for virus spread, specially when these people come from countries with the new strain.  

V- MEDICAL TRAVEL INSURANCE

It is not required for Argentinians or residents in Argentina.

It is compulsory for all other cases.

You may wish to contact your travel insurance to request a note specifying that the policy covers your trip to Argentina, including admission to hospital and isolation due to COVID-19, with no exclusions or limits during the whole stay.

 

VI- APOSTILLE – for travellers in Group 2

If birth, marriage, or civil partnership certificates proving the relationship to an Argentinian or resident have NOT been issued by Argentina, they must bear an Apostille.

In the case of documents issued by the UK, Apostilles can be requested through https://www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised.

The Argentine Consulate does not issue Apostille for foreign documents, nor can it intervene with British authorities.

In the case of certificates issued by other countries (not the UK), travellers should contact the corresponding authorities, as Apostilles are only issued by the country issuing the document.

 

VII- REQUIREMENS AND PERMISSIONS TO TRAVEL IN PROVINCES

Information is available on the website of Ministerio de Transporte. Please, visit https://www.argentina.gob.ar/transporte.

 

VIII- EFFECTIVE REGULATIONS

30-11-2020 https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/detalleAviso/primera/237884/20201130

02-12-2020 https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/detalleAviso/primera/237995/20201202

24-12-2020 https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/detalleAviso/primera/239143/20201224

08-01-2021 https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/detalleAviso/primera/5252276/20210108?...

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