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Argentina Health Alert (May 26, 2020)
May 26, 2020


Location:  Argentina

Event: The Government of Argentina announced that the national quarantine that began on March 20 has been extended through June 7, with greater restrictions in the greater Buenos Aires area. Argentine authorities may further extend the quarantine beyond this date. Limited quarantine exemptions include movement to obtain food and medical care and travel to the international airport for ticketed passengers only. More information can be found on the Ministry of Health’s website.

Only sporadic and specially approved international flight options currently exist in Argentina. The Embassy continues to communicate any information regarding future flights as soon as it is available.

There are still seats remaining on the Eastern Airlines flights from Buenos Aires to Miami, Florida on Friday, May 29; Monday, June 1; and Friday, June 5, at 11:30 a.m. from Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Ezeiza). U.S. citizens interested in departing on these flights will need to book directly with Eastern Airlines. *All flights are subject to change.*

Please monitor https://goeasternair.com for the latest information on the flights and ticket availability. These are not U.S. government-operated or funded flights. Please direct all questions regarding these flights and the eligibility to purchase tickets to the airline.

Aerolíneas Argentinas has announced new special flights from El Calafate, Rio Gallegos, Ushuaia, and Resistencia to Buenos Aires Aeroparque through June 12. You can check the schedule of departures and book directly through Aerolíneas Argentinas at www.aerolineas.com.ar.

If you purchased a flight and have not done so already, email buenosaires-acs@state.gov with the following information to facilitate your movement to Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Ezeiza). The subject line of your e-mail should read “Overland Travel Itinerary.

  • Place of origin
  • Make and model of vehicle
  • License plate number
  • Name of driver (and DNI if Argentine citizen)
  • Name of each passenger and passport number
  • Route to Buenos Aires (if you are traveling from the provinces)
  • Hotel Reservation in Buenos Aires (if you are staying overnight after traveling from the provinces)

Please reference our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for the list of required documents to have with you as you travel to the airport and options on traveling to Buenos Aires from the provinces.

Actions to Take:


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