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


Location:  Argentina

Event:  Eastern Airlines has announced it will operate a direct flight from Buenos Aires to Miami, Florida on Wednesday, April 29, at 11:30 a.m. from Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Ezeiza). U.S. citizens interested in departing on this flight will need to book directly with Eastern Airlines. *The flight is subject to change.* 

At this time, this is the only direct way to travel between Argentina and the United States.  If you need to leave Argentina, you should strongly consider booking this flight, otherwise you should be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. Local media reports indicate the Argentine government may soon prohibit indefinitely the sale of airline tickets for regular commercial flights.  Many airlines have already cancelled international service to Argentina into May.

Please monitor https://goeasternair.com for the latest information on the flight and ticket availability. This is not a U.S. government-operated or funded flight. The Embassy is liaising with Eastern to provide travel information to U.S. citizens.  

Please reference our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for the list of required documents and permissions required by the Argentine government to travel to the airport and options on traveling to Buenos Aires from the provinces. You must submit your request to travel 60 (sixty) hours ahead of your departing the provinces or for the airport. Only travelers with confirmed international flight reservations may travel from the provinces to the Buenos Aires metropolitan area 24 hours in advance of the flight. If your travel to Buenos Aires will take longer than 24 hours, please note that in your request.

President Alberto Fernández extended the national quarantine through May 10.  Limited quarantine exemptions include movement to obtain food and medical care and travel to the international airport for ticketed passengers. The use of face masks in cars and trains is required in all areas of national jurisdiction and in many provinces.  


Actions to Take:


  • U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires, Argentina

Av. Colombia 4300

(C1425GMN) Buenos Aires


 (54-11) 5777-4354



  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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