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Argentina Health Alert
April 4, 2020


Location:  Argentina 

Event:  Only sporadic and often last-minute international commercial flight options currently exist in Argentina.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government will continue to liaise with commercial flight operators on possible flight options, but does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Argentina.

You should monitor multiple airline websites and consider split tickets on two or more carriers. U.S. citizens are responsible for booking their own travel. Many scheduled flights have been cancelled, often with little advance notice. If you believe you have an international flight out of Buenos Aires, please call your airline to confirm. The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens with plans to depart Argentina should strongly consider departing while these few options remain.

Aerolíneas Argentinas has announced new special flights from Comodoro Rivadavia and Rio Gallegos to Buenos Aires Aeroparque for Sunday, April 5. You can check the schedule of departures here and book directly through Aerolíneas Argentinas at www.aerolineas.com.ar.

The government of Argentina has implemented additional travel restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19. Only travelers with confirmed international flight reservations may travel from the provinces to the Buenos Aires metro area 24 hours in advance of the flight. If your travel to Buenos Aires will take longer than 24 hours, please email the embassy at buenosaires-acs@state.gov.

Please reference our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for options and instructions on traveling to Buenos Aires from the provinces.

Travelers should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.

If you have not done so already, the Embassy is compiling a list of citizens seeking to leave Argentina. Visit https://ar.usembassy.gov/covid-19, where you will find a list of information to complete and e-mail to the Embassy at the address provided on the same page.

We are engaging with the Argentine government on future flights and will communicate that information as soon as it is available. As we learn of additional departure opportunities, we will notify registered U.S. citizens through STEP. 

Actions to Take:


  • U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires, Argentina

Av. Colombia 4300

(C1425GMN) Buenos Aires


(54-11) 5777-4533

(54-11) 5777-4354 (after hours)



  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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