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Argentina Health Alert (April 11, 2020)
April 11, 2020


Location:  Argentina

Event:  The Government of Argentina announced that the national quarantine that began on March 20 has been extended through April 26. 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.

Act now! Eastern Airlines is operating a third direct flight from Buenos Aires to Miami, Florida on Saturday, April 18, at 11:30 a.m. from Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Ezeiza). (Please monitor https://goeasternair.com for the latest information on the flight and ticket availability.) 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.

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 options and instructions on traveling to Buenos Aires from the provinces. The Government of Argentina has implemented additional travel restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19. You must submit your request to travel from the provinces to the embassy 60 (sixty) hours ahead of your departing the provinces. 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.

U.S. citizens are responsible for booking their own travel.

Actions to Take:


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