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Argentina: Health Alert (April 13, 2020)
April 13, 2020


Location:  Argentina 

Event:  If you have purchased a flight on Eastern Airlines for Saturday, April 18, and have not done so already, email buenosaires-acs@state.gov with the following information for your trip information to facilitate your movement through Government of Argentina checkpoints to the airport from the provinces to Buenos Aires or from the Buenos Aires metropolitan area to Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Ezeiza) on the morning of the flight. The subject line of your e-mail should read “Overland Travel Itinerary.”

  • Name of each passenger and passport number
  • Place of origin (city and province or neighborhood in the City of Buenos Aires)
  • Make and model of vehicle
  • License plate number
  • Name of driver
  • Name of each passenger and passport number
  • Place of origin (city and province)
  • Route to Buenos Aires (if you are traveling from the provinces)
  • Hotel Reservation in Buenos Aires (if you are traveling from the provinces)

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

There are still seats remaining on the Eastern Airlines 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. 

The Government of the City of Buenos Aires announced that starting Wednesday, April 15, face masks/coverings will be obligatory in public transport and commercial settings and recommended for other outings: (https://www.buenosaires.gob.ar/jefedegobierno/noticias/rodriguez-larreta-brindo-detalles-de-la-extension-de-la-cuarentena-tapabocas). The Province of Buenos Aires may soon implement a similar requirement. 

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.

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