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Argentina Health Alert (April 1, 2020)
April 1, 2020


Location:  Argentina

 Event:  There are still seats remaining on the Eastern Airlines flight from Buenos Aires to Miami, Florida on the morning of Friday, April 3, at 11:30 a.m. from Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Ezeiza). (This represents a schedule change from the earlier announcement that the flight would depart on April 2 to allow for more U.S. citizens to travel to Buenos Aires from the provinces for the flight.) 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.

If you are outside of the Buenos Aires metro area, follow the instructions on the Embassy’s webpage on COVID-19 under Travelers Still in Outer Provinces/Travel to Buenos Aires.” If you were unable to use these options, please contact us immediately at buenosaires-acs@state.gov. In the subject line of your e-mail, please write “Provincial Travel” and explain in detail which of the options/instructions did not work for you.

At this time, the Eastern Air flight is the only direct way to travel between Argentina and the United States. The Embassy cannot guarantee future availability of these special flights. If you need to leave Argentina, you should book this flight, otherwise you should be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.

The Government of Argentina extended the national quarantine that began on March 20 through April 12. Argentine authorities may extend such period of time. Limited quarantine exemptions include movement to obtain food and medical care and travel to the international airport for ticketed passengers only.

International flights coming from multiple countries, including the United States, are suspended until April 15; however, most airlines have extended their suspensions into May. If you believe you have an international flight out of Buenos Aires in April, please call your airline to confirm.

If you have not done so already, the Embassy is compiling a list of citizens seeking to leave Argentina. You must 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 responding to individuals who contact us with specific options and ideas for how to travel from each province.

As we have additional information on departure opportunities, we will notify registered U.S. citizens through STEP.

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