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Health Alert: Argentina (March 29, 2020)
March 29, 2020


Location:  Argentina

Event:  The Embassy is aware of several news articles indicating that Argentine President Alberto Fernandez will likely extend the countrywide mandatory quarantine to April 13, if not longer. In general, these announcements are made with little advance notice.

At present, airlines such as American and Delta have ended their commercial international routes to Argentina through May. Aerolíneas Argentinas has also suspended all domestic flights through at least April 13.

There are still seats available on the Eastern Airlines flight from Buenos Aires to Miami, Florida Tuesday morning (March 31) at 9:30 a.m. 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.

Please reference the previous Health Alert for options and instructions on traveling overland to Buenos Aires from the provinces.

 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 strongly consider booking this flight, otherwise you should be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.

Routine consular services at U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires continue to be suspended.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please email buenosaires-acs@state.gov.

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. As we have additional information on 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