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April 28, 2020


Location:  Argentina 

Event:  We are engaging with the Argentine government on future flights and will communicate any information as soon as it is available. The Embassy cannot guarantee future availability of these special flights.

For U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents departing Argentina on Eastern Airlines’ April 29 flight:

  • Give yourself plenty of time to get to the airport, there are several checkpoints along the way.
  • The airline will be processing many passengers: be prepared to wait in line!
  • Bring snacks or drinks: the airport restaurants and coffee shops are closed.
  • Wear a face mask or covering.
  • Don’t forget to carry your passport, your confirmed international airline ticket, your personalized overland travel itinerary issued by the Embassy, and the Embassy Letter and Ministry Note found on the Embassy’s webpage: https://ar.usembassy.gov/covid-19/.

Travelers may be stopped at checkpoints on their way to the airport. Use the three letters to explain the purpose of travel to the checkpoint authorities. If you are unsuccessful in transiting through the checkpoint, call the Embassy’s emergency phone line (54 11) 5777-4354 while you are still at the checkpoint.

In the United States, passengers may be subject to CDC screening, health observation, and monitoring requirements upon reentry to the United States.  For additional questions, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 Information for Travel page.

The Argentine Government suspended ticket sales for commercial flights scheduled to depart before September 1 and extended the quarantine through May 10. Limited quarantine exemptions include movement to obtain food and medical care and travel to the international airport for ticketed passengers. More information on the quarantine can be found on the Ministry of Health’s website.  The use of face masks in cars and trains is required in all areas of national jurisdiction and in many provinces.

The Embassy is compiling a list of citizens seeking to leave Argentina.  If you wish to leave and have not done so already, 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.

Actions to Take:


  • S. Embassy Buenos Aires, Argentina

Av. Colombia 4300

(C1425GMN) Buenos Aires


(54-11) 5777-4354



  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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