Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Location:  Argentina

Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires strongly encourages all U.S. citizens to reconsider travel to Argentina and advises U.S. citizens with plans to depart Argentina to do so as soon as they can while commercial flights remain available.

  • As of Tuesday, March 17, all direct commercial flights between Argentina and the United States will be suspended for 30 days.
  • The U.S. Embassy is aware that some hotels are not allowing travelers to check-in despite having a reservation.
  • The U.S. Embassy is aware that some hotels are not allowing travelers to leave within their 14-day quarantine period despite having confirmed departure flights.
  • The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens with plans to depart Argentina to do so as soon as they can while commercial flights remain available.

Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice from both the national, provincial, and local governments.

The government has enacted a 14-day quarantine period for all travelers arriving in Argentina who have visited a country with sustained transmission, including the United States, all countries in Europe, China, Japan, South Korea, and Iran.  This applies to any person arriving in the last 14 days prior to the issuance of this requirement.  Travelers must provide an itinerary and residence in Argentina and undergo a medical exam to determine their susceptibility to COVID-19.  Visit the website of the Argentine Government (in Spanish) for additional information on these new measures.

If U.S. citizens are not able to depart on a direct flight from Argentina, the U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to explore options for departing via other air routes as well as land or maritime border through a neighboring country.

Actions to Take:

Assistance:

  • U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires, Argentina

Av. Colombia 4300

(C1425GMN) Buenos Aires

Argentina

(54-11) 5777-4533

(54-11) 5777-4354 (after hours)

BuenosAires-ACS@state.gov

https://ar.usembassy.gov/

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444