Covid-19 guidelines and procedures are constantly changing, so please check back to make sure that you have the most up to date information. We also strongly recommend referring to the Argentine government website for the latest requirements.

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On 1st November 2021, Argentina opened its borders to fully vaccinated international travellers, without the need to quarantine. Whilst several land borders are officially open to international tourists, the local regulations mean this is not always feasible. We therefore only recommend entering the country via Buenos Aires until we have more clarity.

What’s happening?

The Argentine government has removed most entry requirements for international travellers:

  • All vaccination requirements and PCR tests have been removed for tourists (including the 72hr PCR or 48hr antigen prior to entry)
  • You must still complete the affidavit (declaration form) at least 48 hours before the trip
  • You must still have travel insurance, which explicitly covers you for expenses relating to Covid-19
  • Those who enter the country for a period of fewer than 24 hours, by land, will be exempted from all measures

People who have an incomplete vaccination schedule are recommended to undergo a diagnostic test within 24 hours after entering the country (this is a recommendation only).


Whilst several land borders are officially open to international tourists, the local regulations mean this is not always feasible. We therefore only recommend entering the country via Buenos Aires.

Pre-travel checklist

Before you travel to Argentina, there are two essential things you must do to make sure you are ready to travel:

  1. Complete an online declaration form 48 hours before arrival
  2. Ensure your travel insurance policy includes coverage for any medical expenses relating to Covid-19

1. Completing your declaration

You must complete an online written declaration, or affidavit, 48 hours before you leave your home country.

To complete the form you will need your contact details, health information and travel details. 

The form is in English as well as Spanish. You may be required to show proof of completion of the form when boarding your international flight to Argentina, and on arrival.

2. Arranging your travel insurance

Please ensure your travel insurance policy includes coverage for any medical expenses relating to Covid-19.

Please check with your insurance provider to ensure that you have the appropriate cover in place. Please note that you might be asked to provide evidence of appropriate cover on arrival in Argentina, so consider taking copies of your insurance policy documents on your trip.

Visas & travel documentation

Passports

Your passport should be valid for the duration of your trip and for 6 months following your entry into Argentina, depending on your country of residency.

Visas

Citizens of the European Union, the UK, the United States, Canada and Australia (among other countries), will not be required to apply for a visa when travelling to Argentina. If you are travelling from certain countries not mentioned above, you may need to apply for a tourist visa - check with your local embassy.

If you're visiting Iguazu falls, please be aware that you may need a visa to visit the Brazilian side of the falls. Please check with your local embassy.

Reciprocity fees

If you are a US, UK, Canadian, Australian or Mexican national you won’t need to pay a reciprocity fee to enter Argentina. Some other nationalities may need to pay a fee, so do check with the Argentinian embassy in your home country.

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We recommend bringing printed copies of all essential documents where possible. If you are relying on your phone, only to discover the battery has drained, or you don't have a signal or WIFI when you need it, this might add unnecessary stress to your journey.

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What our customers think of of Getting to Antarctica via Argentina

You all did a great job at keeping us informed and prepared for the regulations. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2021

Mike Walcher - USA

Y’all did a great job, especially given the fast changing COVID and border regulations. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2021

Elizabeth Bunnen - USA

I was impressed with the informative website and the excellent customer service as I was shopping for an Antarctica trip. With the everchanging challenges of the pandemic, we were impressed with the communications that we received from Swoop. The adjustments with the ship and date made our trip possible as well as unforgettable. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2021

Jeannette Shull - USA

Wearing masks indoors everywhere and while on tours was also something we are very used to, so it was no issue. Given the low numbers of covid in both cities, we actually found it to be better/safer to run around there than it has been on our return home. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2021

Chelsea Morris Zitnay - USA

Our experience was good. We did book our own flights coming and going and spend time in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia. We were easily able to manage the COVID requirements. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2021

Paul Parris - USA

Travelling for the first time since Covid-19 was special and unique. We were relieved after all the waiting! Read the full review

Travelled: November 2021

Paul Parris - USA

Swoop was helpful in setting up the trip and dealing with the logistics during this challenging time. Our numerous questions were answered promptly. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2021

Paul Parris - USA


Disclaimer

Information provided by Swoop is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time only, but in this fast-changing environment, we cannot be held responsible for changes not immediately reflected on this website or in information shared with you. Customers should undertake their own research appropriate to their individual circumstances before making final decisions.

Where links to government, operators or other third-party sites are provided, again this information is accurate and up-to-date to the best of our knowledge, but we cannot be held responsible for third-party content.