Argentina, home to El Chalten, Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires, Perito Moreno, Bahia Bustamante, Salta, Calafate, El Cafayate and with endless travel opportunities are opening its borders.
Image from Luciano Bacchi - Fitz Roy Santa Cruz
The reopening plan will take two well-defined steps.
Step one - From the 1st of October, travellers from bordering countries such as Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay will be able to enter the country.
Step two - From the 1st of November, all travellers are welcome!
What is required for those wanting to explore the country:
Travellers will need to be double-jabbed.
Negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to the departure date.
Travellers will need to be tested (PCR) on Day 5 and Day 7.
The government have advised that when 50% of the population is doubled vaccinated, they will not require the PCR test prior to arriving in Argentina and nor the test on Day 5 & 7.
These are the measures that are becoming more flexible:
The mandatory use of a face mask in open spaces is lifted when moving about individually, as part of a bubble and when there is NO agglomeration of people. It continues to be mandatory in closed spaces such as (classrooms, cinema, theatre, work environments, public transport, shows and mass gathering events as well as when there are crowds of people.
Unlimited social gatherings of people as long as they comply with the prevention measures, use of masks where applicable, social distancing and are all well ventilated.
No restrictions on any economic activity as well as religious, cultural, sports, recreational and social activities in closed spaces, maintaining prevention, mask, distance and ventilation measures.
Travel authorization for retirees, graduates and principals of students is to follow the recommended protocols.
Nigh-clubs will operate with a 50% capacity for those who are double vaccinated and at least 14 days prior to the event taking place.
Party halls, fiestas and similar activities: are open for double jabbed individuals who have been vaccinated at least 14 days prior to the event plus a negative PCR test within 48 hours prior to the event. Under 18 years old will need to follow a different protocol that is currently being developed.
Big events of more than 1,000 people will be allowed to operate with 50% capacity but they will need to follow a specific protocol. This protocol will be worked on an individual basis with the parties involved.
We are all so happy that Argentina will