Foreign travel advice

Argentina

COVID-19 Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice

As countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and border restrictions, the FCO advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Any country or area may restrict travel without notice. If you live in the UK and are currently travelling abroad, you are strongly advised to return now, where and while there are still commercial routes available. Many airlines are suspending flights and many airports are closing, preventing flights from leaving.

Coronavirus

Cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Argentina. The Argentine authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus.

The FCO strongly advise non-resident British nationals in Argentina to return to the UK as soon as possible. For information on how to return to the UK from Argentina, see Return to the UK

Borders and travel

On 26 March, the government closed the country’s borders for all those entering from 27-31 March. All scheduled international flights have been suspended, although the government may permit cargo flights and a limited number of exceptional international flights.

There are no longer direct flights from Argentina to the UK. Some airlines continue to fly very limited routes back to the UK via third countries, although these are likely to be affected by the closure of Argentina’s borders. All flights are subject to change and cancellation at short notice. Travellers should regularly check availability with these airlines. For information on how to return to the UK from Argentina, see Return to the UK

Local measures

On 19 March, Argentina introduced a nationwide quarantine that was due to last 12 days. On 29 March, the President of Argentina announced that this would be extended until midnight on 12 April. Exemptions to the quarantine are for single person journeys to buy necessities, such as medicines or foodstuffs, in your local area, and to travel to an airport if you already have a flight booked.

Anyone outside their accommodation without justification may be charged with committing a public health crime.

Further information

Further information on coronavirus, including advice on preparing for foreign travel and helping reduce the spread of the virus, is available from Public Health England and on the TravelHealthPro website.

You can find more information about cases in Argentina on the TravelHealthPro website.