Entry requirements

This page reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport, for the most common types of travel.

The authorities in Argentina set and enforce entry rules. For further information contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to. You should also consider checking with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Restrictions in response to coronavirus

Argentina’s borders are closed to most non-resident foreign nationals.

Exemptions based on humanitarian grounds, business, commercial or sporting purposes may be granted by the Argentine Migrations Office. If you believe you might fall into this category, you must contact the Argentine Migrations Office (Migraciones) to seek approval for your trip.

Direct family members of Argentine nationals and of residents of Argentina can be allowed into the country for a temporary visit (for a permanent stay you must apply for a visa at your nearest Argentine Consulate). If this applies to you, you will have to show a copy of your Argentine/resident relative’s ID (DNI) and a legalised (apostilled) birth or marriage certificate, or common law partnership documentation, to the airline or Buquebus authorities before boarding and will have to pay a fee of ARS 9000 at the point of entry.

All non-resident foreign nationals with authorisation from the Argentine Migrations Office to enter the country must have medical insurance with comprehensive cover for coronavirus, including hospitalisation and the costs of self-isolation if required.

Requirements for fully vaccinated Argentine nationals and residents of Argentina:

  • Must have received a complete course of a vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival into Argentina
  • Must be able to prove full vaccination status via the App Mi Argentina, or via a document from a national or state-level public health body if vaccinated abroad. Must be prepared to show this document when required by the authorities
  • Must fill in an electronic ‘sworn statement’ form within 48 hours of travelling
  • Must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of travelling
  • Do not need to self-isolate
  • Must take a COVID-19 PCR test between the 5th and 7th day post arrival
  • Must comply with preventive measures for 10 days, starting from the time of the negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of travelling. During this time, arrivals are not allowed to attend large gatherings or use public transport, unless given express permission to do so

Requirements for non-fully vaccinated Argentine nationals and residents of Argentina:

  • Must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of travelling
  • Must fill in an electronic ‘sworn statement’ form within 48 hours of travelling
  • Must take a COVID-19 test on arrival
  • Must self-isolate for 7 days. The local authority will determine whether they must isolate at home or at a designated quarantine hotel.
  • Must take a COVID-19 PCR test on the 7th day after arrival to end quarantine

Requirements for fully vaccinated nationals and residents of bordering countries:

  • Must have been in the bordering country for the 14 days prior to arrival in Argentina
  • Must have received a complete course of a vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival in Argentina
  • Must fill in an electronic ‘sworn statement’ form within 48 hours of travelling
  • Must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of travelling
  • Do not need to self-isolate if they test negative on arrival. If the test is positive, they must self-isolate for 10 days. The local authority will determine whether they must isolate at home or at a designated quarantine hotel
  • Passengers must pay for all costs related to tests and managed quarantine
  • Must take a COVID-19 PCR test between the 5th and 7th day post arrival
  • Must comply with preventive measures for 10 days, starting from the time of the negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of travelling. During this time, arrivals are not allowed to attend large gatherings or use public transport, unless given express permission to do so
  • Must have medical insurance with comprehensive cover for coronavirus, including hospitalisation and the costs of self-isolation if required
  • Children who do not qualify as fully vaccinated but who are travelling with fully vaccinated adults can enter Argentina but must self-isolate for 7 days and take a COVID-19 PCR test on the 7th day to end quarantine

Requirements for non-fully vaccinated nationals and residents of bordering countries:

  • Can enter Argentina as long as they are not entering for tourism purposes
  • Must seek authorisation from the Argentine Migrations Office prior to entering Argentina
  • Must have been in the bordering country for the 14 days prior to arrival in Argentina
  • Must fill in an electronic ‘sworn statement’ form within 48 hours of travelling
  • Must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of travelling
  • Must take a COVID-19 test on arrival
  • Must self-isolate for 7 days. The local authority will determine whether they must isolate at home or at a designated quarantine hotel
  • Must take a COVID-19 PCR test on the 7th day after arrival to end quarantine
  • Must have medical insurance with comprehensive cover for coronavirus, including hospitalisation and the costs of self-isolation if required

Requirements that apply to ALL travellers who are allowed to enter Argentina:

  • Must fill in an electronic ‘sworn statement’ form within 48 hours of travelling (including those in transit to another country)
  • Must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of travelling (children under 6 are exempted), unless you are: a crew member, transiting the country through an international airport for less than 24 hours; or have had coronavirus confirmed by a lab test within 90 days of your trip. If you have had coronavirus confirmed by a lab test within 90 days of your trip you don’t need to take a COVID-19 PCR test again. Instead, you will need to show evidence of your diagnosis and a medical certificate issued at least 10 days after being diagnosed, confirming that you have a clean bill of health

Requirements that apply to ALL non-resident foreign travellers who are allowed to enter Argentina:

  • Must have medical insurance with comprehensive cover for coronavirus, including hospitalisation and the costs of self-isolation if required

From 1 November, Argentina’s borders will reopen to all international travellers so long as they comply with current health and entry requirements. This travel advice will be revised closer to this date with more up-to-date information.

Visas

The 90-day permission to visit Argentina for those who entered the country before 17 March 2020 and whose original 90 days expired after 17 March 2020, is no longer being automatically extended. If you have any questions about your immigration status, you should contact the Argentine Migrations Office (Migraciones).

Regular entry requirements

Visas

You don’t need a visa to enter Argentina as a tourist unless you’re travelling on an Emergency Travel Document. On presentation of a valid British passport you will normally be given an entry stamp permitting you to stay in the country for a period of up to 90 days.

If you wish to extend your stay for another 90-day period, seek advice from the Argentine Migrations Office.

If you’re travelling to Argentina for any purpose other than tourism, contact the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in London.

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required.

Proof of onward travel

You may need to provide proof of onward or return travel. You should make all flight reservations before departing for Argentina. Airlines have sometimes refused to board passengers travelling to Argentina without proof of onward travel.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Argentina. However, holders of an ETD must apply for the appropriate Argentine visa to enter the country.

For entry into Argentina, your ETD should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required.