Coronavirus health information

Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Argentina on the TravelHealthPro website.

See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Entry and borders

See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Argentina.

Returning to the UK

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

Be prepared for your plans to change

No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

International travel

You need to complete an electronic ‘sworn statement’ form within 48 hours of leaving Argentina, self-certifying that you are not suffering from symptoms associated with coronavirus and that you have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight.

Travel in Argentina

Free movement is allowed within each jurisdiction as long as social distancing rules are adhered to.

If you are aged 13 or over you may be required to prove you have received a complete course of a COVID-19 vaccine to enter certain venues and events. You can do this via the ‘Cuidar’ (Health Pass) app, or via a document from a national or state-level public health body if vaccinated abroad. Additional requirements can be imposed by each jurisdiction/province.

Movement between jurisdictions is permitted, provided you meet the requirements of the specific jurisdiction/province you plan to visit.

You should make sure you understand and comply with the measures in place in the province/jurisdiction you are in. You should check what measures apply in your location and any other location you might qualify to travel to or transit through on the Ministry of Health website (in Spanish). You could be subject to a financial penalty if you do not abide by local regulations.

Public spaces and services

Social distancing of 2m is mandatory throughout Argentina.

In all parts of the country you must cover your nose and mouth with a face mask or other garment in shared spaces, both indoors and outdoors. You may only remove your face mask outside as long as you keep a 2m distance between yourself and other people.

Additional restrictions may vary between jurisdictions. Make sure to check what rules apply in your jurisdiction.

Healthcare in Argentina

For COVID-19 information, including symptoms, testing or what to do if you have tested positive, visit the Government of Argentina’s website or contact the Ministry of Health’s 27/4 advice line by dialling 120 from a local line or via WhatsApp on +54 9 11 2256-0566.

For contact details for English speaking doctors, visit our list of healthcare providers.

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health.

View Health for further details on healthcare in Argentina.

See also the guidance on healthcare if you’re waiting to return to the UK.

COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Argentina

Wherever possible British nationals should aim to be vaccinated in the country where they live. We will update this page when the Government of Argentina announces new information on the national vaccination programme. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.

The Argentinian national vaccination programme started in December 2020 and is using the AstraZeneca, Convidecia, Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, Sinopharm and Sputnik V vaccines. British nationals resident in Argentina are eligible for vaccination if they choose to join the programme.

Vaccination is voluntary and free of charge. The Government of Argentina is currently rolling out boosters. Each province/jurisdiction is responsible for the distribution of the vaccines in their area. Most provinces require that you hold a DNI (national ID) to qualify for a vaccine. You should check with local health officials where you live whether you qualify for a vaccine if you do not have a DNI. Further information on Argentina’s national vaccination programme, including priority lists, the status of the rollout in each province and enrolment details are available on the Argentine Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).

Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.

Help and support

If you need urgent consular assistance, contact your nearest British embassy, high commission or consulate. All telephone numbers are available 24/7.

Further information

See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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