Argentina – Covid-19 – Immigration update

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Update : April 16th, 2020

Mandatory quarantine extended

What is the change?

Argentina has extended the country’s mandatory quarantine until April 26 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Key Points

  • The country’s borders will remain closed indefinitely, but the repatriation program for Argentina nationals overseas will continue.
  • Individuals in the country are to remain at home, unless they are going out to purchase supplies or medicine. University and school classes are to remain suspended. Limited activities have been allowed to start under special conditions.
  • The use of masks is required in Buenos Aires city and on Buenos Aires province and are required in some other provinces as well.

Previously in April, Argentina implemented various travel restrictions like temporarily banning entry for foreign nationals until at least April 13, and restricting entry by air for Argentina nationals to the country’s national airline Aerolíneas Argentinas. Argentina’s immigration offices were closed as well.

The mandatory quarantine extension will continue to impact the movement of people into Argentina. It is possible the current mandatory quarantine will be extended again. Employers should account for affected travelers and rearrange travel schedules accordingly.

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