Traveling to Argentina during the COVID Pandemic

Traveling to Argentina during the COVID Pandemic

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Argentina opened its borders in November 2021 after almost 2 years of being closed to travellers — we knew we had to travel here! This was our second trip to the country and it's a destination that should be on everyone's travel list.

How did you enter the country?
Air
Any difficulties with your vaccination card when entering the destination?
No difficulties with vaccination cards. They must be uploaded to the online portal before traveling.
Was your COVID test result accepted?
Yes.
Did the local government ask for travel or health insurance when you arrived?
Yes. You must have health insurance that specifically covers COVID-19.
Did you experience any challenges with customs, immigration, or the health authorities related to COVID?
No, we had no issues whatsoever.
Were you selected for a random health check? If so, what was involved and how did it go?
We were not selected for a random health check.
If needed, were COVID tests easy to find and book at your destination?
Yes, tests are easy to find.
Was this destination abnormally crowded or empty?
We thought there would be more foreigners here, but there aren't all that many international travellers — probably because flights are way overpriced. Having said that, more digital nomads are choosing Buenos Aires!
Did you have to show proof of vaccination on location? For example, when entering restaurants, shops, events, etc.?
No.
Were you required to wear a mask inside restaurants, event spaces, or public transportation? If you were able to choose, did you feel comfortable wearing or not wearing a mask?
Yes, you have to wear a mask inside.
Were most attractions open? Were you able to visit the ones you wanted to attend?
Yes, attractions are open.
Anything else you think fellow travelers should know?
Currently, Argentina's economy isn't doing so well. The currency has been completely devaluated. There are two rates here: the official one, and the blue dollar. With the official rate, $1 USD = 100 pesos (approx). With the Blue Dollar, $1 = 200 pesos (approx). We recommend not using your credit card or debit card here. If you pay with your credit card or debit card, you'll be charged at the official rate. If you pay with USD or pesos, you'll receive the Blue Dollar. Bring $100 USD notes to pay directly or to exchange for pesos. Or, use Western Union to send yourself cash on delivery so that you don't pay double for your whole trip.
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