Argentina began allowing domestic commercial flights for the first time since March in late October when Buenos Aires started to ease strict lockdown, allowing restaurants, businesses, and gyms to reopen at 25% of their usual capacity.
The country’s Tourism & Sports Minister indicated then that Argentina would reopen for tourism from neighboring countries through the air (EZE) and port (Buenos Aires) from this summer, and Buenos Aires opened its doors for tourists this week.
Nationals and residents of Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay are allowed to enter Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area as tourists if they enter from one of the eligible five countries through EZE.
There is no quarantine requirement, but arriving visitors must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test issued within 72 hours of arrival and must carry proof of medical insurance covering possible Covid-19 related expenses.
All arriving passengers must also fill out a sworn declaration that they adhere to the Covid-19 rules in place. You can fill out the form here.
Based on IATA, it appears that you must not only arrive from one of these five countries but also be either a citizen or permanent resident in them.
Most of the travel restrictions in place right now in other countries are based on where you arrive from and not your nationality or residency.
Let’s hope that Argentina finds this pilot to be successful and opens the entire country for arrivals. I am scheduled to arrive in Buenos Aires from Bogota on December 2, 2020, for 12 nights. I would say that the changes this taking place are less than fifty-fifty.