By German Capoulat,Firm: Funes de Rioja & Asociados
Argentina’s borders will remain closed until 20 September 2020 included, for non-resident foreign nationals. This article sets out details of this and other current restrictions.
Argentina’s borders will remain closed until 20 September 2020 included, for non-resident foreign nationals.
(Decree 274/2020, Decree 331/2020, Decree 365/2020, Decree 409/2020, Decree 459/2020, Decree 493/2020, Decree 520/2020, Decree 576/2020, Decree 605/2020, Decree 641/2020, Decree 677/2020 and Decree 714/2020)
Airline operations are still suspended. Airlines operating in Argentina are waiting for the confirmation of a new date for resumption of commercial flights from the National Civil Aviation Administration (Anac) and the Ministry of Transportation. As of 1 September, airlines could sell tickets, but the numbers of Covid-19 cases have delayed the start date of the flights.
Although Argentina has planned a series of international flights to Europe, the United States and Latin America for September, these services continue to be ‘special’; that is, they do not correspond to airlines’ regular itineraries but follow an exceptional timetable that must be authorised in each case by the authorities and that does not allow companies to have a longer-term horizon to plan their operations.
Mandatory home isolation remains in place until 20 September 2020, exclusively for people who reside or are in the metropolitan area (the City of Buenos Aires and Greater Buenos Aires), the Department of General Pueyrredón (Buenos Aires Province), the agglomerates of the cities of Paraná, Colonia Avellaneda, Oro Verde, San Benito and Gualeguaychú (Entre Ríos Province), the Departments of Manuel Belgrano, Ledesma, El Carmen, Palpalá and San Pedro (Jujuy Province), the departments of Capital and Chamical (La Rioja Province), the agglomerates of the cities of Bariloche and Dina Huapi and the department of General Roca (Río Negro Province), the departments of General José de San Martín and Orán (Salta Province), the department of Caucete (San Juan Province), the agglomeration of the city of Río Gallegos (Santa Cruz Province), the departments of Capital and Banda (Santiago del Estero Province), the departments of Río Grande and Tolhuin of the Province of Tierra del Fuego, Antartida and the South Atlantic Islands.
The rest of the country remains in the ‘social, preventive and compulsory distancing’ phase, where a minimum distance of two metres must be maintained between people, and all sanitary measures must be complied with.
(Decree 260/2020, Decree 325/2020, Decree 355/2020, Decree 408/2020, Decree 459/2020, Decree 493/2020, Decree 520/2020, Decree 576/2020, Decree 605/2020, Decree 641/2020, Decree 677/2020 and Decree 714/2020)
Anyone arriving in Argentina (nationals and residents) must home isolate for at least 14 days.
Consular visa applications remain suspended until further notice.
The Immigration Office will remain closed until 20 September 2020. The processing of new residence applications in Argentina is also suspended until 20 September 2020.
The National Directorate of Migrations has arranged to extend the validity of provisional, transitory, and temporary residence permits expiring between 17 March and 12 September for an additional 30 days.
(DNM provision 1714/2020, DNM provision 1923/2020, DNM Provision 2205/2020, DNM Provision 2434/2020, DNM Provision 2631/2020 and DNM Provision 2916/2020)