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ARGENTINA IS OPEN: Argentina re-opened for tourism on 1 November 2021.

Citizens from 71 countries are eligible to get a Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA [AVE in Spanish]) to visit Argentina instead of a traditional paper visa.

Additionally to the ETA (AVE), you can now add a Health Declaration called Argentina Affidavit. You’ll also need this document to enter the country. Get your documents here.

Travelers who are required to show a visa upon arrival are eligible for an ETA as long as they have at least one of the following U.S. visas: B2, J, B1, O, P(P1-P2-P3), E, H-1B. Also, anyone who wishes to enter this country must fill out the Argentina Affidavit 48 hours before their flight. Get started here.

To obtain the Argentina eTA/Ave and the Health Affidavit, you’ll have to provide information about your flight, health condition, and intended stay in Argentina. You must adhere to the country’s safety protocols as well.

Visit our application page to complete the application form for both documents.

Once you apply, if you have added the Argentina Affidavit (Health Declaration), we will send it to your email before your travel. Make sure you have this document ready to show to the immigration authorities upon arrival. Start the application now.

Visit the FAQs below to view quarantine rules for Argentina.

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Required Documents to Apply
  • USA visa

  • All Passport Pages Scan

Important Instructions
  • US RESIDENTS ONLY: To return to the US you’ll need to take a COVID-19 test the day before your entry date. Don’t waste time looking for a test lab in Argentina. Simplify travel with the purchase of an eMed test kit. Order yours now and pack it in your luggage. Then follow the Certified Guide’s online instructions to take the mandatory test 24 hours before your journey back to the US.

  • The Argentina Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA / AVE) allows Multiple Entry into the country within a period of 3 subsequent months, with one possible renewal authorization for 3 additional months afterwards.

  • Visit the FAQs below to view quarantine rules for travelers arriving in Argentina who have spent time in Africa in the past 14 days.

  • This ETA (AVE) can be issued for Tourism purposes only.

  • Only holders of at least one of the following documents are eligible for an Argentina ETA (AVE): B2, J, B1, O, P(P1-P2-P3), E, H-1B. The visa must have a validity of at least 90 days after issued from Argentina.

  • Upon arrival in Argentina, you will have to present your passport along with your ETA (AVE) and payment confirmation, which must be printed.

  • Travelers must have their passport with at least 6-months validity from the date of arrival and have at least 1 page available for stamping.

  • Possession of the Argentina ETA (AVE) does not provide automatic right of entry into the country. The Immigration Officer at the port of entry may refuse entry to any person, if they consider that a person is unable to fulfill the immigration requirements or that such person's presence in Argentina would be contrary to national interests or security.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Argentina has been taking steps to restore travel within its borders. In order to enter Argentina for tourism purposes, you’ll need to display your COVID vaccine passport or vaccination certificate. All travelers who have spent 14 days in an African country must be fully vaccinated to enter Argentina.

The last dose must have been received at least 14 days before entering the country. Since information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest Argentinian travel updates and/or contact your local embassy.

  • COVID test prior to arrival: PCR within 72 hours.
  • COVID test after arrival: All travelers who have spent 14 days in an African country will be antigen tested on arrival and PCR tested on day 10 to end quarantine.
  • COVID test exemptions: Children under 6.

The eMed self-test COVID-19 kit includes 6 rapid antigen tests that meet major US airline's entry requirements- perfect for travelers on round-trip journeys from the United States!

Order your test kit before your trip and it will be delivered to your home address for easy testing, anywhere, anytime. The Certified Guide will help you get results in 15 minutes on the NAVICA app. Get the eMed self-test COVID-19 kit for $150- that’s only $25 per test.

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  • Quarantine requirements- unvaccinated travelers: 7 days with a day 7 PCR to end quarantine

  • Quarantine testing- all travelers who have spent 14 days in an African country: 10 days with a day 10 PCR to end quarantine

  • Quarantine exemptions: There are no quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travelers.

The Argentina Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA or AVE, which is Spanish for Autorización de Viaje Electrónica) is for citizens of countries that are required to present a visa when entering Argentina. Now they can process an ETA online instead of getting a traditional paper visa. Citizens wishing to get an ETA should also hold at least one of the following U.S. visas: B2, J, B1, O, P(P1-P2-P3), E, H-1B. Start applying now.
It’s a new travel form that must be completed to enter Argentina by nationals and foreign nationals. This form will help government officials manage the risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic. People over 70 years old are not required to complete the affidavit electronically. Click here to start your application.
All citizens that are required to present a Visa upon arrival in Argentina are eligible for an ETA if they hold at least one of the following U.S. visas: B2, J, B1, O, P(P1-P2-P3), E, H-1B. Here is a list of 71 Countries: Albania, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belize, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Bhutan, Cape Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Dominica, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Philippines, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, India, Indonesia, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Moldova, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, China, Rwanda, Samoa, St Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Djibouti, Zambia, Zimbabwe that are eligible for an ETA. Citizens of Kosovo, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, and Taiwan are required to process traditional paper visas through the Argentina General Consulate in Toronto.

We require the following to submit your application for both documents:

  • A scan of each page of your passport
  • USA visa
  • Negative pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test result
  • Medical Insurance
  • Portrait photo of the bank card and the owner of the credit card. Only the last 4 digits of the credit card must be visible in the picture (if applicable)

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The cost of the Argentina ETA USD 200.00. Additionally, we charge a service fee that would vary depending on the processing time you wish to get:

  • Standard Processing: USD 35.00 - 16 days.
  • Rush Processing: USD 65.00 - 13 days.
  • Super Rush Processing: USD 100.00 - 10 days.

Note: The prices mentioned above are the cost of the Argentina eTA/AVE. If you wish to add Argentina Affidavit, you just need to add the amount of USD 9.95 to each processing time. Get started here.

The Argentina ETA is valid for 90 days after issued. The Argentine Government will also allow a single extension of the ETA for a similar period of time but only after examination by an Immigration Service Office in the country. Keep in mind that in the case of the Argentina Affidavit, it is valid for a single entry.
Your travel document has to be valid for at least 6 months after your ETA expires. Also, your passport should have at least 2 blank pages for stamping. Obtain it now.
The Argentina ETA allows holders Multiple Entry within 90 days after issued validity period.
We recommend travelers apply for this ETA at least 10 days before their trip to Argentina. Nevertheless, if you add the Argentina Affidavit, we’ll process it 48 hours before your flight so that it can remain valid for your trip. Start the online application process now.
No. The Argentina ETA does not guarantee entry to the country. It’s up to the country’s customs authorities to allow entry to a visitor after procedure checking upon arrival.
Upon arrival in Argentina, you need to present your passport along with your ETA (AVE) and your payment confirmation, which must be printed. The same goes for the Argentina Affidavit, as it is also mandatory upon arrival. Passengers aged 6 and over must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken within 72 hours before departure to Argentina.
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Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas, and the second largest in South America. Located on the South-West Coast of the continent, it shares borders with Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay. It is also the largest Spanish speaking country anywhere in the world. Argentina is so vast, you can learn Tango in its capital, Buenos Aires, to waddling around with penguins in Tierra del Fuego, you will be amazed at what you can do in Argentina..

Making your way down toward Patagonia, glacier and mountain regions beyond the scope of imagination are waiting. Argentina also has a ton of beautiful and exciting places to visit, from the rugged Atlantic coastline, home to beautiful beaches and wildlife, such as orcas and seals, to the majestic peaks of the Andes. You could easily plan a trip that takes you all the way from the coast to the ski resorts in the Andes Mountains.

Also, Argentina has many wonderful cultural centers to explore, from the capital, Buenos Aires, known as the “The Paris of South America,” to the beautiful wine country of the Mendoza region. No matter the reason for your visit to Argentina, the food is worth a healthy portion of your time. Every region offers a different variety of dishes, with an endless supply of unique flavors and ingredients. Many simple and hearty dishes are available for the picky eaters or anyone with food sensitivities, however, there are also plenty of ethnic and unusual options for the adventurous.

Cuisine in Argentina is a blend of some of the best flavors from South America and around the world. Argentinian food is an extremely varied thing, the cuisine having been influenced heavily by the large number of European immigrants who have flocked to the country over the last century. Italian fare such as pizza and pasta represent the large population of Italian-Argentinians, and the country’s expansive farmlands mean that steakhouses dominate much of the restaurant scene. Do you have a taste for barbeque? “Parilla” means barbeque, and this style of cooking is the most popular throughout Argentina. They serve a variety of meats including chicken, pork, lamb, and their specialty, beef. Argentine barbeque is prepared over wood coal or charcoal, lending a uniquely South American flavor. Complement your meal with a classic Argentinean wine, such as Malbec, and you will enjoy a feast.

Buenos Aires has a thriving art scene, from street artists to sculptures on display. Like abstract art? Head over to Recoleta Cemetery and take a quick walk toward the man-made marvel of Floralis Generica. It is also the birthplace of Tango. Argentinians are proud of their dance as it speaks an entirely different language. A lot like wine, which can be tasted in many parts of the region. Briefly looking at the history of this lively city dates back hundreds of years with the first settlers coming in from Spain.

It didn’t last long before another conqueror came in and established what is known as Buenos Aires today. Over the centuries, it became an ideal place for cattle ranching and an exporter for leather. Today, it’s a thriving, booming and culturally exquisite city for locals and travelers alike.

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