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Health Alert: Argentina, Quarantine Mandated for Arrivals from United States

The government of Argentina announced upcoming enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Visit the website of the Argentine Ministry of Health (in Spanish) for additional information on these new measures.

Public statements by Argentine government officials noted a 14-day self-isolation quarantine for anyone, regardless of nationality, arriving in Argentina who has visited a country with sustained transmission, including the United States, all European countries, China, Japan, South Korea, and Iran.  Health screening measures are in place at the Buenos Aires International Airport and the Argentine authorities may quarantine individual travelers, including passengers transiting the International Airport, if the Argentine authorities determine the traveler to be a health risk.  Failure to comply with the quarantine measure may be a criminal offense.  A presidential decree with more details on self-isolation and travel restrictions is pending.  Please refer to the Argentine Ministry of Health website (in Spanish) for further details.

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