Argentina closed its borders with neighboring countries – News

The resolution of the national government was taken by virtue of the epidemiological situation that these countries register after the appearance of a new strain of coronavirus.

This was communicated through Administrative Decision 2252/2020 published today in the Official Gazette, with the signature of the Chief of Staff, Santiago Cafiero; and the Minister of Health, Ginés González García.

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The measure applies from zero hours on December 25 to zero hours on January 9, 2021.

As required by the standard, remain excepted the “border crossings of San Sebastián and Integración Austral, both located in the Province of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and the South Atlantic Islands”.

It is also specified that Only Argentines and residents may enter, with the presentation of a negative PCR test in coronavirus and the performance of a mandatory seven-day quarantine.

In this way The pilot test that authorized the entry of foreign tourists will be suspended from neighboring countries, both from the Ezeiza and San Fernando air terminals, and from the Buquebus port.

As for entering the country by any of the authorized routes, people who have been unable to perform the negative PCR test 72 hours prior to shipment in the country of origin, may perform an analysis upon arrival in Ezeiza.

Diplomats, officials, and essential personnel from authorized destinations will be excepted, who must have authorization from the National Directorate of Migration, present a negative PCR test and Covid insurance.

In addition, international transport personnel and crews will be exempt from the requirements, under the application of specific health protocols, in the exclusive exercise of their activity.

Athletes framed in specific protocols for sporting events will also be excepted, with prior authorization from the DNM and health authority, and their activity will be supervised by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

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