ARGENTINA

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GENERAL DATA

Poverty rate:

42%

of the total population  (2018).

MIGRATION DATA

  • Sending country: About one million Argentines, or 2% of the population reside abroad, mainly in Spain (25.6%), the US (21.2%), and Chile (7.2%).

  • Destination country: Approximately 2,212,879 immigrants, representing about 5% of the total population, reside in Argentina. Principle countries of origin are Paraguay (31.2%), Bolivia (19.3%), Chile (9.8%); in addition, and as is the case throughout the region in recent years, Argentina has received many Venezuelan migrants (approximately 145,000 people).

  • Host country for refugees: More than 6,000 people live in Argentina as asylum seekers or refugees. Principal counties of origin are Syria, Colombia, Ukraine, Ghana, Haiti, Cuba, and Nigeria.

IMPACT BY COVID-19

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* daily data update

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STATE MEASURES

  • As of October 22nd, 2020, internal flights have resumed after seven months of suspension. 

  • As of October 30th 2020, Argentina authorized entry for local and foreign tourists based in bordering nations (Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Paraguay, and Bolivia). To enter, foreigners must complete an electronic affidavit within 48 hours before travelling, present a negative PCT test, and prove valid medical insurance that covers Covid 19.

  • According to the regulation [disposición] N° 3763/2020, the state authorized entry by foreigners that are direct family members of Argentines. 

  • The city of Buenos Aires, principal site of arrival for travelers, opened to tourism and administers a test to those recently arrived. The city does not require mandatory quarantine by those with negative tests.

  • In the final days of November 2020, the Dirección Nacional de Migraciones (DNM) resumed operations around the issuance and renewal of documents in several municipalities.

  • On November 17th, 2020, the government approved an extension for entry permits and active consular visas.

  • The third week of December, due to the outbreak of the new “Great Britain strain,” the Argentine government decided to cancel planned arrivals from that country. Similarly, the possibility of a similar measure was evaluated in relation to Brazil, where contagions also rose exorbitantly.

  • Due to the English strain, from the 25th of December forward, the list of countries prohibited from travel to Argentina expanded to Italy, Denmark, Netherlands, and Australia.

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LAST UPDATED:  20 OF MAY, 2020