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Last updated: June 2022

Argentina is a country overflowing with a rich and diverse culture. From breathtaking mountains to bustling urban communities, Argentina offers countless activities for any adventurer. If you are planning to travel to Argentina, it is likely that you need an Argentina visa. By applying for an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization or AVE) for Argentina, you can bypass the queue for the traditional Argentina visa, since this travel document is equally valid. All you need to do is fill out some information online.

Additionally, you’ll need a health declaration known as the Argentina Affidavit. The good news is that iVisa.com can take care of your tourist visa and other documents for Argentina you need for your trip.

What is the Argentina ETA?

The Argentina ETA is an electronic visa that replaces the traditional papers visas for Argentina in your passport. If your nationality needs a visa as determined by the Argentine government, it is now possible to apply online in just a few minutes. Read more information about the ETA and other requirements to visit Argentina below.

Who can enter Argentina with the Argentina visa (ETA)?

To visit the country, you will have to apply for an electronic Argentina visa, unless you are from a visa-exempt country. Citizens from 71 countries are eligible to get the travel authorization for Argentina online.

To be eligible for a valid visa for the ETA for Argentina, you must hold a valid supporting document such as a B1/B2 category visa issued by the United States or a Schengen visa.

On top of that, anyone who wishes to enter this country in South America must also fill out the Argentina Affidavit 48 hours before their flight, regardless of the visa requirements.

How long are the Argentina ETA and Affidavit valid?

The Argentina tourist visa or ETA is valid for up to 90 days in Total. It is a Multiple Entry travel document, and you must enter the country within 90 days after issued.

The health declaration or Argentina Affidavit is a Single Entry document, and must be filled out within 48 hours of traveling.

What are the documents needed to get an Argentina Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA)?

To obtain the Argentina ETA and health affidavit, you’ll have to provide some information about your flight, health status, and intended stay in the country:

  • A valid passport with minimum 6 months validity after arrival. You must scan all passport pages.
  • Return ticket or hotel reservation stating the dates of arrival and departure to and from Argentina.
  • Your email address to receive the confirmation of the Argentina ETA and affidavit digitally.
  • A credit or debit card to pay for the visa and service fees on iVisa.com.

Do I need a transit visa for Argentina?

It is not necessary to obtain a transit visa for travelers who will change planes in an Argentinian airport if they do not leave the transit area and their stay does not exceed 12 hours.

If you transit through Argentina but will leave the airport, you need to obtain a transit visa, valid for 10 days.

How do I apply for the Argentina ETA and affidavit?

To go through the Argentina visa application process, follow these steps:

  1. First, fill out the basic details in the online application form and select your preferred processing time.
  2. Once you have verified that all information is correct, use your credit or debit card to proceed with the payment.
  3. Upload and attach the required documents before clicking the “submit” button to finish the application process.

After the payment confirmation, the iVisa.com experts will review your details and get in touch if they need more details. When approved, you will receive an email with the ETA application and the Health Affidavit.

What are the costs and processing times for the Argentina ETA and health affidavit?

At iVisa.com, we can help you obtain your electronic visa and health form before departure. Select one of the three options of processing times and visa fees, depending on your needs.

The government visa fee of USD $200.00 applies to all options:

  • Standard Processing Time: This option takes 16 days and costs USD $57.99. It is a perfect choice for travelers who are not in a rush. An extra USD $29.49 applies for processing the health affidavit.
  • Rush Processing Time: You will receive your ETA faster than the standard option, in just 13 days for USD $106.99. An extra USD $51.99 applies for processing the health affidavit.
  • Super Rush Processing Time: If you need the document urgently before travel, you can use this express option, which will take only 10 days for a fee of USD $161.99. An extra USD $83.99 applies for processing the health affidavit.

Do children need an Argentina ETA and health affidavit to visit Argentina?

Yes, children also need the electronic travel authorization when visiting Argentina, if applicable to their nationality. In addition, a parent or legal guardian must also fill out the health affidavit for their child and possibly submit supporting documents, such as a birth certificate. Please contact your local embassy or consulate for more information.

COVID-19 requirements or restrictions to travel to Argentina

Argentina reopened for tourism on 1 November 2021. Read more about COVID-19 entry requirements below, and keep in mind that info may change quickly. Follow up on the latest Argentina travel updates at your local Argentinian embassy.

Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine certificate to travel to Argentina?

No, you don’t need a COVID-19 vaccine to enter the country, but you must still fill in the Argentina Affidavit form, which is a health declaration, within 48 hours before departure.

Do I need to take a COVID-19 test or quarantine to enter Argentina?

No, you don’t. The country currently doesn’t have any COVID-19 testing or quarantine requirements. However, COVID-19 testing is recommended for unvaccinated travelers within 24 hours of arriving in Argentina.

Who can I speak to if I have more questions?

If you have any questions, contact our expert support agents, who are available 24/7, or email [email protected] for a prompt response. They can help you clear up any confusion you may have.

Required Documents to Apply
  • Copy of your B1/B2 or Schengen Visa

  • All Passport Pages Scan

Important Instructions
  • 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): B1, B2, and Schengen Category C. 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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