Filter for Argentina Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-08 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
The sale of air tickets is suspended until 1 September 2020
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2020-07-08 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
The rest of the country has now entered the phase of ’social, preventive and compulsory distancing’, where a minimum distance of two metres must be maintained between people, and all sanitary measures must be complied with
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2020-07-08 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
The National Directorate of Migrations has arranged to extend the validity of provisional, transitory, and temporary residence permits expiring between 17 March and 14 July for an additional 30 days.
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2020-07-08 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Argentina’s borders will remain closed until 17 July 2020 inclusive for non-resident foreign nationals.
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2020-07-08 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Anyone arriving in Argentina (nationals and residents) must home isolate for at least 14 days.
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2020-07-08 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Mandatory home isolation remains in place until 17 July 2020, exclusively for people who reside or are in the metropolitan area (City of Buenos Aires and greater Buenos Aires), in the Province of Chaco, Gral. Roca City (Río Negro) and in the city of Neuquén and its urban agglomerate (Neuquén).
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2020-06-27 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
President announces Buenos Aires lockdown will be extended and tightened until July 17
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2020-06-27 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
only those working in essential services will be able to use public transport and everyone will be asked to stay in their homes
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2020-06-27 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Most of those non-essential businesses which resumed operations on June 8 will be required to close again
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2020-06-27 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Schools nationwide will remain closed
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2020-06-27 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
mass gatherings, including shows, concerts, and sporting events, are prohibited
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2020-06-27 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Outdoor exercise will only be permitted between 08:00 and 20:00 (local time).
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2020-06-27 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
A suspension of ticket sales for commercial flights remains in place until September 1
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2020-06-27 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
A suspension of ticket sales for commercial flights remains in place until September 2
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2020-06-20 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Face masks or coverings must be worn in most public areas and in transport and cars.
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2020-06-20 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
any foreigner who is not a resident in Argentina will not be permitted to enter Argentina; the U.S. Embassy is not aware of an estimated end date for such travel ban
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2020-06-09 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extension of economic support for the unemployed.
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2020-06-08 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Outdoor exercise permitted between 08:00 and 20:00.
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2020-06-08 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Nonessential trading are allowed to resume in Buenos Aires after being closed for more than two months. More than 20,000 businesses are expected to reopen following the partial lifting of lockdown restrictions.
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2020-06-07 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Lockdown measures in Buenos Aires, Chaco, Cordoba, Chubut, and Rio Negro provinces are extended until June 28. Under the lockdown measures, all individuals are required to remain at home unless going out to purchase basic goods or for other essential purposes.
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2020-06-07 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Banks, bakeries, supermarkets, mechanics, delivery services, pharmacies, public and private hospitals, and service stations, amongst others, are permitted to operate. Despite the extension, some businesses and recreational spaces will be allowed to reopen in a slight easing of restrictions.
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2020-06-04 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
For the rest of the country where the infection rate of COVID-19 is lower, a gradual easing of restrictions continues. Although regional variations apply, in general people will no longer be required to stay at home and can resume normal activities, providing they maintain social distance.
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2020-06-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Economic support of 10.000 AR$ to low-income households.
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2020-05-29 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Suspension of toll collection for health and law enforcement personnel until the duration of social, preventive and obligatory isolation.
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2020-05-26 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
The National Government introduced the "Tele-Covid" service for remote medical consultations with specialists. The service offers continuity of care to groups at risk and allows the monitoring of suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19, preventing the movement of people and protecting both the health of patients and health system workers.
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2020-05-25 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Lockdown measures and quarantine restrictions extended until the 7th of June, included.
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2020-05-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) were declared an essential activity for the population. The National Government established the suspension of price increases until 31 August for mobile and fixed telephony, internet and pay TV.
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2020-05-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extension of price cap until the 20th of June, included.
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2020-05-14 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
AFIP set up a system of payment facilities for tax, customs and social security resource obligations.
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2020-05-14 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Federal program Argentina Construye: the plan calls for the construction of 5,500 new homes, financing of 42,900 repairs including gas, electricity, and sanitary infrastructure works, the granting of micro-credits for the purchase of construction materials and small-scale works, and the development of community spaces in popular neighborhoods.
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2020-05-12 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
In the city of Buenos Aires, some local businesses (such as bookshops, flower shops and home appliance stores) have started reopening, allowing people to go out to make non-essential purchases based on the last digit of their ID card or passport. Those ending in even numbers are allowed to go out on even numbered dates and those ending in odd numbers are allowed to go out on odd numbered dates, Monday to Friday.
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2020-05-10 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Lockdown and forced quarantine extended until 24th of May included. Provided that they are not part of urban agglomerations whose population exceeds 500.000, Governors of Provinces may make further exceptions.
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2020-05-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extension of financial support though the Emergency Assistance Program for Work and Production. Payment of complementary salaries and employer contributions during the month of May.
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2020-05-08 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Quarantine restrictions will be extended in Buenos Aires and its province until Sunday, May 24.
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2020-05-05 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Mass testing in the Padre Múgica neighbourhood in Retiro, in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (CABA) and in La Paz neighbourhood in Quilmes, Buenos Aires
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2020-04-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extension of bank account closure suspension and of the temporary suspension of the service cut for non-payment.
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2020-04-29 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Economic support for sport clubs.
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2020-04-27 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
All scheduled international flights have been suspended until 1 September.
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2020-04-26 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Lockdown and forced quarantine extended until 10th of May included. Exceptions can be allocated by local authorities. In some parts of the country (not including Buenos Aires and other larger cities), you are also allowed to go out for up to one hour each day provided that; you remain within 500 meters of your accommodation; you do not use public transport; and you comply with social distancing. This allows people to go for a walk but not to go for a run. The locations where this exemption applies are subject to change. (Decree 408/2020)
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2020-04-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extension: Suspension of toll collection extended until 10 of May, included.
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2020-04-26 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Border closure extended until the 10th of May included. (Decree 409/2020)
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2020-04-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Additional economic support to low-income household with food card ("Tarjeta Alimentar").
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2020-04-24 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Health surveillance study to evaluate the proportion of people with positive serology for COVID-19. Part of the 170,000 rapid tests acquired by the Ministry of Health will be used for the research, and in this first stage it will focus on public transport. Samples will be taken from people over 18 years of age who have not had any symptoms in the last 21 days.
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2020-04-19 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
New economic measures to support low-income households, the unemployed and temporary workers.
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2020-04-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extension of the price control on basic goods and food for 30 more days.
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2020-04-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Price cap on face masks, thermometers and hand sanitizer.
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Obligatory to cover your nose and mouth with a facemask or other garment when in public.
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2020-04-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extension: Suspension of toll collection extended until 26 of April, included.
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2020-04-13 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Extension: Borders are closed to foreign nationals and non-residents entering the country until midnight on 26 April.
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2020-04-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Covid-19 is included in the list of professional illnesses, and therefore infected workers will benefit from work-related insurance.
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2020-04-11 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Lockdown and forced quarantine extended until 26th of april. Exceptions will be allocated by the local governors.
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
VAT is waived on medical equipment.
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2020-04-01 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
The government reopened its borders (closed since 27 March) for Argentine nationals and residents in Argentina only. Borders will remain closed for foreign nationals and non-residents until midnight on 12 April.
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extension: Suspension of toll collection extended until 12 of April, included.
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2020-03-31 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Financial support of 30 000 million $AR for small and medium-sized enterprises.
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2020-03-31 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Recommended to wear face mask in public.
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2020-03-31 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Obligatory to wear a facemask when in public.
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2020-03-31 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Lockdown and forced quarantine extended until 12th of april.
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2020-03-31 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
State of emergency extended until 12th of April.
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2020-03-29 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Rent payments and eviction for non-payments are suspended.
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2020-03-28 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Every security and defence worker will receive a economic bonus of 5000 AR$.
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2020-03-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Every healh worker will receive a economic bonus of 5000 AR$.
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2020-03-26 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Border closure is extended until 31st of March.
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2020-03-26 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Country’s borders are closed for all those entering between 27-31 March.
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Every person entering the country must use the mobile app COVID-19 for minimum of 14 days.
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2020-03-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government suspends bank account closure as well as water, electricity and gaz closure due to lack of payment.
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2020-03-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
One-time payment of 10.000 AR$ to the unemployed and precarious workers.
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2020-03-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Price control on basic goods and food for 30 days.
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2020-03-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Toll collection is suspended until 31st of March.
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2020-03-19 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Restriction on intercity domestic buses, trains, and flights through Wednesday, March 25
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2020-03-19 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
National state of emergency declared.
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2020-03-19 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Forbidding standing room passengers in public transports
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2020-03-19 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Until 31st of March included, travels are restricted excepted for valid reasons and population is forced to quarantine. Limited quarantine exemptions include movement to obtain food and medical care and travel to the international airport for ticketed passengers only. Enforced by the police.
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Construction of 8 temporary hospitals
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2020-03-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Plan of investment to protect employment and the economy
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
For 2 weeks.
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2020-03-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Social protection plan to ensure alimentation and health for all
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All relevant public services transfered online.
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
For non-residents and travellers from the Schengen Area, UK, US, Iran, China, Japan and South Corea
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2020-03-12 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Restrict public gathering for sport events and closes cultural spaces
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2020-03-12 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
From Europe, UK, USA, South Korea, Japan, China and Iran, for 14 days
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2020-03-12 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Flights from countries with COVID transmissions.
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2020-03-11 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
For long term
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2020-02-17 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Campaign for argentinians abroad
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