Argentinian officials have moved to ban international and domestic commercial flights until Sept. 1 in an effort to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Additionally, they have extended the country’s lockdown until May 26.

Key points:

  • Commercial international and domestic lights have been banned until Sept. 1. Only repatriation flights are permitted.
  • Argentina has also imposed internal measures, including requiring people to stay home unless they are going out for food, medicine or other supplies. Schools are closed, though some business activities have been permitted to resume under special conditions.
  • Masks are required when going out in some provinces, including in Buenos Aires city and province.

Analysis & Comments: Argentina has taken a number of measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and its recent flight ban is among the most aggressive. The suspension of flights will continue to slow the movement of people into Argentina. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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