The Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, explained today that the Government plans to lift the income quota of people who arrive in the country from abroad once 50% of the population has been reached with the complete vaccination scheme. The milestone we agreed on is that reaching 50% vaccination coverage of the entire population with two doses is a positive and very optimistic view for the quota, the antigen at admission and the PCR between the fifth and seventh day to be lifted, “said the official.
Between October 1 and November 1, the progressive entry quota increase in all safe corridors, port and land airports. — Carla Vizzotti (@carlavizzotti)
September 21, 2021
Currently, about 46% of the population has already applied the two doses of vaccines and there would be two million more people to receive the second component to reach the goal of 50%. Last May, the decision of the national government to impose a quota of income not exceeding 500 per day caused a strong controversy since it generated suspension of flights and rescheduling that resulted in thousands of Argentines stranded abroad.
Dear @gustavovaldezok as we talked about it today by phone, we are waiting for the note to be sent to JDG so that the request is formal and we can continue to move forward. We are available. Best regards. https://t.co/m9nqTbIuYM — Florencia Carignano (@florcarignanook)
September 22, 2021
The quota was relaxed over the weeks although they are still stranded and the normalization of the flow of commercial flights was not recovered. In this sense, Vizzotti announced a process of “gradual and careful opening of borders” that will have as its first milestone this Friday with the end of the requirement of mandatory isolation for Argentines, residents and foreigners who come for work.7In turn, from October 1, the entry of foreigners from neighboring countries will be authorized without the need for isolation upon arrival, and land borders will be opened with safe corridors approved by the health authority.
Between October 1 and November 1, the progressive entry quota will be increased in all safe corridors, airports, ports and land revenues. As of November 1, all foreigners will be admitted to enter, as long as they present a complete vaccination schedule, with a date of last application at least 14 days prior to arrival in the country. They will also be required to have a negative PCR test in the 72 hours prior to boarding, or antigen at the point of entry until defined by the health authority. Finally, they must present a PCR test from day 5 to 7 of arrival.