August 24. Argentina’s government is analyzing whether to re-open the country’s borders to foreign tourists next month, according to Casa Rosada sources.
“We have to keep advancing with the second doses [of Covid-19 vaccines] and next month, we will evaluate the entry of foreign tourists with both doses, starting with neighboring countries,” a top government source told the Noticias Argentina News Agency.
Tourists from neighboring countries “would not need [to] quarantine” upon arrival in Argentina and by September, the country could be hosting mass sporting events and concerts, the source said.
Describing Argentina’s vaccination campaign as “highly advanced,” the source said that government data showed that “we have 58.5 percent of persons aged over 50 with two doses while 60 percent of the entire population have at least a single dose.”
Regarding the entry of the Delta variant, another Casa Rosada source considered that Argentina is “better placed” than some months back, given that “some very strong advances in vaccination were possible before the arrival of the new variant.”
Source: Buenos Aires Times