The decision seeks to avoid a COVID-19 surge by containing the circulation of new strains, one of which is the P.1 variant originated in Manaus, Brazil.
Argentines returning from abroad will get tested for COVID-19 on three occasions. People who test positive will have to undergo a genomic sequencing test to identify the virus's variant.
Even if the traveler has a negative result, it is mandatory a 10-days quarantine at home. Penalties will be imposed in case of disobedience to the order.
Due to scarcity of vaccines and distribution challenges, the vaccination of leading political figures is essential. Pres. Alberto Fernández of ���� received the Sputnik V vaccine and Pres. Sebastián Piñera of ���� received China’s Sinovac vaccine.