COVID-19 Updates

Information about borders and travel restrictions

After 20 long months, Argentina will soon open its borders beginning November 1st, 2021. We would like to provide the best explanation about the current requirements for traveling to and from Argentina. Please know this is still a dynamic process and we will have to continue to update the communication with you all as requirements change.

PRIOR TO ARRIVAL:
  • Proof of full vaccination scheme (vaccination card showing you got all the doses, depending on what vaccine you’ve chosen). Last application must be taken 14 days prior to traveling, latest
  • Negative result PCR, taken within 72 hours prior to boarding the flight to Argentina
  • Health insurance with COVID-19 coverage
  • Migrations affidavit at https://ddjj.migraciones.gob.ar/app/home.php done 48 hours prior to boarding the flight to Argentina

Non-vaccinated travelers can also enter the country but must quarantine and take a test on the 7th day after arrival.

UPON RETURN TO THE U.S:

Regardless of vaccination status, all travelers entering the United States are required to have a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to boarding the flight back to the US, or have documentation proving recovery from COVID-19 within the last 3 months. The result must read ‘negative’ or ‘not detected’. It won’t be accepted if it reads ‘invalid’

Here you will find a helpful document that you can reference to help you with any questions you may have about testing under the new orders. We will update you all as more clarification is provided regarding border restrictions and other protocols.

Currently, the borders of Chile remain closed, and we are awaiting more information and details from the government. But with vaccination campaigns in full swing (with over 80% of the population fully vaccinated), we optimistically expect our operations to be open for the 2021-2022 season beginning in November of this year.

If you want to see frequent and in-depth updates, please visit IATA Travel Centre where all updates are separated by country.

PRIOR TO ARRIVAL:

The Bahamas are open, with health and safety measures in place, and the fishing has been incredible this season at Bair’s Lodge. Starting on August 6th, the Bahamian government has reinstated the required COVID-19 testing at least 5 days prior to arrival for all travelers, regardless of vaccination status. All visitors are still required to complete and submit a Bahamas Travel Health Visa with the negative results of a COVID-19 test (both PCR or Rapid Antigen tests are accepted). 

DURING YOUR STAY:

Vaccinated individuals are not required to be tested during their stay, nor will those people be required to take daily health questionnaires. 

Unvaccinated individuals will be required to take a rapid antigen COVID-19 on the 5th day of their stay in the Bahamas, and fill out short daily health questionnaires during their stays. For our unvaccinated guests, we will do the rapid antigen testing at the lodge with no additional charge.

UPON RETURN TO THE U.S:

Regardless of vaccination status, all travelers entering the United States are required to have a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 3 days prior to entry, or have documentation proving recovery from COVID-19 within the last 3 months. Either of these methods will be required prior to boarding your flight back to the US. We will do the rapid antigen testing at the lodge with no additional charge.

Here you will find a helpful document that you can reference to help you with any questions you may have about testing under the new orders. If you want to see frequent and in-depth updates, please visit COVID-19 Status – The Bahamas.