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Argentina COVID-19 Regulation Updates

Written by Vicky Daley
on April 15, 2020

Important update: From 1st December 2020, Libryo stopped updating this blog and it is no longer live. Check out Libryo’s solution which helps you keep track of the latest updates specific to your operations, from COVID-19 regulation to EHS law. Learn more here.

Libryo was using its regulatory tracking technology to keep this live blog of new law relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any new updates provided highlights of the legislation, key publication information and dates as well as links to the sources.


 

Live updates of COVID-19 regulations for

Argentina

Argentina

Click here to see COVID-19 updates for other countries.

 

Last Updated: Friday 4 September 2020

Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia que Prorroga el Aislamiento Social, Preventivo y Obligatorio desde el día 31 de agosto hasta el día 20 de septiembre de 2020 inclusive y establece Nuevas disposiciones aplicables al Distanciamiento social, preventivo y obligatorio [Decree of Necessity and Urgency that Extends Social, Preventive and Mandatory Isolation from August 31 to September 20, 2020 inclusive and establishes New provisions applicable to social, preventive and mandatory distancing]

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The President of Argentina has published a decree that amends the Decree of Necessity and Urgency, Social, Preventive and Mandatory Isolation to extend the period of social isolation.

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Gazette Number: 714/2020

Publication Date: 31 August 2020

Source: saij.gob.ar

Copyright: © 2020 Government of Argentina. All rights reserved 


Last Updated: Thursday 20 August 2020

Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia que Prorroga el Aislamiento Social, Preventivo y Obligatorio hasta el 30 de agosto inclusive y establece Nuevas disposiciones aplicables al Distanciamiento social, preventivo y obligatorio [Decree of Necessity and Urgency that Extends Social, Preventive and Obligatory Isolation until August 30 inclusive and establishes New provisions applicable to social, preventive and compulsory distancing]

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The President of Argentina has published a decree that amends the Decree of Necessity and Urgency, Social, Preventive and Mandatory Isolation.

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Gazette Number: 677/2020

Publication Date: 16 August 2020

Effective Date: 17 August 2020

Source: saij.gob.ar

Copyright: © 2020 Government of Argentina. All rights reserved 


Last Updated: Monday 10 August 2020

Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia que Prorroga el Aislamiento Social, Preventivo y Obligatorio hasta el 16 de agosto inclusive y establece Nuevas disposiciones aplicables al Distanciamiento social, preventivo y obligatorio [Decree of Necessity and Urgency that Extends the Social, Preventive and Mandatory Isolation until August 16 inclusive and establishes new provisions applicable to the social, preventive and mandatory distancing]

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The President of Argentina has published a decree that amends the Decree of Necessity and Urgency, Social, Preventive and Mandatory Isolation.

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Gazette Number: 641/2020

Publication Date: 3 August 2020

Source: saij.gob.ar

Copyright: © 2020 Government of Argentina. All rights reserved 


Last Updated: Friday 5 June 2020

Decisión Administrativa 965/2020 DECAD-2020-965-APN-JGM - Exceptúa del cumplimiento del “aislamiento social, preventivo y obligatorio” a las personas afectadas a las actividades e industrias indicadas para la Provincia de Buenos Aires y exclusivamente en los ámbitos geográficos allí establecidos [Administrative Decision 965/2020 DECAD-2020-965-APN-JGM - Except from the compliance of the "social, preventive and compulsory isolation" to the people affected to the activities and industries indicated for the Province of Buenos Aires and exclusively in the geographical areas established there]

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The Cabinet of Ministers has published a decision that exempts certain activities and industries in the Province of Buenos Aires and other geographical areas from having to comply with social, preventive, and compulsory isolation measures.

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Gazette Number: 965/2020

Publication Date: 3 June 2020

Effective Date: 3 June 2020

Source: saij.gob.ar

Copyright: © 2020 Government of Argentina. All rights reserved 


Last Updated: Friday 29 May 2020

Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia por el cual se prorroga el Aislamiento Social, Preventivo y Obligatorio hasta el 7 de Junio de 2020 inclusive [Decree of Necessity and Urgency by which Social, Preventive and Mandatory Isolation is extended until June 7, 2020 inclusive]

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The President of Argentina has published a decree which extends complementary regulations issued regarding social, preventive and compulsory isolation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic until 7 June 2020.

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Notice Number: DN20200000493

Publication Date: 25 May 2020

Effective Date: 25 May 2020

Source: saij.gob.ar

Copyright: © 2020 Government of Argentina. All rights reserved 


Last Updated: Wednesday 20 May 2020

Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia que prorroga la prohibición de efectuar despidos y suspensiones por el plazo de sesenta días [Decree of Necessity and Urgency that extends the prohibition of making layoffs and suspensions for a period of sixty days]

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The President of Argentina has published a decree which aims to preserve jobs for a reasonable period in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gazette Number: 487/2020

Publication Date: 19 May 2020

Source: saij.gob.ar

Copyright: © 2020 Government of Argentina. All rights reserved 


Last Updated: Thursday 14 May 2020

Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia por el cual se prorroga el Aislamiento Social, Preventivo y Obligatorio hasta el 24 de Mayo Inclusive [Decree of Necessity and Urgency by which Social, Preventive and Compulsory Isolation is extended until May 24 inclusive]

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The President of Argentina has published a decree which extends the period of social, preventive and mandatory isolation in terms of Decree No. 297/2020 to 24 May 2020.

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Gazette Number: 459/2020

Publication Date: 11 May 2020

Effective Date: 11 May 2020

Source: saij.gob.ar

Copyright: © 2020 Government of Argentina. All rights reserved 


Last Updated: Thursday 30 April 2020

Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible Resolución 138/2020 [Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development Resolution 138/2020]

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The Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development has published a resolution which aims to facilitate the treatment and disposal of the increased quantities of pathological residues due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Publication Date: 28 April 2020

Effective Date: 28 April 2020

Source: http://servicios.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/335000-339999/336809/norma.htm

Copyright: © 2020 Government of Argentina. All rights reserved 


 

Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Seguridad Social Resolución 352/2020 [Ministry of labor, employment and social security Resolution 352/2020]

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The Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Security has published a resolution which allows employers who have been sanctioned under the Public Registry of Employers with Labor Penalties (REPSAL) to access benefits provided by the National Government to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.

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Publication Date: 27 April 2020

Effective Date: 27 April 2020

Source: http://servicios.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/335000-339999/336756/norma.htm

Copyright: © 2020 Government of Argentina. All rights reserved 


Last Updated: Wednesday 29 April 2020

Comite De Evaluacion y Monitoreo del Programa de Asistencia de Emergencia al Trabajo y La Produccion Decisión Administrativa 591/2020 [Committee For the Evaluation and Monitoring of the Emergency Assistance Program for Work and Production Administrative Decision 591/2020]

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The Head of the Cabinet of Ministers has published an Administrative Decision which adopts the recommendations made by the evaluation and monitoring committee of the emergency assistance program for work and production.

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Publication Date: 22 April 2020

Source: http://servicios.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/335000-339999/336610/norma.htm

Copyright: © 2020 Government of Argentina. All rights reserved 


 

Ministerio De Ambiente Y Desarrollo Sostenible Resolución 120/2020 [Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development Resolution 120/2020]

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The Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development has published a resolution which aims to set out uniform procedures for the proper management of pathogenic waste from facilities that accomodate individuals infected with or exposed to COVID-19.

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Gazette Number: 120/2020

Publication Date: 22 April 2020

Source: http://servicios.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/335000-339999/336566/norma.htm

Copyright: © 2020 Government of Argentina. All rights reserved 


 

Programa De Asistencia De Emergencia al Trabajo y la Produccion [Emergency assistance program for work and production]

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The President of Argentina has published a Decree which sets out that the Emergency Assistance Program for Work and Production (ATP) will consist of certain benefits.

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Publication Date: 20 April 2020

Effective Date: 20 April 2020

Source: http://servicios.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/335000-339999/336610/norma.htm

Copyright: © 2020 Government of Argentina. All rights reserved 


Last Updated: Monday 27 April 2020

Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia que establece que el Covid-19 es una enfermedad de carácter profesional no listada [Decree of Necessity and Urgency establishing that Covid-19 is an occupational disease not listed]

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The President of Argentina has published the Decree which considers COVID-19 as an unlisted professional disease.

The Decree excludes essential workers as requiring social, preventive and compulsory isolation.

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Gazette Number: Official Gazette, April 14, 2020

Notice Number: 367 of 2020

Publication Date: 13 April 2020

Effective Date: 13 April 2020

Source: saij.gob.ar

Copyright: © 2020 Government of Argentina. All rights reserved 


 

Decisión administrativa 516/2020 Comité para la evaluación y seguimiento del programa de asistencia de emergencia para el trabajo y la producción [Administrative Decision 516/2020 Committee for the evaluation and monitoring of the emergency assistance program for work and production]

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The Head of the Cabinet of Ministers has adopted the recommendations made by the evaluation and monitoring committee of the emergency assistance program for work and production, which are attached as Annexes to the Decision.

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Publication Date: 16 April 2020

Effective Date: 16 April 2020

Source: saij.gob.ar

Copyright: © 2020 Government of Argentina. All rights reserved 


Last Updated: Tuesday 14 April 2020

Creación del Programa para la Emergencia Financiera Provincial para asistir financieramente a las provincias por las necesidades ocasionadas por la epidemia de Covid-19 [Creation of the Provincial Financial Emergency Program to financially assist the provinces for the needs caused by the Covid-19 epidemic]

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The President of Argentina has published the Decree which creates a Provincial Financial Emergency Program. 

The National State will transfer to the fiduciary fund for provincial development the sum of pesos 60 billion ($ 60,000,000,000), within the framework of this program.

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Publication Date: 9 April 2020

Effective Date: 9 April 2020

Source: saij.gob.ar

Copyright: © 2020 Government of Argentina. All rights reserved 


 

Last Updated: Tuesday 7 April 2020

Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia sobre Creación del Programa de Asistencia de Emergencia al Trabajo y la Producción (Decree of Necessity and Urgency on the Creation of the Emergency Assistance Program for Work and Production)

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The Ministry of Justice has published the Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia sobre Creación del Programa de Asistencia de Emergencia al Trabajo y la Producción (Decree of Necessity and Urgency on the Creation of the Emergency Assistance Program for Work and Production) (the "Decree").

This Decree creates the Emergency Assistance Program that will help employers navigate the current health crisis.

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Publication Date: 1 April 2020

Effective Date: 1 April 2020

Source: https://www.argentina.gob.ar/justicia

Copyright: © 2020 Government of Argentina. All rights reserved 


 

Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia que dispone la prórroga hasta el 12 de abril de 2020 inclusive de la prohibición de ingreso al territorio nacional de personas extranjeras no residentes en el país (Decree of Necessity and Urgency that provides for the extension until April 12, 2020 inclusive of the prohibition of entry into the national territory of foreign persons not resident in the country)

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The Ministry of Justice has published the Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia que dispone la prórroga hasta el 12 de abril de 2020 inclusive de la prohibición de ingreso al territorio nacional de personas extranjeras no residentes en el país (Decree of Necessity and Urgency that provides for the extension until April 12, 2020 inclusive of the prohibition of entry into the national territory of foreign persons not resident in the country) (the "Decree").

The Decree extends the prohibition of entry into the national territory of foreign persons not resident in the country until 12 April 2020.

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Publication Date: 1 April 2020

Effective Date: 1 April 2020

Source: https://www.argentina.gob.ar/justicia

Copyright: © 2020 Government of Argentina. All rights reserved 


 

Last Updated: Monday 6 April 2020

Decree 274/2020: Prohibition of entering the national territory

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The City of Buenos Aires has published Decree 274/2020: Prohibition of entering the national territory (the "Decree").

The Decree prohibits the entry of foreign persons not resident in the country through any airport, port, international crossing or border centre, for q period of 15 calendar days.

The Decree has been extended to 12 April 2020.

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Publication Date: 16 March 2020

Effective Date: 16 March 2020

Source: https://www.argentina.gob.ar/justicia

Copyright: © 2020 Government of Argentina. All rights reserved 


 

Last Updated: Friday 3 April 2020

Decree 297/2020: Preventative and compulsory social isolation

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The City of Buenos Aires has published the Decree 297/2020: Preventative and compulsory social isolation (the "Decree").

The Decree prohibits anyone any person from being outside of their home from 00:00 hours on 20 March 2020, when the measure ordered begins. 

They must abstain from going to their workplaces and may not travel on routes, roads and public spaces, in order to prevent the circulation and contagion of the COVID-19 virus and the consequent effect on public health and other rights.

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Publication Date: 19 March 2020

Effective Date: 19 March 2020

Source: https://www.argentina.gob.ar/justicia

Copyright: © 2020 Government of Argentina. All rights reserved 


 

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