Patagonia Travel Update
Jesse Robbins
December 2, 2020
After more than eight months of strict international travel restrictions in Chile and Argentina, we are encouraged by recent official announcements of the gradual reopening of borders, which will hopefully enable parts of Patagonia to be a viable fishing option for U.S. citizens in early 2021.
Current Situation

Argentina is still currently closed to U.S. citizens, but after months of total international closures and strict domestic restrictions, Argentina is now allowing the entry of international guests, starting with a limited number of neighboring countries. These countries include Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. This is a phased reopening, and a lot of the upcoming season will be determined by how the early stages of these new restrictions play out over the coming months.

Chile is currently open to U.S. citizens but until at least December 7th, travelers must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. However, officials indicate that after December 7th, U.S. residents will be able to arrive in Santiago and bypass quarantine with a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of arrival.

The specific travel requirements in Chile and Argentina will be unique to each province, and at minimum, travelers should expect to have to present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of arrival, be tested again upon arrival, sign a health affidavit, download an electronic tracking tool, and have medical insurance coverage.

Next Steps

The travel situation is still very dynamic, therefore being patient and flexible is the best approach for those wanting to fish Patagonia in early 2021. We expect another official Argentina announcement to come soon and anticipate more Chilean Patagonia destinations to open in mid-December.

For the early 2021 season, many of our partners have generous booking and rollover policies, availability for historically hard-to-get dates, and special discounted rates for those interested in last-minute bookings. For those who are interested in traveling to Patagonia, we are happy to talk with you now about the different policies of our destinations, current availability, and unique openings to fit the appropriate experience for you or your group.

As always, we are deeply committed to helping you wade through the vast array of opportunities and help you make the most informed decision possible. We look forward to the day where we can help fulfill your fishing goals in Patagonia and our partners can welcome you back to their local waters. Thank you for your continued support.

More Information

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Destination Manager

Jake Crawford

Patagonia, Pacific Northwest

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