Patagonia Travel Updates


Argentina Welcomes International Travelers, Entry Requirements Lifted


We are happy to report that EEFF’s 2021-2022 season was spectacular — filled with returning and new guests alike, amazing fishing, beautiful days on the water, and only a few Covid-related hiccups. With our Spring and opening days just around the corner, we wanted to share the latest travel updates with you as we prepare for our upcoming season.

Good news for our international travelers: as of August 26, 2022, you  are no longer required to provide proof of vaccination, Covid Health insurance, or the Sworn Statement as was required last year. There is also no testing requirement. As in all our earlier Travel Updates, here are 2 fundamental questions that our extended family of El Encuentro friends and prospective clients continue to ask:


1. Can you currently enter Argentina?

  • YES!

  • There are no specific travel requirements related to Covid. 

  • We recommend wearing a mask over your nose and mouth in indoor areas of public transportation (including airplanes) and indoors in Argentine transportation hubs (including airports).

  • At this time, masks are required on all Aerolineas Argentinas flights.

  • We suggest you bring your own Covid self-test kits, if you can – much like you would bring any personal medications.

 2. Can you return home after your trip? 

  • Yes!

  • Before boarding a flight to the United States, consider getting tested for current infection with a viral test as close to the time of departure as possible (no more than 3 days) before travel.  If you want to be tested, we have secured the services of a local biotech lab (owned and operated by a dear friend and member of the El Encuentro extended family) to administer and process tests at El Encuentro. Tests have an extra cost; can be paid with a credit card.


  • Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is recommended in indoor areas of public transportation (including airplanes) and indoors in U.S. transportation hubs (including airports).



Protect your Investment with Trip Insurance and Travel Booking Services

We are thrilled to partner with Kanna Travel, a US-based, full-service travel agency whose team of seasoned professionals offers international ticketing, trip insurance, and emergency evacuation solutions for fly fishing and hunting travel. This partnership will allow El Encuentro Fly Fishing to offer our friends access to the industry’s finest travel insurance products, that can include a “cancel for any reason” rider, as well as comprehensive international travel booking services to help you navigate schedule changes and other potential complications.

When you book a trip with El Encuentro Fly Fishing we want you to know that we have your back. Click Here to read more about Trip Insurance and Travel Booking Services.

Still Have Questions? We Are Here!

This is a dynamic situation with complex variables changing rapidly, often times without prior notice. The El Encuentro Family has deep roots throughout Argentina. We are the oldest lodge in our region with a vast network of partners developed over decades of operating in Patagonia. We are in constant contact with colleagues, associates, suppliers, and officials on the ground here in Argentina.

Please feel free to contact us anytime with questions, or to chat about how and when to start planning your next trip to Patagonia.