The Concordia border crossing is enabled – Salto as a Safe Corridor – News

The national government authorized the opening of the Concordia-Salto border crossing as a Safe Corridor from Tuesday at 8 o’clock and established the requirements that travelers must have. Governor Gustavo Bordet, who was in charge of the proceedings, highlighted the decision and announced that they will continue working to open the three bridges.

Concordia is the only one of the three border crossings in which the center of the border is on the Entre Ríos side. There the sanitary infrastructure will be installed to make it a safe corridor. The Border Centers of the Colón-Paysandú and Gualeguaychú-Fray Bentos passes are in the hands of Uruguay. From Entre Ríos, in conjunction with the national authorities, requests have already been made to the Uruguayan government so that they can give the corresponding permits for the installation of the health posts.

The administrative decision bearing the number 990 was signed this Monday by the Chief of Staff, Juan Manzur, and the Ministers of the Interior, Eduardo De Pedro, and of Social Development, Juan Zabaleta.

“It is a great joy because many families on both banks of the Uruguay River were in need,” said Bordet, who stressed that “the epidemiological conditions today allow us to also meet again through this border crossing, with all the necessary care.” He also announced that “we will continue to manage to open Colón Paysandú and Gualeguaychú-Fray Bentos”.

The president from Entre Ríos celebrated the measure because “the enabling of the passage that connects Concordia with Salto is a means of communication that the families who have remained on both banks of the river since the pandemic began.” “It is something we have been working on a lot, which requires many negotiations with the national government and with Uruguay, and the provincial government teams, and today we are making it possible,” he added.

In addition, Bordet highlighted that “there is a great commercial exchange between both cities and regions, which need to communicate again,” and said that “regional integration is a priority for us, that is why today is such an important day.

Finally, he announced that “we continue to insistently negotiate with the Argentine and Uruguayan authorities so that the same measure is adopted on the bridges that link Gualeguaychú and Fray Bentos, and Colón Paysandú.” “We have protocols in place to ensure that they are safe corridors, while we continue to move forward with the highest possible speed in vaccinating our population to achieve higher levels of immunity,” concluded Bordet.

Measure

In this way, through the border crossing that connects Argentina and Uruguay through Concordia, people of Argentine nationality and residents of Argentina, and those resident citizens of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay who have remained in this country, will be able to enter the national territory. during the 14 days prior to entering the national territory, until October 31, 2021. Even when the entry is due to tourism reasons, as long as they meet the conditions established by the National Directorate of Migration.

It is important to highlight that the provincial government made the request for the three border crossings, seeking to enable safe corridors also in Colón-Paysandú and Gualeguaychú-Fray Bentos. But in this first instance, the national government authorized in Concordia, because one of the requirements to be able to process the authorization of safe corridors is the authorization by the authority of the land passage for the installation of the sanitary infrastructure, resulting in in this case, the Southern Mesopotamia Border Center located in Concordia, the only Border Center on the Argentine side, since the Border Centers of the Colón-Paysandú and Gualeguaychú-Fray Bentos passes are in the hands of Uruguay. Consequently, through the Argentine immigration and diplomatic authorities, the corresponding authorizations were required from the neighboring country, waiting for them to comply with this requirement.

Requirements

The requirements required by the immigration authorities and national health are the following:

Complete an Affidavit of Migration: it can be previously through the Migration website or completed on the spot physically.

Present negative PCR performed within 72 hours prior to passage. Children under 6 years of age are exempted from this test.

Complete vaccination schedule.

Antigen tests will be carried out upon entering the Province for people who do not have a complete vaccination schedule and for children over 6 years of age.

Every person who enters the provincial territory must carry out another PCR between the fifth and seventh day of arrival, if they are still in Argentina. The Epidemiology Surveillance area of ​​the provincial Ministry of Health will continue with the timely notification of those who must carry out the PCR.

Tourists and non-resident foreigners must have insurance with Covid-19 coverage.

The costs of the tests and isolation accommodations that are available must be borne by the person who enters the country.

The hours of the Safe Corridor will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., compatible with other agencies such as Immigration, Border Health, among others.

Regarding the entry quota, in the first 5 days, when the Safe Corridor is enabled, a Pilot Test will be carried out through the daily entry of 350 people, in order to evaluate and establish the daily testing capacity and the operational capacity of the device.

The implementation of the authorized safe corridor will comply with the provisions of the protocol approved by Administrative Decision 990, which was prepared by the Ministry of Health of the Province, under the supervision of the National Directorate of Authorization, Inspection and Border Health of the Ministry of Health of the Nation. Also the safe corridor will be governed by the current national regulations regarding the entry of persons to the Argentine Republic.

Other Safe Corridors authorized to enter the country

Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area: Ezeiza International Airport, Jorge Newbery Airport, San Fernando International Airport, Buquebus Port Terminal and Colonia Express Port Terminal.

Córdoba: International Airport Aeronautical Engineer Ambrosio Taravella.

Misiones: Iguazú – Foz de Iguazú Border Center and Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport.

Mendoza: Gobernador Francisco Gabrielli “El Plumerillo” International Airport and the Cristo Redentor System Border Center, Horcones pass.

Ushuaia: “Malvinas Argentinas” International Airport and Ushuaia Port. (As from 10/20)