Argentina authorized three border crossings with Chile

The decision was known this Tuesday, after a provision of the General Directorate of Migrations had been published in the Official Gazette

Argentina sealed a binational agreement with Chile, in which three steps are authorized international aiming to specify a corridor to facilitate reaching all areas of the country.

The measure was published in the Official bulletin, through the Provision 2437/2020 of the National Directorate of Migrations. There is authorized “of exceptionally and on condition of reciprocity, the transit of citizens and residents in the Republic of Chile, while, due to their nationality and migratory category, they do not require any consular visa except for current bilateral agreements, among border crossings of Cardenal Samore, Huemules and the Austral Integration Step “. It is important to clarify that in this article the provision states that citizens must be “asymptomatic and fully comply with the recommendations and instructions provided by the national health authority.”

It should be remembered that Argentina it has borders closed since the beginning of isolation. The only people who have been able to enter or leave are those who were repatriated, both to Argentina itself or to their countries of origin.

The Cardenal Samoré pass is one of those authorized by the agreement

One of the foundations of this new regulation is a Provision of own National direction of Migration, published on March 18, in which the transit of foreigners residing in the towns of Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas and Porvenir of the Republic of Chile was authorized “exceptionally and on condition of reciprocity through the San Sebastian International Passes with Austral and Cardinal Samore integration with Huemules “.

Further, it is indicated that the National Directorate of Migrations considers “timely, by way of exception and on condition of reciprocity, allow the transit of Chilean citizens and foreigners Residents of the Republic of Chile as long as their nationality does not require a consular visa to enter “Argentina.

This regulation comes at a controversial moment. Just days ago, a Chilean legislator had proposed the transfer of patients with Covid-19 to receive treatment in Argentina. According to what the official expressed, the Chilean health system is on the verge of saturation, unlike the local, which still has a lot of beds available to care for patients with coronavirus disease.

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