12 Dec PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests in Foz do IguaÃ§u
If you are in Foz do IguaÃ§u city and you are wanting to cross the border from Brazil to Argentina, then you must follow the new Covid protocols and get tested before you go.
Currently, Argentina border control is requesting people who wish to cross from Brazil have with them printed proof of a PCR or a Rapid antigen test in order to be able to enter Argentina.
After completing the Brazilian immigration processes, you drive a couple of kilometres to a checkpoint where you must park and queue to have your Rapid Antigen or PCR documentation checked and stamped. You then get back in your car and drive to passport control where they will check for the stamp before processing your entry into Argentina.
The crossing should be made within 72 hours of having the test, so think about getting it done as close as possible to the time you wish to go to Argentina.
We have a page where we update other current Iguazu border requirements, with lots of information about what you need to cross the border during this ongoing pandemic.
Click below to see the current requirements for crossing the border at Iguazu!
The below locations are where you can get the exams done in Foz do Iguacu.
Where to get a PCR or Rapid antigen test in Foz do IguaÃ§u
Rapid Antigen exams in Foz do IguaÃ§u
In Foz do IguaÃ§u you can get rapid antigen tests at some local pharmacies in town. Rapid Antigen tests are much faster than PCR, taking about 20 to 30 minutes to process.Â
The test is done by sticking the swab up your nose and then adding it to a chemical solution, which gives the result.
There are several pharmacies downtown Foz do Iguacu that do the exam, and also one not far from the Argentine border that also can do it for you.Â
FarmÃ¡cia PreÃ§o JustoÂ
Av Parana 1162
Opens 7:30 am to 23:00
Phone number: (45)35231610
Rua Marechal Deodoro 1045
Opens 7:00 am to 23:00Â
Phone number: (45)40044041
FarmÃ¡cia PreÃ§o Justo
Av. Brasil, 1571 – Centro
Opens 7:00 am to 23:00
Phone: (45) 3027-1812
Near the border of Argentina
Â Farmacia Hiperfarma
Av Morenitas 732Â
Opens 8:00am to 22:00Â
PCR exams in Foz do IguaÃ§u
If you need to get a PCR test while you are in Foz do IguaÃ§u then there are several labs that can do same day services. It is best to schedule an appointment and the prices are usually between R$230 and R$300 Brazilian Reals.
Benjamin Constant, 354 – Centro
Phone: (45) 3029-6077
Opens 7:00 to 18:00Â
AntÃ´nio Raposo, 303 – Centro
Phone: (45) 3574-1010
Mon – Fri opens from 07:00 am to 17:00
Saturday opens from 07:00 am to 12:30 pm
Av. JosÃ© Maria de Brito, 1552 – Jardim Central
Phone: (45) 3031-2020
Mon – Fri opens from 07:00 am to 18:00
Saturday opens from 07:00 am to 12:00 pm
Argentina Online Covid Declaration Form
If you are going to Argentina from Foz do Iguacu, then one thing you are going to need to do once you get your covid test is to upload it to the online affidavit which you need to fill out before you get to the border.
There are some questions on the online form which you may not understand, so we made a page here to explain how to fill out the Argentine online travel declaration form.
One important thing to note is that you can upload an Antigen test to the form, and you do it where it says to upload the PCR test. Yes, they are accepting Antigen tests at the border if you have it done within 24 hours before crossing!
When crossing the border in one of our transfer services we will take you to both the Brazilian and Argentine immigration control points and also stop at the checkpoint where they stamp your PCR/Rapid Antigen documentation.
Our services offer you the easiest and quickest border crossings at Iguazu. And because we cross the border all day every day, we make sure you are kept up to date on the ever-changing requirements needed for entering Argentina.