i wonder if these election results will spur the ruling party to accelerate reopening and open borders sooner in October. I wouldn't be surprised, they need to open up the economy fast if they want to prevent an absolute rout in November.
The reason why I posted what I did was because while this is true I'm thinking the government find more value in controlling the people to stay within the country. As they cannot ban folks from leaving they can make returning a nightmare, thus discouraging travel and USD leaving the country. The gov has already clamped everything else and one final leak in the dam is controlling citizens' spend outside the country. Tourists also don't sell their dollars at the official price so they drive up the exchange rate which is another issue the gov does not want to deal with right now.
All this can be made under the cover of the COVID/delta excuse. We all know the COVID/Delta excuse is really a proxy for the economy/inflation excuses.
I predicted back in February there would be new border controls for the entire winter time only to be reduced in Nov 2021. Nov will open the Arg travel season and encourage locals to travel/spend within the country as they won't be able to easily enter the country. I'm feeling pretty confident about the prediction so far. Gov may let more tourists in the country at some point but it won't be wide open borders, it'll be some complicated BS that only allows Brazilians/Chileans/Uruguayans in "freely".
The gov did make a pretty good effort to try to return to "normal" at the end there. It was surprising how fast things can change when there is an election to win. Too little, too late.