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America > Bolivia: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 497 386

Active cases: 26 325

Recovered: 452 397

Deaths: 18 664

Vaccination count: 4.2 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2021-09-22

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Oui
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Allowed
Air borders are open and commercial flights are permitted to operate.

Diplomats, members of special missions and international organizations, technical specialists, and drivers of international goods and cargo will be permitted to return to the country with no enforced quarantine upon their arrival provided that they submit a valid certification of the PCR test specifically for COVID-19 with a negative result taken within three days prior to the flight.

Travelers should be prepared for additional travel restrictions affecting international travel to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Visit the Official Site of the Government of Bolivia on COVID-19 (https://bit.ly/3gv7zg8) for updated information on these measures.

-Certified negative PCR test for every passenger over 5 years of age.

The test must be taken 72 hours prior to departure, regardless of the country of travel origin.

-Travelers are required to quarantine for at least 10 days after entering Bolivia. Diplomats are exempt from this measure.

-Travelers will be required to submit a sworn statement of location of stay within Bolivia.

-All travelers entering Bolivia will be required to have another RT-PCR test taken 7 days after arrival. The cost of this test must be covered by the traveler

-Travelers who do not have permanent residence in Bolivia must have health insurance with coverage for COVID-19 upon entry to Bolivia.

All passengers will have their temperature taken prior to entering airports and the pre-boarding areas. Individuals with a fever or a temperature over 38°C (100.4°F) will be referred to the airport medical unit for a medical evaluation.

Minors under 18 may only travel with a parent or legal guardian.

Minors of any nationality who have been residing in Bolivia for over 90 days and will be traveling with only one parent, will need to get a travel authorization from the Juzgado del Menor.

Children may not travel unaccompanied.

Tests: Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.

Quarantine: Yes
Quarantine for 10 days is required for all travelers.

Information updated on 2021-09-22.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
There are no national COVID-19 restrictions, but departments and municipalities have the authority to impose COVID-19 restrictions at the local level.

Many city and municipal governments throughout Bolivia are reimplementing mandatory transit restrictions during evening hours and weekends. These restrictions can be imposed with limited to no warning.

The wearing of facemasks in public places is mandatory and social distancing measures must be respected.

Concerning schools, departments and municipalities will have the authority to determine education schedules and if students will return to the classroom in-person. Some areas have full or partially reopened schools, whereas other remain firmly closed.

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Banned

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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