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Bolivia travel restrictions

Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no
Flight Restrictions

published 02.07.2020
1. Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter Bolivia until 31 July 2020.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Bolivia.
– This does not apply to airline crew of airlines of Bolivia or humanitarian flights.
2. Nationals and residents of Bolivia are subject to quarantine.
3. Airline crew who are allowed to enter must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result.

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Quarantine

Patients presenting symptoms of COVID-19 or who may have been exposed to the virus are isolated and tested.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known.

Enhanced surveillance and detection capabilities in main airports including Santa Cruz, Cochabamba and La Paz airport.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2018)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Recommended for all travellers aged 9 months or over going to the following areas east of the Andes below
2300 m: the entire departments of Beni, Pando and Santa Cruz; and designated areas of the departments of
Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, La Paz and Tarija.

Not recommended for travellers whose itineraries are limited to areas above 2300 m and all areas not listed
above, including the cities of La Paz and Sucre.

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk due almost exclusively to P. vivax (99.9%) exists throughout the year in the entire country
below 2500 m. The risk of malaria is highest in the northern departments of Beni and Pando, especially in
the localities of Riberalta, Guayaramerín and Sena.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: B

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  • Bolivia Short-term quarantine measures will apply in La Paz Department from 20 June to morning of 23 June, other COVID-19 restrictions continue (Gov.uk)

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    International restrictions:

    All international flights to and from Bolivia are suspended and all land border crossings closed. Bolivian nationals and residents may be granted entry, but require prior approval and/or a diplomatically-arranged flight. Returning Bolivian citizens and residents, diplomats, members of special missions and international organizations, technical specialists, and drivers of international goods and cargo are exempt from the border closure. There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country. However, due to the lack of flight availability, any exit from the country should be coordinated with the government and the traveller’s diplomatic mission. Military forces will be deployed to the city of Santa Cruz to enforce measures.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    The Bolivian government announced an extension of national quarantine measures through 30 June, 2020. Under the decree: Social distancing and the use of masks in public places remains obligatory. Monday to Friday: Persons and vehicles are prohibited from circulating between the nighttime hours of 18:00 and 5:00 but may circulate during the day with limits on the number of people in vehicles. Saturday and Sunday: Vehicles are prohibited from circulating. People may circulate on foot within 500 meters of their home. Classes and other public events remain suspended. Intermunicipal, interprovincial, and interdepartmental transportation services will be determined by the appropriate authorities according to the determined risk level. Government and private offices, job sites, and services that are open must work a “continuous day” which means they will not close for lunch but instead will stop work several hours earlier in the afternoon. Departmental and municipal governments will determine commercial activity and other services and activities not governed by the national decree, and may add restrictions as needed by local conditions.

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    26.06.2020
  • Bolivia Short-term quarantine measures will apply in La Paz Department from 20 June to morning of 23 June, other COVID-19 restrictions continue (Gov.uk)
    International flights remain suspended.
    All borders remain closed.
    Returning Bolivian citizens and residents, diplomats, members of special missions and international organizations, technical specialists, and drivers of international goods and cargo are exempt from the border closure.

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    International restrictions:

    All borders and airspace are closed until further notice. Bolivian nationals and residents may be granted entry, but require prior approval and/or a diplomatically-arranged flight. There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country. However, due to the lack of flight availability, any exit from the country should be coordinated with the government and the traveller’s diplomatic mission. Military forces will be deployed to the city of Santa Cruz to enforce measures.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    The Bolivian government announced an extension of national quarantine measures through June 30, 2020. Under the decree:
    Social distancing and the use of masks in public places remains obligatory.
    Monday to Friday: Persons and vehicles are prohibited from circulating between the nighttime hours of 18:00 and 5:00 but may circulate during the day with limits on the number of people in vehicles.
    Saturday and Sunday: Vehicles are prohibited from circulating. People may circulate on foot or bicycle within 500 meters of their home.
    Classes and other public events remain suspended.
    Religious events where the attendance is below 30% of the capacity of the meeting place are permitted. Schools will remain closed.

    In La Paz department (including the city of La Paz) from 23 June, weekday movement will be controlled according to the last digit of citizens’ ID cards or passports, with even (“par”) numbers not allowed outside on the same day as odd (“impar”) numbers. You should check with your authorities which days correspond to your own ID. Weekend movement in La Paz department is also currently prohibited, in addition to the national restrictions above.
    Penalties for breaching these conditions include fines, public service and imprisonment.
    Local authorities may impose further restrictions, including on the movement of people under 12 and over 65 years old, and weekend movement, depending on the risk level of the town or city as assessed by the Bolivian government. Risks levels may be high (“alto”), medium (“medio”) or moderate (“moderado”) and can be found on this Bolivian Government website: In La Paz department (including the city of La Paz) from 23 June, weekday movement will be controlled according to the last digit of citizens’ ID cards or passports, with even (“par”) numbers not allowed outside on the same day as odd (“impar”) numbers. You should check with your authorities which days correspond to your own ID. Weekend movement in La Paz department is also currently prohibited, in addition to the national restrictions above.
    Penalties for breaching these conditions include fines, public service and imprisonment.
    Local authorities may impose further restrictions, including on the movement of people under 12 and over 65 years old, and weekend movement, depending on the risk level of the town or city as assessed by the Bolivian government. Risks levels may be high (“alto”), medium (“medio”) or moderate (“moderado”) and can be found on this Bolivian Government website(please copy and paste the link into your browser) https://www.boliviasegura.gob.bo/

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    23.06.2020
  • Bolivia Bolivia has closed its borders.

    International restrictions:

    All borders and airspace are closed until at least 31 May. Bolivian nationals and residents may be granted entry, but require prior approval and/or a diplomatically-arranged flight. There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country. However, due to the lack of flight availability, any exit from the country should be coordinated with the government and the traveller’s diplomatic mission. Military forces will be deployed to the city of Santa Cruz to enforce measures.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A quarantine is in effect in La Paz, El Alto, and Santa Cruz, and “high risk” municipalities in the Cochabamba department until 31 May. Individuals may leave their homes on foot for essential needs between 07.00 and 12.00 one day a week, based on their national ID number. All private and public transportation services are suspended, including domestic flights, interprovincial and inter-departmental buses and local vehicle traffic. Exemptions for essential services and healthcare workers are granted via special permits issued by the authorities. Violations are punishable by fine and/or detention. Some departments with lower infection rates gradually reduced restrictions beginning 11 May.

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    01.06.2020
  • Bolivia Bolivia has closed its borders.

    International restrictions:

    All borders and airspace are closed until at least 31 May. Bolivian nationals and residents may be granted entry, but require prior approval and/or a diplomatically-arranged flight. There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country. However, due to the lack of flight availability, any exit from the country should be coordinated with the government and the traveller’s diplomatic mission. Military forces will be deployed to the city of Santa Cruz to enforce measures.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A quarantine is in effect in La Paz, El Alto, and Santa Cruz, and “high risk” municipalities in the Cochabamba department until 31 May. Individuals may leave their homes on foot for essential needs between 07.00 and 12.00 one day a week, based on their national ID number. All private and public transportation services are suspended, including domestic flights, interprovincial and inter-departmental buses and local vehicle traffic. Exemptions for essential services and healthcare workers are granted via special permits issued by the authorities. Violations are punishable by fine and/or detention. Some departments with lower infection rates gradually reduced restrictions beginning 11 May.

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    25.05.2020
  • Bolivia Government extends COVID-19 lockdown until 10 May (Reuters, 30.04.2020)

    International restrictions:

    All borders are closed until at least 31 May. Bolivian nationals and residents may be granted entry, but require prior approval and/or a diplomatically-arranged flight. There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country. However, due to the lack of flight availability, any exit from the country should be coordinated with the government and the traveller’s diplomatic mission. Military forces will be deployed to the city of Santa Cruz to enforce measures.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A quarantine is in effect in La Paz, El Alto, and Santa Cruz, and “high risk” municipalities in the Cochabamba department until 31 May. Individuals may leave their homes on foot for essential needs between 07.00 and 12.00 (local time) one day a week, based on their national ID number. All private and public transportation services are suspended, including domestic flights, inter-provincial and inter-departmental buses and local vehicle traffic. Exemptions for essential services and healthcare workers are granted via special permits issued by the authorities. Violations are punishable by fine and/or detention.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) indicated that from 11 May, Bolivia will implement “dynamic quarantine.” Towns and cities will be classified as high, medium or moderate risk based on coronavirus data. Different quarantine restrictions will apply depending on the designated risk level, which the Bolivian government will re-assess every seven days.

    Source: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://bo.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

    Published on 11.05.2020

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    12.05.2020
  • Bolivia Government extends COVID-19 lockdown until 10 May (Reuters, 30.04.2020)

    International restrictions:

    All borders are closed until at least 31 May. Bolivian nationals and residents may be granted entry, but require prior approval and/or a diplomatically-arranged flight.
    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country. However, due to the lack of flight availability, any exit from the country should be coordinated with the government and the traveller’s diplomatic mission.
    Military forces will be deployed to the city of Santa Cruz to enforce measures.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A nationwide quarantine is in effect until at least 10 May. Individuals may leave their homes on foot for essential needs between 07.00 and 12.00 (local time) one day a week, based on their national ID number. All private and public transportation services are suspended, including domestic flights, inter-provincial and inter-departmental buses and local vehicle traffic. Exemptions for essential services and healthcare workers are granted via special permits issued by the authorities. Violations are punishable by fine and/or detention.
    Some departments with lower infection rates will be able to gradually reduce restrictions beginning 11 May.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bolivia]
    [https://bo.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
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