On this page, Aracari is providing Bolivia coronavirus updates and responses to frequently asked questions about travel to Bolivia at this time. Our aim here is to keep you updated with the situation so that it becomes easier for you to start planning (or re-planning) your itineraries to this striking land. Besides our response to each question, you will see the date when the answer was last updated. If you are making travel plans and want to check with us on the latest, up-to-the-minute information, or have other specific questions you would like to ask, then please contact us and our local experts will be able to assist you.

For further information about the measures, Aracari is putting in place to ensure your safe travel with us, please read the information here.

[9th March 2021]It is now possible to travel to Bolivia via commercial flights, but all land, river, and lake borders remain closed.

[15th October 2020] It is now possible to travel to Bolivia via commercial flights, but all land, river, and lake borders remain closed.

[8th April 2021] Any international travelers to Bolivia can visit the country as long as they show negative test results for COVID-19, taken 72 hours prior to departure, regardless of the country of travel origin. Travelers are also required to quarantine for at least 10 days after entering Bolivia, and 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.

[9th March 2021]Any international travelers to Bolivia can visit the country as long as they show negative test results for COVID-19:

  • up to 10 days prior to the flight for passengers coming from Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania
  • up to 7 days prior to the flight for people coming from Central America, South America and the Caribbean
  • up to 3 days prior to the flight for travelers coming from bordering countries

UK citizens are not permitted in the country, unless they are residents of Bolivia. Travelers coming from Europe must complete a 14 day quarantine.

[15th October 2020] Any international travelers to Bolivia can visit the country as long as they show negative test results for COVID-19 up to 7 days prior to the flight, in some cases certified by a Bolivian consulate.

[9th March 2021]All international airports are open. Uyuni airport ( that has the international denomination) is not operating commercial flights

[15th October 2020] All international airports are open. Uyuni airport has flights scheduled starting on December 1st.

[9th March 2021]You can travel now on any departing international flights to Bolivia as long as you have the negative PCR test

[15th October 2020] You can travel now on any departing international flights to Bolivia.

 

[8th April 2021] Yes, you must present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction/Serology (PCR-TR) test for COVID-19, taken 72 hours prior to departure, regardless of the country of travel origin. Travelers are also required to quarantine for at least 10 days after entering Bolivia, and 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.

[9th March 2021] Yes, you must present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction/Serology (PCR-TR) test for COVID-19 .

  • up to 10 days prior to the flight for passengers coming from Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania
  • up to 7 days prior to the flight for people coming from Central America, South America and the Caribbean
  • up to 3 days prior to the flight for travelers coming from bordering countries

[15th October 2020] Yes, you must present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction/Serology (PCR-TR) test for COVID-19, up to 7 hours before you board your flight to Bolivia.

[9th March 2021]Many hotels are now opening with distancing measures in place. Public events and places that typically hold large gatherings remain canceled/closed. Eduardo Avaroa National Park is now open for visits. Salar de Uyuni has already re-opened. Many museums in Bolvia are operated privately and some are already open too. Restaurants have reopened with security measurements.

[15th October 2020] Many hotels are now opening with distancing measures in place. Public events and places that typically hold large gatherings remain canceled/closed. Eduardo Avaroa National Park is still not open for visits. Salar de Uyuni has already re-opened. Many museums in Bolvia are operated privately and many are not planning to re-open until at least December. Restaurants have reopened with security measurements.

[9th March 2021] The Bolivian government has imposed strict measures to ensure safe public health. The protocols are in place until further notices. All people in the country must follow these protocols:

In public places you must maintain 1.5m distance from other people and use facemasks, including outside.

[15th October 2020] The Bolivian government has imposed strict measures to ensure safe public health. The protocols are in place until October 31st, 2020, but could possibly be extended by the Peruvian Government. All people in the country must follow these protocols:

  • In public places you must maintain 1.5m distance from other people and use facemasks, including outside.
  • A Monday to Friday curfew between 8pm and 5am in La Paz. Other local authorities may impose different restrictions.
  • At the weekend in La Paz department (including the city of La Paz), there is a curfew 4pm and 5am, in addition to the national restrictions above.
  • Local authorities may impose further restrictions, including on the movement of people under 12 and over 65 years old, and weekend movement.
[9th March 2021]Local authorities may impose further restrictions, including on the movement of people under 12 and over 65 years old, and weekend movement.
[15th October 2020] Public transport is open. Social distancing and the use of masks in public vehicles places remains obligatory. No vehicles (including taxis and busses) are allowed to operate between the night time hours of 00:00 and 05:00.

[9th March 2021] Only people coming from Europe must complete a 14 day quarantine. International travelers may be subject to additional quarantine restrictions and/or health screenings upon arrival and should inquire with the airline or local authorities at their destination.

[15th October 2020] International travelers may be subject to additional quarantine restrictions and/or health screenings upon arrival and should inquire with the airline or local authorities at their destination.