COVID-19: Bolivia Travel Updates

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LATEST BOLIVIA COVID-19 NEWS: 

  • 29th April 2022 – Bolivia no longer requires unvaccinated travellers to quarantine upon arrival.
  • From 26th January 2022, vaccination certificates (or negative PCR test results taken within the last 48 hours) will be required to enter any public building (including banks, bars and supermarkets), buses and internal flights. Source.

Disclaimer: COVID-19 travel restrictions are changing every day and the following information reflects South America Backpacker’s understanding of the current entry rules. We update this article regularly to ensure the information is as current as possible but we cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.

Bolivia Travel Restrictions

Can you travel to Bolivia right now?

Yes. To travel to Bolivia, the following restrictions apply:

Vaccinated travellers

  • Vaccinated travellers need to show proof of vaccination when entering Bolivia – the final dose must have been given more than 14 days before your arrival.

See which vaccines are approved in Bolivia.

Unvaccinated Travellers

  • If you’re not vaccinated, you can still enter Bolivia but you must provide a negative PCR test (taken no more than 72 hours before entering the country) or a negative antigen test (taken no more than 48 hours before entering the country).
  • Children under four years old are not required to take any covid tests when entering Bolivia.

Entry Requirements

Before entering Bolivia, you will need:

Required Entry Documents

  • Passport and visas as normal.
  • Vaccination certificate.
  • You’ll also need to register your accommodation address online. This applies for the length of your stay and will need to be updated as you move around the country. Failure to do so will result in fines when you leave Bolivia.

Insurance

  • Tourists must also show proof of medical insurance that covers the cost of COVID treatment.

Our Recommended Travel Insurance During the COVID-19 Pandemic – SafetyWing’s Nomad Insurance.

COVID-19 Tests Required

  • A PCR test taken no earlier than 72 hours before entering the country.
  • Unvaccinated travellers may be required to take a test on day 3 of their quarantine.
Exemptions:
  • Children under 5 do not need to show a negative PCR test result.

Quarantine Period

  • Vaccinated travellers do not need to quarantine upon arrival.
  • Unvaccinated travellers will not be required to quarantine providing they can produce a negative COVID-19 test.

Local Covid Laws:

  • FACE COVERINGS – Face coverings should be worn in all public spaces including outdoors. Read More: Face masks for travel
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING – 1.5-metre social distancing should be adhered to at all times.
  • CURFEWS – There are currently no curfews in place but local authorities can introduce them at any time. Keep an eye on Bolivia’s official government COVID-19 website (Spanish only) for more information.
  • PUBLIC TRANSPORT – Public transport is running across Bolivia. Social distancing, masks and vaccine certificates are mandatory.
  • VENUES AND GATHERINGS – Hotels, restaurants, bars and events are up and running as long as other restrictions are followed.
  • MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE – If all other restrictions are adhered to, there are no limits on movement around Bolivia.

Land Borders

  • Peru, Paraguay and Brazil have opened all their borders with Bolivia. Argentina has opened two crossings: Yacuiba and Villazon. The border between Chile and Bolivia opened on 1st May 2022.

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