COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information
COVID-19 Information

Country-Specific Information:

  • Bolivian Ministry of Health has confirmed multiple cases of COVID-19 in Bolivia.
  • On Wednesday, March 25 the Government of Bolivia announced a total quarantine in the country. The quarantine will continue until April 15.
    • The measures that apply to expats include:
      • The government of Bolivia has closed borders and all international flights are suspended.
      • The total closure of all land borders.
      • All persons are to remain in their homes 24 hours a day with an exception made for emergencies.
      • Only one person per family who is in the age range of 18 to 65 years can go out, only to make basic necessity purchases. For this, you must present your identity card and your document must coincide with the only day allowed for your going out, between 7:00 and 12:00. On Mondays people whose card ends in 1 and 2 will go out; Tuesdays, 3 and 4; Wednesday, 5 and 6; Thursday, 7 and 8, and Friday 9 and 0. On Saturdays and Sundays nobody will be able to go out.
      • Significant fines (including jail) for those who do not comply.· All schools, universities, bars, gyms, and parks are closed.
      • Several departmental governments have imposed curfews and restricted travel.
      • Health services will remain available 24 hours per day and pharmacies will continue their regular hours.
      • Public and private transportation is suspended.
      • Cuts to basic utilities and internet are prohibited.
  • U.S. citizens in Bolivia in need of assistance to return to the United States should contact immediately with full names, passport numbers, contact information, and current location (city) of all travelers. The Embassy will provide details and projected costs if options become available.
  • Americans should enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to remain informed via official embassy channels.

Entry and Exit Requirements 

  • International and domestic flights are suspended except in the case of government-approved humanitarian/repatriation flights.
  • As of March 26, non Bolivian citizens are prohibited from entering Bolivia. Entrance procedures and screening for COVID-19 have been increased and are conducted at all international airports.
  • Travelers should be prepared for additional travel restrictions affecting international travel to be put into effect with little or no advanced notice.

Quarantine Information:

  • All of Bolivia is under a government-mandated quarantine.
  • Patients presenting symptoms of COVID-19 or who may have been exposed to the virus are
    isolated and tested.

Local Resources:

Other links:


U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia
 Av. Arce 2780, La Paz
+(591) (2) 216-8000
+(591) (2) 216-8500 (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs
+1 (888) 407-4747 or +1 (202) 501-4444

Bolivia Country Information

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