Health Alert: Change to Quarantine Procedures for Foreign Passengers Arriving in Bolivia

Location: Nationwide

Event: This notice provides information on a recent change to enforced quarantine measures for foreign passengers arriving by air in Bolivia.

  • Quarantine : Under Supreme Decree 4309 issued by the Bolivian government on August 20, 2020: Returning Bolivian citizens, Bolivian residents, and other foreign passengers are no longer required to quarantine at a designated hotel when they arrive in Bolivia. Currently only Boliviana de Aviacion (BOA) is operating flights between Bolivia and the U.S. When passengers buy their tickets to Bolivia, they will no longer be required to pay up front for seven days of stay at a designated hotel for quarantine. Questions about reservations or reimbursement for deposits on hotel payments should be addressed directly with the airline.
  • Passengers may be asked by the airline to complete an additional sworn medical statement which should be submitted to the regional Bolivian Consulate before travelling.  For additional information, please direct questions to the airline.
  • Passengers 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.
  • The Department of State maintains a level-4 Travel Advisory for Bolivia, encouraging U.S. citizens to avoid all non-emergency travel to Bolivia due to COVID-19. For additional information, please visit our COVID-19 webpage at

Actions to Take: 

U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia
+(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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