Last week, the Acting Minister of Public Works, Iván Arias, stated the country is “opening commercial, cargo, and passenger flights, meaning, the country is open for countries that have also opened their borders [and] for all people who want to come to visit Bolivia even for tourism”.
Which airlines resumed flights to Bolivia?
These airlines resumed their flights to Bolivia:
BoA from Sao Paulo, already flying
BoA from Miami, already flying
Latam from Lima, starting Oct 1
Air Europe from Madrid, starting Oct 2
Aerolineas from Buenos Aires, starting Oct 2
Copa from Panama, starting Oct 2
Latam from Santiagode Chile, starting Oct 3
Avianca from Bogota, starting Oct 25
What are the general restrictions in Bolivia?
The Bolivian Government has extended multiple national quarantine measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Thus, before you start packing, consider the fact that Bolivia still has a curfew in place.
No wandering after dark. You won’t be able to go out from 20:00 and 05:00 from Monday to Friday.
Driving is allowed in the daytime from 05:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays and Sundays
You will be requested to wear a face mask when in public places.
You must respect social distancing measures.
No parties allowed just yet. Public events and gatherings remain suspended.
In case you need to do any official process, the government is open to assist you on a reduced daily schedule.
Bolivia has started to flatten the curve
Earlier this week Bolivia reported an increase in their total death toll. But this figure is no cause for alarm. The pandemic management is relatively under control. Marcelo Ríos, the District Health Service Director explained to a local newspaper this situation had happened because the laboratories approved to process the test were not able to go through the huge number of tests they were receiving back in June and July when the authorities started with massive testing.
Bolivia has officially reported 139.890 confirmed positive cases and 8,502 deaths. Despite this, Data shows that the country has managed to start flattening the curve.
Our friendly suggestion
We will recommend you to wait a couple of weeks more before considering visiting. The government seems to be willing to reopen but there is a huge lack of official information that may make your trip a bit more stressful than needed just now.