Critical Alert


Authorities in Bolivia extend 0001-0500 curfew and other COVID-19 measures until Nov. 30. Land and water borders remain closed.

 

Summary
Authorities in Bolivia have extended the existing "post-confinement phase" of the nation's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) recovery plan until Nov. 30. Under this phase, the nightly curfew will continue to be enforced 0001-0500; however, stricter curfew hours are being imposed in some municipalities, including La Paz. Commercial and other activities (religious, cultural, sports, recreation, leisure, entertainment) are permitted daily at any time outside the curfew, subject to regional capacity limits. All individuals must continue to ensure physical distancing of 1.5 meters (5 feet) and must wear a facemask in public places.

Municipal officials are still empowered to enforce stricter restrictions on businesses, intermunicipal and interdepartmental travel, general movements, recreational activity, and public gatherings, depending on the risk level. These measures may include scheduling and capacity limits and will depend on the municipal COVID-19 risk level of high (alto), medium (medio), or reduced (moderado).

La Paz
A stricter curfew is being imposed in La Paz 2200-0500 on weekdays and 2000-0500 on weekends. Public transport may operate subject to capacity limits. Vehicular restrictions are also in place, with only the following vehicles allowed on the roads:

  • Mondays: Vehicles with license plates ending in 1 and 2
  • Tuesdays: Vehicles with license plates ending in 3 and 4
  • Wednesdays: Vehicles with license plates ending in 5 and 6
  • Thursdays: Vehicles with license plates ending in 7 and 8
  • Fridays: Vehicles with license plates ending in 9 and 0
  • Saturdays and Sundays: No vehicular restrictions enforced


International Travel
International commercial flights have resumed for all travelers; however, Bolivia's land, river, and lake borders remain closed to most cross-border transit. All persons entering the country must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Some passengers may be subject to additional health screenings and quarantine protocols.

Authorities could reimpose, extend, further ease, or otherwise amend any restrictions with little-to-no notice depending on disease activity over the coming weeks.

 

Advice
Follow all official instructions. Abide by national health and safety measures. Reconfirm all travel arrangements. Liaise with trusted contacts for further updates and guidance. Ensure contingency plans account for further disruptive measures or extensions of current restrictions.

Emphasize basic health precautions, especially frequent handwashing with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable. Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette (i.e., covering coughs and sneezes with a disposable tissue, maintaining distance from others, and washing hands). There is no evidence that the influenza vaccine, antibiotics, or antiviral medications will prevent this disease, highlighting the importance of diligent basic health precautions.

 

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