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NEWSLETTER

 

 

BOLIVIA TRAVEL NEWS
Brought to you by Fremen Tours Bolivia - DMC, La Paz

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Coronavirus:
Bolivia concerned
rather than alarmed

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Bolivia Update as of Monday, October 18, 2021

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Protecting against coronavirus
(Covid-19)

Travellers should take the basic precautions as described in our general Health Information leaflet to protect themselves:

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • Practice respiratory hygiene
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
  • Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider

More info: Basic Protective Measures against the New Coronavirus (COVID-19) here

CORONAVIRUS in Bolivia — Here's What You Need To Know

COVID-19 — As of October 18, there are 506,654 confirmed cases in Bolivia. (Bolivian Ministry of Health)

With 177 new cases today, coronavirus pandemic is decreasing in Bolivia.

All borders remain open, however, some of the countries bordering Bolivia have maintained closure of their land borders and thus entering and exiting Bolivia by land may not be possible at this time.

Our offices are open but we are working on reduced hours and generally close earlier than usual business hours.

Restrictions are being lifted at different rates around the country, in line with the pandemic's geographical impact. The aim is to restart local economies rapidly devastated by the sudden shutdowns brought in to curb infection and death rates, protect health services — and give people hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Relatively strict measures may still apply in particularly badly affected areas such as the east of the country (Santa Cruz) and the wider La Paz region in the west. Restrictions on leaving homes are being gradually lifted, especially in the countryside areas where there are fewer coronavirus infections. Restrictions will remain in force in urban centres.

Other adjustments could be made and local governments and municipalities may move differently on easing the restrictions.

Advice

Air borders are open. International and domestic transport are permitted to operate. Commercial flights are operating normally.

Public transport is permitted to operate. Cross-country transport (including both public and private services) will be determined by the departmental and municipal governments according to the determined risk level.

Entrance procedures and screening for COVID-19 have been increased and are conducted at all international airports. A negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) is required for entry.

Travellers should be prepared for additional travel restrictions affecting international travel to be put into effect with little or no advanced notice.

Measures adopted by local authorities evolve quickly, and are usually effective immediately.

Depending on the evolution of the outbreak in other countries, Bolivian authorities are likely to modify, at very short notice, the list of countries whose travellers are subject to border control measures or entry restrictions upon their arrival.

It is advised to postpone non-essential travel due to the risk that travellers may be refused entry or be subject to quarantine upon their arrival or during their stay.

FTB will continue to operate with a minimum of employees to ensure the continuity of services and safety of our personnel.

 

Disclaimer:
The views and opinions expressed in this publication are those of FTB and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any agency of the Bolivian government, including Health authorities and/or the Department of Civil Protection (Dirección de Defensa Civil).

 

Covid-19 : FTB is by your side

There are no national COVID-19 restrictions, but departments and municipalities have the authority to impose COVID-19 restrictions at the local level.

Government and private offices, job sites, and other services that are open during the COVID-19 pandemic are working on reduced hours and generally close earlier than usual business hours.

Physical distancing and the use of facemasks in public places remains obligatory. Authorities have also urged the public to avoid mass events.

Departments and municipalities have the authority to impose COVID-19 restrictions at the local level.

International travel, entry requirements:

Borders are open and commercial flights are permitted to operate.

Health screening procedures are in place at airports and other ports of entry.

A negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) is required for entry. Travellers are required to quarantine for at least 10 days after entering Bolivia, and must have another RT-PCR test taken 7 days after arrival.

These measures sould be eased in the coming weeks.

FTB's priority is to ensure the health and safety of its customers and staff in our area of operations. Since the emergence of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), we have been constantly assessing the situation in collaboration with national health authorities.

Therefore, in step with the rest of the country, and in solidarity with the most recent decree by the Bolivian Government, we will continue to operate with a minimum of employees to ensure the continuity of services while caring for the safety of our staff.

The good news is that FTB’s technological capability enables everyone on our team to work seamlessly from remote locations.

Our office staff, reservations and marketing teams can be contacted within normal working hours. We are available to you as always. Your e-mails and phone calls will be answered as per usual (well, maybe not as quickly), and your FTB professionals will be working to meet all your needs and produce your deliverables in all the ways you have come to expect from us.

We will be monitoring the situation closely to determine if these arrangements need to be amended.

Thank you for your understanding and support during this challenging time. The world will overcome the current pandemic and we will once again be able to explore its beauty, hand in hand. We are thinking of you all and look forward to sharing our beloved Bolivia with you once again in the near future.

The FTB Team

 

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