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Argentina

  • Travel Information
    • Is there any restriction on who can enter the country? Argentina has restricted entry to most foreign travelers, except for citizens, residents until June 30.
  • Country Information
    • Active COVID-19 cases: 284,811 (revised July 06)
    • Curfew: Yes, from 12:00pm to 06:00am
    • Restaurants: Open with restrictions.
    • Domestic transportation: Public ground transportation service for essential workers only, or with permits.




Belize

  • Travel Information
    • Is there any restriction on who can enter the country? No, Belize opened the tourist flights.
    • Is the use of face masks required for travelers? Yes.
    • Is it required to present a negative COVID-19 test result? Yes, it must be a negative test result 96hs prior to the trip.
    • Is quarantine required when arriving in the country? Only symptomas occur
    • Is there any additional requirement? Yes, you must download a government application 72 hours before making the trip and register where you will be given a unique ID number and will be tracked by the app.
  • Country Information
    • Active COVID-19 cases:  64 (revised April 18)
    • Curfew: Yes, 9:00pm – 05:00am
    • Restaurants: Yes, they will begin reopening in the tourist zone at half capacity.
    • Domestic transportation: All passengers must wear a mask.




Bolivia

  • Travel Information
    • Is there any restriction on who can enter the country? You can enter if your country already has open borders.
    • Is the use of face masks required for travelers? Yes.
    • Is it required to present a negative COVID-19 test result? Yes, a negative COVID-19 PCR test result must be submitted and it must be issued within 7 days prior to arrival.
    • Is quarantine required when arriving in the country? Only if you have not done the COVID PCR test.
    • Is there any additional requirement? No.
  • Country Information
    • Active COVID-19 cases: 58,999 (revised July 07)
    • Curfew: No.
    • Restaurants: Open with restrictions
    • Domestic transportation: City transportation services are working normally.




Brazil

  • Travel Information
    • Is there any restriction on who can enter the country? No. The borders were opened. A negative PCR test is requested as of December 30th.
    • Is the use of face masks required for travelers? Yes.
    • Is it required to present a negative COVID-19 test result? No.
    • Is quarantine required when arriving in the country? No.
    • Is there any additional requirement? No.
  • Country Information
    • Active COVID-19 cases: 1,065,477 (revised July 07)
    • Curfew: No.
    • Restaurants: Restaurants are already open, with moderate occupancy and opening hours that may vary from city to city.
    • Domestic transportation: City transportation services are working normally.

 




Canada

  • Travel Information
    • Is there any restriction on who can enter the country? Yes, only citizens and residents returning to the country are allowed to enter.
    • Is the use of face masks required for travelers? Yes.
    • Is it required to present a negative COVID-19 test result? No.
    • Is quarantine required when arriving in the country? Yes, for 14 days.
    • Is there any additional requirement? No.
  • Country Information
    • Active COVID-19 cases:  87,925 (revised April 18)
    • Curfew: No.
    • Restaurants: Open at 50% capacity to comply with social distancing guidelines. In addition, it is not yet confirmed, but restaurants may request customer identification and contact information. This is so that customers can be contacted in the event of an outbreak.
    • Domestic transportation: City transportation services are working normally. Use of masks is mandatory.




Chile

  • Travel Information
    • Is there any restriction on who can enter the country? Borders Closed from April 05th until May 05th, even for Chileans or residents.
    • Is the use of face masks required for travelers? Yes.
    • Is it required to present a negative COVID-19 test result? No.
    • Is quarantine required when arriving in the country? No.
    • Is there any additional requirement? Sworn statement
  • Country Information
    • Active COVID-19 cases: 18,883 (revised July 07)
    • Curfew: Yes. From November 5, the curfew hours are between 12:00pm and 05:00am. Magallanes (Porvenir, Puerto Natales and Punta Arenas), the curfew hours are 08:00pm and 05:00am, and Puerto Montt as well.
    • Restaurants: Closed.
    • Domestic transportation: The public ground transportation service operates with a reduced capacity to meet the social distancing guidelines.




Colombia

  • Travel Information
    • Is there any restriction on who can enter the country? Yes, from September 21st 2020 international air transport is enabled for the airports of Group 1: Rafael Núñez de Cartagena, José María Córdova de Rionegro, Alfonso Bonilla Aragón de Palmira and El Dorado de Bogotá. On September 19 they will receive flights in Cartagena. Only flights with countries with immediate connectivity: USA, Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Dominican Republic.
    • Is the use of face masks required for travelers? Yes.
    • Is it required to present a negative COVID-19 test result? Yes.
    • Is quarantine required when arriving in the country? Yes.
    • Is there any additional requirement? No.
  • Country Information
    • Active COVID-19 cases: 99,717 (reviewed on April 20)
    • Curfew: Only in some districts. Curfew in Bogotá is every day from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., in Valle del Cauca every day from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and in Cali from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Restaurants: Partially Open.
    • Domestic transportation: City transportation services are working normally in the districts with the lowest number of cases, those districts are Arauca, Casanare, Vichada, Guainía, Meta, Vaupés, Huila, Quindío, Tolima, Risaralda, and Boyacá.




Costa Rica

  • Travel Information
    • Is there any restriction on who can enter the country? No, since November 1st, Costa Rica has allowed entry by air to all countries in the world as long as they meet the visa requirements, when required, and the requirements established in the framework of the pandemic.
  • Is the use of face masks required for travelers? Yes.
  • Is it required to present a negative COVID-19 test result? No.
  • Is quarantine required when arriving in the country? No.
  • Is there any additional requirement? Yes. To complete the digital epidemiological form called “Pase de Salud”. And buy an insurance policy from the Instituto Nacional del Seguro in Costa Rica to cover medical expenses including COVID-19 symptoms. Although the latter is being reviewed.
    Travel medical insurance – international * or purchased in Costa Rica.
    Passengers coming from the USA must prove through their driver’s license or state identification (state ID) that they live in one of the authorized states. This requirement excludes minors traveling with their family.
    Local insurance authorized for travelers is offered today by the National Insurance Institute (INS) https://www.grupoins.com/seguroparaviajeros and by the insurance company Sagicor https://www.sagicor.cr/seguro_para_turistas/

    In the case of international insurance, the tourist must request from their insurer a certification issued in English or Spanish, stating at least three conditions:
    – Validity of the effective policy during the visit in Costa Rica.
    – Guarantee coverage for medical expenses in cases of pandemic disease COVID 19 in Costa Rica, for at least US $ 50,000 (fifty thousand dollars of the United States of America).
    – Minimum coverage of US $ 2,000 for extended lodging expenses due to pandemic disease.
  • Country Information
    • Active COVID-19 cases: 26,239 (reviewed on April 20)
    • Curfew: No.
    • Restaurants: Open.
    • Domestic transportation: City transportation services are working normally. Tourists planning on renting a car should keep in mind that there is a vehicle circulation restriction.




Dominican Republic

  • Travel Information
    • Is there any restriction on who can enter the country? No.
    • Is the use of face masks required for travelers? Yes.
    • Is it required to present a negative COVID-19 test result? Yes. It must be taken within days before departure.
    • Is quarantine required when arriving in the country? No.
    • Is there any additional requirement? Yes. To fill out a traveler’s Sworn statement upon arrival. The airline will provide the passenger with the form.
  • Country Information
    • Active COVID-19 cases: 40,534 (revised March 04)
    • Curfew: State of emergency with curfew extended until October 17. In Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Santiago, San Cristóbal, La Vega, Puerto Plata, Duarte, San Pedro de Macorís, La Romana, San Juan, La Altagracia, Azua, Monseñor Nouel, Sánchez Ramírez, and Maria Trinidad Sánchez, it is from Monday to Friday from 7 pm to 5 am, and Saturdays and Sundays from 5 pm to 5 am. All other provinces it is every day from 8pm to 5am.
    • Restaurants: Partially open.
    • Domestic transportation: City transportation services are working at 60% of their capacity.




Ecuador

  • Travel Information
    • Is there any restriction on who can enter the country? No.
    • Is the use of face masks required for travelers? Yes.
    • Is it required to present a negative COVID-19 test result? Yes, taken within 5 days before departure. Passengers going to the Galapagos Island will be subjected to a second test upon arrival at their expense.
    • Is quarantine required when arriving in the country? Symptomas only occurs.
    • Is there any additional requirement? Yes. Passengers going to the Galapagos Islands must present a tourist authorization form before arriving in the islands, and proof of their tourist arrangements.
    • Note: Passengers going to continental Ecuador will have to quarantine for 14 days.
  • Country Information
    • Active COVID-19 cases: 34,535 (revised April 20)
    • Curfew: Only in Azuay, Bolívar, Carchi, Cañar, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Esmeraldas, Imbabura, Loja, Morona Santiago, Napo, Orellana, Pastaza, Pichincha, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Sucumbíos, Tungurahua, and Zamora Chinchipe, it is from Monday to Thursday from 9pm to 5am, and from Friday to Sunday from 7pm to 5am.
    • Restaurants: Open. Most districts already authorized the reopening of restaurants with a reduced capacity. Restaurants working hours are subjected to the local curfew.
    • Domestic transportation: City transportation services work from Monday to Thursday from 5 am to 7:30 pm, Fridays from 5 am to 5:30 pm, and Saturdays from 6 am to 5:30 pm.




El Salvador

  • Travel Information
    • Is there any restriction on who can enter the country?
      El Salvador reopened the airports on September 19 with improved health protocols (mandatory use of a mask at all times, physical distancing and temperature control). All travelers must prove a negative result for COVID-19 in a PCR test issued within 72 hours prior to departure before the airline staff to board, except those under 2 years old.
    • Is the use of face masks required for travelers? Yes.
    • Is it required to present a negative COVID-19 test result? Yes.
    • Is quarantine required when arriving in the country? Yes. 14 days.
    • Is there any additional requirement? No.
  • Country Information
    • Active COVID-19 cases: 4,231 (revised July 07)
    • Curfew: No.
    • Restaurants: Partially open.
    • Domestic transportation: Partially working.




Guatemala

  • Travel Information
    • Is there any restriction on who can enter the country? Travelers must prove negative for COVID-19 in a PCR test issued within 72 hours prior to departure, and are subject to a 14-day quarantine.
    • Is the use of face masks required for travelers? Yes.
    • Is it required to present a negative COVID-19 test result? Yes.
    • Is quarantine required when arriving in the country? Yes, 14 days.
    • Is there any additional requirement? Yes, travelers must sign up in Guatemala Health Pass.
  • Country Information
    • Active COVID-19 cases: 24,209 (revised July 07)
    • Curfew: No.
    • Restaurants: Open. The allowed working capacity of the restaurants depends on the district.
    • Domestic transportation: City transportation services are working at reduced capacity depending on the district.




Honduras

  • Travel Information
    • Is there any restriction on who can enter the country? Travelers must present a medical certificate proving a negative result for coronavirus (COVID-19) in a PCR test or rapid test issued within 72 hours prior to arrival.
    • Is the use of face masks required for travelers? Yes.
    • Is it required to present a negative COVID-19 test result? Yes, a PCR or rapid test, issued within 72 hours prior to arrival.
    • Is quarantine required when arriving in the country? Yes, 14 days.
    • Is there any additional requirement? You have to fill out and send a form at https://prechequeo.inm.gob.hn/ before departure.
  • Country Information
    • Active COVID-19 cases: 97,240 (revised July 07)
    • Curfew: If in the whole country 10p.m. to 7 a.m. Authorization to leave from the last digit of the identity card, or passport.
    • Restaurants: Beginning of activities according to the district, partially open.
    • Domestic transportation: Partially working, only local rutes.




Mexico

  • Travel Information
    • Is there any restriction on who can enter the country? No.
    • Is the use of face masks required for travelers? Yes.
    • Is it required to present a negative COVID-19 test result? No.
    • Is quarantine required when arriving in the country? No, but travelers arriving from countries affected by COVID-19 will be screened and quarantined if necessary.
    • Is there any additional requirement? No.
  • Country Information
    • Active COVID-19 cases: 256,165 (revised April 07)
    • Curfew: The only tourist attraction region with a curfew is Yucatan, it is every day from 10.30 pm to 5 am. For the coast districts in Yucatan, the curfew starts at 9 pm, and stores must be closed by 6 pm.
    • Restaurants: Open with restrictions and regulations according to region.
    • Domestic transportation: City transportation services are working at 50% of their capacity.




Nicaragua

  • Travel Information
    • Is there any restriction on who can enter the country? No.
    • Is the use of face masks required for travelers? Yes.
    • Is it required to present a negative COVID-19 test result? Yes, proof must be submitted valid for no more than 72 hours.
    • Is quarantine required when arriving in the country? No.
    • Is there any additional requirement? No.
  • Country Information
    • Active COVID-19 cases: 2,227 (reviewed on March 25)
    • Curfew: No.
    • Restaurants: Partially open with restrictions.
    • Domestic transportation: City transportation services are working normally under hygiene guidelines.




Panama

  • Travel Information
    • Is there any restriction on who can enter the country? No. The passenger who does not present a negative test upon arrival must undergo a rapid test at the strategically enabled control centers at the airport, at a cost of $ 50.
    • Is the use of face masks required for travelers? Yes.
    • Is it required to present a negative COVID-19 test result? Yes. Negative result in test performed 48hs prior to travel
    • Is quarantine required when arriving in the country? Yes, 14 days and additionally download an application that will show the location of the person.
    • Is there any additional requirement? No.
  • Country Information
    • Active COVID-19 cases: 5,043 (revised March 25)
    • Curfew: Yes, from Monday to Thursday from 7 pm to 5 am, and a total curfew from Friday at 7 pm to Monday at 5 am.
    • Restaurants: Open with restrictions.
    • Domestic transportation: Working with local government restrictions




Paraguay

  • Travel Information
    • Is there any restriction on who can enter the country? Paraguay has reopened the Silvio Pettirossi International Airport. Travelers who are not citizens or residents must have international medical insurance that covers the costs of treating COVID-19, must fill out a traveler’s health information form, and submit a negative covid-19 PCR test. All travelers arriving in Paraguay must remain in isolation for 14 days.
    • Is the use of face masks required for travelers? Yes.
    • Is it required to present a negative COVID-19 test result? Yes.
    • Is quarantine required when arriving in the country? Yes, 14 days.
    • Is there any additional requirement? Complete a traveler’s health information form.
  • Country Information
    • Active COVID-19 cases: 34,146 (revised July 07)
    • Curfew: No.
    • Restaurants: Open.
    • Domestic transportation: The public ground transportation service operates with reduced capacity, and on weekends, the medium and long distance service was limited.




Peru

  • Travel Information
    • Is there any restriction on who can enter the country? has restricted entry to most foreign travelers, except for citizens, residents must present a medical certificate attesting to a negative COVID-19 PCR result issued within 72 hours prior to departure and complete a sworn health statement.
    • Is the use of face masks required for travelers? Yes.
    • Is it required to present a negative COVID-19 test result? Yes.
    • Is quarantine required when arriving in the country? No.
    • Is there any additional requirement? Sworn statement.
  • Country Information
    • Active COVID-19 cases: 22,814 (revised July 07)
    • Curfew: Lima, Junin, Ica, Huancavelica, Huanuco and Pasco are under quarantine from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. until February 14.
    • Restaurants: Open.
    • Domestic transportation: City transportation services are working normally.




Uruguay

  • Travel Information
    • Is there any restriction on who can enter the country? Yes, only citizens and residents returning to the country are allowed to enter.
    • Is the use of face masks required for travelers? Yes.
    • Is it required to present a negative COVID-19 test result? Yes. You must present a negative certificate issued within 72 hours prior to the trip, and a health declaration.
    • Is quarantine required when arriving in the country? Yes, for 7 days. The visitor can then take a second COVID-19 test and quarantine until the result is ready, or they can quarantine for another seven days.
    • Is there any additional requirement? Yes, to have medical travel insurance that covers COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Country Information
    • Active COVID-19 cases: 9,907 (revised July 07)
    • Curfew: No.
    • Restaurants: Open at reduced capacity to comply with social distancing guidelines.
    • Domestic transportation: City transportation services are working normally.




United States of America

  • Travel Information
    • Is there any restriction on who can enter the country? Yes, the US has restricted the entry of all foreigners who have transited or been in China, Iran, the European Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Brazil in the last 14 days. Although, US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the above countries in the past 14 days may still enter the United States but must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD).
    • Is the use of face masks required for travelers? Yes. It is also required by most airlines.
    • Is it required to present a negative COVID-19 test result? Yes.
    • Is quarantine required when arriving in the country? Se requiere una cuarentena de 14 días para los visitantes
  • Country Information
    • Active COVID-19 cases: 30,968,714 (revised April 07)
    • Curfew: Only in some districts like Broward and Miami-Dade counties in Florida, where the curfew is every day from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. (from September 14).
    • Restaurants: Partially open. Most restaurants are working with restrictions. For more information, visit OpenTable.
    • Domestic transportation: The public ground transportation service operates with different restrictions depending on the district.




Venezuela

  • Travel Information
    • Is there any restriction on who can enter the country? Venezuela extended until February 11, 2021, the closure of its international airports for commercial flights, with the exception of landings from Turkey, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Iran and Panama.
    • Is the use of face masks required for travelers? Yes.
    • Is it required to present a negative COVID-19 test result? No.
    • Is quarantine required when arriving in the country? Yes, 14 days.
    • Is there any additional requirement? No.
  • Country Information
    • Active COVID-19 cases: 7,427 (revised March 19)
    • Curfew: No but the country is in a 7 + 7 plan, which indicates 7 business days of commercial and work activity in general and then enter 7 consecutive days of strict quarantine
  • Restaurants: Depending on the city, some have controlled opening according to the 7 + 7 plan.
    • Domestic transportation: City transportation services are working at 60% of their capacity.