LATIN AMERICA REOPENING FOR TOURISM: COUNTRIES OPENING BORDERS

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Some countries in Latin American have officially started reopening their borders for tourism.

Latin America has been slower to loosen travel restrictions as Covid-19 outbreaks continue across many of countries. 

Below we have a list of every country in Latin America, and what their current reopening status is: Not open for tourismreopening soon, and now open. For the nations that have already reopened, we also include which countries are permitted to visit, plus any entry requirements.

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Latin America Countries Reopening Borders for Tourism

Argentina

argentina

Not Open For Tourism

Argentina has banned all  international commercial flights until September 1st, 2020. 

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Belize

Belize ocean island

Opening Soon

Breaking News August 7th, 2020Reopening Delayed 

The airport was originally scheduled to reopen on August 15th for international travel. However, on August 5th the prime minister of Belize announced that the reopening would be delayed until further notice. No new date has been set. If this affects your travel, we recommend contacting your hotel and airline.

Entry Requirements:

  1. Travelers must book flights and hotel
  2. Hotel will inform traveler that the Belize Health app must be downloaded
  3. Complete all required information on health app
  4. Travelers are encouraged to take a COVID PCR test within 72 hours of travel for fast track at airport
  5. Passengers who do not bring a negative test will be tested at the airport at a cost to the traveler
  6. Passengers who test positive will face a 14 day quarantine
  7. Passengers who are negative will be allowed instant access to Belize as long as they are not showing symptoms of Covid-19

See our complete guide and all the information on Belize Reopening For Tourism

Bolivia

Bolivia tourism

Not Open For Tourism

Bolivia is currently closed to tourists. The government announced a total quarantine of the country through July 31.

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Brazil

Brazil reopening

Now Open

Brazil officially reopened its borders for international tourism on July 29, 2020.

All countries are allowed to visit but must meet the following entry requirements:

  • A valid Visa. (If your country requires a Visa to visit Brazil)
  • Proof of travel insurance. You must have proof of travel health insurance that covers covid for the duration of your trip. You will need to show proof of this before departing at the airport, and again upon arrival.
  • Arrivals should expect temperature checks, as Brazil has recently been testing new temperature screening systems since May.

See our complete guide and all the information regarding Brazil Reopening For Tourism

Chile

Mountains in Chile

Not Open For Tourism

Chile is closed to all foreign tourists and currently has a nationwide curfew. 

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Colombia

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Not Open For Tourism 

Colombia closed its borders to foreign travelers in March and no international passenger flights are expected until at least August 31st. 

Costa Rica

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Now Open (August 1st)

Costa Rica will reopen its borders for tourism on August 1, 2020, allowing tourists from select low-risk countries.

Tourists from the European Union, Canada, and the UK will be allowed to travel to Costa Rica.

Entry requirements include: 

  • Must complete and present an epidemiological survey.
  • Present proof of a negative PCR coronavirus test. The result must have been received within the 48 hours before their travel to Costa Rica.
  • Travel insurance that covers medical care or an unexpected extended hotel stay.
  • Follow all airport and local health protocols. This includes wearing a mask or face shield in nearly all indoors circumstances.

For more information and details, see our guide on Costa Rica Reopening For Tourism

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Ecuador

cuenca ecuador

Now Open 

Ecuador resumed international flights with limited capacity on June 1st, 2020.

Entry Requirements

  • All arriving passengers are required to have the results of a negative PCR COVID test within the last 10 days prior to arrival.
  • If testing is not available in your country, you must sign a declaration that you agree to undergo testing in Ecuador upon arrival, and quarantine until results are ready

See all info about Ecuador Reopening 

El Salvador

Not Open For Tourism

No international flights are currently permitted in or out of the country. The current border closure is in place until August 18.

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French Guiana

french guiana

Not Open For Tourism

No international flights are currently permitted to the country

Guatemala

Guatemala

Not Open For Tourism

The Guatemalan government has closed its borders to most non-Guatemalans. Travel within the country is restricted, and a  curfew is being enforced.

The current travel ban is in place until August 15.

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Guyana

Guyana (1)

Not Open For Tourism

With the recent spike in coronavirus cases locally, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has delayed the phased reopening of the country’s international airports.

Honduras

honduras

Now open for tourism

Honduras has officially reopened airports and is now allowing international tourism to resume in the country as of August 17, 2020.

All countries welcome!

All travelers entering Honduras must present a Covid test that was performed with negative results no older than 72 hours prior to arrival.

Read more about Honduras Reopening For Tourism 

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Mexico

Mexico City Attraction

Now Open

Most major destinations including CancunPuerto Vallarta and Los Cabos have reopened for tourism.

Some areas of the country are seeing widespread outbreaks of Covid-19.

Airports are open to travelers from all countries with no testing or quarantine requirements. 

The land border between the U.S. and Mexico is still closed. 

Read everything you need to know about Mexico Reopening for Tourism

Nicaragua

NIcaragua

Not Open For Tourists

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Panama

Not Open For Tourists

On March 22 all international and domestic travel was banned and is still prohibited. Flights are still banned until at least August 22, 2020. 

Paraguay

paraguay

Not Open For Tourists

All commercial flights have been suspended until further noticehttps://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.402.1_en.html#goog_1860720424

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Peru

Peru

Not Open For Tourists

Peru is suffering from the largest outbreak of Covid-19 in Latin America only after Brazil. All commercial flights have been suspended until further notice

Suriname

Suriname (1)

Not Open For Tourists

All borders are closed to foreign travelers until at least August 14th. 

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Uruguay

Uruguay (1)

Not Open For Tourists

All borders are closed to foreign travelers until further notice

Venezuela

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Not Open For Tourists

All borders are closed to foreign travelers and only Venezuela citizens are able to travel into the country at this time.https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.402.1_en.html#goog_1860720426

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