COVID-19 Travel Updates by Country

The information below is accurate at the time of posting to the best of our knowledge and is subject to change. We will update whenever we receive new developments. For the most up-to-date information for your destination, please contact Lost World Adventures.

Notice - On January 12, 2021, the CDC - Center for Disease Control - issued an order with Covid-19 testing requirements for all air passengers arriving in the United States from a foreign country. All passengers must get tested no more than 3 days or 72 hours before their flight departs and provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. The order goes into effect on January 26, 2021.

  • 🇦🇷 Argentina - Covid-19 Travel Updates:
  • Argentina is partially open: People from border countries are allowed to enter Argentina by air: Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Paraguay
  • Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport will be the only access to the country, except for Uruguayans who will be allowed to arrive at the port of Buenos Aires.

  • Entry Requirements:

    1. PCR Test 72 hours prior to departure.
    2. On-line health form 48 hours prior to boarding. You must know the seat number of your flight.
    3. Health Insurance that covers Covid-19.
    4. Affidavit presentation upon arrival to Ezeiza Airport.
  • Quarantine on Arrival? No.

  • Once in the country:

    1. Mandatory face mask.
    2. Restaurants with social distancing and reduced capacity, 4 people maximum per table.
    3. Museum visits with on-line reservation. Groups of up to 4 people are allowed to go together and they must stay together.
  • View our full Argentina travel information page.

  • 🇧🇿 Belize - Covid-19 Travel Updates:
  • Belize is open to foreign travelers.
  • All travelers must:

    Download the Belize Health App and input the required information no more than 72 hours prior to landing in Belize, and take COVID-19 PCR test within 96 hours (or 4 days) of travel. Rapid Antigen, Sophia, SD Bisensor, ABBOT (Panbio) test results will also be accepted no more than 48 hours (or 2 days) prior to travel. If no PCR test is presented, you will take a mandatory COVID19 test at the Belize airport at a cost of USD $50 per person..

    Where can I find the Belize Health App?

    The Belize Health App can be downloaded here. The App can be downloaded at any time prior to your trip to Belize, but your information should be entered no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival in Belize. Once complete, you’ll receive a unique travel ID and QR code; it is recommended that you take a screenshot of this to show the Health Officer upon arrival in Belize.

  • Update: If you enter Belize through the airport and provide proof of COVID19 immunization, you are no longer required to present a negative test result for entry. Belize will accept an official card reflecting the receipt of the two dose vaccine or the single dose vaccine atleast two (2) weeks prior to arrival.
  • View our full Belize travel information page.

  • 🇧🇴 Bolivia - Covid-19 Travel Updates:
  • Bolivia is open to foreign travelers.
  • A negative PCR test is required. If you’re coming from Europe, you can take the test up to 10 days before arriving in Bolivia: from the United States, up to 7 days; from a Latin American country, up to 3 days before coming.
  • Air borders are open for international and domestic transport. All land, river, and lake borders remain closed.
  • The wearing of face masks in public places is mandatory and social distancing measures must be respected.
  • Prohibition on private vehicle use between the hours of 00:00 to 05:00 Monday through Sunday.
  • Commercial activity is prohibited between from 00:00 to 05:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Air borders are open and commercial flights are permitted to operate. Returning Bolivian citizens, residents and foreigners will be permitted to return to the country with no enforced quarantine upon their arrival provided that they submit a valid certification of the PCR test specifically for COVID-19 with a negative result dated within seven days of the return flight.
  • View our full Bolivia travel information page.
  • 🇧🇷 Brazil - Covid-19 Travel Updates:
  • Brazil is open to foreign travelers.
  • From December 30th 2020 foreign visitors or Brazilians who wish to enter Brazil by air, must present a PCR Test, carried out a maximum of 72 hours in advance with negative or non-reactive COVID-19 result, in order to board the aircraft.

    The RT-PCR test must be carried out by a laboratory approved by the health authority of the country of departure, and the negative/non-reactive result for SARS-CoV-2 should be written in Portuguese, English, or Spanish.

    If the passenger takes a flight with connection or stopover where he remains in a restricted area of the airport, the seventy-two hours period will consider the boarding in the first part of the travel. If the journey exceeds 72 hours since the RT-PCR test, the traveler must present a document proving the performance of a new test with a negative or non-reactive result for the SARS-CoV-2 at check-in for the departure to Brazil.

  • All passengers will need to fill the online Declaration of Traveler's Health (DSV form) to show at the check-in and/or upon arrival in Brazil. The passengers will inform a valid e-mail to receive access to the online form through the link below. Each passenger older than 12 years and child traveling alone will have to fill in an individual form:  The form is available in Portuguese, English, or Spanish only.
  • International flights proceeding from or with a stop in the United Kingdom to Brazil is temporarily suspended (initial term: January 10th, 2021);
  • Residents or travelers who passed through the UK during the last 14 days before arrival in Brazil will not temporarily travel to the country. The rule will not apply to Brazilians returning to the country, immigrants living in Brazil, direct relatives of Brazilians and foreigners who are members of international bodies, and airline crew, in this case, must remain in quarantine for 14 days.
  • Following visa requirements of each country and the measures listed above, visitors from all countries are welcome to enter Brazil.
  • View our full Brazil travel information page.
  • 🇨🇱 Chile - Covid-19 Travel Updates:
  • Chile is open to foreign travelers as of November 23,2020.

  • All travelers (of all ages) will have to present three documents when boarding:

    1. A completed “Affidavit of Travelers” electronic form (available at https://www.c19.cl/ and also known as a Sanitary Passport) prepared less than 48 hours before boarding;
    2. Proof of a negative result from a PCR result from a test taken within 72 hours prior to departure (Note: the 72-hour time period begins from the time the test is administered- not from when the test results are returned);
    3. Proof of a health insurance policy that provides coverage for Covid-19 and related health issues during the traveler’s stay in Chile.
  • Quarantine on arrival? No.
  • Health screening procedures are in place at airports and other ports of entry.
  • View our full Chile travel information page.

  • 🇨🇴 Colombia - Covid-19 Travel Updates:
  • Colombia is open to foreign travelers.
  • Travelers are required to provide a negative PCR Covid test, taken no longer than 96 hours from the time of the flight.
  • International flights between the USA, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic have been operating since early October.
  • All arriving and departing passengers must fill out the form Check-Mig, information that must be submitted within 24 hours before flight departure, and a maximum 1 hour before flight check-in is closed.
  • Colombia’s sea borders reopened on 1 December 2020. Land and river borders will remain closed until 16 January 2021. Internal travel within Colombia is permitted.
  • Travelers are required to use face masks at all times.
  • View our full Colombia travel information page.
  • 🇨🇷 Costa Rica - Covid-19 Travel Updates:
  • Since Nov. 1, 2020 Costa Rica has allowed all countries in the world to enter by air, as long as they meet the country’s visa and COVID-19 entry requirements.

  • The following requirements remain during the pandemic:

    1. Complete the digital form called HEALTH PASS and available at https://salud.go.cr.

      This pass will be available 48 hours before boarding. It must be accessed in an updated browser. An individual form must be completed for every person, including minors.

    2. Purchase health insurance: It is mandatory that tourists purchase travel insurance, covering their accommodations in case of quarantine and medical expenses due to COVID-19 illness. An explanation of one’s travel insurance coverage, addressing Costa Rica’s requirements, must be uploaded or entered into the HEALTH PASS in order to be reviewed and approved by the Costa Rican authorities.

      If more information on international insurance is needed, the Costa Rican authorities will contact the passenger at the email address indicated in the HEALTH PASS. In the case of international insurance, the tourist must request from their insurer a certification issued in English or Spanish, noting at least three conditions, without forgetting to add it to the HEALTH PASS:

      1) Validity of the effective policy during the visit in Costa Rica.

      2) Guarantee of 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).

      3) Minimum coverage of US $2,000 for extended lodging expenses due to pandemic illness or trip interruption/cancellation due to illness, which covers the extra cost of the passenger due to quarantine.

  • View our full Costa Rica travel information page.

  • 🇪🇨 Ecuador - Covid-19 Travel Updates:
  • Ecuador is open to foreign travelers.

  • From Monday, the 22nd of March 2021, any person who enters Ecuador:

    -- Vaccinated travelers need to present their COVID-19 vaccination card showing that they have had all the necessary doses.

    -- Travelers who are not yet vaccinated must present a mandatory negative RT-PCR test or negative antigen test, carried out up to 3 days (taken no more than 72 hours) before arrival in Ecuador.

    (NOTE: Special rules apply for the Galapagos Islands; see below)

  • The Government of Ecuador requires all travelers who do not provide the results of a PCR test to undertake, at their own expense, a PCR test upon arrival in country. The traveler must then proceed immediately to quarantine in a hotel, hostel, motel or other temporary accommodation authorized for such purpose. If the traveler receives a negative test result, the traveler may terminate the quarantine. If the traveler receives a positive test result, the traveler must continue the quarantine and necessary health care will be provided.

    A traveler who presents symptoms of COVID upon arrival in Ecuador is required to perform a RT-PCR test at their own expense and proceed to quarantine even if the traveler presents a negative PCR test at the airport of entry.

  • If a negative PCR test is not provided, testing will be conducted immediately at the airport at the cost of the traveler.
  • Health screening procedures are in place at airports and other ports of entry.
  • All passengers must comply with the biosecurity measures issued by the Ministry of Public Health of Ecuador.
  • Upon arrival at the Quito or Guayaquil airport, a representative of the Ecuadorian Ministry of Public Health may perform a random antigen test on any passenger (applies to passengers over 14 years of age), if the results are positive, passengers must immediately enter the Mandatory Quarantine for 10 days in a specific establishment authori-zed by the Ecuadorian government. (All costs involved will be borne by the passengers)
  • Passengers, who present symptoms related to COVID-19 regardless of the result of the RT-PCR test, will be evaluated by the representatives of the Ministry of Public Health at the Quito or Guayaquil airport with an obligatory rapid antigen test.
  • Galapagos: Galapagos, a Safe Destination for Everyone

    Passengers presenting a negative PCR test result taken in their country up to 96 hours (4 days) prior to entering the Islands, can travel to the Galapagos.

    In the event that the PCR test, from the travelers’ country of origin, has passed the date of validity (96 hours), the passenger must perform a new PCR test in Quito or Guayaquil, before the Galapagos trip.

  • View our full Ecuador travel information page.

  • 🇬🇹 Guatemala - Covid-19 Travel Updates:
  • Guatemala is open to foreign travelers.

  • All passengers age 10 and over arriving in Guatemala by air and land are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR or Antigen test result conducted within 72 hours prior to arrival, and comply with health screening requirements.

  • The wearing of a face mask in public spaces is mandatory. All persons must complete, in advance of arrival, a Heath Pass, available at https://sre.gt.

  • View our full Guatemala travel information page.

  • 🇭🇳 Honduras - Covid-19 Travel Updates:
  • Honduras is open to foreign travelers.

  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or rapid test) required for entry? Yes.

  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes.

  • All travelers entering or exiting Honduras must complete the immigration precheck form here.

  • View our full Honduras travel information page.

  • 🇵🇦 Panama - Covid-19 Travel Updates:
  • Panama is open to foreign travelers.

  • All incoming travellers, including Panamanians, must present a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test upon arrival, which must be taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival.

  • If a test is not possible within that time frame, passengers will be mandated to take a rapid test at the airport prior to customs and are responsible for the cost, which will be USD 50. It is not a requirement for visitors to have health insurance for entry, however, it is highly recommended.

  • View our full Panama travel information page.

  • 🇵🇪 Peru - Covid-19 Travel Updates:
  • Peru is open to foreign travelers.

  • Quarantine is not required any more for travelers entering the country, except for Peruvians and foreign residents from South Africa, Brazil and/or India or who have made a layover in those countries.
  • Upon arrival in Lima, it is no longer necessary to take an additional covid test.
  • To enter Peru pax must present the airline in their country of origin the following:

    A negative covid test result in real-time. The RT-PCR test, antigen test or the medical certificate of epidemiological discharge cannot be more than 72 hours old. Attach lab result (PDF format or image).

    Regarding children (under 12 years old), it is only required that they have a medical certificate of good health.

    The Health Electronic Sworn Statement. Click here.

  • View our full Peru travel information page.

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