Entry and Exit of Foreign Currency

The Bolivian Embassy to the Kingdom of the Netherlands announces Supreme Decree 4492 of April 21, 2021, which establishes new limits for the entry and exit of foreign currency from the national territory. As well as Administrative Resolution N° RA-PE 01-013-21 of April 28, 2021 regarding the procedure and Form 250 for currency control.

Access Supreme Decree 4492 Decreto-Supremo-4492

Access Administrative Resolution No.RA-PE 01-013-21 and Form 250 RA-PE01-013-21

May 2021

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HIGH LEVEL INTERNATIONAL FORUM Patent Liberalization and Intellectual Property Considerations, in the Context of COVID-19

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a situation of inequity of access to vaccines in the world. According to recent analysis by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), enough COVID-19 vaccines will be produced in 2021 to cover 70 percent of the population of each country. However, most of that supply was captured by industrialized countries, making it unlikely that many low- and middle-income countries will be able to fully vaccinate their populations before 2023. The situation is exacerbated by mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 that could potentially render first-generation vaccines ineffective in less than a year.

Bolivia supports the adoption of prompt and timely measures of flexibility and rationalization of international standards that protect intellectual property. Bolivia has joined the initiative of India and South Africa in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and has requested in various forums, in particular, the liberalization of patents and the undisclosed information on vaccines, diagnostics and drugs, with the sole purpose of providing developing countries with real access to these products.

As part of this process, the Bolivian State has planned an International Forum to promote global reflection and identify synergistic actions.

About the Forum

The Forum is organized by the Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in coordination with the South Center, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Bolivia and the Public University of El Alto (UPEA), as a space for information exchange. technique and debate of public policy options available to developing countries. It will include the participation of international panelists, both from international organizations and representatives from southern countries.

Day: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Time: 08:30 a.m. (Bolivia time)


ID: 851 4461 7661

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May 2021

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Requirements for entry to Bolivia of travelers from abroad, according to Supreme Decree No. 4481

ARTICLE 3.- (EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SURVEILLANCE MEASURES FOR THE ENTRY OF TRAVELERS FROM ABROAD). For travelers from abroad to the Plurinational State of Bolivia, the following measures are mandatory:

a) Certified negative RT-PCR test for people over five (5) year of age.

1. Up to seventy-two (72) hours before boarding in the country of origin, for nationals or foreigners coming from outside the country by airway;

2. Up to seventy-two (72) hours before entering the Plurinational State of Bolivia for nationals or foreigners, who enter the national territory by land, river or lacustrine.

b) Isolation for at least ten (10) days after entering the bolivian territory that will be controlled and monitored according to current regulations of the Ministry of Health and Sports;

c) Presentation of an affidavit of the place of stay in the territory Bolivian;

d) Take the sample for the RT-PCR test on the seventh day of insulation, the cost of which must be covered by the passenger; comply with the correspondent protocol in case the result is positive.

e) Before entering Bolivian territory, foreign passengers who don’t have permanent residence in Bolivia must have health insurance with coverage for COVID-19, that will cover the expenses for the treatment.


VI. People belonging to diplomatic missions, special missions, international organizations, specialists and technicians in different areas, are exempted from the application of subsection b) of Article 3 of this Supreme Decree, having to perform the RT-PCR test on the seventh day of their stay.

ARTICLE 5.- (ISOLATION AND CASE MANAGEMENT). The isolation established in subsection b) of Article 3 of this Supreme Decree shall be domiciliary; Except when a suspected case or probable case of COVID-19 is identified at the point of entry, which will be subject to the provisions of the Ministry of Health and Sports.

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April 2021

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Restriction of flights from Europe extended Supreme Decree No. 4473

The restriction of entry to Bolivia for flights from Europe continues until May 31, 2021.

With the exception of the following flights:

  1. Medical evacuation;
  2. Repatriation of nationals;
  3. Relief flights;
  4. Humanitarian aid;
  5. Cargo;
  6. Special flights, including solidarity flights.


Passengers from Europe on the flights indicated in the previous paragraph must comply with the following biosecurity standards and measures:

  1. Negative RT-PCR or Antigenic test for entry into the country, valid for ten (10) days prior to the scheduled date of entry.
  2. Isolation for fourteen (14) days after entry;
  3. Presentation of an affidavit of the place of stay in Bolivian territory

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March 2021

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