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Corona diseases / COVID-19 in South America

Dear guests,

the Corona pandemic has been the dominant topic in the headlines for a few weeks now. We don't want to produce any more of them, but some Information and sources to the Coronavirus / COVID-19 in South America sum up. Both within Europe and in the direction of Asia, the virus is affecting tourism, in some cases considerably. Airlines have reduced their flight schedules, cruise ships are at anchor and major events are being canceled.

Travel to South America during the corona pandemic

As the WHO Corona / COVID-19 officially for pandemic has declared, all South American countries tightened the entry requirements. That were also affected all travelers from Germany. In the meantime, the situation is slowly but surely normalizing. Together with our partners in South America, we are constantly monitoring the situation and adapting to the current situation. The health of our customers is our top priority. The current corona infections can be viewed at the Johns Hopkins Institute.

Travel to South America despite Corona / COVID-19

Currently there are fewer and fewer in South America Travel restrictions. Air traffic is slowly but steadily returning to normal, both that international borders as well as the Borders within South America keep opening up. We are working flat out to adapt our trips accordingly. Bookings to South America are currently possible, we will be happy to advise you.

A travel warning is not a travel ban. We are very happy that our customers know that. Both the travel inquiries and specific bookings are increasing again with us. Our first customers are / were already back in South America. We have a good insurance partner so that our customers are optimally protected on site in the event of an accident.


Constantly updated infographic on travel restrictions in South America:

Travel restrictions to South America

Brief overview of the Corona / COVID-19 entry requirements for South America:

The situation is extremely dynamic and developing extremely quickly. Nevertheless, we try to keep this information up to date, even on weekends:

  • Argentina: Entry ban for foreigners until May 21, 2021.
  • Bolivia: Foreigners have been allowed to re-enter Bolivia by air since September 1st, 2020. A negative PCR test not older than 72 hours must be presented upon entry. Mandatory 10-day quarantine and 2nd PCR test after 7 days.
  • Brazil: Foreigners have been able to re-enter Brazil by air since 07/30/2020. We strongly recommend that you have a translated international health insurance with you. From December 30th, 2020 travelers (also for transit) must show a negative PCR test that is not older than 72 hours. A health / immigration form must be filled out prior to entry and presented upon entry.
  • Chile: Entry ban for foreigners until May 31, 2021.
  • Costa Rica: Tourists have been allowed to re-enter since August 1st, 2020. A translated international health insurance must be presented upon entry.
  • Ecuador: Since June 1st, 2020 there are national and international flights again. Tourists are allowed to enter, a negative PCR test (max. 10 days old) is required. A translated international health insurance must be presented upon entry.
  • Colombia: Foreigners have been able to re-enter Colombia by air since October 1st, 2020. An entry form must be filled out a maximum of 24 hours before departure.
  • Panama: Since October 12th, 2020 there are national and international flights again. Tourists are allowed to enter, a negative PCR test (max. 48 hours old) is required. Alternatively, an antibody test is also accepted.
  • Paraguay: Since October 21, 2020 there have been national and international flights again. Tourists are allowed to enter, a negative PCR test (max. 72 hours old) is required. A translated international health insurance must be presented upon entry. A health declaration and the received one must be filled out online a maximum of 24 hours before departure QR code to be presented upon entry.
  • Peru: Since March 16, 21, foreigners have been allowed to enter Peru. In addition to the obligatory PCR test, you can optionally do an antigen test on arrival. If this is negative, the otherwise mandatory quarantine is not required.
  • Uruguay: Entry ban for foreigners until further notice.

Number of incidence (Corona / COVID-19 infections per 100,000 inhabitants) in South America (as of May 14, 2021):

  • Argentina: 324
  • Bolivia: 92
  • Brazil: 203
  • Chile: 195
  • Costa Rica: 330
  • Ecuador: 59
  • Colombia: 230
  • Mexico: 13
  • Panama: 72
  • Paraguay: 223
  • Peru: 125
  • Uruguay: 531
  • Venezuela: 27

We continuously update this travel information based on official sources!

May 3rd, 2021: Argentina extends entry ban until May 21st, 2021

As expected due to the still high number of infections (7-day incidence of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants as of May 1st: 337.9), the Argentine government announced tonight with Decree 287/2021 (Art. 30 there) the until April 30th valid border closure until 21.05. extended.

May 3, 2021: Chile extends entry ban until May 31, 2021

Due to the still high number of infections, Chile has the originally from 05.04. Entry ban for non-resident foreigners valid until May 9th, 2021 extended until May 31st, 2021. Practically all foreigners are still affected

04/04/2021: Chile closes borders from 05/04/2021 to 04/05/2021

In the short term, Chile closes the borders almost completely. Until May 4th, 2021 only Chileans and foreigners with permanent residence are allowed to enter Chile. Likewise is the Leaving Chile is no longer permittedunless there are exceptional situations, e.g. B. carrying out essential activities for the country, the humanitarian situation, travel which is essential for the health or which does not consider a return to Chile.

March 30, 2021: Portugal extends the suspension of air traffic with Brazil until April 15, 21

On March 29th, 2021 the Portuguese government suspended flights to and from Brazil (and Great Britain), which last until March 31st. should apply, extended until April 15, 2021.

March 22nd, 2021: Entry to Ecuador with corona vaccination possible

Ecuador has expanded and simplified entry regulations to the mainland with immediate effect. The following documents are required for entry:

  • negative PCR test that is no more than 10 days old when entering the country
  • or negative antigen test that is no more than 72 hours old upon entry
  • or Confirmation of a complete corona vaccination

There have been no changes so far for entry to the Galápagos. Furthermore, a PCR test is required, which is no more than 96 hours old upon arrival on the Galápagos.

March 19, 2021: Bolivia extends flight ban to Europe

Bolivia has extended the flight ban to Europe until May 31, 2021. However, with an intermediate charge in South America, entry for Europeans with a negative PCR test is possible.

March 16, 2021: Significantly simplified entry to Peru

Peru has made entry regulations easier with immediate effect. Flights to Europe are also permitted again, so Peru can be reached again without any problems. In addition to the still mandatory PCR test (max. 72 hours old), travelers can now be exempted from quarantine with an additional antigen test upon arrival.

March 1st, 2021: Entry ban for tourists to Argentina until March 12th, 2021

With administrative decree 155/2021 (Spanish), the Argentine government extended the border closure for foreign travelers until March 12, 2021. At the same time there was the suspension of flights from Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In addition, flight connections with the United States, Mexico and Europe have been reduced by 30% and with Brazil by 50%. The land borders remain closed with a few exceptions.

January 28, 2021: Portugal cancels all flight connections with Brazil until March 16, 2021

The Portuguese government announced yesterday that all flight connections with Brazil will be canceled from Friday. The reason given was the increase in coronavirus infections and the discovery of new mutants of the virus.

02/23/2021: Rapid antigen tests available in Costa Rica

Rapid antigen tests have recently become available in Costa Rica. Please note that, as with the PCR test, samples are taken with a nasopharynx swab and not with a spit or gargle test. The cost is around USD 65. The result is guaranteed for the same day. Most laboratories also offer tests on Saturday and Sunday. The sample can be taken at the hotel for an additional charge. There are no test facilities at the airport. We work with a chain of laboratories that have various branches across the country.

01/28/2021: Perú extends restrictions until 02/28/2021

All flights between Peru and Europe stay until until 02/28/2021 exposed. Europeans are not allowed to enter the country until February 28th, 2021.

01/28/2021: Portugal cancels all flight connections with Brazil

The Portuguese government announced yesterday that all flight connections with Brazil will be canceled from Friday. The reason given was the increase in coronavirus infections and the discovery of new mutants of the virus.

January 18, 2021: all of Brazil is now considered a virus variant area

A few days ago, the RKI introduced further classifications of risk areas. In addition to the previously known Risk areas there is now too High risk areas (Incidence> 200) and Virus variant areas. Travelers from High risk areas and Virus variety areas are in particular obliged Carry out proof of a negative test result or a corresponding medical certificate stating that there is no infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus when entering the country and to be submitted to the competent authority or the authority commissioned by it upon request. This test may have been carried out at the earliest 48 hours before entry or must be carried out upon entry into the Federal Republic of Germany. If it is not possible for the persons to be carried to obtain evidence, carriers can carry out or have carried out a test before departure and, in the event of a negative test, carry out a carriage. This test (swab) by the carrier may take place no more than 12 hours before departure when entering from a virus variant area.

January 6th, 2021: Quarantine obligation in Peru

With immediate effect, Peru is again introducing a mandatory quarantine of 14 days upon entry. A negative PCR test that is not more than 72 hours old is still required. The test result must be uploaded together with the health form before departure.

January 6th, 2021: PCR test required for transit in Brazil

From now on, passengers will also need a PCR test for transit in Brazil, which is no more than 72 hours old at the time of departure.

December 28, 2020: Short-term travel restrictions to South America due to the Corona mutation:

Due to the current Corona mutation, there are a number of short-term travel restrictions to South America. All of these restrictions are limited to the beginning of January.

Chile: Foreigners who have been in the UK in the 14 days prior to entry are not allowed to enter. Chileans and people residing in Chile are still allowed to enter, but must be in quarantine.

Paraguay:Passengers who have been in the UK in the 14 days prior to entry will not be allowed to enter.

Peru:Flights with a flight duration of more than 8 hours (these are the flights from Europe that have started) are suspended again until January 6, 2021.

Ecuador: Passengers from most European countries (including Germany and Austria, apparently not Switzerland) are not allowed to enter the country until January 6, 2021.

Panama:Passengers who have been in the UK or South Africa in the last 20 days are not allowed to enter.

December 20, 2020: Negative PCR test required for entry to Brazil

Brazil has adjusted the entry requirements. A negative PCR test that is not older than 72 hours is now required for entries from December 30th, 2020. In future, a health / entry form must also be filled out before entry and presented on entry.

11/13/2020: Chile prefers to open the border to foreigners and opens on 11/23/2020

Tourists must fill out a health certificate prior to entry and require a negative PCR test that is no older than 72 hours upon entry. Travelers do not have to be in quarantine and can move freely around the country.

11/11/2020: Chile opens its borders to tourists from 01/12/2020

Chile has announced that tourists will be able to return to Chile by air from December 1st, 2020. However, the land borders remain closed. Tourists must fill out a health certificate prior to entry and require a negative PCR test that is no older than 72 hours upon entry. Travelers do not have to be in quarantine and can move freely around the country.

10/27/2020: Peru is gradually opening up further - more flights allowed

Gradually, responsibly and sustainably - this is how the new start in tourism in Peru takes place. The basis of the restart are comprehensive hygiene protocols that should enable safe travel in the country.

Major museums and archaeological sites in the country reopened in October with a capacity of 50%. Machu Picchu is expected to open at the beginning of November with an occupancy rate of 30%. Since October 5, 2020, international flights have been landing at the airport in the capital Lima, initially from cities that are no more than four hours away by plane. From November 1st, the connections will be expanded by 25 flights from ten countries, which are a maximum of eight hours away.
Overall, Peru can then be reached via Canada, the USA, Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay and the largest Caribbean islands, Cuba, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic become.
The number of domestic flights has also doubled in the past few weeks.

A negative PCR test no longer than 72 hours old and a declaration of health must be presented to enter Peru.

26.10.2020: Argentina opens up to neighboring countries

Argentina has closed its borders completely since March. Now it comes to the first opening steps. As the Argentine press showed, the Minister of Tourism Lammen confirmed to the newspaper La Nacion on Saturday that from November 2nd can Tourists outUruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Chileby plane via the international airport Ezeiza and, in the case of the Uruguayans, also enter (with the ferry connection) via the port of Buenos Aires allowed to. The Land borders remain continue for the time being closed. It is likely that PCR tests and health insurance will be required for entry.

October 12th, 2020: Panama has reopened its borders since October 12th, 2020

On arrival in Panama you have to present a negative PCR COVID-19 test or antigen test, which must not be older than 48 hours. Travelers arriving without a negative COVID-19 test must have a test carried out on arrival at their own expense (approx. $ 50.00). If this test is positive, the person concerned will initially be accommodated in a hotel for 7 days under the care of the Panamanian Ministry of Health (no costs for tourists). A new test is carried out after the 7-day quarantine has expired. In the event of a negative result, the quarantine is ended; if this is again positive, the traveler must spend another 7 days in state quarantine. Furthermore, a health form must be filled out upon entry.

The country has the following restrictions:

  • There is a curfew from 11pm on Saturdays to 5am on Mondays. In individual provinces there may be different restrictions depending on the epidemiological situation.
  • Individual national parks and the Miraflores Lock Visitor Center are still closed.
  • Most of the restaurants are not yet open.
  • Beaches should be open again from October 19, 2020, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Swimming pools in hotels will still be closed and should open again from October 26th, 2020.
  • Fitness centers in hotels are closed until further notice.
  • Shops are open with restrictions imposed by hygiene and distance rules.
  • Most of the hotels in Panama are currently still closed.

Mouth and nose protection is mandatory in all public spaces. Failure to comply can be sanctioned with a fine. Before entering shops or public buildings, the body temperature is measured and you also have to disinfect your hands. A minimum distance of two meters between people is recommended.

10.10.2020: Airports in Paraguay will be open again from October 21st

From October 21, 2020, the airports in Paraguay will reopen for commercial flights. Entry for tourists to Paraguay will also be possible again from October 21, 2020. Foreigners entering the country with a negative PCR test must be in quarantine for 7 days after arrival. Anyone entering the country without a PCR test must be quarantined for 14 days. A foreign health insurance that includes corona diseases is mandatory.

07.10.2020: Brazil lifts compulsory insurance for entry by air

Brazil has lifted the compulsory insurance for tourists with immediate effect. This means that entry for tourists is by air too without International health insurance permitted. Entry by land is still possible to a limited extent.

Even if there is no compulsory insurance, so we recommend still every traveler penetrate the conclusion of a foreign health insurance that also covers Covid 19!

October 5th, 2020: Tourists are allowed to enter Peru again

Tourists have been allowed to enter Peru again since October 5th, 2020. A negative PCR test is required for entry, which was taken a maximum of 72 hours before the start of the first flight segment. A health form must be completed before departure.

29.09.2020: From October 5th, Peru will slowly open its borders

Peru has announced that the first international flights will be allowed to land again from October 5th, 2020. The resumption will be gradual, starting with five destinations: Chile, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil. It was not communicated when flights directly from Europe may land again. The aim of this first opening of the border is to enable business trips in order to stimulate the economy again.

09/25/2020: Entry to Bolivia for foreigners possible again

On September 1st, 2020, Bolivia approved entry by plane again. In the first few days there were different reports as to whether entry is only allowed for Bolivians or also for foreigners. That has now been clarified, foreigners are allowed to enter Bolivia again. Flights from Europe to Bolivia can be booked. A negative PCR test that is not older than 7 days must be presented upon entry.

09/22/2020: Flights to Colombia possible again, borders open to foreigners

Colombia announced today that international air traffic will resume with immediate effect. Foreigners are allowed to re-enter Colombia by air from October 1st, 2020. A negative PCR test no older than 96 hours is required. In addition, an entry form must be filled out a maximum of 24 hours before departure.

09/21/2020: Argentina extends anti-corona measures

The exit restrictions imposed six months ago due to the corona pandemic in Argentina have been extended. They are now valid until October 11, according to a decree of the government of the South American country on Sunday. In the metropolitan area of ​​the capital Buenos Aires and in other particularly affected areas, people are only allowed to leave their homes for certain purposes.

08/26/2020: Panama opens its borders on October 12, 2020

According to official sources, plans Panama the Limits for international tourism to open again on October 12, 2020.

08/25/2020: Border openings in Chile

Thanks to a strict lockdown, Chile is keeping corona infections constantly at a low level. A month ago, the Chilean government announced a “step by step” plan to gradually relax measures to combat the pandemic. Our colleagues in Chile expect the borders to be reopened to international tourists in November.

08/24/2020: International flights to and from Panama suspended until 09/21/2020

On August 22, 2020, the Panamanian government extended the closure of Tocumen International Airport by another 30 days up to and including September 21, 2020.

08/18/2020: New entry requirements for international travelers in Ecuador

Ecuador has relaxed the entry requirements again. who a negative PCR test upon entry (not older than 10 days) and is in good health, can travel to the mainland without restrictions. who no negative PCR test can submit or one negative PCR test and disease symptoms has to have a test done at the airport in Ecuador at his own expense. Until the test result is available, the travelers have to do a certified hotel in quarantine. Hotels, tours and other tourist services must be booked in advance. Without proof of a booking on site in Ecuador, entry could be refused. In addition, a "Salvaconducto" (pass) must be issued, which is necessary for the stay in the country.

08/17/2020: TAP Air Portugal continues to expand flight schedule to Brazil

TAP is gradually restoring operations and is planning up to 500 weekly return flights across the entire route network for August. There are again 17 weekly flights to Brazil in August. In September there were already 23 weekly flights and in October even 32 weekly flights to Brazil.

Flights to Brazil with TAP Air Portugal in August:

  • Lisbon - Sao Paulo (GRU): 7 flights a week
  • Lisbon - Rio de Janeiro (GIG): 3 flights per week
  • Lisbon - Recife (REC): 2 flights per week
  • Lisbon - Fortaleza (FOR): 2 flights per week
  • Lisbon - Belo Horizonte (CNF): 2 flights a week
  • Porto - Rio de Janeiro (GIG): 1 flight per week

Flights to Brazil with TAP Air Portugal in September:

  • Lisbon - Sao Paulo (GRU): 7 flights a week
  • Lisbon - Rio de Janeiro (GIG): 4 flights per week
  • Lisbon - Recife (REC): 3 flights per week
  • Lisbon - Fortaleza (FOR): 2 flights per week
  • Lisbon - Belo Horizonte (CNF): 2 flights a week
  • Lisbon - Brasília (BSB): 2 flights per week
  • Lisbon - Salvador (SSA): 2 flights per week
  • Porto - Rio de Janeiro (GIG): 1 flight per week

Flights to Brazil with TAP Air Portugal in October:

  • Lisbon - Sao Paulo (GRU): 7 flights a week
  • Lisbon - Rio de Janeiro (GIG): 5 flights per week
  • Lisbon - Recife (REC): 3 flights per week
  • Lisbon - Fortaleza (FOR): 4 flights a week
  • Lisbon - Belo Horizonte (CNF): 2 flights a week
  • Lisbon - Brasília (BSB): 2 flights per week
  • Lisbon - Salvador (SSA): 2 flights per week
  • Lisbon - Natal (NAT): 2 flights per week
  • Lisbon - Porto Alegre (POA): 2 flights per week
  • Lisbon - Maceió (MCZ): 2 flights a week
  • Porto - Rio de Janeiro (GIG): 1 flight per week

08/11/2020: Peru - Borders may be closed until the end of the year

The Peruvian government communicates travel restrictions caused by the corona pandemic very regularly and comprehensively with a lead time of 2-4 weeks. However, there are now initial reports that the Peruvian borders not open before the end of the year become. If this is confirmed, it will be a few more months no international flights to Peru give.

08/10/2020: Travel relief for unmarried partners from today

Partners from third countries will be able to return to Germany starting today, Monday. Federal Interior Minister Seehofer announced this on Friday. The currently applicable Europe-wide travel restrictions from third countries were introduced to contain the corona pandemic.

Documents required for entry

For entry from a third country, the following must be presented:

  • an invitation from the person residing in Germany,
  • a jointly signed declaration on the existence of the relationship and
  • Evidence of previous meetings through passport stamps, travel documents or plane tickets.

August 3rd, 2020: Travel health insurance that covers Corona / COVID-19

In South America more and more borders are being opened, the airlines are taking up more and more flights and we are booking more and more customers to South America. Many countries require one upon entry Foreign health insurance the despite travel warning and pandemic also covers Corona / COVID-19. Despite all precautionary measures in the travel country we strongly recommendyou take out such insurance. Most insurance companies have explicitly excluded these cases from their insurance conditions. However, our insurance partner has explicitly insured these cases. You can easily book this insurance here:

Take out health insurance abroad including Corona / COVID-19 protection

07/30/2020: Brazilian borders open again to foreigners

With immediate effect, entry by air is again permitted for foreigners. This applies to a stay in Brazil up to a maximum of 90 days. If you are flying to Brazil, you only need one valid (international) health insurance with coverage for the travel period presented to the airline for boarding. The insurance must be valid despite the travel warning and the pandemic and include Covid 19 illnesses, which is currently not the case with many insurance companies on the market! If you book through us, we will take care of your insurance coverage.

07/29/2020: TAP Air Portugal is massively expanding flight schedule to Brazil

TAP is gradually restoring operations and is planning up to 500 weekly round-trip flights on a total of 66 routes for August, then 18 weekly flights to Brazil, 20 flights to six destinations in North America, 44 flights to 9 destinations in Africa, 329 flights to 30 cities in Europe, as well as 126 flights to seven airports within Portugal.

In September, the company is planning up to 700 flights per week on a total of 76 routes, so around 40 percent of the normal range, as it was before the COVID crisis, will be restored. Then the Portuguese airline will offer 22 flights a week to Brazil, 30 flights on eight routes to North America, 59 flights to 13 cities in Africa and the Middle East, 498 flights to 35 European cities and 159 flights to seven destinations in Portugal.

Flights to Brazil with TAP Air Portugal in August:

  • Lisbon - Sao Paulo (GRU): 7 flights a week
  • Lisbon - Rio de Janeiro (GIG): 3 flights per week
  • Lisbon - Recife (REC): 2 flights per week
  • Lisbon - Fortaleza (FOR): 2 flights per week
  • Lisbon - Belo Horizonte (CNF): 2 flights a week
  • Porto - Rio de Janeiro (GIG): 1 flight per week

Flights to Brazil with TAP Air Portugal in September:

  • Lisbon - Sao Paulo (GRU): 7 flights a week
  • Lisbon - Rio de Janeiro (GIG): 3 flights per week
  • Lisbon - Recife (REC): 3 flights per week
  • Lisbon - Fortaleza (FOR): 2 flights per week
  • Lisbon - Belo Horizonte (CNF): 2 flights a week
  • Lisbon - Brasília (BSB): 2 flights per week
  • Lisbon - Salvador (SSA): 2 flights per week
  • Porto - Rio de Janeiro (GIG): 1 flight per week

07/24/2020: Costa Rica will be open again for holidaymakers from 08/01/2020

Costa Rica wants to allow tourists from the European Union to enter again from August 1st. The presidential office of the Central American country announced on Thursday (local time) that passengers from flights from Frankfurt and Madrid would be the first visitors to be welcomed at the airport in the capital, San José. A negative coronavirus test that is not older than 48 hours is therefore a prerequisite for entry.

From August 1st, surfing and other outdoor activities should be possible again. In this first step of the gradual reopening of tourism, there will initially be less than one percent of the volume of international flights customary before the Corona crisis, it said. In the next few months, entries from Great Britain and Canada would also be allowed. The next steps depended on the development of the pandemic in Costa Rica as in the world.

07/22/2020: International flights to and from Panama suspended until 08/22/2020

On July 22, 2020, the Panamanian government extended the closure of Tocumen International Airport by another 30 days up to and including August 22, 2020.

July 16, 2020: Air Europa resumes flights to South America

Air Europa has just updated the flight plan to South America. Madrid will in the future Daily flights from Frankfurt, Munich and Düsseldorf. From Madrid it will be numerous Flights to South America give. The following is the plan:

Flights with Air Europa to South America since July 15, 2020:

  • Guayaquil: 2 times a week
  • Montevideo: Once a week
  • Quito: 2 times a week
  • Santo Domingo: 3 times a week
  • Sao Paulo: Once a week

Flights with Air Europa to South America from 01.08.2020:

On August 1st, 2020 the already recorded flights will be extended:

  • Caracas: 2 times a week
  • La Habana: 2 times a week
  • Lima: Once a week
  • San Pedro Sula: Once a week

Flights with Air Europa to South America from 01.09.2020:

On September 1st, 2020 the flights already started will be extended again:

  • Asuncion: 2 times a week
  • Bogotá: 3 times a week
  • Buenos Aires: 3 times a week
  • Cancun: Once a week
  • Cordoba: 2 times a week
  • Medellin: 2 times a week
  • Panama: 2 times a week
  • Punta Cana: Once a week
  • Salvador da Bahia: 2 times a week
  • Santa Cruz: 3 times a week

Flights with Air Europa to South America from November 1st, 2020:

On November 1st, 2020 the flights already started will be extended again:

  • Fortaleza: 2 times a week
  • Recife: 2 times a week

07/13/2020: Air Europa is suspending flights to South America for a longer period of time

Originally had Air Europa announced until at least 30.06.2020 no flights to South America or Central America wanting to perform. This deadline has now been extended.

Overview of canceled Air Europa flights to South America

  • Flights from / to Argentina canceled until August 31, 2020 (requirement of the Argentine government)
  • Flights to / from Bolivia canceled until 07/30/2020
  • Flights from / to Brazil:
    • Fortaleza: until October 31, 2020
    • Recife: until October 31, 2020
    • Sao Paulo: until 07/14/20
    • Salvador: until August 31, 2020
  • Flights to / from Ecuador canceled until 07/14/20
  • Flights to / from Colombia canceled until 08/31/20
  • Flights to / from Paraguay canceled until 08/30/2020
  • Flights to / from Peru canceled until July 14th, 2020
  • Flights to / from Uruguay canceled until July 14th, 2020 (requirement of the government of Uruguay)
  • Flights to / from Venezuela canceled from 03/15/20 to 07/31/20

Overview of canceled Air Europa flights to Central America

  • Flights to / from Dominican Republic canceled until 7/14/20
  • Flights to / from Honduras canceled until 7/31/20
  • Flights to / from Cuba canceled until July 31, 2020
  • Flights to / from Mexico canceled until 8/31/20
  • Flights to / from Panama canceled from 3/15/20 to 8/31/20

July 10th, 2020: Entry to Ecuador possible without quarantine

Ecuador continues to have the corona pandemic very well under control. Tourists have been allowed back into the country since July, and the tourist infrastructure is back in operation. Hotels, restaurants & attractions are open, albeit with reduced capacity. Masks must be worn in public areas and the distance must be maintained. The rules are largely similar to those in Germany. From now on you have to Tourists are no longer in quarantine upon entryif you have one negative PCR test who is not older than seven days.

You can even have this test carried out last-minute at Frankfurt Airport:

  1. Standard test: 59 € incl. VAT - for> 98% of the results within6 hours after taking samples
  2. Express test: 139 € including VAT - for> 98% of the results within3 hours after taking the sample

07/07/2020: Air France and KLM resume regular flights to Central and South America:

  • Flights to Rio de Janeiro: 3 times a week with Air France, 4 times a week with KLM
  • Flights to Sao Paulo: 5 times a week with Air France, 6 times a week with KLM
  • Flights to Santiago de Chile:Once a week with Air France
  • Flights to Quito: 3 x weekly with KLM

07/07/2020: Paraguay is no longer an international risk area

To Uruguay the RKI now also classifies Paraguay no longer as an international risk area.Travelers who travel back to Germany from these two countries no longer have to be in quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

07/07/2020: Entry ban to Brazil is valid until 07/30/2020

Brazil has announced that the Entry ban for tourists until 07/30/2020 applies. Brazilian citizens, relatives of Brazilian citizens and medical staff are still excluded from this.

07/07/2020: Costa Rica is preparing for a new start: Border openings planned from August 1st

Costa Rica is in the starting blocks and is expected to receive tourists again from August 1st. From this point in time, there should be a gradual opening to countries that have the pandemic under control and may have low infection rates. It is likely that the countries of Europe will be among the first to be allowed to travel to Costa Rica again. This also includes Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The Central American state itself is well prepared for vacationers. So public life will gradually be resumed until August. Hotels and beaches as well as most of the country's restaurants, museums and theaters are to be opened by then. Car rental companies and transport companies will also operate, only large hotel complexes are to remain partially closed until November. Entry to Costa Rica is uncomplicated; Before the trip, however, a contact form for the Costa Rican health authorities must be filled out, temperature measurements may be taken on site using thermal cameras.

In the country itself, the same hygiene and distance regulations apply as in other countries.

July 3rd, 2020: Peru extends entry ban

Peru announced today that the Curfew and with it that Entry ban for foreigners is extended until July 31, 2020.

June 30, 2020: Lufthansa flies regularly to South America again

Lufthansa has published its flight schedule for the coming months. Regular flights to South America will be resumed and continuously expanded. All information is available directly from Lufthansa. In summary it looks like this:

  • Mexico City
  • Punta Cana
  • Sao Paulo
  • San José (Costa Rica)

June 29th, 2020: Costa Rica will reopen its borders from August 1st, 2020

The government announced today that Costa Rica's borders will remain closed to international tourism until July 31, 2020. From August 1st, there will be a gradual opening to countries that have the pandemic under control and have low infection numbers. As of today, the countries of Europe are among the first to be allowed to travel to Costa Rica again.

June 24th, 2020: LATAM Airlines discontinues routes in South America

LATAM Airlines has announced that some national and international routes within South America will be discontinued as part of a reorganization. In detail, it concerns the following flight routes:

Domestic Brazil Flights:

  • Brasilia (BSB) - Foz do Iguaçu (IGU)
  • Curitiba (CWB) - Foz do Iguaçu (IGU)
  • Belem (BEL) - Macapa (MCP)
  • Imperatriz (IMP) - Sao Luiz (SLZ)
  • Goiania (GYN) - Rio de Janeiro (SDU)
  • Foz do Iguaçu (IGU) - Rio de Janeiro (SDU)

Domestic Chile flights:

  • Santiago (SCL) - Puerto Natales (PNT)

Domestic Peru flights:

  • Cusco (CUZ) - Trujillo (TRU)
  • Cusco (CUZ) - Iquitos (IQT)
  • Cusco (CUZ) - Pisco (PIO)

international flights within South America:

  • Asuncion (ASU) - Brasilia (BSB)
  • Curitiba (CWB) - Santiago (SCL)
  • Santiago (SCL) -Quito (UIO)
  • Iquique (IQQ) - Salta (SLA)

June 23, 2020: Air Europa is suspending flights to South America for a longer period of time

Originally had Air Europa announced until at least 30.06.2020 no flights to South America or Central America wanting to perform. This deadline has now been extended.

Overview of canceled Air Europa flights to South America

  • Flights from / to Argentina canceled until August 31, 2020 (requirement of the Argentine government)
  • Flights to / from Bolivia canceled until 07/14/20
  • Flights from / to Brazil:
    • Fortaleza: until October 31, 2020
    • Recife: until October 31, 2020
    • Sao Paulo: until 07/14/20
    • Salvador: until August 31, 2020
  • Flights to / from Ecuador canceled until 07/14/20
  • Flights to / from Colombia canceled until 08/31/20
  • Flights to / from Paraguay canceled until July 31, 2020
  • Flights to / from Peru canceled until July 14th, 2020
  • Flights to / from Uruguay canceled until July 14th, 2020 (requirement of the government of Uruguay)
  • Flights to / from Venezuela canceled from 03/15/20 to 07/14/20

Overview of canceled Air Europa flights to Central America

  • Flights to / from Dominican Republic canceled until 7/14/20
  • Flights to / from Honduras canceled until 7/14/20
  • Flights to / from Cuba canceled until July 31, 2020
  • Flights to / from Mexico canceled until 7/14/20
  • Flights to / from Panama canceled from 3/15/20 to 8/31/20

June 23rd, 2020: Entry ban to Brazil is valid until July 7th, 2020

Brazil has announced that the Entry ban for tourists until 07/07/2020 applies. Brazilian citizens, relatives of Brazilian citizens and medical staff are still excluded from this.

06/22/2020: International flights to and from Panama suspended until 07/23/2020

Panama extends the commercial flight ban by four more weeks until 07/23/2020. The corona infections in Panama have been stable for several days and we expect easing in the next few weeks.

June 19, 2020: Hardly any corona infections: Uruguay classified as a safe country

The Robert Koch Institute RKI maintains a continuously updated list of international corona risk areas. The list currently includes around 160 countries, except for the EU nearly affected the whole world. The risk areas can be visited and are also served by airlines. However, must Travelers who come from risk areas when entering the Federal Republic of Germany in quarantine for 14 days. Travelers coming from Uruguay do not have to be quarantined.

June 16, 2020: Air Europa will resume flights from July 15, 2020

Air Europa has just published the flight schedule from July 15th, 2020. Madrid will then in the future Daily flights from Frankfurt, Munich and Düsseldorf. From Madrid it will be numerous Flights to South America give. The following is the plan:

Flights with Air Europa to South America from July 15th, 2020:

  • Asuncion: 3 times a week
  • Cancun: Once a week
  • Caracas: 2 times a week
  • Guayaquil: 2 times a week
  • Lima: 3 times a week
  • Montevideo: 2 times a week
  • Panama: 2 times a week
  • Punta Cana: Once a week
  • Quito: 2 times a week
  • Santa Cruz: 3 times a week
  • Santo Domingo: 3 times a week
  • Sao Paulo: 3 times a week

Flights with Air Europa to South America from 01.08.2020:

On August 1st, 2020 the already recorded flights will be extended:

  • La Habana: 2 times a week

Flights with Air Europa to South America from 01.09.2020:

On September 1st, 2020 the flights already started will be extended again:

  • Asuncion: 3 times a week
  • Bogotá: 3 times a week
  • Buenos Aires: 3 times a week
  • Cordoba: 3 times a week
  • Medellin: 2 times a week
  • Salvador da Bahia: 2 times a week

Flights with Air Europa to South America from November 1st, 2020:

On November 1st, 2020 the flights already started will be extended again:

  • Fortaleza: 2 times a week
  • Recife: 2 times a week

June 15, 2020: LATAM Airlines resumes further flights to South America

LATAM Airlines resumed its first flights to Brazil in June, now the frequencies are being increased and new routes are being flown to:

  • the Flights to Sao Paulo are increased from two weekly frequencies to three
  • Santiago de Chile will be served again from July
  • Montevideo will be served again from July

June 9th, 2020: Panama eases curfews, flights are resumed

In Panama, the curfew was relaxed on June 1st, 2020, and public life normalized significantly during the day. There are also very positive signals from tourism, the first ones Flights to Panama are now resumed:

  • Copa Airlines officially plans to resume flight operations from June 26, 2020 and will fly to 25 cities.
  • European airlines intend from 07/15/2020 to fly to Panama again.
  • Tocumen International Airport is already preparing to travel with the COVID-19 virus and is taking all known security precautions. Thermal imaging cameras have also been installed, which will measure a fever in all arrivals and departures.

June 9th, 2020: Flights to Costa Rica will resume shortly

There is still good news from Costa Rica. The Corona infections are still at a very low level and the easing is being widened step by step. Tourist attractions are allowed to open again and also Flights to Costa Rica will be resumed:

  • Iberia: In July there is a weekly Flight from Madrid to San José, already two weekly flights in August
  • Air France: In July there is a weekly Flight from Paris to San José
  • Lufthansa: two weekly Flights from Frankfurt to San José from June 15, 2020

06/05/2020: TAP Air Portugal resumes flights to Brazil

TAP Air Portugal takes the Flights to Brazil much more slowly than originally planned. Since President Bolsonaro continues to compare Corona with the flu and prevent strict measures, in some cases even promote its spread, the corona pandemic in Brazil is unfortunately raging unchecked.

  • Flights from Lisbon to Sao Paulo: June: 2 flights per week, July: 3 flights per week, August: 7 flights per week
  • Flights from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro: June: 1 flight per week, July: 1 flight per week, August: 4 flights per week
  • Flights from Lisbon to Recife: July: 2 flights per week, August: 2 flights per week
  • Flights from Lisbon to Fortaleza: July: 1 flight per week, August: 2 flights per week
  • Flights from Lisbon to Belo Horizonte: August: 2 flights per week

June 5th, 2020: Air Europa is suspending flights to South America for a longer period of time

Originally had Air Europa announced until at least 30.06.2020 no flights to South America or Central America wanting to perform. This deadline has now been extended to July 15, 2020.

Overview of canceled Air Europa flights to South America

  • Flights from / to Argentina canceled until August 31, 2020 (requirement of the Argentine government)
  • Flights to / from Bolivia canceled until 07/15/20
  • Flights to / from Brazil canceled until 7/15/20
  • Flights to / from Ecuador canceled until 7/15/20
  • Flights to / from Colombia canceled until 7/15/20
  • Flights to / from Paraguay canceled until July 15, 2020 (requirement of the government of Paraguay)
  • Flights from / to Peru until 07/15/20
  • Flights to / from Uruguay canceled until July 15, 2020 (requirement of the government of Uruguay)
  • Flights to / from Venezuela canceled from 03/15/20 to 07/15/20

Overview of canceled Air Europa flights to Central America

  • Flights to / from Dominican Republic canceled until 7/15/20
  • Flights to / from Honduras canceled until 7/15/20
  • Flights to / from Cuba canceled until July 15th, 2020
  • Flights to / from Mexico canceled until 7/15/20
  • Flights to / from Panama canceled from 03/15/20 to 07/15/20

03.06.2020: Entry to Ecuador possible again for foreigners

Ecuador has specified the entry requirements. Travelers the one negative COVID-19 PCR test (Throat swab) are allowed to enter Ecuador. The test must not be older than 7 days at boarding. Travelers who cannot / do not want to submit a test will be tested on arrival in Ecuador. A 14-day quarantine is mandatory, regardless of the test result.

June 3rd, 2020: Peru has concrete plans to reopen after Corona

All Peruvian borders are still closed and the Peruvian population is subject to mandatory quarantine until June 30th. But there are the first positive signals of the opening after Corona. A multi-stage plan was developed that includes the following:

  • Opening of the first tourist attractions between July and August
  • Opening of international borders in October

06/02/2020: Costa Rica extends the border closure until 06/30/2020

The Costa Rica Ministry of Health announced today that the border closings for tourists until June 30, 2020 is extended. At the same time, the Costa Rican Tourist Office informs that all institutions are working towards an opening in July. However, there is still no definitive confirmation.

  • Lufthansa yesterday announced the resumption of its non-stop flights to San José from July, every Wednesday and Saturday from FRA.
  • Edelweiss plans from July to October with a weekly flight on Thursday from ZRH, then again with the normal flight schedule Tuesday, Friday, Sunday.
  • Iberia plans to restart in July with two weekly flights on Wednesday and Thursday from MAD.
  • British Airways plans from July on Wednesday and Saturday from LGW.
  • Air France plans a resumption to SJO from September at the earliest and starts first with Panama and Copa connecting flights to SJO.
  • KLM does not start again until the high season from November.
  • Condor has not yet reported a date for the resumption.

June 2nd, 2020: First openings in Bolivia announced

Bolivia has announced that it will gradually relax the previous very strict corona restrictions. The curfew is lifted and the population is allowed to go back to work. National flights will resume from June 3, 2020.

June 2nd, 2020: Galápagos is officially free from Corona and opens on July 1st, 2020

On the Galapagos Islands there are currently no more active corona infections. With only one death and few infections, the UNESCO World Heritage has gotten off lightly so far.

From July 1st, 2020 the Galápagos Islands will be open to tourists again. Detailed information about possible restrictions on the number of visitors will follow. In a first step, previously closed beaches and sights were reopened for residents.

May 29, 2020: Entry to Ecuador possible again from June 1, 2020

It was announced four weeks ago and is now being implemented. From June 1st, 2020, it will be possible to travel to Ecuador again by air. A rapid COVID test should be carried out on arrival in Ecuador. If this is positive, the travelers have to be in quarantine for 14 days. There are still curfews, but these are being relaxed more and more.

Hotels & restaurants will open in a first stage with a reduced capacity. In public buildings it is compulsory to wear a mask and disinfectants are omnipresent.