This Is The Only Country In South America To Drop All COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
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This Is The Only Country In South America To Drop All COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

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Kelsey Marie
Kelsey Marie Sep 7, 2022

This summer was a busy season for travel, but let’s not forget that some countries still have travel restrictions and are under lockdown. 

Countries in South America still have strict COVID-19 restrictions in place, except for one. 

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South America closed to unvaccinated Americans

Brazil is one of the world’s leaders in vaccination and it still has strict entry guidelines for travelers.

Approximately 30% of Americans are not allowed to visit South American countries because they’re unvaccinated.

Every country in South America, except one, enforces its vaccination requirements at all external entry points including airports, cruise terminals, and land crossings.

Argentina’s guidelines

Argentina is the only country in South America to return to its pre-pandemic entry guidelines.

Any traveler can enter Argentina, regardless of their vaccination status and reason for travel. The only requirement to travel to Argentina is a valid passport and visa.

Brazil only allows vaccinated Americans to enter the country. In Uruguay, unvaccinated American travelers are allowed, as long as they show a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure.

Other South American countries’ requirements

Peru – tests must be NAAT, which includes PCRs, and must not exceed a 48-hour window.

Colombia – travelers must submit their information on the Check Mig online form prior to traveling.

Bolivia – PCR tests are accepted within 72 hours of departure. Rapid tests are accepted if taken no more than 48 hours before boarding.

Venezuela – travelers must show proof of a booster dose of the vaccine if your two-dose vaccine exceeds 270 days.

Guyana – travelers may be tested randomly for COVID-19 upon arrival. This applies to vaccinated travelers as well.

Suriname – travelers can show recovery certificates up to 6 months before travel. A PCR test must be taken 48 hours before departure. Rapid Antigen tests must be taken 24 hours before departure.

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