Restored Bus and Shuttles
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COVID-19 has altered transportation availability around Latin America. However, some countries have started to lift circulation restrictions in order to allow travel for those who need it.
Check LatinBus for the latest news related to travel in the region along with official notice.

Check available routes for travel per country and use this tool to read about possible requirements for travel, apply for a seat and secure your future bus or shuttle trip.

Lockdown until August 16th but some transportation options available.

Last update: August 4th, 2020

Despite nation-wide restrictions, the government has started to repoen businesses in 4 provinces (Buenos Aires, Santa Cruz, Chubut and Misiones)
AMBA (Buenos Aires city and province) has declared restrictions for workers trying to enter the city.

🆗 In-City Bus Transportation: Available.
🆗 Taxi: Available
🆗 Shuttles: Transportation providers must get permits for circulation issued by local authorities. Requiremens vary per province and city.
City-City Bus Transportation: Not Available. However, the government has stated that it will be available again starting on June 7th

Check more updates here.

Some cities remain in lockdown. Dynamic Quarantine is most cities

Last update: August 4th, 2020

After the restrictions were lifted a few weeks ago, transportation between main cities is available with several bus providers. Popular routes available include:

La Paz - Oruro
La Paz - Santa Cruz de La Sierra
La Paz - Uyuni
Villazon - Uyuni

Check if your route is available at AndesTransit.

City-City bus system restored

Last update: August 4th, 2020

City-city ground transportation is available. Ground borders are closed but incoming flights were restored.

Check information related to Sao Paulo here
Check information about Rio Janeiro here

Country-wide information can be found here.

City-City bus system partially restored

Last update: August 4th, 2020

The government declared "mandatory" quarantine for Santiago's 38 districts, Calama, Iquique, Alto Hospicio, Rancagua, Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Concepción, Quillota and Curicó, Copiapo and Puerto Montt. Bus companies are providing bus trips for different routes nation-wide.
If you are travelling to and from Santiago, fill out this official form to carry with you on your trip. In addition you will be requested to present documentation to support your travel (e.g. a flight reservation out of Chile, work certificate or doctor's ID card)

These are some of the available routes at the moment:

Santiago - Temuco
Santiago - Puerto Montt
Santiago - Copiapó
Santiago - Valparaiso

Check if your route is available at AndesTransit.

Check official notices and updates here.

General lockdown until August 31st, 2020. Transportation partially available

Last update: August 4th, 2020

General transportation is limited, but the government has enabled a Humanitarian Corridor for those in need of urgent travel. Follow the steps to be considered for travel:

Step 1: Check if you meet up the criteria for travel on Decreto 636 del 2020 on pages 16-22.
Step 2: If you comply the profile for travel, sign up to our Passengers' Waiting List here.
Step 3: After signing up, our team will contact you with further information or clarifications and collect payment for the bus reservation. Remember that buses are operating at 50% of capacity so availability is highly volatile.
Step 4: On your travel day, arrive at least 90 minutes prior to departure on your for screening purposes. Remember to bring: travel documentation support, passport, hand sanitizer, and gloves.

Check more updates here.

Transportation is available under certain conditions

Last update: August 4th, 2020

On May 5th Ecuador started operations under a "traffic light" system, which classifies cities based on the number of COVID-19 cases. Check updated status here. Regular bus transportation between provinces is still forbidden.

There are 3 types of services available:

1. Ground transportation to catch a Humanitarian flight: There is availability of Emergency Shuttles to go to Quito and Guayaquil aiports starting in Cuenca, Loja, Cotacachi, Banos, Manta, Puerto Lopez or Banos at EcuadorBus. You will be requested to show a confirmed flight reservation in order to secure a private shuttle.

2. Returning travelers: If you need transportation back to your residency city, you can sign up for our travel list. Remember that you will need to provide documentation that supports your travel reasons (e.g. electric or water bill) along with passport, and if applies, certification of completion of mandatory 14-days quarantine after arriving to Ecuador. We can currently provide shuttles from Quito to Guayaquil to your residency city.

3. Shared-Shuttles: Regular bus companies are not operative due to restrictions, but some shuttles companies have enabled routes for travel on clean and shared options to connnect with different cities:

✓ Quito to Cuenca at 6:00 a.m. Reserve here.
✓ Cuenca to Loja at 12:00 p.m. and 18:00 (6:00 p.m.). Reserve here.
✓ Cuenca to Quito at 6:00 a.m. Reserve here.
✓ Cuenca to Guayaquil (several departures) Reserve here.
✓ Quito to Riobamba at 11:00 a.m. Reserve here.
✓ Riobamba to Quito at 5:00 a.m. Reserve here.

Sign up here for more options on shared shuttles.

City-City Bus sytem restored

Last update: August 4th, 2020

City-city ground transportation is available. Vehicles operate at 50% of capacity. Ground borders remain closed with no further notice of changes.

Check more updates here.

Bus Transportation Available

Last update: August 4th, 2020

Transportation is available between cities except Arequipa, Ica, Junían, San Martín, Madre de Dios, Áncash and Huánuco.

Check more updates here.

Circulation restrictiones have been lifted with social-distancing practices

Last update: August 4th, 2020

Perhaps one of the countries that have best managed the situation, bus companies have adapted to requirements and travelers are required to travel with face masks and providers have hand sanitizer on board. There are a several bus companies serving trips, here are some popular routes:

Montevideo - Punta del Este
Montevideo - Chuy
Montevideo - Colonia
Montevideo - Punta del Diablo

Check if your route is available at AndesTransit.

Check more updates here.

Partial restrictions

Last update: August 4th, 2020

Check information of travel conditions in Panama here.

Check information of travel conditions in Costa Rica here.

Check information of travel conditions in the region here.