Latin American Policy Responses

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How is Latin America responding to the coronavirus pandemic?

Updated June 29, 2020, at 8:30 AM EST

SFS is actively tracking the range of policy measures taken by regional governments in Latin America in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. From limited closures, border restrictions, to national lockdowns, this infographic will be updated weekly to depict the latest measures taken in the region.

As of June 29th, most countries in Latin America have left quarantine and are in stages of reopening their economies, and countries, back up. In general, Latin American countries began their national lockdown in mid-March before reaching its 100th confirmed case or “day zero” of COVID-19. Currently,  Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Paraguay, and Venezuela are still in lockdown, extending their national quarantine to anywhere between mid-July (Colombia) to mid August (Ecuador). Brazil, Chile, Honduras, and Peru have moved to partial quarantines by municipality, province, or region.

Belize looked to be the first country in the region to lift its national quarantine, although the border remains closed until further notice. While other countries, such as Paraguay, Mexico, and Costa Rica, continue to implement phases of what they call “intelligent quarantine” with limited opening of certain activities and industries throughout the country.