Bolivia

Bolivia is one of the less traveled destinations in South America, but it is one of the most authentic places where Andean traditions and colonial heritage blend in harmony. Bolivia boasts a rich contrast of landscapes far from tourist crowds. From the majestic Lake Titicaca to the infinite Salt Flats of Uyuni and along the Bolivian altiplano with its colorful lakes home to the noble-looking flamingoes, this beautiful country is calling for your next adventure

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Best time to travel

  • Bolivia as a whole: April-May and from September to November
  • Highland areas: from April to October
  • Uyuni salar: from September to November
  • To see Uyuni’ salt flat flooded: from December to March

Places to see

  • Amazon Rainforest and River
  • Amboro National Park
  • Chiquitos
  • Lake Titicaca
  • La Paz
  • Madidi National Park
  • Moon Valley
  • Pantanal
  • Tiwanaku
  • Potosi
  • Sajama National Park
  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra
  • South Lipez
  • Sucre
  • Torotoro National Park
  • Uyuni salt flat

Useful info

Language: Spanish

Calling code: +591

Electricity:

  • Power sockets: type A and C
  • Standard voltage: 115 / 230 V
  • Standard frequency: 50 Hz

Currency: Boliviano - BOB

Time zone: GMT – 4

No international direct flights to La Paz

Direct flights to Santa Cruz Viru Viru International Airport (VVI): 

  • From Madrid (MAD): 11h05
  • From Miami (MIA): 7h00
  • From Panama City (PTY): 4h55

Recommended vaccines:

No vaccines are compulsory to enter Bolivia. However, we do recommend you to ask your doctor in advance (3 months) for medical advice on the following vaccinations.

  • Routine vaccines:
    • measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine
    • diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine (DTP)
    • varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
    • polio vaccine
    • flu shot
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Yellow Fever if you travel to the Amazon Rainforest

Entry/exit requirements:

General formalities:

You must produce a return air ticket or other proof of how you plan to leave the country at the end of your stay.

Keep the immigration card (bottom half of the arrival form) you receive upon arrival to Bolivia in a safe place, as immigration officials will ask for it when you depart the country. Immigration officers stamp it on entry and upon departure to the country.

Make sure you obtain entry and exit stamps from the Bolivian authorities every time you enter or exit Bolivia.

Regardless of the entry point you use, your passport must be stamped with an entry stamp or you will have to pay a fine to leave.

Declare all your medications, and be ready to show physician’s prescription(s) to immigration authorities, even upon departure.


US CITIZENS:

Passport: Valid passport for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Bolivia.

Tourist visa: Not required for stays of less than 30 days. With a visitor visa, you may stay for a maximum of 90 days per calendar year.


CANADIAN CITIZENS

Passport: Valid passport for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Bolivia.

Tourist visa: Not required for stays of less than 30 days.


AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS

If you are travelling to Bolivia through the United States of America, including Honolulu, you'll need to meet US entry/transit requirements, even if transiting. 

Passport: Valid passport for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Bolivia.

Tourist visa: Not required for stays of less than 90 days.


UNITED KINGDOM CITIZENS

Passport: Valid passport for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Bolivia.

Tourist visa: Not required for stays of less than 90 days.

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