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Bolivia is a beautiful, geographically diverse country. With regions of the Andes as well as the basin of the Amazon, it is the ultimate destination for a taste of what South America has to offer.
There are a variety of one-of-a-kind places in Bolivia. If you want to a taste of the rich geographical scenery, check out the Amboro and Carrasco National Parks.
For a journey to the wild side, visit the Madidi National Park, known for being one of the most extensive biodiversity reserves on the planet.
If you are more interested in history, consider visiting Tiwanaku, a UNESCO World Heritage site, home of the ancient ruins of the pre-Columbian Tiwanaku culture.
No matter what your ideal travel activities are, you are bound to find something interesting to see and enjoyable to do in Bolivia.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Bolivia. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Bolivia: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, yellow fever, rabies, and influenza.
The yellow fever vaccine is recommended for travelers to Bolivia. It may be required if you are coming from a country with known cases such as Peru or Brazil.
Travelers should practice enhanced precautions to avoid contracting the Zika virus . Local mosquitoes can spread the virus, creating more risk for travelers. The virus can cause birth defects. Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should avoid traveling to Bolivia or take extra precautions.
To prevent mosquito bites, travelers should wear long-sleeved shirts and pants (preferably permethrin-treated), and stay in buildings with window screens.
To find out more about these vaccines, see our vaccinations page. Ready to travel safely? Book your appointment either call or start booking online now.
Every time you enter or exit Bolivia, you will need to get an exit or entry stamp. You are required to have both a passport and a valid travel visa to visit Bolivia.
For minors traveling alone or with a parent who has Bolivian citizenship, you will need to have authorization from a non-traveling parent (or parents) to return to the United States.
For more information, see our Bolivia visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Bolivia’s climate differs from region to region. The three main climates are:
It is common in Bolivia for strikes, protests, and various other civic protests to occur. Some measures to take while traveling in Bolivia are to avoid roadblocks and to keep extra food, water, and clothing on hand in the event that a roadblock cannot be avoided.
The U.S. Embassy site provides updates on civic protests in Bolivia. Monitor the site before and during your trip.
Bolivia’s rail system is a great way to view the landscape of the varying terrain. With over 2290 miles of track spread throughout the country, visitors use this popular transportation system regularly.
The two railway systems, Ferroviaria Occidental and Ferroviaria Oriental, only have stations open from Monday through Friday.
Train tickets can are available in-person or online before your trip. To contact Bolivia’s train ticket office, refer to the following information below.
Here are some essential items to consider for your trip to Bolivia:
If you find yourself in need of help while traveling in Bolivia, there is a U.S. embassy in La Paz.
U.S. Embassy La Paz
Avenida Arce 2780
La Paz, Bolivia
Telephone: +(591) (2) 216-8246
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(591) (2) 216-8500
Hours: Monday to Thursday: 08:00 – 17:30 and Friday: 08:00 – 12:00 (except U.S. and local holidays)
Visit the Embassy to Bolivia website before departure to confirm correct contact details for the office.
If you have any further questions about health and safety precautions when traveling to Bolivia, schedule a visit with a Passport Health medicine clinic today by calling or book online now.
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