Bolivia Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Bolivia, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
While traveling to Bolivia, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
Make sure you know about Bolivia’s medical care and safety and security tips.
Remnants of Bolivia’s ancient civilization

 


In order to experience Latin America’s charm, look no further than a trip to Bolivia. As authentic and intriguing it can get, this relatively undiscovered
 country has encouraged tourism in recent years. The steep Bolivian peaks at high altitudes are perfect for thrill-seekers looking for climbing opportunities. Its wild jungles and mountains also provide many hiking trails. From the Andes through to the rivers leading to the heart of the Amazon basin, you will be able to create many unforgettable memories. Cyclists will also be able to enjoy vertiginous mountain descents. To best experience the Bolivian culture, it is advisable to visit the country during national holidays when the local population share their patriotism.

Recommended travel vaccinations for Bolivia

Vaccine Disease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrhea Contaminated water/food
Typhoid
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B Contaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Rabies Infected Animals
Yellow Fever Mosquito bites
Influenza Airborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Bolivia

Medication Additional Information
Acetazolamide or Dexamethasone Recommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin or Suprax Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or Mefloquine Recommended anti-malaria medication

 

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Current Weather in Bolivia

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Medical Care in Bolivia

In general, access to health care remains precarious in Bolivia, despite satisfactory basic care in large cities. In border areas, health facilities are of poor quality or even inexistent.

You should note that although Bolivian pharmacies are well supplied, the manufacture of some drugs does not follow international standards. In fact, some pharmacists do not even have the required certificates to practice. Here are some reliable addresses of medical facilities to remember in La Paz:
Carlos V (Av. 6 De Agosto Nro. 2809 (Sopocachi), La Paz, Bolivia; tel (+591-2)243-0490)
Gloria (Av Ballivián 941, La Paz, Bolivia; tel (+591-2)277-0770).

Specializing in the treatment of common illnesses and pathologies related to travel, the High Altitude Pathology Institute, Clinica IPPA, is the most famous traveller center.

To summon an ambulance, contact 195. However, note that it is often quicker to take a taxi to the emergency room of the Clinica del Sur.


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Is Bolivia Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk of theft, kidnapping, spiked food;
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Scams Medical scams; Passport scams
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Road safety Roadblocks;
Poor road conditions
Public transportation Unsafe
Lake Titicaca Risk present
Trekking/mountaineering/hiking Click the link below for precautions
Women’s safety Risk present
Swimming Swim in safe locations only
Health Zika virus warning
Risk level High degree of caution

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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Bolivia?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Tourism trips under 30 days only require a passport to enter Bolivia. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure. More extended stays, as well as business and student trips, require a visa.

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Embassy of Canada to Bolivia information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Bolivia (LA PAZ)
Street Address:
2678, Calle Victor Sanjinez, Edificio Barcelona, 2nd Floor,
Plaza España (Sopocachi), La Paz, Bolivia

Tel.: 591 (2) 241-5141
Fax: 591 (2) 241-4453

Email: lapaz@international.gc.ca

Canadian Embassy to Peru (LIMA)
Street Address:
Calle Bolognesi 228, Miraflores,
Lima 18, Peru

Tel.: 51 (1) 319-3200
Fax: 51 (1) 446-4912

Email: lima@international.gc.ca

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Peru.

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