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Requirements for entering Bolivia

Entry to Bolivia from abroad


It is your responsibility to ensure that you and all members of your party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents, and in compliance with any other immigration requirements, before you travel.

Bolivia has removed all its sanitary requirements. The government determined that travelers entering Bolivia are no longer required to complete a vaccination affidavit or present travel medical insurance.


  •  VISA for tourism: (Only these countries do not require visa to enter Bolivia.)
    • It’s highly recommended to process the visa before arrival, processed first online and continue with the process at your nearest consulate office.
    • You can also process the visa at the border upon entering Bolivia:
      • You must bring USD 160 per person in cash to pay for the visa. (USD must be in good shape, without stains, rips, or marks.)
      • 4 passport-size photos: current photograph (4×4 white background).

Documents to present at the border:
*Bring all documents printed and a photocopy of each and for each memeber of the group:

  • Valid passport. Every passenger’s passport must have at least 6 months’ validity remaining with empty pages.
  • Two photocopies of the passport of each traveler.
  • Present a trip itinerary and return flight tickets.
  • Accompanied Baggage and Foreign Currency Entry Affidavit. Available on: Form N°250. (this affidavit can also be completed at the border)
  • Proof of accommodation. This document could be a hotel reservation or a letter of invitation issued by a lawful resident of Bolivia.
  • Proof of funds. A sworn declaration of financial means is provided by government officials upon entry. Passengers have to provide documents to back it up, such as bank or credit cards statements.
  • Proof of COVID Vaccines. Proof of full vaccination status (at least 2 doses with the last dose received at least 14 days prior to arrival) via a document from a national or state-level public health body if vaccinated abroad. Bring the document printed or a photocopy of the vaccination card.
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination Card: (If you are visiting Uyuni only, this vaccine is not required) Passengers visiting high-risk zones for yellow fever: Chuquisaca, La Paz, Cochabamba, Tarija, Santa Cruz, Beni, and Pando. More information can be found in the Ministerial Resolution 0028/2009. (If you are visiting Uyuni, this vaccine is not required)
  • We highly recommend traveling with all documents printed for each traveller.


  • Travel Medical Insurance is not mandatory to enter Bolivia; however, we highly recommend passengers take out travel insurance. Your insurance should provide cover against personal accidents, medical expenses, emergency repatriation and personal liability as well as any adventure activities not covered under a standard insurance policy.

If you plan on visiting Chile, we recommend that you review our link with the Requirements for Entering Chile.

If you plan on visiting Argentina, we recommend that you review our link with the Requirements for Entering Argentina.