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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 does not require validation of vaccines but, upon entering the country,  you will need to prove full vaccination status with the appropriate document from a national or state-level public health body if vaccinated abroad.

It is mandatory to have received at least two doses of the primary vaccination program (or 1 dose for CanSino or Janssen vaccines). The last dose must have been received at least 14 days prior to arrival. Booster vaccines are only necessary to enter Bolivia if they are mandated in your home country.

In case you don’t have a vaccination recordyou must present an Antigen or PCR test done within 48 hours before entering Bolivia.


  •  VISA for tourism: processed online or at your nearest consulate office before arrival or at the border upon entering Bolivia. (Only these countries do not require visa to enter Bolivia.)
  • Valid passport. Every passenger’s passport must have at least 6 months’ validity remaining.
  • Two photocopies of the passport of each traveler.
  • Present a trip itinerary and return flight tickets.
  • 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 statements.
  • Proof of 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.
  • All passengers, independent of vaccination status, have to present a “Traveler’s Affidavit for COVID-19 Tracking” form upon arrival.
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination Card: 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.
  • We highly recommend traveling with all documents and vaccination certificates printed.


  • 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.