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Bolivia (Plurinational State of Bolivia) Travel Tips and Information

Bolivia (Plurinational State of Bolivia) Travel Tips and Information

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Official NamePlurinational State of Bolivia
Population10.89 million
Country CodeBO
Country Code (international calls)591

The flight time to Bolivia (Plurinational State of Bolivia) is approximately 10~11 hours. Check the climate, currency, religion, manners, other information of Bolivia (Plurinational State of Bolivia) below. Wishing you pleasant travels to Bolivia (Plurinational State of Bolivia).

Bolivia is a landlocked country located in South America, to the west of Brazil.

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Visa and Immigration Procedures to Bolivia

Passengers visiting Bolivia fall into three categories. The first category are citizens of most European countries, Canada, and Mexico who do not need a visa to Bolivia. In the second category, there is USA, Iran, India, and countries of West Africa whose citizens can purchase a visa on arrival. Visas are required ahead of time for some African passports as well as holders of Chinese passports. Tourist visas are issued for 30 days. A return ticket or an outbound ticket is required when applying for the visa. Visas can also be obtained at embassies of Bolivia worldwide. Airfare ticket agencies should be able to further advise on travel and visa requirements for Bolivia. An embarkation tax is not included in the airfare ticket and should be paid at the airport upon departure from the country.

Things/Items Allowed into Bolivia

Passengers aged 18 years and older are allowed 400 individual cigarettes, 50 cigars or 500 grams of tobacco and 3 liters of alcoholic beverages.

Things/Items Forbidden out of Bolivia

・No Information Available

Things/Items Forbidden into Bolivia

・More than USD 1,000 per person

Voice of Travelers to Bolivia

Visiting La Paz With an Onward Ticket

I traveled on an onward ticket from Madrid through Bolivia to Argentina. I purchased the ticket with Iberia. While the ticket was expensive, I preferred this option instead of a return ticket so I could visit Bolivia. I bought the ticket through a travel agency in downtown Madrid. I was able to spend several days touring La Paz and its many churches. Iberia offered great service and good food was included in the price of my airfare ticket as well as the transfers from and to the airport in Bolivia. I can say I fell in love with Bolivia! With a direct ticket to Buenos Airles, this would not have been possible

Visiting Bolivia for a conference

I visited Bolivia last year for a conference that took place in La Paz. I was invited, so all my costs were covered by the institution which asked me to be its keynote speaker. Thanks to this invitation, I was able to get first class service aboard the American Airlines flight. This return ticket was probably quite pricey, but I just enjoyed the services. Only one event tarnished the otherwise perfect trip, and that was the cancellation of my flight ticket on the way back - the ticket was rebooked on a later date due to some technical issues at the airport in Bolivia. If my situation allows, I would love to return to Bolivia, and I might once again book my ticket for the premier class.

Bolivia Travel FAQs

Q. When should I book my air ticket to Bolivia?

A. May through October is the peak travel season in Bolivia. The weather will be mostly sunny, making it perfect for outdoor activities like climbing, trekking, and mountain biking. However, the air ticket price may be high, so November is popular as well.

Q. Where should I visit in Bolivia?

A. Salar de Uyuni, Tiwanaku, Lake Titicaca, Mi Teleferico, and Isla del Sol are the popular tourist destinations. Among the above-mentioned destinations, Salar de Uyuni is particularly popular due to the spectacular photography opportunity. However, the conditions for taking pictures of the famous salt flats are quite complex, therefore booking a ticket after checking the weather is highly recommended.

Q. Is Bolivia safe?

A. While there is increased security in the city, it highly depends on the area you are visiting. It is best to refer to your country's embassy website in Bolivia for the latest travel news.

Bolivia - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights toEl Alto International Airport・Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport ・Miami International Airport ・Dulles International Airport etc.

Flight Routes to Bolivia

Direct flights to Bolivia can be taken from the U.S. (Washington D.C. and Miami), as well as a number of countries in South America, including Argentina, Peru, Chile, and Ecuador. Boliviana de Aviacion is the national carrier of Bolivia. Direct flights to Bolivia can be booked through American Airlines, Air Europa, Iberia, and Avianca.