US Dept of State Advisory on Travel to Bolivia

1. Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter Bolivia?


Air borders are open and commercial flights are permitted to operate. Returning Bolivian citizens and residents, foreign nationals, diplomats, members of special missions and international organizations, technical specialists, and drivers of international goods and cargo will be permitted to return to the country with no enforced quarantine upon their arrival provided that they submit a valid certification of the PCR test specifically for COVID-19 with a negative result prior to the flight.

2. Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) required for entry in Bolivia?


Travelers who are arriving from foreign land are required to submit the PCR test for COVID-19 with a negative result prior to the flight.

3. Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine upon entry in Bolivia?


4. Is travel to Bolivia restricted?


The US Depart of State has issued Level 4 Do Not Travel Advisory on August 6, 2020. The current advisory reads: Do not travel to Bolivia due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Bolivia due to civil unrest.

5. How safe is Bolivia to travel for US citizens?

Protests, strikes, and roadblocks are common. While they generally begin peacefully, they have the potential to become violent.

You should:

Avoid roadblocks or public demonstrations.

Consider the possibility of flight disruptions.

Take extra food, water, and warm clothing on road trips. Roadblocks may occur without warning and could strand you for several days.

Monitor Bolivian media and the U.S. Embassy website for updates.

6. What is the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)?

Travelers are advised to fill out Smart Traveler Enrollment Program STEP. This is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. It entitles them to get the following types of assistance.

  1. Receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans.
  2. Help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.
  3. Help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.

Quick Facts to Check Before You Travel


Six months (as of entry date into the country)


One page per stamp.


Not required


$10,000 on entry and the same on exit

U.S. Embassy and Consulates Contact Info

U.S. Embassy La Paz

Avenida Arce 2780

La Paz, Bolivia

Telephone: + (591) (2) 216-8000

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: + (591) (2) 216-8000

Fax: + (591) (2) 216-8111

Hours: Monday to Thursday: 08:00 – 17:30 and Friday: 08:00 – 12:00 (except U.S. and local holidays)



United States Consular Agency, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Radial Castilla S/N (In front of Santo Tomas School soccer

field). Between 3er Anillo Interno y 3er Anillo Externo

Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Telephone: + (591) (2) 216-8000

Emergency after-hours telephone: +(591) 2-216-8000

Fax: + (591) (3) 351-3478


Hours: Monday and Tuesday: 08:00 – 15:00

Wednesday and Thursday: 8:30 – 15:00, and

Friday: 09:00 – 12:00 (except U.S. and local holidays)