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Bolivia Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Bolivia

Local Situation: 3.2 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Bolivia. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.3 / 5

Bolivia shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Bolivia), the Advisory Index is 3.3 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Brazil (3.4), Chile (3.4), Peru (3.3), Paraguay with 3.2 and Argentina with 3.1 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Bolivia

There are currently 9,592 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Bolivia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 310 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Bolivia.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Bolivia

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Bolivia.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Bolivia from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.2 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 Exercise normal precautions in Bolivia. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/bolivia-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Till följd av det politiska läget förekommer det våldsamma demonstrationer och vägspärrar. Säkerhetsläget är dåligt och vi uppmanar alla att iaktta särskild försiktighet.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/BO

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/bolivia

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Bolivia has implemented ‘dynamic quarantine’ restrictions. Towns and cities are classified to be at high, medium or moderate risk based on coronavirus data. Different quarantine restrictions will apply depending on the designated risk level (see Travel). If you’re trying to leave Bolivia, the Australian Embassy in Lima and Consulate in La Paz are working ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/bolivia

Individual rating changes for Bolivia

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Bolivia. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 25th 2020

The total rating for Bolivia changed from 3.3 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government decreased their existing warning for Bolivia to 1.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Bolivia changed from 3.2 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Bolivia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Bolivia changed from 3.0 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Bolivia to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Bolivia changed from 2.8 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Bolivia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Bolivia changed from 2.7 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Bolivia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from January 7th 2020

The total rating for Bolivia changed from 3.2 to 2.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government decreased their existing warning for Bolivia to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 5.0 (by -3.0).

Changes from December 17th 2019

The total rating for Bolivia changed from 3.3 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government decreased their existing warning for Bolivia to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from December 11th 2019

The total rating for Bolivia changed from 3.5 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government decreased their existing warning for Bolivia to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from December 6th 2019

The total rating for Bolivia changed from 3.8 to 3.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The New Zealand government decreased their existing warning for Bolivia to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -2.0).

Changes from December 4th 2019

The total rating for Bolivia changed from 4.0 to 3.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government decreased their existing warning for Bolivia to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from December 3rd 2019

The total rating for Bolivia changed from 4.2 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government decreased their existing warning for Bolivia to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from November 14th 2019

The total rating for Bolivia changed from 4.0 to 4.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government increased their existing warning for Bolivia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from November 13th 2019

The total rating for Bolivia changed from 3.8 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Bolivia to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from November 12th 2019

The total rating for Bolivia changed from 3.2 to 3.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Bolivia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

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The New Zealand government increased their existing warning for Bolivia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Bolivia with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from November 11th 2019

The total rating for Bolivia changed from 3.0 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Bolivia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from November 9th 2019

The total rating for Bolivia changed from 2.6 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Bolivia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from October 29th 2019

The total rating for Bolivia changed from 2.4 to 2.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government increased their existing warning for Bolivia to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from October 24th 2019

The total rating for Bolivia changed from 2.2 to 2.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Bolivia to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Bolivia changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Bolivia with a rating of 2.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Bolivia with a rating of 1.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Bolivia with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Bolivia with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Bolivia with a rating of 3.0.

About Bolivia

Bolivia with its capital Sucre is a country in South America (South America), slightly less than three times the size of Montana (1,098,580 km²). The country is located Central South America, southwest of Brazil. The climate can be described as varies with altitude; humid and tropical to cold and semiarid. The landscape is rugged Andes Mountains with a highland plateau (Altiplano), hills, lowland plains of the Amazon Basin. With a population of about 9.25 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Sucre
Population about 9.25 million
Size 1.098.580 km²
Size comparable to slightly less than three times the size of Montana
Common languages Aymara, Spanish, Quechua
Currency Boliviano (short: BOB)
Common voltage (electricity) 220/230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 1900
International phone prefix +591
Internet Top Level Domain .bo
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 BO
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 BOL
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 68

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Bolivia is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • desertification
  • industrial pollution of water supplies used for drinking and irrigation
  • loss of biodiversity
  • soil erosion from overgrazing and poor cultivation methods (including slash-and-burn agriculture)
  • the clearing of land for agricultural purposes and the international demand for tropical timber are contributing to deforestation

Natural hazzards

  • flooding in the northeast (March to April)
  • volcanic activity in Andes Mountains on the border with Chile; historically active volcanoes in this region are Irruputuncu (5,163 m), which last erupted in 1995, and the Olca-Paruma volcanic complex (5,762 m to 5,167 m)

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Bolivia. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. beverages
  2. clothing
  3. food
  4. handicrafts
  5. jewelry
  6. mining
  7. petroleum
  8. smelting
  9. tobacco

Agriculture products

  1. Brazil nuts
  2. chia
  3. coca
  4. coffee
  5. corn
  6. potatoes
  7. quinoa
  8. rice
  9. soybeans
  10. sugarcane

Bolivian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Bolivia.

Export products

  1. gold
  2. lead
  3. natural gas
  4. quinoa
  5. silver
  6. soy products
  7. soybeans
  8. tin
  9. zinc

Import products

  1. iron
  2. machinery
  3. petroleum products
  4. plastics
  5. steel
  6. vehicles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Bolivia?

Bolivia is currently rated at 3,2 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Bolivia.

Is it safe to travel Bolivia in 2020?

Visiting the country Bolivia is usually fine. The score is at 3,2 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Bolivia?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Bolivia.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Bolivia?

There are currently 9,592 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Bolivia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 310 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Bolivia.

What is the size of Bolivia?

Bolivia has a size of 1,098,580 km² or 424,164 mi² which is slightly less than three times the size of Montana.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.