Travel Health Guide

Bolivia

Bolivia is a beloved, enigmatic, remote, landlocked country with a long legacy of colonial rule and fairly underdeveloped tourist industry. But with its breathtaking biodiversity and unique attractions, Bolivia offers a one-of-a-kind blend of adventure tourism, unusual culinary offerings, vibrant indigenous culture, and incredible wildlife sightseeing.

Travel Health Guide

Bolivia

Bolivia is a beloved, enigmatic, remote, landlocked country with a long legacy of colonial rule and fairly underdeveloped tourist industry. But with its breathtaking biodiversity and unique attractions, Bolivia offers a one-of-a-kind blend of adventure tourism, unusual culinary offerings, vibrant indigenous culture, and incredible wildlife sightseeing.

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Bolivia Travel Checklist

At Runway, we're looking to empower the traveler with information, resources and access to prescription travel medication. Runway Health Guides are compiled from government sources, local authorities and vetted by a team of licensed travel physicians. From vaccine requirements to medication recommendations, here’s everything you need to know.

Vaccine Entry Requirements for Bolivia

Yellow Fever


If traveling directly from the US, Bolivia does not require any vaccines to enter.

If your itinerary includes a visit to, or a 12+ hour layover in, a Yellow Fever endemic country prior to arrival, a Yellow Fever vaccine and proof of vaccination may be required to enter. For a list of Yellow Fever endemic countries, click here.

Countries with Risk of Yellow Fever Transmission:
African: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Cono, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda

South & Central America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

Proof of vaccination (Yellow Book) is only valid 10 days after you receive the vaccine.

COVID-19


Requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations change regularly. For the latest travel requirements, please refer to this interactive map developed by our friends at Sherpa.

Most travelers get these

when traveling from the US to Bolivia

Vaccines

Covid 19
Childhood Vaccinations

  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria – Tetanus – Pertussis
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Measles – Mumps – Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B

Medications

Altitude Sickness Medication

as Bolivia is a mountainous country and many of the traditional highlights are above 8,000ft, such La Paz, Lake Titicaca, and the Atacama Desert. Consider traveling with medication for altitude sickness as symptoms set in within the first 6-24 hours.

Traveler’s Diarrhea Antibiotics

to alleviate an intestinal infection resulting from eating or drinking contaminated food or water. It is the most common travel-related illness and can occur anywhere, but the highest-risk destinations are in Asia, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Middle East.

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Some travelers get these

when traveling from the US to Bolivia

Vaccines

Yellow Fever

even though proof of vaccination is not required to enter from the US, there are certain areas of Bolivia with a presence of Yellow Fever, especially in the Amazon and eastern region. Consider vaccination if venturing beyond popular tourist regions like La Paz, Lake Titicaca, and Atacama Desert.

Typhoid

if you are visiting rural or remote areas or enjoying an extended stay in the country.

Medications

Malaria Medication

if traveling beyond popular high elevation areas like La Paz, Lake Titicaca, and Atacama Desert, where there is low transmission of malaria. Malaria is commonly found in lowland areas (>8,200 ft) throughout the country, and especially the Amazon region. Plan ahead- you may have to start taking medication for several days before and after you travel to ensure that it is effective.

Motion Sickness Medication

will ensure your travels by air, land or sea are more enjoyable without nausea and dizziness tagging along.

Travel Checklist

At Runway, we're looking to empower the traveler with information, resources and access to prescription travel medication. Runway Health Guides are compiled from government sources, local authorities and vetted by a team of licensed travel physicians. From vaccine requirements to medication recommendations, here’s everything you need to know.

Yellow Fever

If traveling directly from the US, Bolivia does not require any vaccines to enter.

If your itinerary includes a visit to, or a 12+ hour layover in, a Yellow Fever endemic country prior to arrival, a Yellow Fever vaccine and proof of vaccination may be required to enter. For a list of Yellow Fever endemic countries, click here.

Countries with Risk of Yellow Fever Transmission:
African: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Cono, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda

South & Central America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

Proof of vaccination (Yellow Book) is only valid 10 days after you receive the vaccine.

COVID-19

Requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations change regularly. For the latest travel requirements, please refer to this interactive map developed by our friends at Sherpa.

when traveling from the US to Bolivia

Vaccines

Covid 19
Childhood Vaccinations

  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria – Tetanus – Pertussis
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Measles – Mumps – Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B

Medications

Altitude Sickness Medication

as Bolivia is a mountainous country and many of the traditional highlights are above 8,000ft, such La Paz, Lake Titicaca, and the Atacama Desert. Consider traveling with medication for altitude sickness as symptoms set in within the first 6-24 hours.

Traveler’s Diarrhea Antibiotics

to alleviate an intestinal infection resulting from eating or drinking contaminated food or water. It is the most common travel-related illness and can occur anywhere, but the highest-risk destinations are in Asia, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Middle East.

when traveling from the US to Bolivia

Vaccines

Yellow Fever

even though proof of vaccination is not required to enter from the US, there are certain areas of Bolivia with a presence of Yellow Fever, especially in the Amazon and eastern region. Consider vaccination if venturing beyond popular tourist regions like La Paz, Lake Titicaca, and Atacama Desert.

Typhoid

if you are visiting rural or remote areas or enjoying an extended stay in the country.

Medications

Malaria Medication

if traveling beyond popular high elevation areas like La Paz, Lake Titicaca, and Atacama Desert, where there is low transmission of malaria. Malaria is commonly found in lowland areas (>8,200 ft) throughout the country, and especially the Amazon region. Plan ahead- you may have to start taking medication for several days before and after you travel to ensure that it is effective.

Motion Sickness Medication

will ensure your travels by air, land or sea are more enjoyable without nausea and dizziness tagging along.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

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