Before traveling to our country Bolivia, we recommend to take the following advices and information
High altitude known as (Sorojchi) in Bolivia, (Soroche) in Peru, is the set of symptoms caused by a lack of adaptation to high altitude.
As we ascend to heights over 3.000m.a.s.l. there is a progressive decrease in atmospheric pressure and partial pressure of oxygen in the air we breathe, this leads to have little symptoms like headache, dizziness which not usually affect both. If one takes proper acclimatization, we recommend you consume coca tea and spend your first day resting and avoiding activities that require physical exertion.
You can also try the local remedies: the inhabitants of the Andean highlands coca leaf used for centuries to cure sorojchi, or you could buy: SOROJCHI PILLS is the specific medicine to treat and prevent the high altitude symptoms. You must be ready to face high altitude without caring the season of the year that you start your trip.
Make sure to be in perfect health before traveling to a long trip, you can ask your main doctor to make the appropriate trip since traveling with health problems is not recommend for anyone.
Also don’t forget to buy travel insurance that covers all problems and that way you will be thankful to think about it!
Bearing in mind that water is an important transmitter of infectious diseases, it is advisable to drink bottled water, boiled, or bring with you for water purification tablets.
Yellow Fever is a mosquito infection characterized by hepatic failure, renal, myocardial and generalized hemorrhages with a high fatality rate. It’s caused by the yellow fever virus, which belongs to the family Flaviviridae.
It’s not mandatory to get the yellow fiber in Bolivia, but we recommend the vaccine if you are traveling to tropical / jungle Bolivia.
The yellow fever vaccine is highly recommended and even mandatory in some countries, you must apply at least 10 days before the date of travel in the authorized medical center.
From May to November are the ideal months to visit Bolivia "Dry Season" you will be in bright sunshine from early morning.
December is the month where begins the rainy season, a period that extends until March, we suggest, during these months, always carry a raincoat or an umbrella.
It is hot during the day but it is cold during night so we suggest to take with you:
Light clothes for the day: sportswear, sneakers, comfortable pants.
Warm clothes for the night as jackets and thermals, scarf, gloves.
If you take a tour to Salt Flats and colored lagoons you should take with you indispensably, sleeping bag, jackets, thermal clothes, gloves, scarf, and wool hat hats off, flashlight, toiletries bag, sunscreen.
This is place it is also hot during day and cold during night.
To the Bolivian jungle, just light clothing, long sleeve shirts, long pants, shorts, hats, 02 pairs of shoes, swimsuit, flashlight, towel, and insect repellent spray.
In Bolivia voltage is 220 volts, we recommend you to check the voltage your electrical devices run before connecting them to the plugs.
Exchange rates in banks are not very favorable in Bolivia and the rows to make these kinds of exchanges are very long. You can get better rates in money exchange places, you can find them in every place but we are able to explain where the best places are once you are at our offices.
Although there is no problem to exchange U.S. dollars and Euros to our local money (BOLIVIANOS) in any city of Bolivia, You will find better changes to exchange money in big cities than small.
The official coin in Bolivia is (BOLIVIANO) (Bs.)It circles in coins and bills of 10, 20, and 50 cents. And 1, 2 and 5 bolivianos, and also in bills 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 bolivianos.
What do we recommend to prevent problems?
Foreigners from countries that are in the group I Does not require visa to enter to Bolivia, You must meet the following requirements:
1.- Andean and Mercosur countries and associated states: Carry your passport and / or valid Identity Card.
2.- Countries around the world:
Provide passport valid for at least six months.
Present yellow fever vaccine.
Present round-trip tickets or make travel itinerary.
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U.S. Citizens must obtain VISA to enter to Bolivia.
The Bolivian government has approved a decree for U.S Citizens that want to enter to the country.
U.S. citizens may obtain the tourism visa in time for the arrival at Airports and Border Crossings. For this procedure, immigration officials will verify that the requirements of the Passport are valid for six months, passage or tourism, paying U.S. $ 130. Cash and International Certificate of Vaccination against yellow fever.
For more information please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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