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La Paz, Bolivia. Author and Copyright Nello and Nadia Lubrina
La Paz, Bolivia. Author and Copyright Nello and Nadia Lubrina

Bolivia travel insurance, travel documents, plugs and sockets, mobile phones, health care, currency

BOLIVIA TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

Documents: To travel to Bolivia, you must have a passport valid for at least six months from the date of departure. Even babies and children need their own passport.

Visa: not required for tourist stays of less than three months.

BOLIVIA HEALTH INSURANCE, TRAVEL INSURANCE AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

Health Care: In Bolivia the quality of the sevices of public hospitals are rather poor, while private hospitals have good facilities. Before leaving you need to make health and travel insurance in order to cover any medical expenses. Travel insurance is essential if you’re traveling in a country like Bolivia where in case of need you will need to turn to private clinics that are priced at a US/European level. In addition, health and travel insurance cost figures very reasonable, usually between 50 and 100 dollars per person.

Vaccinations: No vaccination is required. Recommended vaccination against yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis for those wishing to travel to the Amazon area or in tropical areas to the east of the country.

BOLIVIA MOBILE PHONES AND INTERNET

Telephones: The international dialing code of Bolivia is 00591.

Mobile Phones: The wireless network does not cover the whole country. The technologies used in Bolivia are D-AMPS, GSM, GPRS, EDGE.

Mobile operators: Entel, Tigo, NuevaTel PCS.

Internet: Many hotels have connections to the Internet free or for a fee, only in the main Bolivian cities are Internet cafes.

BOLIVIA ELECTRICAL OUTLETS

Electricity: The electric current in Bolivia is 115/230 Volts, 50 Hz.

Plugs and sockets: Electrical outlets in Bolivia are of types A and C. The sockets type A are similar to the sockets used in the United States of America, while those of type C are the same as those used in continental Europe.

BOLIVIA MONEY AND BANKING

Currency: Boliviano (BOB),  divided into 100 centavos.

Banks: American dollars are easily accepted in banks and “Casas de Cambio”.

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