Added 18th November 2019 - Updated 9th March 2020

Some Governments advise against all but essential travel to Bolivia. If you’re in Bolivia, you should keep your departure options under review. 

If you need urgent consular assistance, contact your country's local embassy. 

The political and security situation remains uncertain across Bolivia following an extended period of wide-scale political demonstrations and civil unrest since disputed elections in October 2019, and the resignation of the President and senior public officials on 10 November. An interim government is now in place ahead of fresh elections.

Protests are still occurring in the city of Cochabamba and further demonstrations are likely to take place elsewhere in Bolivia at short notice. These could turn violent without warning. Many previous demonstrations in La Paz city centre and other major towns and cities have resulted in violence, including in some cases the deaths of protesters.

You should continue to avoid large crowds and public demonstrations, don’t attempt to cross blockades, and pay close attention to developments via local media. 

There has been disruption to flights and access to airports in recent weeks, particularly at El Alto airport in La Paz, and increased levels of disruption are possible. Please re-confirm your flight with your airline directly at least 72 hours before departure by visiting your airline's website to check that your flight is running on the same day and departing at the same time. 

Carry a photocopy of your passport, including the personal details, entry stamp and disembarkation card with you at all times in case it is requested by immigration officials or the police.

Please follow the travel advice of your Government:

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STA Travel are monitoring this situation and updates will be added to this Travel Advice page.

Anyone with concerns about travel in this area should contact their Booking Store for advice.