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La Paz Travel warnings

Crime & Safety

Unfortunately, Bolivia’s reputation of being one of the safest South American countries for travellers is no longer accurate. Crime is a growing concern, so travellers should heed the following warnings to enjoy a saf

Travel & Transport

Travel within the country, given its rural nature, can be challenging.  Some roads are paved, but many still are not.Rental CarThey are available but most tourists don’t bother/aren't brave enough. Poor road conditi

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Adventure Tourism

Bolivia is home to some of the most diverse landscapes on earth. From soaring mountain ranges to vast salt flats, flourishing grasslands and vivid jungles.The only thing this landlocked country lacks, besides money, is

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Bolivia declared a health alert on Tuesday in northern La Paz department after a 14-year-old boy died from bubonic plague

about 6 years ago

Bolivia: U.S. Embassy La Paz advises of the possibility of demonstrations and roadblocks in and around the Oruro region next week.

about 6 years ago

Bolivia: U.S. Embassy La Paz Warden Message: demonstrations and roadblocks in various regions around the country.

about 6 years ago

Recommended vaccinations for La Paz

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Yellow fever

    Yellow fever is a virus infection, which cause a serious hepatitis. The vaccine provides protection for 10 years after a single injection. Countries where yellow fever is present are entitled to request a valid certificate documenting a vaccination against yellow fever at least 10 days before entry. The certificate is a stamp in the WHO yellow book.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.


    There is considerable risk of malaria and prophylaxis is recommended. Chloroquine

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