What are the mandatory vaccinations required to enter Bolivia?

  • MMR- measles/mumps/rubella
  • Poliovirus vaccines
  • DPT- diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus

NOTE: Tourists need to consult a travel agent for latest and updated information on required vaccination prior to their departure to visit Bolivia.

Other optional but recommended Vaccination for Travellers visiting Bolivia:

  • Typhoid
  • Yellow fever
  • Rabies
  • Hepatitis-A
  • Hepatitis-B


Other health risks: Malaria, dengue fever and altitude sickness.


What type of Health Insurance is valid for Tourists or Visitors in Bolivia?

  • Consult your medical service provider for the facilities related to the medical terms that will they cover emergency expenses.
  • Medical facilities in Bolivia are available of high standard.
  • Sometimes emergency and Ambulance services may not be available.
  • Pharmacies are available all through the cities.

NOTE: Tourists or Visitors need to consult medical travel insurance providers and/or travel agents to know details about insurance policy limitations in Bolivia and whether it covers all expenses or not in case of medical emergency during your stay in Bolivia.

Health tips while travelling to Bolivia:

  • Carry full medical prescription and the basic medicines which can be used in general like: stomach ache, joint pains etc. But must cross check the drugs which you carrying with you may be banned in that country.
  • Prevent insect bites.
  • Sanitize your hands always.
  • Drink bottled water only.

NOTE: While you are recommended to carry prescription from home country some medicines may not be legal or available in Bolivia. Travellers are recommended to consult a travel agent and medical advisers for alternative medicines in Bolivia.

Also Read: Customs followed in Bolivia

Last update on February 1, 2:59 pm by Nidhi S.