VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Bolivia
You need a visa to travel to Bolivia. To do this, the following documents are submitted to the Embassy of the country: –
Passport, valid for at least 6 months after the end of the planned trip;
– a photocopy of the main page of the passport;
– a completed application form;
– photograph 3×4 cm;
– a photocopy of the round-trip ticket;
– a certificate from the place of work indicating the position held and salary;
You also need to pay a consular fee. The visa is valid for 30 days.
The import of national and foreign currencies is not limited. Passengers over 18 are allowed duty-free import of up to 400 cigarettes, 500 gr. tobacco or 50 cigars; up to 3 liters of alcoholic beverages, perfumes for personal use; used personal items and new items and items for a total amount not exceeding $1,000.
The export of objects and things of historical, artistic or archaeological value, as well as wool and leather products, jewelry and souvenirs is allowed with a receipt from the store or upon presentation of a special permit.
Bolivia, Embassy website: http://www.emborus.com/
Embassy in Bolivia
Bolivia, embassy in Moscow
Kropotkinskaya metro station, Serpukhov val, 8, offices 135-137.
Bolivia, Embassy website: http://www.emborus.com/
Bolivia, Russian Embassy in the country:
La Paz, Calacoto, Avenida Arequipa, N 8129
Tel.: (591-2) 786-419, 792-108, 790-136.
Fax: (591-2) 786-531.
Communication in Bolivia
On the streets of the cities of the country there are pay phones that work with two types of cards – magnetic and with chips, there are also machines that work with coins. You can make an international call from pay phones and from the offices of large telephone companies.
In order to call Bolivia, you need to dial 8 -10 – 591 – area code – subscriber number. La Paz code – 2, Sucre – 64.
In order to call from Bolivia to Russia, you need to dial 00 – 7 – area code – subscriber’s number.
When calling long distance within Bolivia, you must dial 0 before the area code.
Emergency Phones in Bolivia
Ambulance – 118.
Police – 110.
HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS January
1 – New Year
February 2 – Carnival
May 1 – Labor Day
August 6 – Independence Day
September 2 – Labor Day
December 25 – Christmas
-Alacitas (January 24 in La Paz) in honor of the Indian god of abundance, in early February – Fiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria and Carnival, which are held throughout the country, in early March – the Pujillai holiday, in May-June – Festividad de Nuestro Senor Jesus del Gran Poder, August 6 – Independence Day.
Tourists are not recommended to travel alone, while traveling it is always necessary to have a passport with you.
According to lawschoolsinusa, shops are open on weekdays from 9:30 to 19:30 with a lunch break from 12:30 to 15:00 and on Saturday from 10:00 to 15:00.
Tip is about 10% of the bill. In large restaurants and hotels, tips are most often included in the bill. When calculating with a taxi driver, the amount is usually rounded up.
Bolivians are simple-minded, conservative and honor the traditions of their ancestors.
Be sure to take out medical insurance before you travel. No special vaccinations are required to enter the country. If you are going to travel through the eastern plains of the country and into the Amazonian jungle, then it is worth getting vaccinated against yellow fever and prophylaxis against malaria. For drinking and brushing your teeth, it is better to use bottled or boiled water.
Sucre is the official capital of Bolivia.. The city is located at an altitude of 2790 meters above sea level in the mountain valley of the eastern part of the Altiplano. Sucre was founded by the Spaniards in 1538 and was called Chuquisaca. The city was renamed in 1825 in honor of one of Bolívar’s associates, General Antonio José De Sucre. In those days, the city, together with nearby Potosi, became one of the centers of silver mining.
The old town of Sucre is built of white limestone and is full of architectural monuments. UNESCO has included it in the list of World Heritage of Humanity. On the main square of the Old Town is the Casa de Libertad, where the Declaration of Independence of Bolivia was signed.. Also of interest is one of the oldest universities in Latin America, Mayor de San Francisco Javier, founded in 1624. Be sure to look at the Palacio de La Glorieta Palace, the De La Glorieta Fort, the National Library of Bolivia, the building of the city theater, as well as the numerous churches of the city, among which the Church of San Miguel stands out. It is the oldest active church in Latin America and served as the center for the spread of Catholicism in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. It was painted by a student of Raphael – Viti. There are several museums in Sucre – Museum of Art De La Ricoleta, Museum De Charcas, which exhibits a collection of handmade furniture in the Indian style, the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Ethnic Textiles and the Museum of Anthropology. For a relaxing holiday and walks, Bolivar Park with reduced copies of the famous buildings of the world or Rosedal Park is suitable. Dinosaur Mark is located
10 km north of Sucre. A bus leaves here from Sucre several times a day. In the valley you can see dinosaur footprints and fossilized remains of plants and animals from the Jurassic period. Tarabuco is located 60 km southeast of Sucre.
. A colorful local market opens here every Sunday, where you can buy a variety of souvenirs.