Latest news on tourist visa?

by David
(Los Organos Peru)

Me in Peru 1956

Me in Peru 1956

Can anybody relate what has happened when they arrived in Bolivia and applied for a visa at the point of entry? My wife and I live in Peru (see www.inside-peru.com) and are leaving for Bolivia at the end of this week. Our daughter is getting married in April so we will spend about a month in our old stomping grounds, Cochabamba.


We have our local letter of invite and current US passports and 4 inch photos but... There is no consulate near here anywhere. Also, we are traveling 3 hours by bus to a bigger city tomorrow (Piura) to see if we can get the international yellow fever shots. Has anyone been asked for that certificate on entry to El Alto airport? We never got one in the past and were never asked for one.

Any recent experiences would be helpful, although we know things are different depending on who you get at the airport and what kind of a mood they're in. But please share!

Thanks

From a fellow SBIer

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Mar 16, 2010
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Hey David and Lin
by: BoliviaBella

I'm not sure which link you're looking at but it isn't unusual for government websites to be unavailable from time to time. I wonder if they are updating information or something. Sometimes I get a broken link notice and when I click on it it's working again.

Try the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. It's what I used (and also contacted them personally and got questions answered by them so that was nice). Here it is:

http://www.rree.gov.bo/

And just let me know if you have any other questions or doubts. I'm happy to help. I don't think you have to worry too much about getting your visa at the airport upon entry.

Mar 16, 2010
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Visa
by: David and Lin

Just to let you know that we haven't been able to get into the Bolivian consulate site listed. We are getting the message:

Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /consulares/consulares_VISA_english.htm on this server.

It is also happening to others on other sites, so it is not your link that is faulty, it is something on the consulate's end.

Mar 16, 2010
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Yellow Fever shots point of entry
by: David and Lin

Thanks, that really helps out as far as what to expect. I had checked your info but wasn't sure how up to date it was.

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tourist visa from peru to bolivia
by: BoliviaBella

If you are coming as tourists, you can get the tourist visa at the border upon entry (or at the airport upon entry). If you are American the cost is $135 per person. I've heard that if you don't have the yellow fever shot you will be directed to where you can get it. Honestly sometimes no one asks for it but it's best to have it. There have been many changes (call it a crack down if you will) internally at immigration offices throughout the country so they are getting more and more strict about ensuring everyone complies.

I just updated all the information on our Visa Information Page last week, based on all the changes that are going on. Take a look, it's pretty complete.

If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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