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Visa Requirements for Bolivian Citizens
Each country has its own list of visa requirements for Bolivian citizens. These outline whether nationals of Bolivia need a permit to enter and, if so, the type of authorization they must apply for.
The Henley Passport Index ranks the Bolivian passport 66th strongest in the world in terms of travel freedom in 2021. It allows holders to visit around 80 countries without having to apply for a visa at an embassy or consulate.
Many of these countries have an online visa system that allows Bolivians to apply from the comfort of their own homes.
Others have similar electronic platforms that issue visa waivers or tourist cards for Bolivian citizens.
These electronic visas (eVisas) and electronic travel authorizations (eTAs) are considered the easiest ways for nationals of Bolivia to obtain permission to travel to a foreign country.
Certain destinations have a visa on arrival for Bolivian visitors. This is applied for and obtained at the border. Visas on arrival are usually available at major international airports. Getting one can take some time as there are usually lengthy queues.
To meet a number of countries’ visa requirements, Bolivians must apply for a visa in-person at a diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate). This usually takes much longer than online visa applications.
In addition, Bolivians who plan to move to and/or work in a foreign country can only obtain long-term visas and permits at an embassy in most cases. Online platforms rarely issue residence and work visas.
Various countries have no visa requirements for Bolivians for short-term stays. They may enter using only their passport, with no additional travel authorization required.
Learn more about the visa requirements for citizens of Bolivia for different countries below.