Security Alert: U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

Location: La Paz

Given current civil unrest and an evolving security situation, as noted in the Travel Advisory update for Bolivia of November 12, U.S. citizens in Bolivia should depart as soon as they safely can.  U.S. citizens wishing to depart Bolivia should make their own travel arrangements.  Commercial flights remain available.  U.S. citizens in La Paz who would like to leave and are unable to depart via commercial means should contact for assistance.

Actions to take:

  • Avoid demonstrations and crowds; be prepared to remain at home if necessary.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • Have evacuation plans that do not require U.S. government assistance.
  • Contact your airline or travel agency prior to travel, and leave the country when safe to do so.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Report for Bolivia.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.


U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia
+(591) (2) 216-8000
+(591) (2) 216-8500 (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs
+1 (888) 407-4747 or +1 (202) 501-4444

Bolivia Country Information

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