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

United States Embassy, La Paz, November 10, 2019

Location: La Paz

Given current civil unrest and an evolving security situation, as noted in the Travel Advisory update for Bolivia of November 8, U.S. diplomats and their family members in Bolivia were instructed at 8:30PM local time to shelter at home until 5:00AM, November 11.

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 make contingency plans to leave the country.
  • 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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