Time difference with Switzerland
- 5 h / - 6 h during our summer time
Spanish, Quéchua and Aymará
Country code for calling Switzerland
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
110/220 volt / adapter required
Travel documents for Swiss citizens
Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket.
Find out in advance about the documents necessary to obtain a visa.
Travelers are advised to carry with them their passport or a photocopy thereof.
Swiss Embassy / Consulate
La Paz, Calle 13, esquina Av. 14 de Septiembre
Tel.: +591 2 275 12 25
8.30 - 12.00 and 14.30 - 18.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 12.30 and 14.30 - 18.30/20.00 (Mon - Fri)
International driver's license required.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
Additional risks result from the unpredictable behavior of many road users who often disregard the traffic rules in effect. Particular attention should be paid in La Paz.
Use so-called Radio Taxis (illuminated roof sign displaying the company name and telephone number) or hotel taxis.
Agree on the taxi fare with the driver in advance; possibly inquire about usual fares at the hotel beforehand.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.
Vaccination against yellow fever, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Relatively high crime rate, especially in the cities La Paz, El Alto and Santa Cruz.
Observe elementary safety precautions.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
For current travel informations visit also http://www.eda.admin.ch/