Canadians who wish to visit Bolivia should have a passport which is valid for at least six months beyond the date of expected departure from the country. Upon arrival, all visitors are required to present documentary proof of how they have arranged to depart from Bolivia at the end of their visit. This could be in the form of return airline tickets, E-tickets, etc.
Canadian travelers do not need a visa for tourist purposes, unless they will be staying for more than 30 days. Those who wish to stay for more than 30 days may secure a tourist visa for around US$30. However, this type of visa may only be obtained twice.
Business and student visas are required of all Canadian passport holders to gain entrance to Bolivia for these non-tourist purposes. To get the full information on visa requirements for Canadians, please contact:
The Embassy of Plurinational State of Bolivia
130 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5G4
Telephone: (613) 236-5730 / 236-1312
Fax: (613) 236-8237
Or the Bolivian Consular Offices at:
44 Sunshine Street
Montreal, Quebec, H9B 1G5
Telephone: (514) 421-0033
Fax: (514) 421-2169
1700 Laurier Boulevard
Quebec, Quebec, G1S 1M4
Telephone: (418) 688-8417
Fax: (418) 688-7697
2010 Russet Way
Vancouver, British Columbia, V7V 3B4
Telephone: (604) 922-3474 / 926-3428
Fax: (604) 922-3432
Important Notice: The Bolivian government charges an exit tax for those departing the country by air. Bolivian citizens and residents are charged an additional fee upon departure. The Bolivian government has also announced that visitors entering areas that have been determined as high risk for yellow fever (such as Santa Cruz, Pando and Beni, and much of Cochabamba, Tarija and northern La Paz departments) would need to present a valid certificate of yellow fever vaccine.