Bolivia visa requirements for Burkinabes

Travel and visa requirements

Bolivian Visa is not required for Burkinabes

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • The visa policy in Bolivia permits nationals of Burkina Faso to visit for a duration of 90 days by applying for an e-visa.
  • Intending tourists can also obtain a visa upon on arrival at a Bolivian embassy or consulate and upon their arrival in Bolivia. This visa only allows for a single entry into Bolivia.
  • Citizens of  Burkina Faso travelling to Bolivia are required to have a passport valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of departure from Bolivia.
  • Visitors below the age of 18 planning to enter the country must show travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • Tourists will also be required to provide proof of accommodation in Bolivia which could be a hotel reservation.
  • A copy of your latest bank statement will be required to show proof of sufficient funds to spend during your stay in Bolivia.
  • On entry and exit from Bolivia, tourists with amounts exceeding USD 10,000 will be declared.
  • Burkinabes with amounts over USD 50,000 or equivalent, registration at the Central Bank of Bolivia is required.
  • An airport tax of  BOB 190 will be imposed on tourists when exiting Bolivia.
  • A detailed printed itinerary of your time in Bolivia will be required.
  • Prospective visitors hoping to travel to Bolivia can do so from any international airport in Burkina Faso. There are international airports in Ouagadougou and Tenkodogo.
  • Some of the airlines that fly from Burkina Faso to Bolivia include Royal Air Maroc, Air Europe, Amaszonas, Avianca, and Brussels Airlines.
  • The estimated flight time from Burkina Faso to Sucre, Bolivia is 1 day, 10 hours.
  • The largest religion in Bolivia is Christianity, with Roman Catholicism being the largest denomination. Indigenous Bolivians have blended Catholicism and their traditional religious beliefs.
  • The temperature in Bolivia is determined by the altitude as well as the season, with highland areas such as La Paz, Lake Titicaca, Potosi and Uyuni generally cool and extremely cold at night. Despite the cold weather, Bolivia's dry season is the most popular time of the year to travel.
  • Spanish is the official language of Bolivia, although there are other indigenous languages which include Aymara, Chiquitano, Chiriguano and Guyana.
  • The food in Bolivia consists mainly of meat, potatoes, corn pancakes, rice, eggs, and vegetables. Local specialities include pique a lo macho, grilled beef and sausage, lechón, suckling pig and cuy, whole roasted guinea pig, etc.
  • The official currency used in Bolivia is the Bolivian Boliviano. Although the US Dollar can be used at big stores in major cities. Visitors can exchange their foreign currency at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • Visitors can move around in Bolivia with minibuses, trufis and cabs.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $30 per day pon expenses.
  • Salar de Uyuni, Tiwanaku, Lake Titicaca and Reserva Eduardo Avaroa are some of the tourist sites in Bolivia, Nigerians should visit.
  • The timezone in Bolivia is (GMT -4), which puts Burkina Faso four hours ahead of Bolivia.
  • The power and socket plug used in Bolivia are of Type A and C. The standard voltage is between 220-230 V and the standard frequency is 50-60 Hz.
  • Bolivia is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. 

Frequently Asked Questions


Is Bolivia safe for tourists?

Bolivia is safe for travellers to visit -- the country has low reports of violent crimes done against tourists. But like many countries you visit as a tourist, there are risks, particularly if you don't speak the main language (Spanish). Tourists are advised to take necessary precautions while in the country.


Is the tap water in Bolivia safe to drink?

The treatment of the water in Bolivia is not enough to ensure the water is clean enough to imbibe. Many smaller, Bolivian communities suffer gastrointestinal illnesses as a result of a lack of clean water.


When is the best time to visit Bolivia?

May to October is the best time to visit Bolivia, as the dry weather brings sapphire skies and tourists can explore the country better. This is the winter season, though, so the highlands will be cold and well below freezing point at night.


What is Bolivia known for?

One of the most famous tourist attractions in Bolivia is the Salar de Uyuni, a 4,000-square mile salt flat. The Salar de Uyuni, which is covered in a thin layer of salt, stretches out over an extremely flat surface. Its surface is often covered in a shallow pool of water and is famous for its reflective abilities.