Bolivia visa requirements for Zimbabweans

Travel and visa requirements

Bolivian Visa is not required for Zimbabweans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Zimbabwe passport holders can visit Bolivia for a duration of 90 days by applying for an e-visa.
  • Intending visitors 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.
  • Nationals of Zimbabwe hoping to travel to Bolivia are required to have a passport valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of departure from Bolivia.
  • Tourists 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.
  • Tourists 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 Zimbabwe. There are international airports in Harare and Bulawayo.
  • Some of the airlines that fly from Zimbabwe to Bolivia include PrecisionAir, Air Europe, Avianca, Qatar Airway, and Turkish Airlines.
  • The estimated flight time from Harare to Sucre, Bolivia is 1 day, 20 hours and from Bulawayo is 2 day, 12 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Zimbabwe six 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

Does Bolivia have clean water?

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

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

Is Bolivia safe for tourist visit?

Like many countries you visit as a tourist there are risks, particularly if you don't speak the main language (Spanish). But compared to most South American countries, Bolivia is safe for travellers, although crime rates have increased slightly over the last five years. Tourists are to take necessary precautions while in the country.

When is the best time to travel to Bolivia?

The months between May and October is the best time to visit Bolivia, as the dry weather brings sapphire skies and there is less travel disruption. This is the winter period in Bolivian, so the highlands will be cold and well below freezing in the desert at night, particularly in June and July.