coming from countries in those that cases of yellow fever have
been reported, should present a vaccination certificate to enter
Bolivia. That is the only immunization document that is requested,
but, you, for caution, should consult with your doctor and, if
find it necessary, be vaccinated against the hepatitis A, the
cholera or the tetanus.
that more frequently affects to the travelers is the light diarrhea.
To slip away of this annoying malaise, you can take some precautions:
- Drink only
boiled or bottled water. Avoid to consume it directly of the
- Do not
eat raw vegetables or milky products, as cheese, yogurt and
milk, ice or ice creams of doubtful origin, because they could
be made with faucet water.
- Wash your
hands before ingesting your foods.
In the event
of being victim of this illness, it is recommended to drink many
liquids with re-hydrating salts and to rest. If consider it necessary,
go to the nearest medical center.
illness in the cities of the highland, is the called soroche or
altitude sickness, that is usually accompanied with headaches,
nauseas and a decrease of the arterial pressure. Although there
is not an completely effective way to avoid it, the visitor should
follow these advices:
the first 24 hours, don't carry out long walks or carry heavy
suitcases or backpacks.
- Try not
to get tired too much in the first day. Rest and avoid heavy
foods and alcohol, because the digestion process is longer in
the cities of height.
It is recommendable
-before undertaking your trip through Bolivian lands- to hire
a medical insurance in your origin country. This way you will
be protected in case any emergency occurred.