Vaccinations for Bolivia

Travel Vaccinations

Vaccine Recommended May Be Required When To Vaccinate
Hepatitis A 2 weeks before
Tetanus 2 weeks before
Typhoid 2 weeks before
Diphtheria 2 weeks before
Hepatitis B 3 weeks before
Rabies 1 month before
Yellow Fever 2 weeks before
Last Updated: 27 July 2016

Yellow Fever Certificate Requirements

  • Yellow fever vaccination certificate required for travellers over 1 year of age arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission (with the addition of Sao Tome and Principe, Rwanda, Somalia, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and certain areas of Eritrea in Africa) and for travellers having transited more than 12 hours through the airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission (with the same additions mentioned above). The certificate of yellow fever vaccination is valid for life in this country.
  • Malaria Information

    Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease transmitted by mosquitoes. You cannot be vaccinated against malaria.

    Malaria precautions

    • Malaria risk is present throughout the year in all areas below 2500m and in the departments of Santa Cruz, northern Beni and Pando, especially in the localities of Guayaramerin and Riberalta.
    • Malaria precautions are essential. Avoid mosquito bites by covering up with clothing such as long trousers especially after sunset, using insect repellents on exposed skin and, when necessary, sleeping under a mosquito net.
    • Check with your doctor or nurse about suitable antimalarials.
    • See malaria map – additional information can be found by clicking on the Regional Information icon below the map.
    • High risk areas: atovaquone/proguanil OR doxycycline OR mefloquine is usually advised for the Amazon basin (east of the Andes).
    • Variable risk areas: chloroquine or proguanil are usually advised for other risk areas below 2500m.
    • Low to no risk areas: antimalarial tablets are not usually advised.
    • If you have been travelling in a malarious area and develop a fever seek medical attention promptly. Remember malaria can develop even up to one year after exposure.
    • If travelling to high risk malarious areas, remote from medical facilities, carrying emergency malaria standby medication may be considered.




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