The Ministry of the Presidency of the Republic of Bolivia, announced through Supreme Decree No. 4460, that all persons belonging to the United States of America and the State of Israel who wish to enter the country must present a visa. Both countries become in Group III: foreigners belonging to Group III of countries, require a tourist or visit visa, after verification of requirements by the General Directorate of Migration, for their entry into Bolivarian territory.
The Bolivian Government decided to require a visa again for passengers from the United States and Israel, replacing the reciprocity measure in force since 2014 that had been suspended by former President Jeanine Áñez, at the end of 2019.
This February 1, the Bolivian president, Luis Arce, decided to reinstate the visa requirement.The decree of Arce and his Cabinet annuls the measure and returns to include the United States and Israel in the list of countries whose citizens require a visa to enter. to Bolivia.
Among the arguments, it is explained that “there is not sufficient and solid justification for the modification of the lists of exemption and extension of visas for entry” to the country. And, in addition, it considers that the decree of the former president “unilaterally benefited Israeli and American citizens, without their countries granting a similar benefit, within the framework of the principle of reciprocity, to Bolivian citizens.”
The visa requirement had been implemented in 2014 by the Government of Evo Morales, while the visa requirement for Bolivians to enter the United States has been in force since 2007.