Regional and municipal elections will take place on Sunday 29 March. Travel throughout the country by any form of motor vehicle is prohibited on election-day, with effect from midnight on Saturday 28 March. International flights will operate normally, but transport to and from airports will be limited to authorised vehicles only. The sale and consumption of alcohol is prohibited from midnight on Friday 27 March until midnight on Sunday 29 March.

Social conflict is common in Bolivia and blockades may occur along the main roads. Public transport can be disrupted at very short notice and strikes may result in widespread road blockades, including on roads to and from airports. You should never try to cross a blockade. See Road travel and Road blockades

There is a risk of ‘express kidnappings’. Take care when travelling around Bolivia, particularly when you first arrive. If you take a taxi, use a registered company. See Crime

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Carry a photocopy of your passport, including the personal details, entry stamp and disembarkation card with you at all times in case it is requested by immigration officials or the police. See Local Laws and Customs

Parts of Bolivia, including La Paz are at high altitude. See Health

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.