Bolivia Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import by passengers of 18 years of age and older:
- 400 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 500 grams of tobacco;
- 3 liters of alcoholic beverages;
- the following used items or equipment for personal use: 1 photographic camera, 1 personal portable computer, 1 non-professional camcorder and accessories, 1 recorder, 1 cellular phone, sporting gear, 1 music instrument, wheelchairs and strollers; or new articles up to a value of USD 1000.- per person.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

A Permit, granted by the Bolivian Ministry of Defense, is required to import firearms and/or ammunition. This must be obtained prior to arrival in Bolivia. Visitors must apply for this through the Bolivian Embassy or Consulate in their country of residence.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.
For further details please refer to CITES:

Export regulations:

Free export of reasonable quantities of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages.


Birds, cats and dogs must be accompanied by a good health certificate issued by a government official authority at point of origin.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the airport of final destination in Bolivia, if the carrier is operating under the same flight number.
Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside Bolivia, which is transferred by the carrier, if it is labeled to that destination.


Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Bolivian Boliviano-BOB) and foreign currencies: no restrictions up to USD 10,000.- or equivalent. Higher amounts must be declared on arrival. For amounts over USD 50,000.- or equivalent, registration at The Central Bank of Bolivia is required.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Bolivian Boliviano-BOB) and foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported and declared.

Airport Tax

Exit tax is levied on nationals and residents of Bolivia and on visitors staying more than 90 days: BOB 190.-.
Place of payment: Airport of departure in Bolivia.
Exempt: children under 2 years of age.

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