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official language is Spanish; also the Indian languages ​​Aimará, Quechua and Tupi-Guarani. Some officials and business people speak English.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

02/28/2022 carnival

04/15/2022 Good Friday

05/01/2022 Labor Day

06/16/2022 Corpus Christi

06.08.2022 Independence Day

11/01/2022 all saints day

12/25/2022 Christmas


There are additional public holidays in the individual provinces and cities.

Duty free shopping


The following items can be brought into Bolivia duty-free (persons over 17 years of age): 400 cigarettes and 50 cigars or 500 g of tobacco; 3 liters of alcoholic beverages; Personal effects, gifts and new goods not exceeding the equivalent of US$1,000.

Import/Export to the EU

While mate de coca (coca tea) may be purchased, possessed, consumed and exported from Bolivia, importing coca tea into Germany is a violation of the German Narcotics Act. More information is available from

Contact addresses

Consulate General of the Republic of Bolivia
Rue de Lausanne 72
+41 (22) 731 71 89.

Mon-Fri 09.00-15.00.

Embassy of the Republic of Bolivia

Honorary consulate in Altenberg near Linz.

Waaggasse 10/4
+43 (1) 587 46 75.

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00. Consular section: 09.00-17.00.

Embassy of the Republic of Bolivia

Honorary consulates in Hamburg, Königstein and Munich.

Wichmannstraße 6
+49 (30) 263 91 50. Consular section: +49 (30) 263 91 512.

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00. Consular department: telephone information: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-2 p.m., by appointment: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Business etiquette

Prior appointments are not necessary. Business hours: Mon-Fri 08.30-12.00 and 14.30-18.00.

Business contacts

German-Bolivian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Calacoto Calle 15, Torre Ketal Of. 311, La Paz Tel. +591 (0)2 279 51 51. Website: Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland Kasernenstrasse 11, 8004 Zurich Tel. +41 (0)44 240 33 00, Mobile: +41 ( 0)79 361 02 02. Website: Cámara Nacional de Industrias (National Chamber of Industry) Edif. Cámara Nacional de Comercio, Calle 9 No. 7898, Floors 7 and 8, Calacoto, La Paz Tel. +591 (0)2 277 63 21. Website: Cámara Nacional de Comercio (National Chamber of Commerce) Edificio Cámara Nacional de Comercio, Avenida Mariscal Santa Cruz 1392, La Paz Tel. +591 (0)2 237 86 06. Website: www.cnc.



According to, the country code of Bolivia is 00591.

Mobile phone

GSM 850/1900, 3G and 4G. Main network operators include VIVA, Tigo and Entel. Roaming contracts exist. Nevertheless, it may be worth purchasing a Bolivian prepaid SIM card if you have a tri-band or quad-band cell phone.


Most of the better hotels, restaurants and cafes provide their guests with free WiFi. There are still internet cafes in the larger cities.

Post office

Mail to Europe is currently very unreliable and slow. Poste restante shipments are possibleBolivia Shopping