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Bolivia customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Bolivia to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Bolivia make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Bolivia customs regulations.

Import regulations in Bolivia

Duty-free allowance


One of the following:

  • 400 cigarettes;
  • 50 cigars;
  • or 500 grams of tobacco.


  • 3 litres of alcohol.

Other Goods

  • Used personal goods, such as clothing, books, electronics, and sports equipment.
  • New items for personal use not exceeding US$1000 in value.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Edible products containing substances harmful to health.
  • Live animals affected by disease.
  • Products of plant and animal origin containing disease.
  • Hazardous waste.
  • Ozone depleting substances.
  • Foreign lottery tickets.
  • Counterfeit currency.
  • Weapons, ammunition, and explosives.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

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