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Bolivia Import Restrictions

In order to enter Bolivia, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Bolivia government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Bolivia, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Bolivia.

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from Bolivian authorities before posting:

All articles containing photographs or unexposed film are liable to customs duty.
Bolivia does not pay compensation for damage to articles containing:

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

Special documentation

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the ECI customer contact centre on 1800 007 678.

Invoice and import permit

Goods exceeding a value of $US100 must include an invoice.
Goods exceeding a value of $US500 require an import permit.

Used clothing and personal belongings must include a Certificate of Disinfection issued by a competent Australian authority and endorsed by the Bolivian consular service.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Bolivia prohibits: