Bolivia is a dynamic nation that has is the most isolated geographically and highest in South America. Bolivia has an abundance of natural resources such as gold and natural gas but is also one of the poorest countries on the continent. This Spanish speaking nation has a high degree of income disparity and has been led by a government which has pursued left of centre policies such as nationalization and income distribution. In fact, President Morales has been a strong critic of the USA.
The capital city of Bolivia is Sucre, but the largest and most prominent city is La Paz, which is 12,000 feet above sea level and experiences internet and other communication troubles. Bolivia is a great country to visit or stay in if you want to have a low cost of living. The capital experiences a large amount of traffic congestion and has many tourist sites for visitors to experience.
Healthcare in Bolivia
With widespread poverty, the country has difficulty meeting the basic medical needs of the population in Bolivia. Bolivia has a large amount of malaria, Chagas, yellow fever and other diseases, so make sure you contact your medical clinic before you go to make sure you have the necessary vaccines. While the country is making strides to improve health outcomes in Bolivia, it is critical that expatriates obtain a global healthcare plan that will cover medical treatment outside of Bolivia. As such, you should make sure your plan contains adequate evacuation coverage. To know about healthcare system in Bolivia check out our healthcare region page.
Insurance Plans for Expats in Bolivia
Expat Financial can source coverage for expatriates in Bolivia, especially through our comprehensive Bolivia expat health plan with Cigna International. We can also source global benefit plans for companies with expat employees in Bolivia and elsewhere in South America.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to venture into Bolivia:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Special Risk Plans
- Group Expat Insurance Plans