Daily Archives: December 6, 2018

Travel Advice: Demonstrations and National Strike planned for Bolivia in coming days – advice and information

Safe Travels Magazine reports:

Protests are planned for La Paz on Thursday 6th December, followed by a nationwide strike on Monday 10th December. Expect disruption and travel delays. If you come across a road block or other barriers, do not attempt to cross it.

Travel advice

If you are in the area, please consider the following –

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds. Be aware violence could occur without warning.
  • Review your travel risk management plan, so you know what to do in an emergency.
  • Make sure you have the contact information of your travel insurance company and your local embassy stored in a secure offline location.
  • Monitor local media. If you are using Twitter to search, add the term ‘filter:verified’ to the search bar to see results from verified accounts only.
  • If possible, set aside some supplies of food and bottled water.
  • Keep your devices charged.
  • Check in with friends and family.
  • If something does happen, contact the local embassy as soon as it is safe to do so.

travel.gc.ca

@TravelGoC

#Bolivia: demonstrations to take place in #LaPaz on December 6, and a national strike on December 10 possible. Expect disruptions to traffic. #LaPaz and #SantaCruz airports access may be restricted. http://ow.ly/DiQN30mRHjG 

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FCO travel advice

@FCOtravel

#Bolivia A national civic strike will be held on 10 December and access to the airports in La Paz and Santa Cruz may be restricted. Check local advice before traveling. You should not cross blockades. http://ow.ly/OSMW30mRmtK

http://www.safetravelsmagazine.com/2018/12/05/travel-advic-information-demonstration-protest-strike-bolivia-information-la-paz-santa-cruz/

Bolivian Thoughts opinion: As a Bolivian, I have to apologize to all our dear visitors for this inconvenience. We are fighting for our Democracy, we do not want to become another Venezuela, let alone Somalia. The coca caudillo simply does not want to leave office, after over 90 Bolivians dying because of police brutality and governmental aggression, after over $160 billion dollars wasted and a National Referendum on 02/21/2016 where we said NO more evo … we need to fight now, as he controls ALL State powers and has become a ruthless despicable autocrat!