Bolivia2022-05-05T05:40:33-04:00

Bolivia Security Services

Bolivia Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Services

ETS Risk Management provides secure transportation and protective security services to a wide range of clients traveling to Bolivia. We have an extensive executive protection capability in Bolivia with a range of non-armored and armored SUVs, trained and licensed security drivers, and executive protection teams with extensive experience operating in South America and the security industry.  Our trusted Bolivian executive protection team are incredibly professional and highly trained; their knowledge of security and understanding of local cultures ensures client operations are always deployed securely and effectively.

ETS provides travel risk management and security solutions to a range of visitors traveling to La Paz and the wider Bolivian province.  Our main areas of operation include La Paz, Santa Cruz, and Sucre but we have the capability to provide services throughout the region.

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Secure Airport Transfers La Paz, Bolivia

ETS provides security airport transfers in Bolivia with local security drivers and executive protection teams if required. We facilitate secure airport transfers in La Paz for a range of clients including VIPs and business travelers in the region.  Our security drivers can be accompanied by English speaking executive protection officers  to provide a low-profile meet and greet service upon arrival.

Travel Security Training, Project Management, and VIP Protection

ETS facilitates a range of services for clients traveling to Bolivia, including high-level executive protection, protective surveillance, and low profile close protection to suit requirement.  Since 2015, ETS has provided Fortune 10, 50, 100, and 500 companies with secure transportation and risk management strategies and solutions to improve travel safety in the region.  Our team of Regional Directors will always strive to provide services commensurate with risk to ensure a secure environment for clients.

Bolivia Security Overview

Criminal activity is most common in urbanized areas within Bolivia, especially Santa Cruz, La Paz, El Alto, and Cochabamba, as well as along the Argentinian, Paraguayan, Brazilian, and Peruvian borders. Crime is usually considered low level but travelers should be aware of opportunistic attacks involving muggings and pickpocketing.

Bolivia has a low violent crime level in comparison to other South American countries and foreign visitors are rarely targeted. However, crimes of violence do occur with carjacking and assaults quite common in Santa Cruz and the La Paz metropolitan area. Border regions have the potential for drug-trafficking operations, which increases the threat level. Foreign visitors have become victims of express kidnappings in the past when traveling through these areas. Criminals will target those who appear unfamiliar with their environment and reduced levels of personal security.

Social conflict is common in Bolivia and blockades may occur along the main roads. Public transport can be disrupted at very short notice and strikes may result in widespread road blockades, including on roads to and from airports.

Travel by road in Bolivia is high risk. The standard of driving is poor with the majority of drivers uninsured and unqualified. Road traffic laws are not enforced; drivers lack discipline and awareness. The roads are inadequately marked and in poor condition, especially in rural areas where visibility is reduced. Road Traffic Collisions (RTCs) can occur and are a result of poor road conditions and unsafe driving standards.

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FAQ’s for Secure Travel to Bolivia

Is Bolivia safe for business travel?2020-09-16T09:25:47-04:00

Yes, business travel in Bolivia can be safe; however, security teams are often requested to manage risk. Understanding the threats within the different cities including La Paz, Santa Cruz and Cochabamba is extremely important.  In addition, having a good level of travel security training and secure transportation will significantly improve safety within the region.

Can security be armed in Bolivia?2020-09-16T09:23:40-04:00

Yes, private security in Bolivia can be armed. As long as they are licensed and trained appropriately. Contact us to discuss your requirements so we can better understand your risk tolerances and preferences.

Are armored vehicles legal in Bolivia?2020-09-16T09:21:59-04:00

Yes, you can legally hire or use an armored vehicle in Bolivia.  They must be driven by a licensed and insured driver.  There is important consideration in reference to armored vehicle rental.  Please read Armored Vehicle Rental Considerations to learn more.

What is the biggest danger to foreign travelers in Bolivia?2020-09-16T09:20:42-04:00

Road traffic incidents are the biggest danger to travelers in Bolivia. In 2019, two British males were killed as a result of reckless driving.  This incident also highlighted the possibility that not all drivers in Bolivia own a driving license, which significantly increases the risk to your safety.

Traveling by road safely in Bolivia requires experience and local knowledge.  Having a security trained driver to navigate through unfamiliar territory should seriously be considered to improve your safety.

Is it safe for female travelers in Bolivia?2020-09-16T09:17:14-04:00

Yes, Bolivia can be safe for female travelers, but it is important to follow basic safety advice and increase situational awareness.   Read our article on Top Three Tips for the Female Solo Traveller

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