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Bolivia requires Visa for US Citizens

Tuesday, January 2nd 2007 - 20:00 UTC
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Bolivian President Evo Morales suppressed by decree the right of US citizens to enter this country freely, in reciprocity with a similar measure taken by the US government.

In the first hours of 2007, Morales approved the modification to the list of Exemptions and Extensions of Tourist Visas, to equal conditions for citizens of both countries. The Executive said the decision was taken in reciprocity, as it is impossible for a Bolivian citizen to enter the US without a visa. Bolivia may be a small country and considered underdeveloped, but it has its dignity as any other nation, Morales underlined. Morales added he wishes the norm be taken into account from a dignified point of view by the Bolivian people. According to its classification, the countries whose citizens do not require visa to enter Bolivia are in list number one and in the second list those requiring the document without consultation are included. In the third list there are citizens of other states requiring visas that have to be consulted to enter Bolivia. The decree also establishes change from list one to two of Serbia and Montenegro and Cyprus Republic nationals. The decree also transfer from list two to three the citizens of Angola, Bhutan, Chad, Congo, Rwanda, Somalia, Yemen, Indonesia, China and Taiwan. Finally, from the second list are transferred to the first Croatia, country reciprocal to Bolivia, as it does not require a visa for Bolivian citizens to enter the European country.

Categories: Politics, Latin America.

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