Severe drought prompts Bolivian president to declare state of emergency

On Monday, the president of Bolivia declared a national emergency due to severe water shortages. The water shortages affect most of La Paz, some neighbourhoods in El Alto, Cochabamba, Potisi and Sucre.

Advice For Travellers

If travelling in Bolivia, expect water rationing in some areas. Check with your hotel about water supply before travelling. Authorities have advised that water should be boiled and filtered before drinking.

There have been protests in major cities about the government’s delay in taking action.