The Ministry of Foreign Affairs changes the travel advice to Bolivia and discourages travel to the country which is not strictly necessary.
The ministry describes the situation in Bolivia as worrying and points out that at least 30 people have died in connection with the protests in the country in recent weeks. Reference is also made to reports of possible unnecessary and disproportionate use of force by the police and the army.
“This is deeply disturbing. All actors must abstain from violence, and the killings must be investigated,” Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide (Høyre/Conservative Party) emphasizes in a press release.
The ministry urges those in Bolivia to exercise caution because demonstrations can quickly become violent.
“Business travel can be complicated as a result of the turmoil,” states the travel advice.
Norwegian citizens are encouraged to register on the Foreign Ministry’s website reiseregistrering.no.
The University of Bergen has encouraged its students in Bolivia to return home.
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