Thanks to everyone for the feedback! I was thinking that the money was all they cared about but I just wanted to make sure. When I went there in 2007 (before these requirements were put in place), the guy at customs never even looked at me. On the Bolivian embassy site, they actually say the yellow fever vaccine must be translated into Spanish.....so I'm glad to hear I won't have to go through the trouble of doing that! Just for others future reference, below I've pasted the U.S. tourist Visa requirements as they are exactly listed on the Bolivian Embassy website:
"REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR VISA
1. Complete the sworn statement for visa application* . ( You must also paste a full color passport size picture; 80% of the image must be of the face, no glasses. Further information in the WEB page of the Ministry www.rree.gov.bo
; link "Servicios Consulares".)
2. Current American passport. (Please note that it must be valid for at least 6 more months as per the Instructive 02/2007 of the Ministry.)
3. Copy of the hotel reservation or invitation letter from Bolivian friends or relatives indicating the host address. (Letter where applicable. For more information please refer to the WEB site of Ministry of Foreign Affaires and Worships www.rree.gov.bo
; link "Servicios Consulares", or within the website of the Vice-Ministry of Tourism.)
4. Round trip ticket or copy of travel itinerary.
5. Bank statement or equivalent that shows economic solvency. (A copy of Credit Card - front side- will also be accepted. Please note that the validity of the document should be for at least the travel period). Parent's or Legal Guardian's Economic Solvency documents are accepted for underage applicants.
6. Copy of yellow fever vaccination certificate. Any person older than twelve (12) month travelling to Bolivia, must bear the International Yellow Fever Vacination Certificate. If a pediatrician or primary physician decides that for health reasons a person cannot receive a Yellow Fever vaccine, they may issue corresponding certification. This certification must be translated into spanish and the passenger must hold a copy of both Certificate and tranlation, to be submitted before Bolivian Immigration Authorities.
7. Visa fee: U$S 135.- One hundred and thirty five dollars.
- Cash, direct deposit, or money order.
- This amount is not reimbursable."