Monitor local media and follow the instructions of local authorities. Petty theft, including pickpocketing and purse snatching, is common in large cities. Organized robbery also occurs, where criminals operating in groups will distract victims by staging a fight, starting a conversation, offering help, blocking a sidewalk or throwing an object or liquid on the victims, while accomplices steal from them.You should remain alert to your surroundings at all times.
Violent crimes and armed robberies against foreigners also occur in the Santa Cruz bus/train terminal.
Be cautious at taxi areas, particularly in Santa Cruz and La Paz, where tourists have been robbed.
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Many pharmacies have limited their operating hours or closed.