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Bolivia international travel guide

Landscape view of Bolivia


Bolivia is part of South America with main city at Sucre. It's usually 🌤️ 21.95 °C in Bolivia with a rainfall of 🌧 141.90 mm. Internet speed in Bolivia is on average 2.0 Mbps. Its Developing country with a population of 11M people. The main currency is Boliviano. The languages spoken are Spanish, Aymara and Quechua. Automatic teller machines are common in Bolivia. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~21.95 °C   🌧 ~141.90 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 11M people


🛡️ Travel safety

Do not travel

If you're in La Paz you'll only be allowed outside on alternating days of the week. A nationwide curfew is in place from Monday to Friday between 6pm - 5am. Vehicles can't be used on weekends but you can go outside on foot between 6am - 2pm, up to 500m from your residence. Local authorities may impose additional restrictions, including on movement of people, depending on the risk level of the town or city. All flights into and out of Bolivia are suspended, and international land borders are closed. Observe social distancing and use face masks when in public. If you're in Bolivia and want to return to Australia, register your details with the Australian Embassy in Lima. Follow the Embassy on social media for updates on possible departure information (see Local contacts). We advise: Do not travel to Bolivia.

issued date: July 20, 2020


🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


🔌 Sockets

Bolivia uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type C.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish, Aymara and Quechua


💱 Currencies Used

Bolivia uses the Bolivian boliviano (symbol: Bs.), code BOB.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 bolivianos. Boliviano is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 bolivianos and 50, 20 and 10 centavos.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Bolivia. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Bolivia is on average 2.0 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Bolivia is low. It is not as easy to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 98.98 BOB, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Entel, Tigo or Viva. Bolivia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Bolivia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Bolivia, dial +, then 591 (the country code for Bolivia), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Bolivia, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .


🆘 Emergency







Fire department


Useful Information
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Last updated: March 3, 2021