Bolivia international travel guide

Landscape view of Bolivia

Bolivia 🇧🇴

Bolivia is part of Americas with main city at Sucre. It's usually 🌤️ 20.85 °C in Bolivia with a rainfall of 🌧 78.26 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   🌤️ ~20.85 °C   🌧 ~78.26 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 11M people


🛡️ Travel safety

Do not travel

If you’re trying to leave Bolivia, the Australian Embassy in Lima and Consulate in La Paz are working to identify options. The Embassy will put details on its social media platforms as they're made aware of them (see Travel for the link). If you can’t or don’t want to leave, arrange to stay where you are in safe accommodation. Due to the quarantine restrictions, you need to self-isolate. You can go out to purchase food and other provisions, but only under strict conditions at certain times (see Travel). Stay in touch with family and friends and follow the advice of local authorities. For urgent consular assistance, contact the Australian Honorary Consul in Bolivia on (+591) 767 68787 or (+591) 706 10626. Or you can call the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on +61 2 6261 3305. We advise: Do not travel to Bolivia.

issued date: March 28, 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


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Last updated: April 1, 2020