Bolivia international travel guide

Landscape view of Bolivia

Bolivia 🇧🇴

Bolivia is part of South America with main city at Sucre. It's usually 🌤️ 17.64 °C in Bolivia with a rainfall of 🌧 26.70 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   🌤️ ~17.64 °C   🌧 ~26.70 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 11M people


🛡️ Travel safety

Do not travel

Bolivia has implemented ‘dynamic quarantine’ restrictions. Towns and cities are classified to be at high, medium or moderate risk based on coronavirus data. Different quarantine restrictions will apply depending on the designated risk level (see Travel). If you’re trying to leave Bolivia, the Australian Embassy in Lima and Consulate in La Paz are working to identify options. Follow the Australian Embassy on social media for updates on possible departure information (see Local contacts). If you're staying in Bolivia, follow the advice of local authorities, and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you're safe and well. For urgent consular assistance, contact the Australian Honorary Consul in Bolivia on (+591) 767 68787 or (+591) 706 10626. We advise: Do not travel to Bolivia.

issued date: May 18, 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: May 21, 2020