Bolivia international travel advice

Landscape view of Bolivia

Bolivia 🇧🇴

Bolivia is part of Americas with main city at Sucre. Its Developing country with a population of 11M people. The main currency is Boliviano. The languages spoken are Spanish, Aymara and Quechua. the Plurinational State of Bolivia is the formal name of Bolivia It is adviced to Exercise a high degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~22.51 °C   🌧 ~187.69 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 11M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise a high degree of caution

While political and social tensions continue, the situation in Bolivia is now relatively calm. Accordingly, we have lowered our level of advice to exercise a high degree of caution. Large-scale political demonstrations could occur with little warning and may result in violence and disruptions to transport routes. Pay close attention to your personal security at all times. Exercise a high degree of caution in Bolivia because of ongoing political and social tensions and the risk of serious crime.

issued date: December 5, 2019

Weather

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General

🔌 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

Money

💱 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.

Calling

📡 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 .

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🆘 Emergency

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Last updated: January 1, 2020