Bolivia destination information

All you need to know before visiting Bolivia

Bolivia summary

Bolivia is a big country with around 11M Bolivian. Official languages are Yaminawa, Tacana, Wichí Lhamtés Nocten, Chiquitano, Pauserna, Itene, Guaraní, Canichana, Eastern Bolivian Guaraní, Yuracaré, Guarayu, Spanish, Reyesano, Aymara, Trinitario, Ignaciano, Pakawara, Leco, Itonama, Kallawaya, Baure, Araona, Ayoreo, Sirionó, Quechua, Yuki, Movima, Piro, Toromono, Cavineña, Chimane, Puquina, Uru-Chipaya, Cayuvava, Ese Ejja and Chácobo. Bolivia uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC-04:00. Currency used in Bolivia is Boliviano (BOB).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 34
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 137

ATMs in Bolivia are Common. Internet speed in Bolivia is on average 2.0 Mbps.

🏙️ Santa Cruz de la Sierra
🗣️ Aymara Spanish Quechua
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 11M ☀️ ~21 °C 🌧 ~90 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 1099k km2 (424k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
📧 Bolivian visa Online
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

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

Languages 🗣️

  • Aymara
  • Spanish
  • Quechua


Currency 💱

1 BOB = 0.14 USD

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.

ATM 🏧🏦


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.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Bolivia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850 and GSM 1900.

Roaming 🌐

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.

Emergency Calls 🚨

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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 .

international: + 591 2 1234567
calling local: 02 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Bolivia is on average 2.0 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Bolivia is low. It is not as easy to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

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.


Rules 🚗

Limits 🚦


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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