A list of essential information about Bolivia, including language, currency, visa requirements, time zone, dialling code and emergency numbers.
Language: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara, Guarani and 33 other native languages
Currency: Boliviano (BOB) – check latest exchange rates on xe.com
Visas: Free / 30-day issued at border with proof of onward travel; see visa requirements for more details
Time zone: GMT -4 (BST -5)
Dialling code: 591
Emergency codes: Police 110, Medical 118
Capital city: Sucre is the constitutional capital, La Paz is the seat of the government
Insurance: We recommend travel insurance from WorldNomads.com – available in over 150 countries.
Electricity: 230V/50hz. Bolivia uses the below AC power plug and sockets. We recommend the OREI travel adaptor. It works in over 150 countries and includes a USB charger.