Bolivia Facts is a complete list of all you need to know about Bolivia. A fairly remote country located in South America, Bolivia has an estimated population of 10 million people (by latest national survey). For someone planning a trip there is much to know.
Bolivia Facts: Travel & Tips
Bolivia International Airports
- Main Airport: Viru Viru International Airport in Santa Cruz is the largest international airport
- El Alto Internation Airport in La Paz
- Jorge Wilstermann International Airport in Cochabamba
- Juana Azurduy de Padilla International Airport in Sucre
Bolivia Visa Requirement
Visa is not required for citizens of Canada, Australia and Britain and many more for an under 90 days stay. Refer the list to see the countries that do not require visa. They will be provided with a tourist card on entry into the country. US citizens will have to apply for a visa in advance. Visa requirements are subject to change so check the embassy website before you plan your travel. Read more about it here.
Active Currency: Currency used in Bolivia is Bolivian boliviano and this can be easily obtained from ATMs with MasterCard and Visa cards that have cash advances option, or you can exchange currency at an Exchange Bureau. It is also good practice to keep some US dollar.
Weather: Best time to visit is Between July and September.
Staying Safe: Strikes and protests are very common in Bolivia and they disrupt local transportation. Make sure you take into consideration roadblocks, interruption to air service in and out the major cities due to protests and strikes. Countrywide emergency number for the police is 110.
Basic Bolivia Facts
*** Continent: South America
*** Capital: Sucre
*** Currency: Bolivian boliviano
*** Languages: Main language spoken is Spanish. There are at least 30 other languages that are official. However, English is not as widely spoken especially beyond the large cities.