Bolivia Passport Ranking
The Bolivian passport currently ranks on the 64th place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. It provides visa-free access to 78 countries. Bolivian passport holders have visa-free and visas on arrival access to countries such as Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Russia and Turkey. Bolivian passport holders do however require a visa to enter about 148 destinations in the world including the European Union and USA. The passport mobility score is considered low.
The landlocked Plurinational State of Bolivia consists of nine departments and is located in South America bordering with neighboring countries Brazil, Peru, Paraguay, Chile and Argentina. The most important provinces are Santa Cruz, La Paz and Cochabamba. Bolivia has a surface area of 1.1 million square kilometers and is therefore the 5th largest country in South America. The country has a broad span of altitudes throughout its geography, so its climate varies between tropical, cold and semiarid.
The overall population is 11.4 million people. The capital of the country is La Paz, which is also the highest capital in the world at 3,640 meters. The most populous city is however Santa Cruz, followed by El Alto and then La Paz. The largest airport is Viru Viru International Airport (VVI) with 2,4 million yearly passengers followed by El Alto International Airport (LPB) with 1.8 million annual passengers. LPB airport is one of the highest altitude airports in the world.
Bolivia’s culture is dominated by a mix of languages and cultures, with the Roman Catholic religion as main religion. The official languages in the country are Spanish, Quechua, Aymara and Guarani. The legal system is based on the Roman, Spanish and Frensh civil law. The government type is a presidential republic. The chief of state and at the same time head of government is the interim President Jeanine Anez Chavez
The official currency of the country is the Bolivian Boliviano (BOB) with the current exchange rate being BOB 6.9 to the USD. The country has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $89 billion, making it the 13th largest economy in South America. Its citizens have a per capita income of $7,790. The GDP is mostly made up of 3 key sectors, which are services, industry and agriculture. Its main goods of export are natural gas, petroleum, silver, zinc, gold, quinoa, soybeans and soy products.
Bolivia is filled with a variety of urban and natural tourism destinations and attractions. It is known for its six UNESCO world heritage site and its many historic places. Some of the major destinations include the Lake Titicaca, the Andes, Potosi, Sucre, Madidi National Park, Tiwanaku and Fort Samaipata. Furthermore, due to the high altitude of some parts of the country, there are many Guinness world record sites such as the highest ski slope in the world. The nation has a total of 1.2 million tourists visiting every year with the majority originating from the neighboring countries, the United States and Europe.