Current travel advisories for Colombia

Last Update: Friday, 20. May 2022 at 08:14

Please reconsider your need to travel to Colombia.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.3 / 5

Colombia is a country in South America (South America) with around 46 million citizens and a land mass of 1,138,910 km². We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.6 / 5

Colombia shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.6 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Venezuela (4.1), Panama (3.8), Peru (3.5), Brazil with (3.4) and Ecuador with (3.3 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 6,095,316 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 139,821 reported deaths associated with the disease in Colombia.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/colombia

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Colombia due to violent crime and the threat of terrorism. 

Danger level: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/colombia

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
If you are planning international travel at this time, please read our COVID-19 related travel advice here, alongside our destination specific travel advice below.

Reisewarnstufe: 0

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New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/colombia

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel to the departments of Arauca, Caquetá, Cauca (except the city of Popayán), Chocó (except Quibdó, Nuqui and Bahia Solano), Guainía, Guaviare, Meta (except Villavicencio and Caño Cristales), Nariño (except the city of Pasto and the border crossing in Ipiales), Norte de Santander, Putumayo, Vichada and rural areas of northern Antioquia, southern Bolívar, southern Cordoba and Valle del Cauca (except Cali) due to the presence of illegal armed groups, and drug-related criminal activity.

Reisewarnstufe: 4

Avoid non-essential travel / High Risk.

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/colombia

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to the cities of Buenaventura and Tumaco, and in the border areas with Ecuador (except the border crossing at Ipiales), Panama (within Chocó) and Venezuela due to high levels of criminal activity and the threat of kidnapping.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/colombia

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Danger level: 2

Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories).

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/CO

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Undvik att resa till de flesta områdena på landsbygden och till gränstrakterna. Laktta särskild försiktighet i de större städerna.. I många områden i de största städerna är rån och våld vardag. Översvämningar och jordskred förekommer under regnperioden.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/colombia

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
If you're 18 years of age or older, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before you enter Colombia. If you're not fully vaccinated, you must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken no more than 72 hours before your departure, or COVID-19 (RAT) test taken no more than 48 hours before your departure. Face mask requirements depend on the vaccination rates in each municipality (see Travel). Protests and rallies may also occur around elections or on commemorative days. Terrorist groups continue to plan attacks around Colombia (see Safety). Criminals target foreign citizens and tourists via popular dating applications and websites (see Safety). Use only reputable health-care providers if undergoing elective surgery in Colombia (see Health). We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Colombia overall due to the impacts of COVID-19.

Danger level: 4

Reconsider your need to travel.

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/colombia-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Reconsider travel due to crime and terrorism. Exercise increased caution due to civil unrest and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: Arauca, Cauca (except Popayán), and Norte de Santander departments due to crime and terrorism. Country Summary: Violent crime, such as homicide, assault, and armed robbery, is widespread. Organized criminal activities, such as extortion, robbery, and kidnapping, are common in some areas. On June 23, 2016, the Colombian government signed a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). However, the National Liberation Army (ELN), Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People’s Army (FARC-EP), and Segunda Marquetalia terrorist organizations continue plotting attacks in Colombia, and may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, police stations, military facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas. While terrorists have not specifically targeted U.S. citizens, the attacks could result in unintended victims. Demonstrations occur regularly throughout the country. Large public demonstrations can take place for a variety of political and economic issues. Demonstrations can cause the shutdown of local roads and major highways, often without prior notice or estimated reopening timelines. Road closures may significantly reduce access to public transportation and airports, and may disrupt travel both within and between cities. During nationwide protests earlier in 2021, several cities experienced vandalism, looting, and destruction. Some demonstrations have resulted in fatalities and injuries. U.S. government personnel cannot travel freely throughout Colombia for security reasons. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Colombia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Colombia has a low level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

Danger level: 4

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If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Basic facts

Citizens
around 46 million
Covering landmass
1,138,910 km²
Electricity
110V - 60Hz
Currency
Peso (COP)
ISO 2-Letter Code
CO
Phone prefix
+57
Top Level Domain
.co
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
850/1900

Airports in Colombia (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Colombia.

Is Colombia safe to travel in 2020?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Colombia. The risk index is at 3.3 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Colombia?

We currently know of 6 countries having issued advisories for Colombia.

What countries does Colombia share land borders with?

Colombia shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.6 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Venezuela (4.1), Panama (3.8), Peru (3.5), Brazil with (3.4) and Ecuador with (3.3 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!