Current travel advisories for Colombia

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Last Update: Monday, 27. May 2024 at 08:00

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: 3.4 / 5

Colombia shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.4 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Venezuela (4.1), Ecuador (3.3), Peru (3.3), Brazil with (3.1) and Panama with (3.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

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 (level 2 of 4). 

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 following departments and cities due to the presence of illegal armed groups, and drug-related criminal activity (level 3 of 4): Arauca, Caquetá (except the city of Florencia), Casanare (except the city of Yopal), Cauca (except the city of Popayán), Chocó (except Quibdó, Nuquí and Bahía Solano, and Capurganá), Guainía, Guaviare, Meta (except Villavicencio and Caño Cristales), Nariño (except the city of Pasto and the Santuario de las Lajas), Norte de Santander, Putumayo, Vichada, Rural areas of northern Antioquia, southern Bolívar, southern Cordoba, the San Jorge and La Mojana subregions of Sucre, and Valle del Cauca (except Cali, Buga and Palmira). 

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 following departments and border areas due to high levels of criminal activity and the threat of kidnapping (level 4 of 4): cities of Buenaventura and Tumaco, the border areas with Ecuador (except the Santuario de las Lajas), Panama (ie the Darien Gap within Chocó, except the town of Capurgana) and Venezuela.

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..

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:
Reissued with updates to the country 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 (excluding Popayán), and Norte de Santander departments due to crime and terrorism. The Colombia-Venezuela border region due to crime, kidnapping, and risk of detention when crossing into Venezuela from Colombia.   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. Terrorist groups and criminal organizations continue operating and carrying out attacks in Colombia. They may attack with little or no warning, targeting transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, police stations, military facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, airports, other public areas, and U.S. government facilities. Demonstrations occur regularly throughout the country and can be about a variety of political or economic issues. They can shutdown roads and highways, often without prior notice or estimated reopening timelines. Demonstrations and road closures may significantly reduce access to public transportation and may disrupt travel within and between cities. Protests can become violent and can result in fatalities and injuries. U.S. direct-hire government employees must adhere to the noted restrictions: They are not permitted to travel by road between most cities. Colombia’s land border areas are off-limits to U.S. government personnel unless specifically authorized. They may not use motorcycles. They may not hail street taxis or use public buses. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Colombia.

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 3.4 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Venezuela (4.1), Ecuador (3.3), Peru (3.3), Brazil with (3.1) and Panama with (3.0 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!