Current travel advisories for Colombia

Last Update: Saturday, 06. June 2020 at 07:20

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 7 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.5 / 5

Colombia shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.5 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Venezuela (4.4), Brazil (3.4), Ecuador (3.4), Peru with (3.3) and Panama with (2.8 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 36,635 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 1,145 reported deaths associated with the disease in Colombia.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

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:
Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 Exercise increased caution in Colombia due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: Arauca, Cauca (except Popayan), Chocó (except Nuquí), Nariño, and Norte de Santander (except Cucuta) departments due to crime and terrorism. Reconsider Travel to: Several departments throughout the country due to crime and terrorism. Violent crime, such as homicide, assault, and armed robbery, is common. Organized criminal activities, such as extortion, robbery, and kidnapping for ransom, are widespread.  While the Colombian government signed a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) terrorist group, some dissident groups refuse to demobilize. The National Liberation Army (ELN) terrorist organization continues plotting possible attacks in Colombia. They may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas.  U.S. government personnel cannot travel freely throughout Colombia for security reasons. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 2

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Canadian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Danger level: 3

Avoid non-essential travel (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. Var normalt försiktig i 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..

Irish government

Quelle: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/colombia/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Danish government

Quelle: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/colombia/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til hele verden, herunder Colombia. Det gør vi, fordi mange lande i øjeblikket indfører omfattende restriktioner med kort varsel for at forebygge smittespredning med coronavirus/COVID-19. Restriktioner omfatter i flere lande ind- og udrejserestriktioner, udgangsforbud o. lign. Den danske ambassade i Bogotá har de seneste oplysninger på sin hjemmeside om myndighedernes restriktioner i Colombiaog mulighederne for at rejse hjem til Danmark. Flere fly-, færge-, bus-, og togforbindelser bliver aflyst eller indstillet. Det kan gøre det meget svært at komme hjem til Danmark. Ambassadens hjemmeside opdateres løbende. Alle danskere, der i øjeblikket rejser i udlandet og ønsker at komme hjem, opfordres derfor til at gøre det nu. Du bør undersøge mulighederne for at udrejse i dialog med dit rejse-, fly- og/eller forsikringsselskab. Denne opfordring gælder ikke for danskere, der er fastboende i udlandet. Har du din hverdag i udlandet, er opfordringen, at du følger anbefalinger og anvisninger fra lokale myndigheder. Du bør følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger og løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen via ambassadens hjemmeside, de lokale myndigheder og nyhedsmedier. Danske grænser vil ikke blive lukket for danske statsborgere eller andre personer, der bor i Danmark. Du bør følge Sundhedsstyrelsens råd. Du kan også læse mere om udviklingen i COVID-19 i udlandet hos Statens Serum Institut. Du kan læse mere om danske myndigheders tiltag på www.coronasmitte.dk. I følgende områder sker der ofte voldelige sammenstød mellem ulovlige væbnede grupper, kriminelle narkobander og militæret. Du kan risikere at blive fanget i en krydsild, i vejspærringer, eller du kan på anden måde blive ufrivilligt inddraget. Du bør derfor have helt særlige grunde, hvis du besøger områderne: Provinserne Arauca, Caquetá, Guaviare, Guainía, Vichada, Norte de Santander, Putumayo (undtagen deres provinshovedstæder). Cauca provinsen (undtagen provinshovedstaden Popayán og vejen derfra til San Agustín ruinerne i Huila provinsen). Chocó provinsen (undtagen provinshovedstaden Quibdó, Nuquí, Bahia Solano og Capurganá). Nariño provinsen (undtagen provinshovedstaden Pasto og Ipiales grænseovergangen til Ecuador). Meta provinsen (undtagen provinshovedstaden Villavicencio og Caño Cristales). Landområderne i følgende provinser: Det nordlige Antioquia, det sydlige Cordoba, det sydlige Valle de Cauca og det sydlige Bolivar.  Vi fraråder alle rejser til grænseområderne til Ecuador, Venezuela og Panama samt byerne Tumaco og Buenaventura. Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Danger level: 4

Avoid all unnecessary travel..

Danish government

http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/colombia/

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel..

Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
If you wish to be informed of viable commercial flight options to return to Australia, register with the Australian Embassy in Bogota and follow the Embassy on social media for updates on flights. A country-wide quarantine is in place. Preventative isolation is mandatory, with limited exceptions. All land, sea and river borders are now closed. There is a ban in place on all international arrivals by air and outbound flights options are reducing. Contact your airline to confirm the status of your flight or to make alternative arrangements. If you're staying in Colombia, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you're safe and well. The Australian Embassy in Bogota remains open, with staff working remotely. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Colombia.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

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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Country information

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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 7 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 3.5 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Venezuela (4.4), Brazil (3.4), Ecuador (3.4), Peru with (3.3) and Panama with (2.8 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!