Current travel advisories for Colombia

Last Update: Monday, 17. May 2021 at 08:23

Please reconsider your need to travel to Colombia.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4 / 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: 4.2 / 5

Colombia shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.2 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Brazil (4.5), Ecuador (4.2), Peru (4.2), Venezuela with (4.1) and Panama with (3.8 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 3,015,301 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 78,342 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:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0

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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..

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 Colombia pga. COVID-19. Erhvervsrejser anses som nødvendige rejser og kan derfor gennemføres. Færdigvaccinerede og deres medrejsende børn under 18 år samt tidligere smittede med fast bopæl i Danmark er undtaget anbefalingen om, at alle ikke-nødvendige rejser frarådes til orange lande og regioner. De kan derfor rejse. Vær dog fortsat opmærksom på lokale indrejserestriktioner. Du bør læse om indrejserestriktioner, karantæne- og testkrav hos den danske ambassade i Bogotá, da der kan være krav om fx COVID-19-test, vaccinedokumentation, udfyldning af formularer el.lign. Du kan læse mere om, hvordan du skal forholde dig ift. test og isolation, når du kommer hjem fra en udenlandsrejse på coronasmitte.dk. Du kan få svar på ofte stillede spørgsmål her. Rejseklar og Danskerlisten Du bør downloade vores app Rejseklar og tilmelde dig Danskerlisten, så modtager du information direkte fra os, hvis der sker større ændringer i indrejserestriktionerne, eller hvis rejsevejledningen skifter farve. Andre sikkerhedsrisici Hvis du rejser til Colombia, bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed pga. risikoen for kriminalitet. Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til nedenstående områder, da sikkerhedsrisiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have helt særlige grunde til at rejse dertil: 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.  I ovenstående 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. Vi fraråder alle rejser til grænseområderne til Ecuador, Venezuela og Panama samt byerne Tumaco og Buenaventura. Der er en meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse dertil, bør du på forhånd 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:
Large scale violent protests are taking place in Colombia. There have been reports of deaths and injuries. The protests may disrupt transportation and the supply of food, water and medical services. Some cities have movement restrictions in place (see 'Travel'). You should avoid demonstrations and monitor local media for updates. We advise: Do not travel to Colombia due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Danger level: 5

Do not 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:
Do not travel to Colombia due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Colombia due to crime, terrorism and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Colombia due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Colombia. Do Not Travel to: Arauca, Cauca (except Popayán), Chocó (except Nuquí), Nariño, and Norte de Santander (except Cúcuta) departments due to crime and terrorism. Reconsider Travel to: Several departments throughout the country due to crime and terrorism. Country Summary: 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 country information page.

Danger level: 5

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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?

There are some travel advisories for Colombia. With a risk index of 4 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

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 4.2 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Brazil (4.5), Ecuador (4.2), Peru (4.2), Venezuela with (4.1) and Panama with (3.8 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!