Current travel advisories for Colombia

Last Update: Saturday, 24. August 2019 at 07:22

We advice caution when travelling to Colombia.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.6 / 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: 2.6 / 5

Colombia shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 2.6 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Venezuela (4.3), Ecuador (2.5), Brazil (2.3), Peru with (2.3) and Panama with (1.8 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
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

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).

New Zealand government

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:
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 southern Valle del Cauca 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.

Maltese government

https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion wishes to inform Maltese travellers that severe flooding and landslides have been reported in some regions. Heavy showers are expected to continue through the end of May. The Pan-American Highway is currently closed in southern Cauca due to a landslide. Severe flooding is affecting four municipalities in western Nariño. New flooding events are likely to occur in Cauca and Nariño.

Danger level: 3

Avoid all but essential travel to certain areas.

Irish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

Finnish government

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

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Vær til enhver tid opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed, når du rejser i Colombia, især pga. risikoen for kriminalitet. De fleste danskere har dog ingen problemer under besøg i landet. Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til følgende områder, da risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have helt særlige grunde til at besøge dem: 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 disse 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. Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Danger level: 3

Be extra cautious..

Danish government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have særlige grunde til at besøge området/landet. Vigtige forretningsrejser og presserende familiebegivenheder kan få rejsende til at vurdere, at et besøg er nødvendigt.

Reisewarnstufe: 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..

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.


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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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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel 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 if a first indicator.