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General Information

The official languages of Colombia are Spanish, English is also official in the archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina..

The national currency of Colombia is Peso (COP).

1 COP equals  .
equals  COP.

Location

Colombia

The distance from to Colombia is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Colombia. Exercise increased caution in Colombia due to crime and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Colombia is 52. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 123 to call the police in Colombia.

LGBT

Colombia has a score of 7 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Colombia ranks #23 worldwide.

There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Colombia. Legal prohibitions on discrimination are not fully enforced. The government has taken measures to increase the rights and protection of LGBTI persons, but there are reports of societal abuse and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Travel Vaccinations

Your country is on the list of confirmed local Zika virus transmissions. Zika is transmitted by mosquito bites. No vaccine is yet available for the prevention or treatment of Zika virus infections.

All travelers to Colombia should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Colombia:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Malaria
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Colombia to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Colombia differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Colombia, the standard voltage is 120 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type A
  • Type B
Weather

The temperature difference between Colombia and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Colombia. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Rain throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 69–84°F  /  20–29°C 82% 85%
Sat November 09 69–87°F  /  20–31°C 84% 94%
Sun November 10 70–87°F  /  21–31°C 87% 92%
Mon November 11 69–82°F  /  21–28°C 92% 99%
Tue November 12 70–80°F  /  21–27°C 88% 98%
Wed November 13 69–82°F  /  21–28°C 88% 95%
Thu November 14 71–87°F  /  22–30°C 82% 42%
Fri November 15 73–87°F  /  23–30°C 80% 76%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 05:40 am and sets at 05:40 pm. This equates to 12.0 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Colombia, it is in . When the sun sets in Colombia, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Colombia is 4.60 COP. Every kilometer costs an additional 4.40 COP. Every hour of waiting time costs 21.20 COP.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Colombia.

The minimum driving age is 16.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 2.00 COP in Colombia.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 11.00 COP.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in Colombia is 18.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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