PRACTICAL INFORMATION
COLOMBIA KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Travel to Colombia. Explore every corner and immerse yourself in the centuries’ worth of customs and traditions that make up Colombian culture. Savor the sabrosura that’s present in every moment. A trip to Colombia is an unmissable experience and it’s one you’ll never forget. It’s time to pack your bags and travel to the one country that has it all.

Once you begin to plan your trip to the Land of Sabrosura, read through the pages of this website. This is Colombia’s Official Portal. Here we offer all the information you need to organize your trip and ensure you don’t miss one second of the country’s legendary sabrosura.

Below you will find top tips and suggestions to make the most of your visit:

We’re sure you’ll have questions, and we invite you to visit our forum. It offers practical advice from tourists from across the world. They’ve all been to Colombia and succumbed to its charms. You can join them by posting any comments and questions you have about your trip.

If you prefer a more personalized service, we invite you to use our chat option. You can also write to us using the contact option at the bottom of the page.

  • Climate

    From warm to freezing Colombia is privileged in having all known climate zones, making the country a destination with a wide variety of landscapes.

  • Culture

    The joyous, colourful cultural heritage of the Colombian people is visible in festivals and carnivals where music plays a leading role.

  • Health and vaccination

    It is important to be aware of potential risks when travelling. The most common illnesses in Colombia are acute altitude sickness, stomach problems, and in jungle areas malaria and yellow fever.

  • Emergency numbers

    Anyone can call emergency numbers for free from landlines and cell phones.

  • Visa

    Passengers from countries that have restrictions must apply for a tourist visa at the Colombian consulate in their home country. Visa restrictions for entering Colombia:

  • Embassies

    In several cities of the world work embassies and consulates of the Republic of Colombia . Below you can see a list of official representations in other countries.

  • Measures and electricity

    In Colombia the International Unit System (IUS), heir to the metric system, is used.

  • Currency

    The currency in Colombia is the peso. There are $ 1,000, $ 2,000, $ 5,000, $ 10,000, $ 20,000 and $50.00 bills and $50 $ 100, $ 200, $ 500 and $ 1,000 coins. Then you can convert other currencies.

  • Downloads

    In this section you will find a list of available non-commercial tools that can be downloaded for more information about Colombia's offer as one of the best international tourist destination.

  • Information of Colombia

    Welcome to Colombia, a tropical country of incredible diversity and charm. Its ever-changing geography, a history loaded with mystery and adventure, its people and cultures, have fascinated the world...