Colombia FAQ

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The best time to travel to Colombia is during December, January, and Holy Week, when the number of festivals for visitors to enjoy is highest.  With the country’s location on the equator, the weather is relatively stable, with major variances in temperature due to altitude, as opposed to season.  Therefore, Colombia can be visited during the rest of the year as well.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website provides recommended and/or required vaccinations for each country.  For Colombia, it recommends that you should be up-to-date with routine vaccines such as measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and that you get your yearly flu shot.  It also recommends that you get vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Typhoid, and Hepatitis B, depending upon your travel plans.  Since rabies can be found in bats and other mammals in Colombia, rabies vaccine is recommended if you will be involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put you at risk for animal bites, such as adventure travel and caving.  It recommends yellow fever vaccination if you are traveling to certain parts of the country, but it is generally not recommended for travelers visiting Barranquilla, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellin, and not recommended for travelers visiting Bogota.  You should see a health-care provider at least 4-6 weeks before your trip to allow time for your vaccines to take effect.

There is a relatively low risk of malaria for travel to Colombia. Talk to your doctor about how you can prevent malaria while traveling.

U.S., Australian, Canadian, and EU citizens (except Bulgaria) require a valid passport for at least 90 days from date of entry and return ticket for stays of up to 90 days.  Bulgarian citizens also require a visa.  Citizens of other countries are advised to contact the Colombian embassy in their country before traveling.

Voltage: 110 V; Frequency: 60 HZ; Plugs: Type A (Flat blade attachment plug), and Type B (Flat blades with round grounding pin).

Visitors to Colombia are exempt from the departure tax as long as their stay does not exceed 60 days.

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