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Colombia travel advice
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Colombia travel guide - essential info
Below is a beginner's guide to Colombia with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.
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Colombia travel advice
Check the latest travel advice on visiting Colombia from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.
- UK traveller advice for Colombia - UK FCDO
- Irish traveller advice for Colombia - Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
- Canadian travel advice for Colombia - Government of Canada
- US travel advisories for Colombia - US Department of State
- Safe travel advisories for Colombia - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
- Smarter traveller advice for Colombia - Department of Foreign Affairs, Australia
Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Colombia.
Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
FCDO travel advice
Colombia travel health
Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Colombia with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.
- Vaccines & medicines for Colombia - CDC
- Health & vaccinations for Colombia - TravelHealthPro, NaTHNac
- How to stay safe & healthy in Colombia - Fit for Travel, Public Health Scotland
Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Colombia, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.
Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Colombia covid live updates
Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Colombia with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.
- Travellers' health for Colombia - Ministry of Health, Colombia
- Coronavirus timeline in Colombia - Our World in Data
Colombia travel features
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Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Colombia including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.
Are there entry restrictions to Colombia due to Covid-19?
Colombia is open for tourism from the UK.
Negative PCR or Antigen test results or proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK.
Check out Ministry of Health, Colombia for more information.
Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Colombia?
You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Colombia. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.
What is the time difference between Colombia and the UK?
The time difference between Colombia and the UK is UK time-5 hours.
What is the main language spoken in Colombia?
What is the currency in Colombia?
Which plugs are used in Colombia?
Colombia uses electrical plug type A + B (110 Volts).
Which side of the road do they drive on in Colombia?
They drive on the right side of the road in Colombia.
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