Colombia international travel advice

Landscape view of Colombia

Colombia 🇨🇴

Colombia is part of Americas with main city at Bogotá. Its Developing country with a population of 49M people. The main currency is Colombian Peso. The languages spoken are Spanish. the Republic of Colombia is the formal name of Colombia It is adviced to Exercise a high degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~24.81 °C   🌧 ~119.62 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 49M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise a high degree of caution

​Demonstrations continue across the country. Avoid protests and large gatherings, as they can turn violent. Expect traffic and transport disruptions in major cities. Contact your airline or tour operator. Be prepared to adjust your travel plans. Monitor local media and follow advice from local authorities. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Colombia overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

issued date: November 25, 2019

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

Colombia uses 110V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Colombia uses the Colombian peso (symbol: $), code COP.Banknotes come in denominations of 100000, 50000, 20000, 10000, 5000, 2000 and 1000 pesos. Peso is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20 pesos.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Colombia. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Colombia. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts usually include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Colombia is on average 4.5 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Colombia is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 40,062.86 COP, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Avantel, Claro, Movistar or Tigo. Colombia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Colombia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Colombia, dial +, then 57 (the country code for Colombia), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Colombia, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 1 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Colombia you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 30-60 km/h (18-37 mph) in all built-up areas, 80-90 km/h (49-55 mph) on undivided highways, 90-100 km/h (55-62 mph) on motorways and 90-100 km/h (55-62 mph) on expressways.

🆘 Emergency

Universal

112

Police

112

Ambulance

112

Fire department

112

Last updated: January 1, 2020