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Colombia international travel guide in 2024

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Colombia is part of South America with main city at Bogotรก. It's usually ๐ŸŒค๏ธ 25.15 ยฐC in Colombia with a rainfall of ๐ŸŒง 122.12 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in Colombia. Internet speed in Colombia is on average 4.5 Mbps. In Colombia you drive on the right side. Its Developing country with a population of 49M people. The main currency is Colombian Peso. The languages spoken are Spanish. Automatic teller machines are common in Colombia. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
๐Ÿ‘ Developing ย  ๐ŸŒค๏ธ ~25.15 ยฐC ย  ๐ŸŒง ~122.12 mmย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 49M people

Colombia Travel Advice

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution
We've reviewed our advice for Colombia. We haven't changed the level of our advice, exercise a high degree of caution. Higher levels apply in some areas. The Nevado del Ruiz volcano continues showing signs of increased seismic activity. Colombian authorities have ordered the evacuation of high-risk areas and indicated that an eruption is likely in the coming days or weeks. Follow the advice of local authorities. COVID-19 related entry requirements have been lifted. Face masks are still required in some situations. We advise: Exercise a high degree of cautionย in Colombia due to high levels of crime and terrorism. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Colombia Weather

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Colombia Essential travel details

๐Ÿ”Œ Plugs

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

๐ŸŒ Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish

Money in Colombia

๐Ÿ’ฑ 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.

๐Ÿง 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 โ€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ 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 โ€˜extraโ€™ tip. Receipts usually include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Calling in Colombia

๐Ÿ“ก 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.

๐Ÿ“ฑ 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.

๐Ÿ“ž 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 in Colombia

๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ 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.

๐Ÿ†˜ Emergency

Universal
112
Police
112
Ambulance
112
Fire department
112

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