Colombia 🇨🇴

Bogotá

Colombia is part of Americas with main city at Bogotá. Official language is Spanish. Colombia uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC-05:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

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💱 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.

📡 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 41,104.87 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 .

🔌 Sockets

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

🛣️ 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

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Last updated: July 13, 2019