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Monday, 17. June 2019 at 07:23 AM

Colombia Travel Advisory

Warning Level Icon Travelling Colombia is (relatively) safe

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Local Situation: 2.4 / 5

Travelling Colombia is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.6 / 5

Colombia shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Colombia), the Advisory Index is 2.6 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Venezuela (4.4), Ecuador (2.6), Brazil (2.2), Peru with 2.2 and Panama with 1.8 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise increased caution in Colombia due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: Arauca, Cauca (except Popayan), Chocó (except Nuquí), Nariño, and Norte de Santander (except Cucuta) departments due to crime and terrorism. Reconsider Travel to: Several ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/colombia-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/colombia

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Colombia due to violent crime and the threat of terrorism. 

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/colombia

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

New Zealand government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region.

Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Colombia due to violent crime and the threat of terrorism. 

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

New Zealand government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region.

Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Colombia due to violent crime and the threat of terrorism. 

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion wishes to inform Maltese travellers that severe flooding and landslides have been reported in some regions. Heavy showers are expected to continue through the end of May. The Pan-American Highway is currently closed in southern Cauca due to a landslide. Severe flooding is affecting four municipalities in western ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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High degree of caution

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/colombia/

History of rating changes

This is the change history of the risk assessment of Colombia.

Changes from June 12th 2019

The total rating for Colombia changed from 2.2 to 2.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Maltese government increased their existing warning for Colombia to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

About Colombia

Colombia with its capital Bogotá is a country in South America (South America), slightly less than twice the size of Texas (1,138,910 km²). The country is located Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Panama and Venezuela, and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Ecuador and Panama. The climate can be described as tropical along coast and eastern plains; cooler in highlands. The landscape is flat coastal lowlands, central highlands, high Andes Mountains, eastern lowland plains. With a population of about 45.01 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Bogotá
Population about 45.01 million
Size 1138910 km²
Size comparable to slightly less than twice the size of Texas
Common languages Spanish
Timezone America/Bogota with UTC offset of -5 hour(s)
Currency Peso (short: COP)
Common voltage (electricity) 110V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 850, 1900
International phone prefix +57
Internet Top Level Domain .co
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 CO
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 COL
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 170