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Last verified: Saturday, 4. July 2020 at 07:21 AM

Colombia Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Colombia

Local Situation: 3.3 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Colombia. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.5 / 5

Colombia shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Colombia), the Advisory Index is 3.5 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Venezuela (4.4), Brazil (3.6), Ecuador (3.4), Peru with 3.4 and Panama with 2.8 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Colombia

There are currently 109,505 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Colombia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 3,777 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Colombia.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Colombia

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Colombia.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Colombia from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 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, ...

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Undvik att resa till de flesta områdena på landsbygden och till gränstrakterna. Var normalt försiktig i städerna. I många områden i de största städerna är rån och våld vardag. Översvämningar och jordskred förekommer under regnperioden.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/CO

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til hele verden, herunder Colombia. Det gør vi, fordi mange lande i øjeblikket indfører omfattende restriktioner med kort varsel for at forebygge smittespredning med coronavirus/COVID-19. Restriktioner omfatter i flere lande ind- og udrejserestriktioner, udgangsforbud o. lign. Den danske ambassade i Bogotá har de ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/colombia/

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Colombia.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Grænseområdet til Ecuador, Venezuela og Panama. Byerne Tumaco og Buenaventura.

Info: Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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If you wish to be informed of viable commercial flight options to return to Australia, register with the Australian Embassy in Bogota and follow the Embassy on social media for updates on flights. A country-wide quarantine is in place. Preventative isolation is mandatory, with limited exceptions. All land, sea and river borders are now closed. There is a ban ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/colombia

Individual rating changes for Colombia

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Colombia. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Colombia changed from 3.1 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Colombia changed from 3.0 to 3.1. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Colombia to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Colombia changed from 2.9 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Colombia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Colombia changed from 2.5 to 2.9. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Colombia with a rating of 4.0.

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Colombia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Colombia changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Colombia with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Colombia with a rating of 3.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Colombia with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Colombia with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Colombia with a rating of 2.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Colombia with a rating of 2.0.

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 1.138.910 km²
Size comparable to slightly less than twice the size of Texas
Common languages Spanish
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

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Colombia is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution
  • deforestation
  • especially in Bogota
  • from vehicle emissions
  • soil and water quality damage from overuse of pesticides

Natural hazzards

  • Galeras (4,276 m) is one of Colombia's most active volcanoes, having erupted in 2009 and 2010 causing major evacuations; it has been deemed a Decade Volcano by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of s
  • highlands subject to volcanic eruptions
  • occasional earthquakes
  • periodic droughts

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Colombia. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. beverages
  2. cement
  3. chemicals
  4. clothing
  5. coal
  6. emeralds
  7. food processing
  8. footwear
  9. gold
  10. oil

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. cocoa beans
  3. coffee
  4. corn
  5. cut flowers
  6. forest products
  7. oilseed
  8. rice
  9. shrimp
  10. sugarcane

Colombian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Colombia.

Export products

  1. apparel
  2. bananas
  3. coal
  4. coffee
  5. cut flowers
  6. emeralds
  7. nickel
  8. petroleum

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. consumer goods
  3. electricity
  4. fuels
  5. industrial equipment
  6. paper products
  7. transportation equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Colombia?

Colombia is currently rated at 3,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Colombia.

Is it safe to travel Colombia in 2020?

Visiting the country Colombia is usually fine. The score is at 3,3 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Colombia?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Colombia.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Colombia?

There are currently 109,505 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Colombia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 3,777 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Colombia.

What is the size of Colombia?

Colombia has a size of 1,138,910 km² or 439,735 mi² which is slightly less than twice the size of Texas.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.