I'm planning to visit Medellin and Bogota sometime in the near future. I've a U.S. DL which endorses motorcycles. Is it legal to ride motorcycles in Colombia with a US driver's license? Is it required to carry any other identification other than the U.S. DL in case if I'm on the road?

  • The International Driver Permit is always a good idea, whether it's required or not. Feb 29, 2016 at 22:38
  • If you're not a Colombian resident, as you appear not to be, you should perhaps be carrying your passport with you while you are in Colombia.
    – phoog
    Feb 29, 2016 at 22:47

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The national law allows to ride with your foreign license. However you should issue an International Driver Permit. Don't expect the local police to be able to read or understand your USA license, the translation provided by the IDP should do the work.

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