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Questions tagged [colombia]

Northernmost country in South America, separated from Panama and Central America by the Darien Gap.

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Can a dual national of UK and Colombia enter Colombia with an ID and/or an expired Colombian passport?

I have a British passport which is valid and a Colombian passport that is expired, my Colombian Identity card (Cedula) is valid. I will be travelling at the end of November to Colombia. Will I be ...
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Traveling from Colombia to Brazil - do I need yellow fever vaccination?

So I’m in kind of a difficult situation. I just realised that I might need proof of having had the yellow fever vaccination to get into Brazil. I’m leaving to Brazil in 4 days and I am planning on ...
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Can an Indian citizen with US visa enter Colombia, even when Colombian visa has been denied?

I am an Indian citizen, have worked in Colombia and Brazil before. I applied for a Colombian Work permit visa, and got rejected for no apparent reason (as confirmed with the Embassy.) In the rejection ...
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Leaving Colombia [duplicate]

I was born in Colombia, and also an American citizen. I have dual citizenship and understand that I need to show the Colombian passport to enter Colombia. But what about upon departure? Which passport ...
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How to travel across South America? [closed]

As I know, there are no low cost airlines in South America. In Europe or in Asia you fly to another country for relatively low price. What's the most convenient/cheapest options to travel between ...
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Quick layover in San Andres Airport

I will be flying from Bogota (BOG) via San Andres (ADZ) to Providencia (PVA) on separate tickets. According to schedule, there will be a layover of about 4 hours (11:56 - 16:00). Assuming that the ...
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Colombia travel visa for Indian citizen already having Schengen Visa

Since Colombian embassy's (in Germany as well as in India) website is in Spanish, I am not able to gather the information needed. I need to know if an Indian national, who already has Schengen Visa (...
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Visit, student, fiancée visa for the UK [closed]

I have a girlfriend in Colombia. We want to take the relationship to the next stage. I have asked her to visit me to see what she thinks about a cold country and she how she feels about a life ...
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Travel to Colombia as a dual Colombian-US citizen: is it ok to use my US passport?

At birth I was issued a Colombian passport as my (American) parents were living in Colombia at that time. A few months later I was issued an American passport. The Colombian passport is long expired ...
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Colombia visa stamped on old passport [duplicate]

My Colombia visa is on my previous passport. Since I have run out of pages, I have obtained a new passport. Can I still travel with both passports and enter the country?
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Colombian married to UK citizen

I am Colombian and my husband is a UK citizen but we are living in Colombia. We are planning to visit UK this March but I'm not sure if I need to apply for a tourist visa or if I can just travel with ...
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Do you go through immigration during a layover in Medellín on the way to Bogota?

We have a flight on a US carrier that has a layover in Medellín (Colombia) with a separate leg from Medellín to Bogotá, which is handled by a local carrier. The ticket itself is for a flight from a ...
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Domestic flights for foreigner in Colombia

I will be traveling to Cartagena, Colombia at the end of January. I will be there for 8 days. I want to go to Bogota. I am having trouble finding out how to go about it. I want to fly, not take a bus. ...
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Airline changed itinerary due to cancelled flight, travel time tripled - what can I do?

I booked a flight (san Andres to Medellin) months ago with a rather cheap fare over atrapalo (booking website) with avianca. Atrapalo sent me an e-mail that the flight was cancelled and the ...
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Is it allowed to bring nuts and raisins to Colombia?

I'm flying from Germany to Colombia, and I wanted to know if I'm allowed to carry nuts and/or raisins in my hand luggage. It's a small amount, mainly to have something to eat in mid-flight. This site ...
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How safe is it to travel to Colombia now? (2017) [closed]

I've seen a lot of conflicting statements of safety in Colombia. While most travel websites seem to suggest the violence has gone down, and safety up, I also see that the US state travel website has ...
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Boat from Manaus to Leticia: departure days [duplicate]

I want to go from Manaus, Brazil to Leticia, Colombia. Are there certain days the boat from Manaus goes to Leticia or is there a boat going everyday?
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Travel to Colombia connecting through the USA [duplicate]

My cousin needs to a attend a conference in Cartagena very soon and he is very confused with planning his travel itinerary. The direct flights from India to Cartagena are very expensive and long. He ...
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Indian living in US on H1b travelling to Colombia [duplicate]

Can a Indian Citizen living in US with H1b visa stamped, travel to COLOMBIA without getting tourist visa for Colombia stamped? It is a trip on a very short notice
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Colombia e-visa type for tourism?

I'm Saudi citizen and I would like to apply for e-visa for Colombia, I would like to visit it for tourism for 2 weeks. https://tramitesmre.cancilleria.gov.co/tramites/enlinea/solicitarVisa.xhtml They ...
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Key items to remember for international travel [closed]

I'm from Columbia and I have a trip to Germany planned for the middle of May. It's the first time that I will do this kind of travel and, if it isn't obvious, I'm quite excited!. I already have my ...
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Entering Colombia with Alcohol

I have been asked by a friend to bring a few bottles of alcohol with me (from the US) when I visit Colombia this month (November 2016). After some research I have found that I can bring "two (2) ...
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How will they charge me for exchanging Colombian currency? [closed]

I will be traveling to Colombia next month and I'd like to know how they will charge me. By this I mean that if the exchange rate is approximately 1 USD = 3000 COP, will the charge it as 3000 COP ...
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Can I travel with a TV as luggage? [duplicate]

I want to buy a TV in the US because here (Colombia) TVs are more expensive. Will I have any problem with this? Will the airline allow me to send a TV as luggage? Will the airline pay me if they ...
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I lost my passport, can I leave the USA? [closed]

I had lost my passport a couple weeks ago and what I want to know is that if I can leave the USA without a passport. More specifically I am going to Colombia.
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Can an Indian citizen holding a valid USA visa visit Colombia without a visa?

I am planning to travel to Colombia for about a week to attend an academic conference. I am an Indian passport holder currently living in USA with a F-1 visa. Do I need to obtain a visa beforehand ...
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Can a foreigner still cross the land border from Colombia to Venezuela in March 2016?

Many Colombian-Venezuelan border control points seem to have been closed in the last year or so (at least for Colombian passports), but I have heard here in Colombia of travellers that have managed to ...
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L/100 km or km/L? which one is used? I am planning travel in Mexico & Colombia by car [closed]

In America we say the fuel economy of car in miles/gallon. I know in k countries people use liters/100 km. Some countries use km/liter. My question is: Which format is used in Mexico, Colombia, and ...
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How reliable is public transport in Colombia?

I’m going to Colombia next month, so that is about the time to make some plans. I am flying to Bogota and 16 days later flying back form Barranquilla. My question is how frequent and how reliable bus ...
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Riding motorcycles in Medellin, Colombia with a US DL

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 ...
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Internet access in Colombia

Can anyone tell me what would be the easiest and cheapest way to access the internet? How common are HotSpots (biggest cities or towns) ? Can I rely on it or would be easier to buy 'pay and go' SIM ...
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What popular local street food is unique or particular to Colombia?

I'm going to Bogota, Salento Popayan and Pasto. Any local food and drink is a must try? I'm a big fan of street food too.
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Pay 16% tax at hotels for tourists?

As a tourist in Colombia, do I need to pay the 16% hotel tax? If not, how do I get this money back?
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Getting to the Tatacoa desert

I'll be staying in Salento. What are my options to get to the Tatacoa desert using public transportation? I would guess I can take a bus to Ibague, then from Ibague to Aipe and from there a small boat ...
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Bus schedule Pereira to Filandia

I plan to go from Pereira (Airport if possible) to Filandia, preferably by bus. Is this possible? Can anyone point me to the bus schedule?
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Colombia Inter-City Bus Route and Time-Tables

Is there a site where one can find bus routes between cities in Colombia and their time-tables where the information is reliable and up to date? Otherwise multiple web-sites, maybe per bus company? ...
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Amazon forest in Colombia [closed]

I will be in Colombia for the first 2 weeks in March and want to visit the Amazon rain forest for sure. I want to take out 3-4 days for it. I will be in Bogota and will probably choose a flight to ...
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How do you go from Palomino to Venezuela? [closed]

How can I get to Venezuela from Palomino Colombia? Time is not really an issue but I would like to know the safest/easiest way to cross this border if anyone has recently done it.
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Is it possible to travel from Panama City to Medellin, Colombia by car/bus? [duplicate]

I'm from Brazil and I'm planning to fly to Panama and then take a bus from Panama City to Medellin, is it possible? Direct flights are so expensive!
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Bogotá–Medellín by bus

On the map, the distance between the two biggest cities of Colombia doesn't seem that long at first (245 km as the crow flies). Bing Maps Then again driving distance is around 418–539 km according ...
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Traveling to Colombia - cash or card?

My first question about Colombia - definitely not last. I am going to Colombia at the beginning of April 2016 for (just) 16 days. I am just wondering what would be the best way of keeping my money ...
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Reaching Famous Beaches within Tayrona National Park?

Which is the faster way to reach famous beaches in Tayrona National Park from Baranquilla or Santa Marta? My guidebook is short on details but mentions: Arrecife, Aranilla, La Picina and Playa Cristal....
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Barranquilla airport (Colombia) to Cartagena

I'm planning to travel to Cartagena, but the best inbound flight I'm able to find goes to Barranquilla instead. Can I just take a normal taxi from the Barranquilla airport into Cartagena? How much ...
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Pasto or Popayan, which one is safer?

I'm planning a trip in Colombia from Bogota to the south, I'd like between choose Popayan and Pasto as a stopover. Which city is safer?
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Where exactly does the Carnaval de Barranquilla take place?

While it is said in National Geographic, the Rough Guide to Colombia and other publications that the Carnaval De Barranquilla is the second largest in the world, following the one in Brazil, I cannot ...
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How to get from old town Cartagena to the airport for a very early flight?

Having a very early flight leaving Cartagena airport shortly after 6 AM, what options are available to get there from the old town? Since it is an international flight, I expect to aim for arrival ...
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Sending a credit card from UK to Colombia [closed]

I need to send a credit card from the UK to Bogota, Colombia. I already tried sending the card (and, in the past, other letters) via regular Royal Mail international post, which I assume is received ...
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Flight connections from USA to Cali, Colombia through Bogotá

I'm traveling from the USA to Cali, Colombia. I'm looking at flights and wanted a little advice. For the choices of flights I'll be arriving in Bogotá, Colombia from the US about 6am on a Saturday and ...
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Ferries from Panama to Colombia on the Pacific side?

For walking/biking (or driving) from Mexico to Lima, Perú, the ferries in the Caribbean from Panama to Colombia add a lot of distance. I could save a lot of road if I could go on the Pacific side. ...
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Free yellow fever vaccination in Bogota airport?

I've heard that you can get free yellow fever vaccination in Bogota airport, I'm wondering if I can still do this in Feb. next year?