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

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From Colombia to Ecuador by bus

I would like to get from Popayán, Colombia to Quito, Ecuador by bus. It would be very nice to get comfortable overnight bus. Is it possible? Where I can get such information?
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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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Does visiting Colombia hurts one's travel history?

I plan on visiting Colombia in March. However, an acquaintance just told me that having Colombia in my travel history can hurt me when I apply for visas of other countries - particularly USA, Canada, ...
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Luggage storage in Bogota for 4 days

My girlfriend and I are flying from Europe to Colombia in 2 weeks and after that 2 weeks to Venezuela, we are landing in Bogota with 2 big suitcases, and we have a 4 days trip to Cartagena, for this ...
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Is it possible to travel from Brazil to Peru or Colombia, by bus, without entering Bolivia?

I want to arrive in Peru or Colombia from Brazil, by bus. I am wondering if there is an easy & safe way to arrive by bus in Peru, without entering Bolivia? If not, is it possible to go to ...
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How exactly can I buy a local bus ticket (TransMilenio) in Bogotá, Colombia

I am planning to spend several days in Bogotá, and want to use the public transport within the city (not across the country). Note that his question is not about if this is a good idea or not, or ...
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USA Permanent Resident through Asylum, visiting Colombia

I'd like to visit Colombia for tourism but my situation is not straightforward. I'm a legal Permanent Resident of the USA (Green Card holder). I have US Refugee Travel Document (this is my only '...
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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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Does a Nepali need a transit visa for Panama or Colombia?

I am a Nepali passport holder, right now in the Dominican Republic. I have a DR visa. Recently I thought of visiting Bolivia as a tourist. I can't find any direct flights to Bolivia. Do I need a visa ...
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Will I be able to pass through immigration and customs from foreign country to the U.S with damaged green card after an absence of more than one year?

BY THE WAY I have lot of proof of residency in the U.S even my colombian passport was processed in the colombian embassy in New York Lol, and also the stamps of previous admittance. Edit - Wow thanks ...
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Colombian entering Colombia on day of Colombian passport expiry date, could I be refused entry?

So I'm a dual US/Colombian citizen, and I just realized I booked a trip to Colombia on the same date my passport expires! I still hold an up-to-date Colombian "cedula" (aka citizenship card), but I ...
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Staying in Colombia beyond the initially estimated duration, but less than 90 days

Coming from Ecuador to Colombia, I declared at the .EC exit and .CO immigration offices that I was planning to stay in Colombia for a month. I'm really liking Colombia and would like to extend my ...
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How can I get from Historic Centre of Cartagena to La Boquilla by bus?

How can I get from the Historic Centre of Cartagena (the Colombian one) to La Boquilla by public bus? I can see there are a number of different busses on the streets, but I'm unclear on which bus I ...
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Do I need any vaccination for Europe-USA-SouthAmerica trip?

I am Colombian citizen currently living in Ireland. I plan to go to Miami and then to Colombia, returning using the same way. Is there any vaccination requirement in this case?
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What is the “CC” and “Numero” of a credit card holder in Colombia?

I'm trying to make a purchase from Mercadolibre, and am presented with this puzzling "TIPO" and "Numero". After pondering how many customers they lose daily because of this poorly-conceived credit ...
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What do “Victor”, “Tango”, “Quebec”, “Eco”, “Sierra” flight ticket classes mean?

I'm looking at buying a ticket on a regional airline in Colombia, Ada Aero. The tickets from Medellin to Pereira look like this: The plane is an old JetStream 32 with only 19 seats and the flight ...
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Strange merchant names in Colombia on credit card statement [closed]

After a few days in Medellin, I've noticed that my credit card statement has merchant/business names that apparently have nothing to do with the name of the actual place. This isn't for mom&pop ...
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Indonesia or Malaysia tourist visa for Colombian citizen in India

How can a Colombian citizen apply for tourist visa for Indonesia in India. We would like to plan a 2 week vacation there. Is e-visa a possibility? Same question for Malaysian tourist visa.
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Business/services reviews site for Colombia

Is there a Yelp equivalent for Colombia? The best I found was CiudadGuru, but that seems to be more of a Yellow Pages (business listings) than a reviews/ratings site. I'm looking for services like ...
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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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Why was I quizzed about my activities in Colombia by the air-line staff prior to check-in?

At the queue for check-in at El Dorado airport in Bogota, all passengers were submitted to a series of questions by air-line staff (Delta) before reaching the check-in desk. The questions I was asked ...
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Can I enter Colombia on a one way ticket?

I am starting my one year trip through South America in a month, and the country I fly into is Colombia. Since I do not need a visa for Colombia and the surrounding countries, I assumed it should be ...
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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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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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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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Boats from Manaus, Brazil to Leticia, Colombia?

I've heard of and met a few people who have done this route, and I hope to do it at the end of this year or early next year. However, the descriptions were mostly sketchy, and I'm wondering if it's a ...
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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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Obtaining insulin in Colombia as a foreign tourist

I will be travelling in Colombia soon as a foreign tourist (UK national) and will need to acquire insulin whilst there. I will be visiting major cities including Bogota, Medellin and Cartagena. I've ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Planning air travel between Paraguay and Colombia

I am traveling to Paraguay and Colombia this October (order and exact dates are still flexible at this time). Being a resident of the United States, I am accostomed to US-centric travel (i.e., flying ...
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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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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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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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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?
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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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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 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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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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Luggage limit on Colombian buses?

Does anyone know if this luggage limit is accurate? http://www.bolivariano.com.co/corporativo/preguntas-frecuentes?page=1 Todo viajero tiene derecho a transportar como equipaje libre permitido, 15 ...