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Not at all. It's not on a list of banned countries either. Source: I've travelled to at least 80 countries, including Colombia, Cuba, Iran, Uzbekistan, Zambia and other odd countries. Post-Colombia, I actually flew directly into the US. I got a lot of questions as I'd only been in Bogota for 3 days, but once I passed those, it was all good. The only one ...


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No, this is absolutely false! I'm British, and my wife is Colombian. We go to Colombia quite a bit and we've both travelled (separately and together) to all these countries. A few specific examples: I've flown to the US directly from Colombia several times We lived in Germany for two years, flying several times directly to and from Colombia. Colombians ...


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These interviews are standard for most flights to the US, and are mandated by the US government. Although similar rules have existed for several years, the latest round were announced in June of 2017, and came into effect 120 days later. Although these interviews are mandated by the government, it is the responsibility of the airline to carry them out. In ...


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In general, a citizen can't be denied to enter his own country that's sort of the meaning of being a citizen. Since you still have a valid passport there should be absolutely no problems. You are not a visitor, you are a citizen and all you need to do is convince the border guard you are a citizen. Even an expired passport would quite probably work but in ...


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Asking for Information, the Right Way You ask for a cost-/effort-effective solution to procuring insulin in Colombia. The fact that most authoritative websites on the topic only explain how to pack supplies, and how many to pack (see Diabetes UK for an example) somewhat hints to the fact that you are not guaranteed to be able to always find, and buy, insulin ...


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Why would anyone not choose the cheapest available option? Click on the "Condiciones" link and compare the results. You should see different conditions relating to: whether the fare is refundable or changeable or not what the conditions are for refunds or changes, including when you can do so, and associated penalties how long in advance you must buy the ...


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Departure controls in your country of citizenship are not the problem here. The green card is not legally sufficient to return to the US after more than 1 year of absence. Furthermore, an airline is unlikely to allow you to board a flight to the US with an expired green card. You should apply for a returning resident visa. A permanent resident (called ...


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Yes you can. If you go on the El Dorado Airport official website, they have a health section where they detail those services. You can get a free vaccine any day of the week between 7 and 7, including yellow fever. Just go to the Fontibon Hospital area on the second floor of the airport. It seems you might need basic Spanish to explain what you want though....


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After completing the travel without incident, I can confirm that Indian citizens with a valid non-tourist USA visa are indeed exempted from certain visa requirements to travel to Colombia. I faced no issue at the airport or immigration, as both airport staff and border agents were aware of the rule.


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Why would anyone not choose the cheapest available option? They wouldn't -- so most booking sites don't bother showing all the options, and just present the cheapest price for each service class that's still available. However, the data format that airlines use to inform ticket sellers happens to work in terms of fare classes. The travel agency's computer ...


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Yes it is possible. But you are not going to like it. There is a bus connection from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Santiago Chile, going through Paraguay and Argentina, which does not enter Bolivia. Once there you can take a bus from Santiago, Chile to Bogota Columbia, passing through Peru and Equador. These trips take approximately 2.5 days and 4 days ...


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I urge you to be extremely careful here, and to follow the advice given elsewhere to think carefully about if the request is legitimate or a scam. If you are certain of your friend's identity and conclude that you do indeed want to help them pay for a passport, you can indeed to so by credit card. According to the step-by-step instructions on the Colombian ...


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On one on my last trips, in the immigration counter next to me, the agent was telling a traveler (with issues with dual nationality) that Colombia couldn't refuse colombian nationals the entry to Colombia, but if they want to leave the country again they had to resolve the problem with the colombian passport. So I think that you won't have problems entering ...


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Sorry for the late answer. You shouldn't pay any hotel tax in Colombia, even if they insist. Anyone traveling on a tourist visa is exempt from paying taxes on any hotel registered with the National Tourism Register (which I understand is a requirement for every hotel in the country) or a travel package. I own a tourism company in Colombia and cleared this ...


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I live in Bogota. Let me start with your statements. after arrival at the BOG airport, I must take a green connector bus, which is free. There is no option to buy a TransMilenio card at the airport. using the connector, I will come to a normal bus station most larger bus stations are in the middle of the street, as many buses have dedicated lanes in most ...


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I can happily confirm that insulin is available for purchase over-the-counter in pharmacies in Colombia. I've bought some myself, I simply asked for it at a pharmacy and paid for it, I required no prescription, or any doctor's note or other evidence that I am Diabetic. I'll reiterate that I did check that my specific types of insulin were available in ...


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Just got back from three weeks in Colombia. Here are notes based off my travel in Jan 2016. I'll be comparing prices to US dollars. Exchange rate The exchange rate is approximately 1 USD = 3300 COP at the time of this writing. To estimate prices, you're better off just dividing any price you see by 3000 to get a fair estimate of its USD price after any ...


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I fear the bonus points may not be achievable. All the signs are that, basically, the allowance is whatever you want it to be, in practice. There is clearly no way whether 70cl or 1L each is going to make any difference: Responses to a question on Colombia Connections about what the dollar allowance is for US purchases brought to Colombia before you have ...


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Apparently "Tipo" is the Identification Document Type: C.C: Cedula de Ciudadania C.E: Cédula de Extranjería N.I.T: Numero de Identificacion Tributaria The "Cedula de Extranjeria is is apparently given to visitors who are staying over 3 months, so as a regular tourist, I can't enter any meaningful data in that field. After entering "1234...", I was forced ...


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Yes. It's not the only option, but the obvious choice is Ormeno's direct connection between Rio / Sao Paulo and Lima. It's a bit of a long ride, at around 4 full days of travel. Here's the Ormeno website. Here's my experience of doing that trip from Lima to Rio. I'm not aware of being able to buy a ticket for this connection online. You'd have to go to one ...


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Yes it can, in combination with other factors. I'm Canadian and I crossed from the US into Mexico by motorcycle about five years ago. I was in Mexico for about four months and during that time, I took a flight to Bogota, Colombia to attend a tech conference. When I crossed back from Mexico to the US at El Paso, I was handcuffed, detained, searched, and ...


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According to the Barranquilla’s carnival 2016 program, the festival takes place at many different locations around the city: So you would have to go to different streets/stadiums depending on which day you'll be there. There is also a detailed plan of the route which is incredibly useful since Via 40 is very long.


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Currently, no. There is no road connecting the two countries. Briefly and recently, a ferry ran between Panama and Colombia. However, it seems it is no longer available: Their Facebook page is empty, their website is suspended. Outdated information at Wikioverland suggests the ferry didn't run for most of 2015 either.


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What you posted states clearly that you're not allowed to import such things into Colombia; however, you should have no problem taking them on the aircraft with you. Just be sure to discard any remaining food before you clear customs and immigration in Colombia. As noted by another poster, the usual limits on liquids/gels apply, if you're considering ...


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First of all - every contract of carriage I've ever seen says it is the responsibility of the passenger to have the proper paperwork and it is not the airline's responsibility to provide return transportation of you are denied entry to a country. I know this is an old thread but may be useful to others in 2016. I have traveled extensively to Colombia (...


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If the passport number, and the passport number listed on the visa, do not match then this mismatch could cause serious difficulties during travel. For example, a border control officer could conclude that she was somehow trying to use somebody else's visa to enter the country. She should contact the US agency which issued her visa, tell them about the ...


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2 hours are more than enough. Customs and immigration in Colombia are efficient, I fly regularly using this connection and never had problems with this connection. You'll be in your gate in less than 45 minutes.


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Barranquilla to Cartagena took me just under 1 hour and 30 minutes a few days ago. I did this by bus for 23000 COP which comes to roughly 9 CDN or 6 USD. A few days before I did it the opposite way for the same price and it took 1 hour and 20 minutes. Taking a taxi you can expect to save time as you wont have to shuffle between the airports and bus ...


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Like JoErNanO suggests, you should look at websites of the bus hubs, called "Terminals". That being said, the info is probably out of date. I'd suggest asking the locals and arriving super early. Latin american transportation is not as punctual as what you'd expect from the first world. Terminal Cartagena Terminal Barranquilla Santa Marta doesn't ...


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Bus it to Aipe then Taxi Rome2Rio suggests a bus from Salento to Pereira, followed by another bus from Pereira to Aipe, and from there a Taxi to Villavieja. Below is a screenshot of the suggested route: Quoting from the Terminal Pereira website, the scheduled departures for Aipe are: Buses to/from Salento seem to depart/arrive every 2 hours. Public ...


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