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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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Several people already mentioned the sail boat option, but as none of them has done it themselves, I will add my experience from May 2009: As said elsewhere the hostels in Panama city act as intermediaries between travelers and the boats. They have a list of boats leaving on certain dates with prices which ranging from 250 to 350 US dollars. While some of ...


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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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Timatic (the visa system used by many airlines) specifically states for a US citizen visiting Columbia : Visitors traveling as tourist are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay and documents required for their next destination. Warning: - Visitors, traveling as tourist, not holding return/onward tickets could ...


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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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I just found an answer on yahoo anwsers (Portuguese). There are boats that take you from Manaus to Leticia. You just buy the ticket directly in the boat, there are no agencies. The schedule is a bit irregular but as a rule of thumb they go out every other day. The journey takes around 5 to 7 days. If two boats depart on the same day (apparently it can ...


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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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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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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, ...


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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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Apparently scheduled sea options are very limited or nonexistent. As mentioned, last year when I quickly checked, the flights (via mainland Colombia) I found were really expensive (like 800+ USD)... But now that I'm aware of despegar.com (cheap flight search engine for Latin America), I know a bit better. As Karlson mentioned, the main airport of the ...


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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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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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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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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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Not sure if ferries are available to St Andres but you can certainly look at the official site for more details but from the Wiki page all I could find is that by sea you can only reach the island on a cruise ship. Of course the island does have an airport so you can get there by plane. Most of the services are via Colombia(Bogota, Medellin, Cartagena) or ...


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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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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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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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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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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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