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Colombia is a famous destination for the admirers of nature and history. The country is very diverse and offers a wide variety of sights for every visitor. Apart from amazing Caribbean beaches, there are many ancient historical sites, voluminous mountains and rainforests.
The variety of climates makes every season in Colombia worthwhile.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Colombia. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Colombia: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, yellow fever, rabies, and influenza.
Mosquito-borne diseases are found throughout Colombia’s climates. Be sure to bring repellents to avoid dengue, Zika, malaria and yellow fever. The exact infections in each region vary. Consult with a travel health specialist to learn more.
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A passport is required to enter Colombia. Visas are not required for stays under 90 days.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Colombia is an equatorial country with a tropical climate. Due to the variance in altitude, the climate alternates a lot. It is a great destination all year long, as even in rainy periods, some of regions will be dry and sunny.
The daily average temperatures alternate between the high-60’s to mid-80’s throughout the year.
Colombia has a high crime rate. Even though security has improved in recent years, practice caution at all time during your visit. Various factions still operate in the jungles of Colombia working in anything from the drug trade to kidnapping.
Avoid wandering in unknown neighbourhoods and walking alone in the dark. Do not accept drinks or cigarettes from strangers and refuse drugs at all times. Keep valuables in a safe place and don’t carry large amounts of cash with you.
The coastlines are generally safe than the in-land. Be careful at beaches and other public places as pickpocketing and petty theft can occur. Events like Carnaval are prime targets for these opportunists.
Colombia’s many cities and rainforests offer much to explore.
In major cities like Bogota and Cartagena, nightlife thrives. Visit any of the many clubs, but be aware of your surroundings. These cities are also sites for large Carnaval celebrations in February. These huge, week long parties invite travelers to let loose and have fun.
Colombia is also home to some of South America’s amazing pre-Incan ruins. Consider a guided tour to visit these areas as venturing on your own can be dangerous.
Colombia is known for its wide variety of climates and activities. Make sure you pack according to your itinerary.
If you find yourself in need of help while traveling in Colombia, there is a U.S. embassy in the capital city of Bogota.
U.S. Embassy Bogota
Calle 24 Bis No. 48-50
Bogotá, D.C. Colombia
Mailing address: Carrera 45 No. 24B-27 Bogotá, D.C. 110111 Colombia
Telephone: +(57) (1) 275-2000
Emergency after-hours telephone: +(57) (1) 275-4021
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