Area: 1,138,914 km²
Capital: Bogota
Population: 46,366,364 inhabitants (2012)

Travel advice
Availability: All travel to certain areas in Colombia inadvisable.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
January, February, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Colombia. This will avoid the months with the most chance of precipitation.


Spanish is the official language in Colombia. In addition, there are several local languages ​​(about 60).

Travel documents
You must have a passport valid for at least six months upon arrival in Colombia.
A visa is not necessary if you are staying less than 90 days in Colombia.


Immunization (vaccination)
For a visit to Colombia, it is recommended to get one or more vaccinations .

In Colombia (except Bogota, Cartagena, Manizales, Pasto and San Andrés Island) there is malaria.

Money and Money
In Colombia is paid by the Colombian peso (COP).

Traffic and route
In Colombia you have to drive on the right side of the road.

In Colombia you need an adapter. You will also need a converter in some cases.

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Colombia can be found on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Colombia can be found on Abyznewslinks .

Websites ending in .co from Colombia.
Official website of Colombia: and .


On Flickr you can find a beautiful collection of photos of Colombia.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Colombia.

An overview of all the holidays in Colombia can be found on .

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected natural areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Colombia can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage Sites in Colombia can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube,,, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.




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