Colombia travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Colombia with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Colombia.

Colombia travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Colombia with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Colombia - quick facts
Time difference UK -5 hours
Language(s) Spanish
Currency Colombian Peso
Electricity A + B plug (110V)
Driving side Right

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Colombia weather

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Colombia travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Colombia from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Colombia.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Colombia travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Colombia with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Colombia, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Colombia covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Colombia with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Colombia travel features

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Colombia FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Colombia including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Colombia due to Covid-19?

Colombia is open for tourism from the UK.

Negative PCR or Antigen test results or proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK.

Check out Ministry of Health, Colombia for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Colombia?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Colombia. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Colombia and the UK?

The time difference between Colombia and the UK is UK time-5 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Colombia?

The main language spoken in Colombia is Spanish.

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What is the currency in Colombia?

The currency in Colombia is the Colombian Peso (COP).

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Which plugs are used in Colombia?

Colombia uses electrical plug type A + B (110 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Colombia?

They drive on the right side of the road in Colombia.

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