Information about Colombia
Population: 46.871.321 (Est. 2013)
Capital: Bogotá 7.363.782 hab. (2010)
Official Languages: spanish
The national flag of Colombia is Avianca (AV).
Main cities: Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Manizales, Cartagena de Indias, Santa Marta, San José de Cucuta.
According to your nationality, before planning your trip, please check with the embassy or consulate of Colombia in your country of residence, if you need Visa in order to enter the country. Make sure to have the health insurance required and the valid passport, as well.
In addition to passport and visa, if you plan to travel to Colombia, whether for business or pleasure, we suggest to review the following information: International Airports - Airport Safety Rules - baggage allowance, size and weight restrictions - Most visited cities - Driving in Colombia - Electricity - Time Zone - Business hours - National Holidays - Weights and Measures - Rules of Etiquette and Commercial Practices
Currency: Colombian Peso ($) (COP)
Time Zone: (GMT-5)
Vaccination data up to july 2012:
- Obligatory vaccines: None
- Recommended vaccines: Yellow Fever (for travelers who only travel to Bogotá, Cali, or Medellín are in less risk), Hepatitis A, Tetanus-diphtheria, Pertussis, MMR vaccine.