Government : Republic
Capital : Bogota
Area : 1 141 748 km²
Population : 44,8 million
Official languages : Spanish
Currency : Colombian Peso
Vaccines and health
A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is mandatory for all travellers over one year of age. An HIV certificate mandatory if staying more than 3 months.
For adults, don’t forget your vaccinations: Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A & B and Meningitis A & C and for those people at risk: Tuberculosis, Rabies.
For children, don’t forget the vaccinations: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Tuberculosis, Measles, German Measles, Mumps, Hepatitis A & B, (1, long stay), Meningitis A & C (1, long stay for travellers over 18 months old), Typhoid (1, long stay for those over 5 years old).
In Colombia, you must be warned about AIDS, Amebiasis, Ascaris, Hepatitis A & B, Chagas Disease (1, trypanosomiasis), dengue, cholera, Leishmaniasis, Japanese encephalitis, malaria, Poisonous Fish, Snakes, Scorpions, Spiders, Polio, Sexually transmitted diseases, Tetanus, Tuberculosis, Typhoid, Yellow Fever.
When to go ?
The dry season is the best period to visit the country, which means winter in Europe.
Visas and diplomacy
For all information, please contact your embassy or the Colombia consulate.
Food and drinks
Hygienic problems in restaurants, markets and shops. Avoid tap water. Better to consume local bottled water or imported.
Best places to go
The Del Oro Museum of Bogota, the Cartagena and the Caraibean coast, the National Park of Los Katiós in the north-west of the country and the sanctuary of Nuestra Señora in las Lajas.
19, rue des Longs Prés
92100 Boulogne - FRANCE
Our opening hours are from 9:00 to 18:00 Central Europe Time from Monday to Friday to contact our consultants. Our medical platforms are reachable 24/24 and 365 days a year..
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