Frequently asked questions about Colombia

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📅 August 2, 2023
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Frequently asked questions about Colombia

When you start planning a trip, questions about the destination will always come up. Don't worry, here is a list of frequently asked questions that travelers are looking for about Colombia.

What vaccinations do I need to be in Colombia?

It is not required to have any vaccine to be in Colombia. It is recommended to have the vaccine against yellow fever if you plan to visit the jungle, so always consult if the region you want to travel to requires special vaccinations or health precautions. To travel to some areas of the country it is necessary to be vaccinated against yellow fever, which must be received 15 days before traveling.

What language do they speak in Colombia?

In Colombia most people speak Spanish and a minority have indigenous native languages. In certain occasions many people get confused because in each region one word can have a different meaning than another. Also in many regions the tone can vary and the endings of the words, which is due to the plurality of dialects and accents that Colombia has.

What stations does Colombia have?

Thanks to our climates we have thermal floors, which vary according to the position of each of the cities. So when you travel around the country, you can find temperatures above 30°C or even temperatures below 0.

What are Colombia's typical dishes?

The gastronomy in Colombia is very varied, precisely because of the plurality of cultures that have safeguarded a unique gastronomy since their ancestors. However, there are dishes that you must try when visiting Colombia; among the most outstanding are the Bandeja Paisa, El Ajiaco, La Arepa de huevo, the llanera meat, tamales from Tolima and a delicious sancocho de gallina.

Is it safe to travel to Colombia?

Visiting Colombia is far from being dangerous, on the contrary, it is one of the most fun and dazzling experiences you can live, because this country has kept for years great natural, historical and cultural treasures that make this destination the favorite of all adventurers who want an experience to another level.

What documents do I need to enter Colombia?

Citizens of Mercosur countries have two ways to show their identification documents. The identity card or the valid passport, but other countries will be able to enter Colombia only with their passport.

What currency is used in Colombia?

The Colombian peso is the official currency of the Republic of Colombia, its abbreviation is COP.

What is the drinking age in Colombia?

In Colombia, the legal age for the consumption of liquor is 18 years old, and establishments have the right to request an identity document to authorize the sale and consumption of liquor.

What is the prefix to call Colombia?

The prefix for cell phones in Colombia is +57 and the most prominent landline codes are (036) for Eje Cafetero, (031) for the capital district, (035) for Cartagena and (034) for Medellín.

What should I pack to travel to Colombia?

The type of clothing can vary depending on the cities you want to visit, as there are very hot climates where the ideal is cool, loose and light-colored clothing. But if your destination is colder our recommendation is to bring closed shoes, coat and hat, the ruana is already available here.

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