Colombia Essentials

A list of essential information about Colombia, including language, currency, visa requirements, time zone, dialling code and emergency numbers.

Language: Spanish
Currency:
Peso (COP) – check latest exchange rates on xe.com
Visas:
Free / 90-day issued at border with proof of onward travel; see visa requirements for more details
Time zone:
GMT -5 (BST -6)
Dialling code: 
57
Emergency codes: 
Police 123, Medical 132
Capital city:
Bogotá
Population:
48,400,388
Tipping: 
In hotels and restaurants a voluntary 10% is suggested; tipping is not necessary in taxis.
Electricity: 110V/60hz. Colombia uses the below AC power plug and sockets. We recommend the OREI travel adaptor. It works in over 150 countries and includes a USB charger.

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Insurance: We recommend travel insurance from WorldNomads.com – available in over 150 countries.


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