A list of essential information about Colombia, including language, currency, visa requirements, time zone, dialling code and emergency numbers.
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
Tipping: In hotels and restaurants a voluntary 10% is suggested; tipping is not necessary in taxis.
Insurance: We recommend travel insurance from WorldNomads.com – available in over 150 countries.
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.