Planning for Deposition Travel to Colombia
Entry Requirements for Colombia
There are no special visas (tourist or business) required to enter Colombia for a stay of less than 90 days. A valid passport is required. Planet Depos does recommend traveling with a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond your departure date from Colombia. You will need one blank passport page for the entry stamp. However, Planet Depos recommends having at least 2 blank pages. You will also need to check any countries you pass through to determine if a separate transit visa is required, as there are not many direct flights to Colombia from the U.S.
For more information, you can also contact the Colombian Embassy (2118 Leroy Place NW Washington DC 20008)
Flying to Colombia
There are three major international airports in Colombia:
- El Dorado International Airport (BOG) – Bogota
- Jose Maria Cordova International Airport (MDE) – Medellin
- Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International Airport (CLO) – Cali
Airlines flying to Colombia include:
Travel in Colombia
You can also download the SmartTravel App for your smartphone created by the U.S. Department of State.
Staying in Colombia
There are several locations where U.S. depositions may be taken in Colombia. For example, the capital Bogota offers many luxury hotels from which to choose for your lodging and conference room needs. We are more than happy to assist you with your conference room needs and hotel recommendations.
Medical Information for Colombia
Colombia has adequate medical care in the larger cities, but emergency rooms are often overcrowded. For a list of medical facilities and English-speaking doctors in Colombia, please visit:
For updated health information, including health travel alerts and immunizations, please visit the Colombia specific website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Colombia’s currency is the Colombian Peso. The exchange of foreign currency should only be made in hotels, banks and bureaus de change, never on the street, as that can be dangerous. ATMs are available in all major cities, but again, street ATMs should not be used for safety reasons. Major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) are widely accepted.
For up-to-date information on the local conversion rate, please visit a reputable currency converter website such as OANDA which also offers an app for smartphones.
Colombia is an equatorial country, and her climatic variations are determined by trade winds, humidity, and most of all, altitude. There are two seasons, and two rainy periods (April to June, then August to November) and two dry periods (July and December to March). The temperatures vary little throughout the year, but do vary by altitude. The upland areas and mountains are cooler, while the Amazon region is generally warm and wet year round. Bogota enjoys spring-like days all year, with cool days and crisp nights, although when the sun is shining, it can be quite hot during the day.