Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Colombia are available from the NHS website
For up to date information around safety and security in Colombia read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Colombia.
December and March as it rains the least during these months, especially in the Andean regions. This isColombia's peak tourist season.
British nationals can enter Colombia for up to 90 days as a visitor without a visa at the discretion of the Colombian Immigration Officer on arrival. You may need to provide evidence of return or onward travel.
The official currency of Colombia is the Colombian peso.
Some of the most common animals that are found in Colombia are anteaters, sloths, tapirs, spectacled bears, deer, capybaras, pumas, jaguars and several monkey species.
Colombia's national dish, without a doubt, is the Bandeja Paisa. It contains white rice, red beans, succulent ground beef, fried plantain, chorizo, a corn variety called morcilla, crunchy chicharron (pork crackling), an arepa, and fresh avocado. It is all topped with a fried egg.
Other minority languages spoken in Colombia include Romani languages, signlanguage, and English. English has official status in some regions of Colombia, including Providencia and Santa Catalina. A total of 101 languages are listed in the Ethnologue database for Colombia.
The currency in Colombia is the Colombian peso. In small restaurants, some people tip 1000 pesos or less (about $ .50 US); A few tip 2000 pesos (about $1 US). MostColombians tip very little or not at all. In the finer restaurants, wealthy people tip more, about 10%.
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What is the time difference in Colombia?
The time difference is -5 hours
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Stay informed before during and after your trip to Colombia with this Colombia Guidebook .