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Colombia travel insurance

If you’re planning a trip to Colombia, make sure you have the right travel insurance to cover exactly what you need. When choosing travel insurance for your trip to Colombia, you should consider:

  • The cost of your trip or holiday – Unforeseen events sometimes force you to cancel your holiday. If that's the case, it’s reassuring to know you can get your money back
  • The activities you’re likely to be doing - If you’re planning anything really extreme, we can offer you extra cover with our travel insurance for hazardous activities
  • The total cost of your baggage – It’s important to make sure your policy covers the cost of replacing your possessions if they get lost, stolen or damaged
  • Also, don't forget to check the latest travel advice for Colombia from the FCO

We can cover your kids for free!

If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

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What is covered with travel insurance to Colombia?

As standard, our policies cover for over 50 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

  • Medical expenses and hospital benefit
  • Personal accident and liability
  • Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
  • Abandoning your trip
  • Delayed departure
  • Accommodation cover
  • Scheduled airline failure
  • Personal belongings and baggage
  • Personal money, passport and travel documents
  • Legal expenses

For more information about what’s covered with travel insurance for Colombia, have a read of our policy documents here.

Currency

Peso

Most common languages spoken

Spanish

Capital

Bogotá

Continent

South America

Population

Approx. 49 million

Plug type

Plug types A and B

Driving side

Right-hand side

Seasons

Spring - March to May

Summer - June to August

Autumn - September to November

Winter - December to February

Laws

Local laws and customs

Do I need a visa for Colombia?

If you’re planning on going to Colombia for less than 90 days then you can enter as a visitor without a visa at the discretion of the Colombian Immigration Office upon arrival. If you’re wanting to go to Colombia for longer than 90 days, then you may be able to extend your stay by speaking to the immigration office, Migración Colombia.

More information about visas and entry requirements for Colombia can be found here.

Healthcare in Colombia

Public and private healthcare centres are available for tourists in Colombia. The standards of the healthcare facilities vary depending on where you’re travelling to in Colombia - larger cities generally have good quality facilities, whereas in smaller towns they are to a much lower standard and aren’t always well funded, so the facilities are usually quite poor. It’s important to make sure you have the right travel insurance that includes reliable medical cover, so you know you’re covered should anything happen.

Make sure you speak to your GP at least four to six weeks prior to travel, to find out whether there are any vaccinations or other preventatives needed.

You can find more information about the healthcare in Colombia here.

Things to do in Colombia

Colombia is full of great things to do and see whilst on holiday. So to avoid missing the best bits, we’ve listed a few of the things that are a must see when visiting Colombia!

  • Visit the Walled City of Cartagena
  • Visit the coffee country and try some world-renowned Colombian coffee
  • Have a dip in a mud bath in Totumo mud volcano
  • Visit the gold museum
  • Have a night out in Medellin

Did you know...?

  • The Las Lajas in Colombia was built because of an old legend. An Amerindian woman was travelling with her deaf and blind daughter when they were suddenly caught in a horrific storm. The mother carried her daughter and found shelter in a cave. The mother then looked up, and saw the image of the Virgin Mary on the rocks above, at that moment, the woman’s daughter was cured of her inability to hear and speak. The Cathedral sits 150 feet above the river below, and looks pretty spectacular.
  • What's the first thing you think about when you think of Colombia? That's right, birds. There are around 1,897 species found in Colombia, more than anywhere in the world.
  • There's nothing like dunking a biscuit into a cup of tea, but in Colombia, that biscuit is in fact cheese, and the hot beverage is actually hot chocolate. Yum!

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