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:

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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:

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

Most common languages spokenSpanish
ContinentSouth America
PopulationApprox. 49 million
Plug typePlug types A and B
Driving sideRight-hand side
SeasonsSpring – March to May
Summer – June to August
Autumn – September to November
Winter – December to February
LawsLocal 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!

Can I get assistance if I fall ill or injure myself while in Colombia?

Yes – In the unfortunate event of needing emergency medical treatment while abroad, our 24-hour assistance team are always on hand to help you.

All our travel insurance policyholders can contact our specialised assistance team.

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