Before entering the country


Citizens of some countries need to present a tourist visa, obtained in the consulates All persons entering the country must fill out the immigration card for purposes of the corresponding record in Colombia Migration in each of the international airports, land or maritime borders of the national territory.

The validity of the visa is according to the type of visa requested. It exists since three months of stay until three years.

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A person who enters or leaves the country can only carry (in their pockets, wallet or luggage) up to ten thousand US dollars (USD 10,000) or its equivalent in other currencies, adding the total of all the cash in his possession.

It is important to note that for this amount should not make any declaration or pay taxes, but you must count and realize the conversion to dollars of all currencies that you carry in order to not exceed this amount of money; in case that the authorities require, the money should be recounted.


The currency in Colombia is the Colombian peso. It handles in bills of 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000, 20000, 50000 and 100000; with fractional coins of 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000.

The exchange of foreign currency should be made exclusively in hotels, banks, shopping centers and exchange offices; never outside. These establishments provide the service for buying and selling foreign currency and travelers checks, as well as sending and payment of international money orders. The exchange rate fluctuates from day to day and its official guide is the US dollar.

The most widely used currency in the market is the US dollar; although it is also possible to perform operations with currencies of other regions. The tax is based on the official daily rate, after commissions and services discounting, which ranges between 2% and 3%.

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