About Colombia


The main language in Colombia is Spanish.


The currency in Colombia is the Colombian peso. There are $ 1,000, $ 2,000, $ 5,000, $10,000, $ 20,000 and $50.00 bills and $50 $ 100, $ 200, $ 500 and $ 1,000 coins. In early 2017, the exchange rate is approximately 3,000 peso to 1 US dollar. Credit cards are widely accepted in the major cities and ATM machines are found in almost every larger town.

Telephone Calls

To dial internationally from Colombia dial: 00 + area code + telephone number. Hotel receptionists will help you make calls.

When calling Colombia, you must dial the country code of 57.

Modern smart phones will work in most areas. Be sure to contact your cell provider for specifics on any charges related to in-country use before you go or make efforts to use a local SIM card for Colombia.


Domestic power is 110 volts AC at 60 Hz (110V AC, 60Hz). .US-style plugs A and B are the most common plugs.

Travel Alerts & Warnings

U.S. Department of State

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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