Colombia’s Entry Requirements
Some time recently setting out on a trip around Colombia and getting a charge out of the warm neighborliness of the local people, the excellence of its scenes and the tremendous social offerings of cities like Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, Cali or Barranquilla, it’s imperative to allude to the country’s passage necessities first.
Citizens of certain nations have to be display a traveler visa to gain entry.
Check countries requiring visas here:
You can also consult Resolution 1128 of 2019:
Other sorts of visas
If you’re looking for a work visa:
Usually the charge charged to travelers for utilize of the airplane terminal offices. It is obligatory for travelers to pay this charge for utilize of both chartered and non-chartered commercial carrier administrations. For advance data, it would be ideal if you counsel the Airport Administrations Authority.
For information on the fee and the terms and conditions of the airport tax, visit http://www.aerocivil.gov.co/atencion/participacion/Proyectos%20de%20normatividad/Proyecto%20-%20Ap%C3%A9ndice%202%20RAC%2014%20-%20Cobro%20tasas%20aeroportuarias.pdf.
Entry of money and goods
In addition to personal effects, each visitor is entitled to bring money and goods into Colombia. The tax exemption will depend on the following conditions:
- A maximum of US$10,000 or its equivalent in any other currency. If the amount is greater than this limit, it must be declared before the corresponding customs authorities.
- Items for family or personal use in non-commercial quantities up to US$1,500. These items are duty free and must enter the country as accompanied baggage.
- Articles for domestic, sporting, artistic, professional or work use of the traveler, up to a maximum of 3 articles of each type, with a value of up to US$ 2,500. These items must pay a 15% tax and the traveler must have been out of the country for a minimum stay of 5 days. These items may enter as accompanied or unaccompanied baggage.
- The entry of heritage items from other countries (cultural, historical, artistic or organic goods, among others) must be reported to the customs authorities. Please note that for organic goods, there are specific procedures and regulations and that notification to the customs authorities is not sufficient to ensure their entry into the country.
Entry of goods by minors
- Minors may only enter goods up to the equivalent of 50% of the limits indicated above.
- Articles or goods that cannot be introduced under this modality are
- Vehicles and equipment for railroads or motor vehicles
- Airplanes or airships, balloons, airships, dirigibles and gliders
- Ships or any type of floating craft or part thereof
- Weapons, ammunition and explosives
- Transport equipment, such as tires and spare parts for carts or machinery
- Exceptions: bicycles, wheelchairs and strollers.
For example: If a traveler has been abroad for more than five days, the maximum is up to $4,000.
This includes household goods, sporting goods, and artistic or professional items. The traveler may bring up to 3 units of each, not to exceed the US$4,000 limit, of which US$1,500 is duty free.
The remaining US$ 2,500 will pay the 15% tax (payable only once a year). Bearing in mind the above, it is important to always carry the receipt of the goods purchased to verify their value.
Entry of foreign currency
Travelers entering Colombia are entitled to bring in total amounts not exceeding US$10,000 or its equivalent in foreign currency, including Colombian legal currency in cash, and are required by law to fill out a Baggage and Money Declaration Form.
Travelers may bring into the country the following, as long as it does not exceed the legal limit
- Foreign currency in cash
- Foreign currency in the form of negotiable securities
- Negotiable instruments in foreign currency
Traveling with pets
After arriving in Colombia and filling out the DIAN form, registering the entry of the pet, the traveler must go to the Port Health Office of the ICA at the airport with the following documentation and bring the pet for inspection and subsequent authorization to enter the country.
- Health certificate signed by a veterinarian within the last eight days.
- Current vaccination certificate.
- To bring dogs and cats into the country, the ICA office requires an international veterinary certificate guaranteeing that the animal has not presented rabies symptoms in the 48 hours prior to boarding.
For domestic flights, an internal travel guide must be requested upon presentation of a current vaccination certificate issued by a veterinarian.
For more information, call + 57 (1) 425 1000 Ext. 2297 – 2330, or visit https://www.ica.gov.co/noticias/ica-reglamenta-salida-entrada-mascotas-colombia.