Colombia Entry Requirements

We want you to have a smooth and stress-free travel experience. Here, you will find up-to-date information regarding entry and exit requirements for visiting Colombia.

Coffee fields Andes mountains Colombia
Image of coffee fields spread throughout the Andes mountain range in the coffee triangle of Colombia.

General entry requirements

  1. Valid passport (it is recommended to have a passport that is valid for a minimum of 6 months).
  2. Travelers must complete Colombia’s online check-mig form within 72 hours of entering the country.
  3. You can enter with a maximum of $10,000 cash or its’ equivalent in any currency.

COVID entry requirements:

  1. Vaccination is not required.
  2. COVID-19 testing is not required.
  3. Quarantine is not required.
  4. Restaurants & bars are open.
  5. Masks are no longer required in buildings and/or public transportation.

Do I need any other vaccines to enter Colombia?

No, American citizens are not required to have any vaccinations to enter Colombia. However, some national parks and reserves may require vaccination against yellow fever. If transiting through Brazil, Uganda or the Democratic Republic of Congo, vaccination against yellow fever is required if greater than 12 hours was spent in the country (including the airport).

Are there travel restrictions in place?

No. There are no restrictions on interstate travel at this time.

Is there a curfew?

No. Curfews established during the COVID pandemic have been removed.

Do I need a Visa to enter Colombia?

No. Travelers from The United States with a valid passport do not need a Visa to enter Colombia. On arrival, immigration officials will provide a tourist stamp (in your passport book) that lasts 90 days. If you would like to stay longer, you can apply for a 90-day renewal via Colombia’s official online immigration portal. Visitors from the United States are allowed to stay in Colombia for a total of 180 days per calendar year. If you want to live and/or work in Colombia for a longer period of time, a different visa type would be required.

Additional requirements for entry:

  1. Proof of onward flight. (officials will ask to see a flight itinerary to ensure a ticket has been purchased to leave the country within 90 days). You will have to change flights if staying longer than 90 days.
  2. Immigration officials will ask for a Colombian contact number (hotel or friends’ phone number where you can be reached).
  3. They will ask to see booking information (hotel and/or Airbnb information). If staying with friends or family you will want to have their address information. For a hassle-free experience print all booking information and receipts before arriving.

They will also ask why you are visiting (tourism, business, sports, friends). Just answer honestly.

For additional information visit the U.S. Embassy in Colombia. Entry and exit requirements are subject to change at any time. We will keep this page updated with changes.

Exit requirements:

  1. Valid passport
  2. Travelers must complete Colombia’s online check-mig form within 72 hours of exiting the country.
  3. There is a departure tax (this tax is usually bundled in with the cost of airline tickets but in some instances may need to be paid at the airport). The departure tax is around 30 USD depending on exchange rates at the time.
  4. You are allowed to bring up to $800 of duty free goods back to the United States (this includes up to 200 cigarettes, 100 cigars and one bottle of alcohol). If you bring back more than $800 worth you will have to pay a duty tax.
  5. You can carry a maximum $10,000 cash or its’ equivalent in any currency.

We hope this article answered all of your questions regarding Colombia entry requirements. We will routinely check for changes and update this content as appropriate. Now, take a moment to review some “safety tips” related to travel in Colombia.