What is a Visa?
A visa is a document that allows a person to enter and stay in a country for a specific period of time.
These are issued by the government of the country you wish to visit and may be required for various purposes, including tourism.
Tourist Visa for Colombia
To travel to Colombia for leisure, tourism or general interest activities, not all countries require a visa to enter.
In general, citizens of most Latin American countries, as well as the United States, the European Union, Australia and Canada do not need a tourist visa to enter Colombia.
However, there are other countries whose citizens do need one, among them:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Barbados, Bangladesh, Benin, Belarus, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, India, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Libya, Liberia, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro, Jordan, Libya, Liberia, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, Tonga, Tunisia, Ukraine, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
The list is more extensive and subject to change, so for more details, please consult the Foreign Ministry’s website:
This visa is valid for up to one year and upon entering the country the immigration control authority requires the corresponding exit ticket from the foreigner.
It is important to take into account that this visa does not allow to carry out remunerated activities in Colombia or to make applications as beneficiary.
Regarding the application process, it should be noted that it consists of two stages; the study stage and the issuance stage.
The cost of each of these varies according to the applicant’s country of origin.
For European and Cuban citizens, the cost is 42.25 euros, while for the rest of the world it is 54.92 U.S. dollars.
Once the application has been approved at the study stage, the issuance stage proceeds, which costs 40 euros for European and Cuban citizens, and 82 dollars for the rest of the world.
Thus, if you are planning a trip to Colombia, in addition to the visa fee, there are other documents and requirements that must be fulfilled in order to obtain a tourist visa.
These include the presentation of a written communication identifying the applicant and explaining the proposed activity (if invited, it must be provided by the Colombian host), proof of financial solvency, a health insurance policy, and a reservation of tickets to enter and leave the country.
If you wish to know in detail the necessary requirements, you can find additional information in the following link: https://www.cancilleria.gov.co/v/turismo
In summary, if you are planning a trip to Colombia, you should verify if you need a tourist visa to enter the country and, if so, check all the requirements and follow the procedure with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs).