Colombia - Traveling
Organizing your trip
Means of transport recommended in town
Means of transport recommended in the rest of the country
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Traveling by yourself
Traveling between cities is generally by bus or by airplane according to the distance. Since the setting up of policies to make the country more secure, road journeys between cities are relatively safe.
Getting fuel is suitably and regularly assured all over the country.
Different forms of tourism
-The Caribbean Sea coasts and San Andres y Providenzia Islands, off Nicaragua
Colombia offers tourists all possible climates, from the tropical beaches on the Caribbean and Pacific coasts, the mountains of the Cordillera of the Andes, and many other curiosities. For further information about tourism in Colombia, consult the website of the Colombian Tourism Office.
Health and safety
- All rural areas situated under 1 800 meters altitude are malaria infected. The strains present in the country are resistant to chloroquine.
- Dengue fever is present in the country.
- Yellow fever is endemic in the Magdalena valley, the eastern Cordillera, the Uraba region, the Orinoco, Amazonia and the Sierra Nevada.
- People who suffer from respiratory or heart illnesses, or high blood pressure may be affected by altitude sickness.
- Tuberculosis is common in the country.
- Rabies exists in the country.
- Diarrheic illnesses are widespread.
- Hepatitis A: for persons born before 1945, who spent their childhood in a developing country, or who have a medical history of icterus, a prior testing for serum antibodies (Ig G) may avoid an unnecessary vaccination. Hepatitis B.
- Diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis.
Time difference and climate
For further information about Colombian gastronomy (typical dishes and recipes) click here.