Colombia is a country located in South America. There are 5 countries (Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Venezuela) that Colombia shares its borders with. The official language of Colombia is Spanish. Traveling across Colombia if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.
In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Colombia was ranked 81st out of 100 countries in 2021.
The national currency in Colombia is Colombian peso (COP). The peso ($) is subdivided into 100 centavo.
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 4422.72 COP and 1 USD is worth 4227.39 COP.
Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.
Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Colombia is 147.65 Mbps and mobile is 19.89 Mbs.The global average is 164.00 Mbps and 114.16 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density The number of ATMs per person in Colombia is close to the world average.40.02 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Colombia, a passport or ID is required as identification.
There are 2 socket types used in Colombia. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines.
The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).
In the year 2023, Colombia will celebrate 20 national public holidays. The next one Columbus Day will take place on October 16.
|January 1, 2023||New Year’s DayAño Nuevo|
|January 9, 2023Moving holiday||EpiphanyDía de los Reyes Magos|
|February 20, 2023Moving holiday||CarnivalCarnival|
|February 21, 2023Moving holiday||CarnivalCarnival|
|March 20, 2023Moving holiday||Saint Joseph’s DayDía de San José|
|April 6, 2023Moving holiday||Maundy ThursdayJueves Santo|
|April 7, 2023Moving holiday||Good FridayViernes Santo|
|May 1, 2023||Labour DayPrimero de Mayo|
|May 22, 2023Moving holiday||Ascension DayAscensión del señor|
|June 12, 2023Moving holiday||Corpus ChristiCorpus Christi|
|June 19, 2023Moving holiday||Sacred HeartSagrado Corazón|
|July 3, 2023Moving holiday||Saint Peter and Saint PaulSan Pedro y San Pablo|
|July 20, 2023||Declaration of IndependenceDeclaracion de la Independencia de Colombia|
|August 7, 2023||Battle of BoyacáBattle of Boyacá|
|August 21, 2023Moving holiday||Assumption of MaryLa Asunción|
|October 16, 2023Moving holiday||Columbus DayDía de la Raza|
|November 6, 2023Moving holiday||All Saints’ DayDia de los Santos|
|November 13, 2023Moving holiday||Independence of CartagenaIndependencia de Cartagena|
|December 8, 2023||Immaculate ConceptionLa Inmaculada Concepción|
|December 25, 2023||Christmas DayNavidad|
What hotel chains are present in Colombia?
There are Mariott hotels in 5 cities.
The Hilton hotel chain operates in Colombia.
The IHG hotel chain operates in Colombia.
What fast food chains are present in Colombia?
The McDonald’s chain operates in Colombia.
The KFC chain operates in Colombia.
The Burger King chain operates in Colombia.
What is the weather like in Bogotá?
Weather data for Bogotá (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are no passenger trains available.
Subway Systems The subway system is available in Medellín.
Emergency phones in Colombia
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.
Cananbis legality Recreational usage: Decriminalized up to 22g
Medical usage: Legal