For NON-CANADIAN passport holders, document checklist can be requested directly through our visa specialists.
NOTE: Visa-free stay period may depend on your citizenship.
NOTE: Visa requirements may vary for holders of diplomatic passports.
Entry requirements for CANADIAN passport holders:
- Canadians must present a passport to visit Colombia, which must be valid for the duration of their stay. Prior to traveling, ask your transportation company about its requirements related to passport validity, which may be more stringent than the country's entry rules.
- Dual citizens (Canadian and Colombian) must enter and exit Colombia using their Colombian passport and Colombian identification card.
- Tourist visa: Not required
- Business or work visa: Required
- Student visa: Required
- As of December 1, 2014, Canadians are required to pay a tax to enter Colombia. Children under the age of 14 and adults older than 79 years are exempted. The archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia, and Santa Catalina is also excluded. For all other points of entry, Canadians will be obligated to pay a reciprocity fee of 171,000.00 pesos (approx. USD 59) to customs officials, in pesos, U.S. cash or by credit or debit card.
- exempt are visitors traveling to Cartagena (CTG) in non-scheduled direct flights.
- exempt are holders of airline tickets for flights that depart within 24 hours with destination San Andres (ADZ) or holders of reservation confirmation from a hotel in San Andres, Providencia, and Santa Catalina;
- You must obtain an entry stamp in your passport if you enter Colombia by land. If you fail to do so, Colombian officials could force you to go back to the border to obtain the stamp.
- If you plan to go abroad, you should purchase the best travel insurance you can afford before you leave Canada. Your travel insurance should include health, life and disability coverage that will help you avoid large expenses, such as the cost of hospitalization or medical treatment outside Canada. If you are flying, being insured for flight cancellation, trip interruption, lost luggage and document replacement will save you from major disruptions and additional costs. If you are traveling by car, make sure you have driver and vehicle coverage in case you have an accident abroad.
- Visitors traveling as a tourist are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay and documents required for their next destination.
- Visitors, traveling as a tourist, not holding return/onward tickets could be refused entry.