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Colombie

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Identity Card:
  • Capital Bogota

  • People 45 million inhabitants. (2012)

  • Constitution presidential system Republic

  • Language Spanish

  • Religion Catholicism

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa You will get a tourist visa valid 90 days from your arrival in one of the international airports .

    • Passport : A valid passport is of course essential .

      Silver
      • Currency Colombian Peso (COP)

      • Currency rates 1 EUR = 2385.7671 COP

      • Payment Cards You can find ATMs in every city, only major hotels and department stores accept international credit cards .

      • Budget stay 1 Week : 150- 600 euros

        • Restaurants
          Cheap : less than 5 € / person
          Average : 5-15 € / person
          Premium . more than 15 € / person.

          • accommodation
            Cheap : less than 5 € / night
            Average : 10-30 € / night
            Premium : more than 60 € / night

            Transportation

            How to get there?

            • By Air: You probably will land at the international airport of Bogot & aacute ;, but airports Cartagena and San Andres also receive flights from from abroad. Air France offers direct flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle / Bogota. Avianca and Iberia airlines also offer regular flights at competitive rates from Paris with a stopover in Madrid.

              On site:

              • Car : The main road network is in good condition. The Pan-American Highway runs through Colombia and connects the country to Venezuela and the Equator. (No link with Panama).

              • Bus : The bus is the main transportation in Colombia. The network is highly developed and will allow you to go almost anywhere. Nevertheless find out well in advance of the crossed areas to avoid unpleasant encounters. Also be warned that police checks are frequent.

              • train The rail network is almost nonexistent in Colombia and especially used to transport freight .

              • plane : It is recommended to fly within the country, because-it's faster and safer. National companies are: AeroRep & uacute; blica, AIRES, SATENA and EasyFly.

                Health
                • Vaccinations : Vaccination against yellow fever strongly recommended if you move outside the cities. Updated DT Polio also recommended.

                • Tips avoid drinking tap water and eating raw vegetables and undercooked meat .

                  Security
                  • Security The situation is improving and the risk to the tourists to decline, tourist route being under surveillance. More than 1.5 million tourists visited Colombia last year, most certainly in the context of organized tours. The north has little risk, the south and the jungle should be avoided by cons.

                  • City Security: all night walkability should be avoided. The night borrow a taxi you have previously booked by phone. The day should be vigilant and not to flaunt wealth. -A Bogot & aacute; Kennedy neighborhoods, Ciudad Bolívar and Altos suburbs Cazuca and Soacha must be absolutely avoided. -A Cartagena and Santa Marta, you are invited to stay in the tourist areas and stay in secure hotels. -A Medell & iacute; n, Castilla neighborhoods, Parque-Santonio, Aranjuez, Guayabal and the municipality of Envigado should be avoided both day and night .

                    Seasons
                    • Climate : Tropical climate, the climate varies greatly depending on altitude .

                    • Average temperatures 20 & deg; C in summer and 6 & deg; C in winter to Bogot & aacute; .

                    • Best time to reach There are two rainy seasons, Autumn and Spring .

                      Daily life: