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    MEDIUM MEDICAL RISK for Colombia
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Colombia
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Areas affected by guerrilla activity, including border areas with Venezuela, Ecuador; Cali

Risk Summary

Street crime, including violent crime, remains the main threat in several major cities, while in some remote areas the presence of illegal armed groups continues to necessitate the adoption of stringent travel security measures. While the overall security environment has improved substantially over the last decade, travellers are still at risk from opportunistic street crime in crowded areas such as airports, markets and on public transport.

The country continues to suffer from sporadic low-level bomb attacks by terrorists and criminal groups; personnel should minimise time spent in the vicinity of government buildings, security force personnel and installations, and key infrastructural areas, especially at night. The other significant threat for travellers is exposure to other terrorist activities such as kidnapping. Foreigners have been targeted by groups such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN). These groups have been involved in kidnapping, extortion and killing of foreigners, and are particularly active in rural areas outside major cities, as they are able to use the terrain and populace to their advantage. While security officials have devoted large amounts of resources to combat this problem, with some success, illegal armed groups will continue to remain a threat for the foreseeable future.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE


Vaccinations For Colombia
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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Typhoid feverRecommended for adventurous and long-term
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Yellow feverColombia is a country with a risk of yellow fever
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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