Colombia Travel Planning & Travel Tips

Americans living in or visiting Colombia are encouraged to register at the U.S. Embassy obtain updated information on travel and security within Colombia.

U.S. Embassy in Bogotá
Carrera 45 No. 24B-27 Bogotá, D.C. Colombia
Phone: (+57) (1) 275-2000
Fax: (+57) (1) 275-4600
Outside of Office Hours, contact: 1 2754021
Outside of [Country]: (57) 1 2752000


Due to the diverse terrain that can be found throughout Colombia, the climate can vary considerably by region. Colombia is located near the equator, and its coasts as well as northern lowland areas have a tropical climate. Average temperatures can range from 75–81° F, with a long rainy season occurring from May until October. As you go up in elevation (3,500-6,500 ft), you will reach Colombia's temperate zone, where temperatures have a year-round average of 64° F. A further increase in altitude (6,500-10,000 ft) will bring you to Colombia's "Cold Country", which is characterized by a mild climate. The capital city of Bogota lies within this region and has an average temperature is 57° F, with consistent heavy rains occurring between April and June, and October and December.

Calling Internationally:

To call Colombia from the United States, dial the international prefix, 011; then Colombia’s country code, 57; and then the one digit area code, then dial the actual phone number.


Electricity in Colombia is 110 Volts, alternating at 60 cycles per second. If you travel to Colombia with a device that does not accept 110 Volts at 60 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter. Outlets in Colombia generally accept a flat blade plug or two parallel flat pins with ground pin. If your plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter.

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