Yes - A visa is required for travel to Colombia

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Visa May Not Be Required

The Consulate of Colombia determines whether you need a business visa based on individual circumstance. As a general rule, simple business meetings or negotiations will not require a business visa. However, a business visa is likely required if your business matters involve monetary transactions or remunerative activities or if you intend to enter Colombia more than 2 times in a 12 month period. Regardless your circumstances, Travisa advises that you contact the consulate directly for the final determination on the requirements for your individual situation. If you plan to travel to Colombia visa exempt, then we recommend that you hold a passport that is valid six months beyond your stay, hold proof of onward and return flights, hold proof of sufficient funds, and travel with an invitation letter from the company in Colombia, if possible.  

If you do not meet the visa exemption requirements listed above, then please refer to the instructions listed below. 

Personal Appearance

A visa is required for travel to Colombia. The Consulate of Colombia requires applicants to apply for visas directly and a personal appearance may be necessary at the nearest Colombian Consulate. We recommend that you contact the consulate to obtain the most current requirements and make an appointment if necessary.

Navigating the frequently changing visa requirements and application rules involved in applying for an international visa can be a complex process. Our Executive Service team will streamline everything from completing your forms and applications for you to booking your consular appointment. We can even meet you at the consulate to help with any last-minute needs. Talk to our Executive Service team about how we can simplify your visa process by calling 800-632-3943.


Medical Requirements:

Yellow Fever Risk Area

Applicants travelling to a Yellow Fever risk area in Colombia or arriving from a Yellow Fever risk country must provide a Yellow Fever certificate showing vaccine administration at least 10 days prior entry into Colombia. A list of Yellow Fever risk countries and areas can be found at


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Previous visits to China or other areas impacted by COVID-19: Colombia has temporarily suspended entry to travellers who have been to China or other areas impacted by COVID-19 in the last 14 days.