About Us Security Advisory for Colombia

Colombia Travel Advisory

 Indians traveling to Colombia are advised to exercise caution while in Colombia.  Due to petty crimes like mugging, snatching and pick pocketing, the visitors are advised to exercise extra caution while in crowded areas frequented by tourists and avoid venturing out in the late hours.

There have been instances where criminals drug the drinks of the victim in order to steal money and possessions or conduct sexual assaults or extortion.  When in a bar/restaurant, keep a close watch over your drink, and do not accept a drink from anyone you do not know or trust.

Demonstrations occur frequently throughout the country. Large public demonstrations can take place for a variety of political or economic issues. Demonstrations can shutdown roads and highways, often without prior notice or estimated reopening timelines. Road closures may significantly reduce access to public transportation and may disrupt travel within and between cities. Protests can become violent and can result in fatalities and injuries.

Please keep in mind the below points:

  • Avoid protest areas and crowds.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Do not accept food or drinks from strangers.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new information.

 Do Not Travel to:

 Arauca, Cauca (excluding Popayán), and Norte de Santander departments due to crime and terrorism.