The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to the following parts of Colombia:

  • all rural areas in Departments bordering Panama, Venezuela and Ecuador;
  • the towns of Buenaventura in Valle de Cauca, Turbo in Antioquia, Tumaco in Nariño and Puerto Asis in Putumayo;
  • all rural areas in the Departments of Cauca, Valle de Cauca, Guaviare, Caqueta and Meta, including the Parque Nacional Natural de La Macarena;
  • all rural areas in northern Antioquia, southern Cordoba, southern Bolivar, and northern Huila.

There is a high threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

Despite the high levels of crime, most visits to Colombia are trouble-free. See Crime.

Earthquakes occur regularly in Colombia. See Earthquakes..

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