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Travellers' Tips: Colombia

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Check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Travel Advice before travelling.

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Get travel and medical insurance before you leave.

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Bring enough money, in the form of dollars or dollar travellers' cheques.

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Keep belongings, especially your passport, in a safe place. Carry a photocopy of your passport at all times.

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Respect local laws and customs: do not overstay your visa (given on entry).

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Beware of pickpockets, street robbery and approaches by strangers in bars and clubs: drinks can be spiked or drugs administered by needles.

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Enter next of kin details into the back of your passport.

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Don't carry drugs: Colombian justice is slow and the prisons harsh.

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Do not travel overland without taking Embassy advice: air travel is usually the only safe option. If you cannot avoid travelling overland, do not accept any food, sweets or drinks offered by fellow travellers: they may be drugged.

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Do not enter Colombia overland: the border with Panama is particularly dangerous.

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Do not flag down taxis on the street. Always phone for a taxi: you will be given a code to give to the designated driver.
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