Travel Health Guide

Colombia

Few places capture the heart of travelers like Colombia. Enjoy the jaw-dropping diversity of landscapes, cultures, and traditions that make up this exciting country, whether you’re exploring major cities, sun-bathing on the coast, or trekking through rainforests and jungles in one of the country's national parks.

Travel Health Guide

Colombia

Few places capture the heart of travelers like Colombia. Enjoy the jaw-dropping diversity of landscapes, cultures, and traditions that make up this exciting country, whether you’re exploring major cities, sun-bathing on the coast, or trekking through rainforests and jungles in one of the country's national parks.

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Colombia Travel Checklist

At Runway, we're looking to empower the traveler with information, resources and access to prescription travel medication. Runway Health Guides are compiled from government sources, local authorities and vetted by a team of licensed travel physicians. From vaccine requirements to medication recommendations, here’s everything you need to know.

Vaccine Entry Requirements For Colombia

Yellow Fever


If traveling directly from the US, Colombia does not require any vaccines to enter.

If your itinerary includes a visit to or a 12+ hour layover in another country before arrival in Colombia, especially Brazil and parts of Africa, a Yellow Fever vaccine and proof of vaccination may be required to enter. To see if you are stopping in a Yellow Fever Endemic country before arrival, click here.

Countries with Risk of Yellow Fever Transmission:

African Continent: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Cono, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda

South & Central America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

The CDC recommends booking 4-6 weeks in advance, as proof of vaccination (Yellow Book) is only valid 10 days after you receive the vaccine.

COVID-19


Requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations change regularly. For the latest travel requirements, please refer to this interactive map developed by our friends at Sherpa.

Most travelers get these

when traveling from the US to Colombia

Vaccines

Covid 19
Childhood Vaccinations

  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria – Tetanus – Pertussis
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Measles – Mumps – Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B

Medications

Traveler’s Diarrhea Antibiotics

to alleviate an intestinal infection resulting from eating or drinking contaminated food or water. It is the most common travel-related illness and can occur anywhere, but the highest-risk destinations are in Asia, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Middle East

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Some travelers get these

when traveling from the US to Colombia

Vaccines

Yellow Fever

even though proof of vaccination is not generally required to enter, there are certain areas of Colombia with a presence of Yellow Fever, especially the Amazon region. Consider vaccination if venturing beyond popular tourist areas of Bogota, Medellin, Cartagena, Cali, San Andres and Providencia.

Typhoid

if you are visiting rural or remote areas or enjoying an extended stay in the country.

Medications

Altitude Sickness Medication

as parts of Colombia are mountainous and altitude sickness is commonly experienced among people visiting the traditional highlights above 8,000ft, such as Bogota. Consider traveling with medication for altitude sickness as symptoms set in within the first 6-24 hours.

Malaria Medication

if traveling beyond popular tourist areas such as Bogota, Medellin, and Cartagena, where there is low transmission of malaria. Malaria is commonly found in lowland areas (<5,600ft) throughout the country and especially the Amazon region. Plan ahead- you may have to start taking medication for several days before and after you travel to ensure that it is effective.

Motion Sickness Medication

will ensure your travels by air, land or sea are more enjoyable without nausea and dizziness tagging along.

Sleep Aid

may be a great addition to your packing list if you struggle with jet lag or sleeplessness due to travel stress or time zone changes.

Travel Checklist

At Runway, we're looking to empower the traveler with information, resources and access to prescription travel medication. Runway Health Guides are compiled from government sources, local authorities and vetted by a team of licensed travel physicians. From vaccine requirements to medication recommendations, here’s everything you need to know.

Yellow Fever

If traveling directly from the US, Colombia does not require any vaccines to enter.

If your itinerary includes a visit to or a 12+ hour layover in another country before arrival in Colombia, especially Brazil and parts of Africa, a Yellow Fever vaccine and proof of vaccination may be required to enter. To see if you are stopping in a Yellow Fever Endemic country before arrival, click here.

Countries with Risk of Yellow Fever Transmission:

African Continent: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Cono, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda

South & Central America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

The CDC recommends booking 4-6 weeks in advance, as proof of vaccination (Yellow Book) is only valid 10 days after you receive the vaccine.

COVID-19

Requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations change regularly. For the latest travel requirements, please refer to this interactive map developed by our friends at Sherpa.

when traveling from the US to Colombia

Vaccines

Covid 19
Childhood Vaccinations

  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria – Tetanus – Pertussis
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Measles – Mumps – Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B

Medications

Traveler’s Diarrhea Antibiotics

to alleviate an intestinal infection resulting from eating or drinking contaminated food or water. It is the most common travel-related illness and can occur anywhere, but the highest-risk destinations are in Asia, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Middle East

when traveling from the US to Colombia

Vaccines

Yellow Fever

even though proof of vaccination is not generally required to enter, there are certain areas of Colombia with a presence of Yellow Fever, especially the Amazon region. Consider vaccination if venturing beyond popular tourist areas of Bogota, Medellin, Cartagena, Cali, San Andres and Providencia.

Typhoid

if you are visiting rural or remote areas or enjoying an extended stay in the country.

Medications

Altitude Sickness Medication

as parts of Colombia are mountainous and altitude sickness is commonly experienced among people visiting the traditional highlights above 8,000ft, such as Bogota. Consider traveling with medication for altitude sickness as symptoms set in within the first 6-24 hours.

Malaria Medication

if traveling beyond popular tourist areas such as Bogota, Medellin, and Cartagena, where there is low transmission of malaria. Malaria is commonly found in lowland areas (<5,600ft) throughout the country and especially the Amazon region. Plan ahead- you may have to start taking medication for several days before and after you travel to ensure that it is effective.

Motion Sickness Medication

will ensure your travels by air, land or sea are more enjoyable without nausea and dizziness tagging along.

Sleep Aid

may be a great addition to your packing list if you struggle with jet lag or sleeplessness due to travel stress or time zone changes.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

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