Time difference with Switzerland
- 6 h / - 7 h during our summer time
Country code for calling Switzerland
90 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
110/150 volt / adapter required
Travel documents for Swiss citizens
Passport still valid after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
Swiss Embassy / Consulate
Bogotá, Cra. 9a no 74-08, Piso 11, Edificio Profinanzas
Tel. +57 1 349 72 30
8.00 - 11.30 h and 14.00 - 16.00/16.30 h (Mon - Fri)
Bogotà: 8.30 - 15.30 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 12.00 h and 14.00 - 18.30 h (Mon - Sat)
Swiss driver's license accepted; international driver's license recommended.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.
Vaccination against yellow fever, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Most of the country's volcanoes are found in the Cordillera Central, some of them are active.
There is a potential risk of earthquakes and mudslides.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Travelers should pay close attention to their personal security.
Join a guided group tour when possible and choose to travel by air.
Travel to the border areas with Ecuador and Venezuela is not advised.
Relatively high crime rate, especially in the cities.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
For current travel informations visit also http://www.eda.admin.ch/