Traveling to Colombia

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Colombia Flight Info

Colombia Flight Info

There are many international airports to choose from when flying to Colombia. International airports are located in several major cities in Colombia: Bogotá (BOG), Medellin (MDE), Cali (CLO), Barranquilla (BAQ), Bucaramanga, Cartagena (CTG), Pereira and the San Andres Islands (ADZ). Colombia’s largest international airport is Bogotá’s newly renovated Aeropuerto Internacional El Dorado. Note that in Medellín, there is one international airport and a separate domestic airport, so if you are connecting from an international flight to a domestic flight, you will need to transfer between airports.

Flight carriers include Avianca from Madrid, Miami, Mexico City, Los Angeles, New York, Panama City; Iberia from Madrid, TACA from San Salvador, Copa from Panama City, Continental from Houston, British Airways from Heathrow, Air France from Paris, and American Airlines from Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. From Australia and New Zealand, the best way to travel to Colombia is with a stopover in Argentina via Aerolíneas Argentinas or Chile via LAN. Air Canada has direct flights from Toronto.

Airline tickets to South America can be quite expensive, so try your best to plan ahead and book at an opportune time. Countries like Ecuador, Venezuela, or Brazil, have cheaper domestic flights if you fly to the land border. But for countries like Colombia, you may have to bite the bullet on your ticket price.

The departure tax for visitors arriving in Colombia, and staying for 60 days or more is usually $38 USD. If you are planning to visit Colombia for less than 60 days, the departure tax is exempt. Just remember that either way, whether or not you are staying 60 or more days, you will need to visit the Aeronautica Civil booth to pay or get your exemption stamp. For travelers that will be paying the departure tax, you can choose to conduct this transaction with either US dollars or pesos. This tax can also be included in the price of your flight ticket.


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