What are the mandatory vaccinations required to enter Colombia?

  • MMR- measles/mumps/rubella
  • Poliovirus vaccines
  • DPT- diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus

NOTE: Tourists need to consult a travel agent for latest and updated information on required vaccination prior to their departure to visit Colombia.

Other optional but recommended Vaccination for Travellers visiting Colombia:

  • Typhoid
  • Yellow fever
  • Hepatitis-A
  • Hepatitis-B


Other health risks: Malaria, Dengue fever, filariasis, leishmaniasis and onchocerciasis.

What type of Health Insurance is valid for Tourists or Visitors in Colombia?

  • Consult your medical service provider for the facilities related to the medical terms that will they cover emergency expenses.
  • Medical facilities in Colombia are available of high standard.
  • Sometimes some hospitals may require immediate cash payment.

NOTE: Tourists or Visitors need to consult medical travel insurance providers and/or travel agents to know details about insurance policy limitations in Colombia and whether it covers all expenses or not in case of medical emergency during your stay in Colombia.

Health tips while travelling to Colombia:

  • Carry full medical prescription and the basic medicines which can be used in general like: stomach ache, joint pains etc. But must cross check the drugs which you carrying with you may be banned in that country.
  • Prevent insect bites.
  • Sanitize your hands always.
  • Drink bottled water only.

NOTE: While you are recommended to carry prescription from home country some medicines may not be legal or available in Colombia. Travellers are recommended to consult a travel agent and medical advisers for alternative medicines in Colombia.

Also Read: Customs followed in Colombia

Last update on February 1, 6:31 pm by Nidhi S.