COLOMBIA

PERSONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

PASSPORT: Required

VISA: Not Required

HEALTH & IMMUNIZATION: Colombia recommends yellow fever vaccinations for all travelers to most rural areas of the country. Extreme southwestern Colombia is excluded. The U.S. Public Health Service advises that malaria (including chloroquine resistant P. Falciparum) exists in all parts of the country below 800 meters, except for the city of Bogota.

OTHER: A tourist card, valid for 90 days, and two photographs are required.

EMBASSY INFORMATION

COLOMBIA'S EMBASSY IN THE UNITED STATES

ADDRESS: Embassy of Colombia, 2118 Leroy Place, NW, Washington, DC 20008

TELEPHONE: (202) 387-8338

UNITED STATES' EMBASSY IN COLOMBIA

ADDRESS: Calle 22D-bis, #47-51, Bogota, Colombia

TELEPHONE: 011-571-315-0811

TELEX: 44843

PUBLIC HOURS: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

AIRCRAFT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

1. All private and nonscheduled commercial flights overflying or landing for noncommercial purposes, including executive-type aircraft owned by companies, must obtain prior permission from the Departamento Administrativo de Aeronautica Civil, Aeropeurto Internacional Eldorado, Bogota, Colombia (TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS: AEROCIVIL BOGOTA/TELEX: 44844 or 44620 to DAAC in BOGOTA) at least 24 hours in advance. Notification must include:

a. Aircraft registration, type and nationality;

b. Origin and destination of flight;

c. Length of stay in Columbia;

d. Date of entrance and departure;

e. Flight objective;

f. Pilot's name and license numbers;

g. Which Colombian airports will be used;

h. Insurance company and coverage for third parties; and

i. TELEX number where permission can be confirmed.

2. Nonscheduled commercial flights landing for commercial purposes must gain prior approval at least 72 hours in advance. Applications must include the above information and also:

a. Complete name of company and address;

b. Description of aircraft including registration and whether aircraft is owned or rented;

c. Insurance coverage;

d. Crew, number of passengers, type of cargo, purpose of flight, stops, route, and date of flight;

e. Other evidence or relevant information; and

f. If it is a cargo flight, proprietor and address, or destination of freight. All replies and confirmations must be pre-paid.

CORPORATE AIRCRAFT CONSTRAINTS

None reported

SPECIAL NOTICES

1. All itinerant aircraft stopping in Colombia must obtain a temporary import permit. Failure to meet this requirement may result in the aircraft being impounded. The following steps are required before permission will be granted for a plane to exceed the 5 days limit:

a. Obtain authorization from the Departamento Administrativo de Aeronautica Civil for the aircraft to remain in Colombia, including the duration and location of stay;

b. Obtain authorization from customs authorities for the temporary importation of the aircraft, including duration of stay which may not exceed 90 days; and

c. Supply the customs authorities with a bond issued by a Colombian bank or insurance company.

2. Aircraft overflying Colombia airspace without landing are subject to an overflight service fee with the exception of private aircraft on tourist flights, passengers of which should have tourist cards or other proof of tourist status.

3. Pilots of arriving flights are to report to the Aerodrome Administration upon arrival.

4. It is recommended that U.S. citizens traveling in jungle areas such as Caqueta, Meta, Putumayo and Amazonas be vaccinated for yellow fever and take precautions against malaria prior to travel.

5. Pilots should be prepared to properly respond to international interception signals from Colombian Air Force interception signals since the Air Force is prepared to fire upon aircraft failing to heed these instructions. Passports, airmen certificates, airworthiness certificates, proof of ownership or lease agreement, manifest and name of consignee, if applicable, must be available in the aircraft.

6. Nonscheduled flights to Colombia will be routinely rejected while the state of siege is in effect. The state of siege is specifically intended to clamp down on narcotics trafficking. Private and executive-type aircraft are particularly suspect.

7. Only nonscheduled international flights specifically recommended by the appropriate embassies can be considered for approval under current procedures. Scheduled commercial air traffic will not be affected.

8. Patrol planes are prepared to destroy in the air or on the ground, planes that try to evade the controls. Nonscheduled aircraft that ignore or misconstrue instructions of intercepting planes are liable to be shot down.

AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SOURCE

AIP "Colombia"

INTERNATIONAL NOTAM OFFICE

BOGOTA-SKBOYNYX

AERODROMES OF ENTRY

DOD En route Supplement/Chart: Caribbean and S. America L7,9,10,11,H2

Barranquilla/Ernesto Cortissoz

SKBQ

AEROCIVIL BARRANQUILLA

No Telex

1054'N, 7447'W

H98

L6, 7, 9

100, JA1

Customs-24. WGT-CAT: 600,000 LBS.

Bogota/Eldorado

SKBO

AEROCIVIL BOGOTA

No Telex

0442'N, 7409'W

H124

L6, 7, 9

100, JA1

Customs-24. WGT-CAT: 600,000 LBS.

Bucaramanga/Palonegro

SKBG

AEROPUERTO DE PALONEGRO, BUCARAMANGA

No Telex

0707'N, 7311'W

H74

L4, 9

100, JA1

Customs-24. WGT-CAT: 210,000 LBS.

Buenaventura

SKBU

CIVILAIR BUENAVENTURA

No Telex

0349'N, 7700'W

H35

-

-

Closed to unloading of passengers and cargo. Customs-PT. WGT-CAT: 269,000 LBS.

Cali/Alfonso Bonilla Aragon

SKCL

AEROCIVIL CALI

No Telex

0333'N, 7623'W

H98

L4, 5, 9

100, JA1

Customs-24. WGT-CAT: 645,000 LBS.

Cartagena/Rafael Nunez

SKCG

AEROCIVIL CARTAGENA

No Telex

1027'N, 7531'W

H85

L4, 9

100, JA1

Customs-24. WGT-CAT: 280,000 LBS.

Cucuta/Camilo Daza

SKCC

AEROCIVIL CUCUTA

No Telex

0755'N, 7233'W

H63

-

100, JA1

Customs-PT. WGT-CAT: 230,000 LBS.

Leticia/Vasquez Cobo

SKLT

AEROCIVIL LETICIA

No Telex

0412'S, 6956'W

H62

L4, 9

100, JA1

Customs-PT. WGT-CAT: 180,000 LBS.

Medellin/Olaya Herrera

SKMD

AEROCIVIL MEDELLIN

No Telex

0613'N, 7536'W

H82

-

100, JA1

Customs-PT. WGT-CAT: 245,000 LBS.

Pereira/Matecana

SKPE

AEROPUERTO MATECANA PEREIRA

No Telex

0449'N, 7545'W

H66

L4, 9

100, JA1

Customs-24. WGT-CAT: 144,000 LBS.

San Andres Is./Sesquicentenario

SKSP

CIVILAIR SAN ANDRES

No Telex

1235'N, 8143'W

H78

L4, 9

100, JA1

Customs-24. WGT-CAT: 250,000 LBS.

Santa Marta/Simon Bolivar

SKSM

AERONAUTICA CIVIL SANTA MARTA

No Telex

1107'N, 7414'W

H56

L4, 9

-

Customs-24. WGT-CAT: 143,000 LBS.