Colombia Travel Advisory
Exercise increased caution in Colombia due to crime and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE — BUREAU OF CONSULAR AFFAIRS
Do not travel:
Arauca, Cauca (except Popayan), Choco (except Nuquí), and Norte de Santander (except Cucuta) departments due to crime and terrorism.
Violent crime, such as homicide, assault, and armed robbery, is common. Organized criminal activities, such as extortion, robbery, and kidnappings for ransom, are widespread.
A terrorist organization, the National Liberation Army (ELN), continues plotting possible attacks in Colombia.
They may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas
Violent crime, including armed robbery and homicide is widespread.
Terrorists groups are active in some parts.
The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens as U.S. government personnel cannot travel to these areas without permission from the Embassy’s Regional Security Office.