Colombia visa requirements for Filipinos

Travel and visa requirements

Colombian Visa is not required for Filipinos

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Philippine citizens can visit and stay in Colombia on a visa-free (without a visa application) for a duration of 90 days. 
  • The 90 days of stay in Colombia can be used up within 180 days by visiting Colombia multiple times in a year.
  • You are required to present the following documents:
  • An international passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry, and remaining of a minimum of two blanked pages on your passport for necessary stampings.
  • A return ticket or ticket for those transiting through the country and a visa for their destination countries if required.
  • Provision of proof of hotel reservation or any other means of accommodation when in the country.
  • An arrival card issued to you by the airline you boarded or your cruise ship firm.
  • Provision of a police report showing that you are crime-free.
  • Medical Insurance covering the duration of your entire stay in the country and the presentation of documents confirming the purpose of your travel.
  • Failure to meet all the above-listed document required can deny you an entry Colombia.
  • An airport tax is charged on passengers travelling outside the country.
  • The average expected time for airlines to fly to Bogota, Colombia from Manila, Philippines is 1 day, 1 hour.
  • Some airlines travelling to Colombia from the Philippines are Philippine Airlines, Avianca, Korean Air, American, ANA, United, Asiana and JAL.
  • The standard time zone of Colombia is (GMT-5), while that of the Philippines is also (GMT+8). This indicates Colombia is 13 hours behind the Philippines.
  • The Colombia telephone code is (+57) that serves as a medium for both national and international communication.
  • Colombian banks are inoperative on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays).
  • Local, foreign or negotiable instruments up to $10,000 must be declared upon your arrival in Colombia.
  • All baggage will be cleared at your last destination in Colombia.
  • A health veterinarian certificate and rabies vaccination certificate must be presented by those travelling with their pets.
  • An authorization issued by the Colombian police departments is required the importation or exportation of arms and ammunition and they must be declared.
  • Bogota is the capital city of Colombia and Colombian Peso (COP) is the official currency used in Colombia.
  • Spanish is the official language spoken in Colombia.
  • The population of Colombia is estimated to be over 49 million people.
  • Christianity is the dominating religion practised in Colombia.
  • Rosario Islands, Catedral de Sal, Lost City etc are the sights to tour when in Colombia.
  • You should budget an average sum of $27 for your daily expenses in Colombia.
  • Some of the local foods of Colombia are fritanga, bunuelo, empanada, tostones, arepa, patacones etc.
  • Colombian power plug types are of type A and B., and the voltage supply of 110V and 60Hz of standard frequency.

Frequently Asked Questions


How can a Philippine citizen obtain a permanent residency when in Colombia?

To obtain Colombian permanent residency, you must first purchase a property in one of the Colombian real estate or adding value to Colombian firm that worths or more than $150,000. You can then apply for permanent residency by naturalization after 5 years.


How can I apply for Colombia visa?

Filipinos can apply online or in person. You can apply for a Colombian visa online by applying for its e-visa at www.cancilleria.gov.co which is the Colombian consulate website. You can also apply in person in one of the Colombian embassy or consulate in your country or neighbouring country that Colombia has a diplomatic mission.


What are the requirements for the Filipinos visiting Colombia with their pets?

A health veterinarian certificate and rabies vaccination certificate must be presented by those travelling with their pets.


What are the airlines that are flying to Colombia?

Some airlines travelling to Colombia from the Philippines are Philippine Airlines, Avianca, Korean Air, American, ANA, United, Asiana and JAL.