The Colombian passport is currently ranked 37th place on the Guide Passport Index. It provides visa-free access to 134 countries. Colombian passport holders have visa-free access and visas on arrival to countries such as Philippines, Singapore, Russia, Turkey and the entire European Union. Colombian citizens do however require a visa to enter about 95 destinations in the world. Some countries where a visa is required are China, India and the USA. The passport mobility score is considered medium.
The Colombia passport ranking relative to other global passports is calculated by adding up the number of countries that allow Colombia passport holders to enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those that allow Colombia passport holders to enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or electronic travel authorization (eTA). There are currently a total of 99 Colombia passport visa-free countries, 33 Colombia visa-on-arrival countries, and 2 eTA destinations.
Altogether, Colombia passport holders can enter a total of 134 destinations—either without a visa, through a visa on arrival, or via an eTA. As a result, the Colombia passport ranks 37 in the world.
Separate from these Colombia visa-free countries and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 95 additional destinations in which Colombia passport holders either need a physical visa to enter or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).
The Republic of Colombia consists of 32 departments. It is located in Northern South America. The nation’s neighboring countries are Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Venezuela and Panama. The most important departments are Capital, Antioquia, and Valle del Cauca. Colombia has a surface area of 1.1 million square kilometers. It is therefore the 4th largest country in South America. The country has a broad span of terrains throughout its geography. Its climate varies between tropical to cooler type highland climate in the mountains.
The overall population is 49 million people. The capital of the country is Bogotá. It is also the most populous city with 7.4 million inhabitants. Other important cities are Medellín, Cali, and Barranquilla. The largest airport is El Dorado International Airport (BOG) with 32 million yearly passengers. Followed by Jose Maria Cordova International Airport (MDE) with 8 million annual passengers. Both airports together provide worldwide connectivity. They also act as a gateway to Central America and South America.
Colombia’s culture is dominated by a mix of Spanish, European, African, and Caribbean cultures. Roman Catholicism is the main religion. The official language in the country is Spanish. The legal system is based on the Spanish and French civil law. The government type is a presidential republic. The chief of state and the head of government is President Gustavo Petro. Elections are taking place every 4 years.
The official currency of the country is the Colombian Peso (COP). The current exchange rate is COP 4,083 to the USD. The nation has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $334.68 billion. This makes it the 4th largest economy in South America. Its citizens have a per capita income of $6,417. The GDP is mostly made up of 3 key sectors which are services, industry, and agriculture. Its main goods of export are petroleum, textiles, gold, coffee, clothing, and coal (the world’s 4th largest producer).
Colombia is filled with a variety of urban and natural tourism destinations. The country is known for its nine UNESCO World Heritage sites and many historic colonial buildings. Popular destinations include Cartagena, Eje Cafetero, Tayrona National Park, and the capital Bogota. The nation has gone through a transformation in tourism, becoming trendier and more attractive in the last few years. This is due to its vibrant culture and the warm hospitality of its citizens. Colombia has a total of over 6 million tourists visiting every year. The majority is originating from the neighboring countries and the United States.