Colombia passport ranking
The Colombian passport currently ranks on the 42nd place according to the Guide visa index. It provides visa-free access to 127 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 99 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 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 50.3 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 Ivan Duque Marquez. Elections are taking place every 4 years.
The official currency of the country is the Colombian Peso (COP). The current exchange rate being COP 3,869 to the USD. The nation has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $827 billion. This makes it the 4th largest economy in South America. Its citizens have a per capita income of $16,264. 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 (worlds 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 years. This is due to their vibrant culture and 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.