On November 29 the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a statement advising citizens to exercise a high degree of caution in Colombia due to high levels of crime. The statement further advises avoiding all travel to bordering areas due to the presence of illegal armed groups and criminal organizations. Travelers are advised not to approach an area within 20 kilometers of the border with Venezuela, Panama, Ecuador, as well as the Buenaventura and Tumaco ports. Moreover, the advisory recommends to avoid non-essential travel to inward areas and locales in the country other than large urban areas due to the heightened risk of militancy and crime. Click here to see the full statement detailing the areas to be avoided.
Those traveling or operating in Colombia are advised to exercise heightened vigilance in areas outside Bogota, Cali, and Medellín. Contact us before traveling to inward locales for in-depth assessments and recommendations.