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Author Topic: American tourist in Colombia  (Read 2490 times)

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Offline PasadenaGuy25

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American tourist in Colombia
« on: May 20, 2010, 08:59:01 PM »
Hello All,

I plan to visit Colombia in the near future and wanted to know if anyone out there has had any difficulty entering the county and if you have had to disclose your status to the local authorities.
I have read on the Columbian embassy's website that requires HIV people to fill out a waiver and inform Colombian authorities on your status.  I find it a bit hard to swallow, but its there.  I wanted to know peoples encounter and if anyone can give me some advice.  Thanks.

Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: American tourist in Colombia
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2010, 10:49:44 PM »
I have read on the Columbian embassy's website that requires HIV people to fill out a waiver and inform Colombian authorities on your status.  I find it a bit hard to swallow, but its there. 

I believe that this only applies if you intend to stay for a long while in the country.  I travelled there once last year (to the maahvelous Cartagena and super-chic Bogota) and didn't encounter any issue, need for disclosure, or questions about the meds that I carried.

Good luck and enjoy.
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Offline elf

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Re: American tourist in Colombia
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2010, 07:56:52 AM »
Me too would like to visit Colombia (so many nice last minute packages to San Andres island from Munich) but their HIV regulations put me off.  ???
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Offline LatinAlexander

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Re: American tourist in Colombia
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2010, 05:18:12 PM »
Hi guys:

No problem at all coming here. I know there are restrictions for living in the country, but not for tourists. Plus, entry checks are waaaaayyy more concerned about terrorism than any other thing. Just bring a doctors order stating the names of your medicines and that is all.

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