Visa restrictions

*Passengers from countries that have restrictions must apply for a tourist visa at the Colombian consulate in their home country.

Citizens of the following countries do not require a TP-11, TP-12 or TP-13 Visa, to enter and temporarily stay in the country: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Bhutan, Canada, Czech (Republic), Chile, Cyprus, Korea (Republic of), Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, United Arab Emirates, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, USA, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Granada, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Norway, New Zealand, Netherlands, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Dominican Republic, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Samoa, San Marino, Saint Lucia, the Vatican, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Citizens of the following countries require a visa to enter the country. The consular posts of the Republic of Colombia do not require any authorization for issuance: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lesotho, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Oman, Qatar, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Thailand, Tanzania, Tajikistan, Timor Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe”.

Source: www.colombia.travel/en/practical-information/visa

Arrival and transportation from the airport

The participants of the ICN Annual Conference will arrive by air at the INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RAFAEL N EZ, which is located at the north area of Cartagena, in the Crespo neighborhood. For more information about the airport, see: www.sacsa.com.co

Authorized taxis modules are located in the national and international gates of the airport. Tickets are delivered to passengers with information of the transfer s price and destination, along with contact details of the airport.

Besides, the Hotel - Airport transportation can be hired in the hotel where you will stay.

This is tehe map of the trajectory between the Rafael Núñez International Airport and the Hotel Las Americas (distance: 1.5 Km).

Transportation Fees:

Boarding a taxi at the airport:

You can book the taxi service in either the “National” and “International” sections of the airport before boarding the vehicle. This way, the airport guarantees the reliability of the taxi and the price is paid in advance to avoid future negotiations witch the driver.

Local time

Cartagena is in time zone UTC/GMT -5, which means, it is five hours behind the Greenwich hour (GMT).


The official currency of Cartagena city is Colombian pesos. Although, in some places of the historic downtown U.S. dollars are accepted, it is recommendable to carry Colombian pesos or use international credit cards.

The type of rate exchange was calculated on february 2019. It is important to point out that the exposed indicated values may vary at any time of the event.

$1 USD = $3131 colombian pesos

The Colombian currency code is COP, the symbol is $ and at the time, there are five types of coins: $50, $100, $200, $500, y $1.000, and there are seven types of bills: $1.000, $2.000, $5.000, $10.000, $20.000, $50.000 and $100.000


Cartagena is located above sea level with a tropical wet climate, with a temperature between 28°c and 32°C and 90% humidity.

Phone calls

Long distance calls can be made from the hotel rooms and from international public telephones. You can also purchase prepaid phone cards.

For international calls you must dial 005 or 009 + country code + area code (city) + phone number.