Colombia’s president asked the United States vice president to review the alert the US has placed on Colombia for their tourists.
During a telephone conversation with US Vice President Joe Biden, President Juan Manuel Santos discussed the elimination of visa requirements, and asked the United States to take down the travel warning it still has placed on Colombia.
President Juan Manuel Santos said that the travel warning “no longer applies” to Colombia in his phone call with Vice President Biden, according to a press release.
The state department states in Colombia’s travel warning that, “While the U.S. Embassy possesses no information concerning specific and credible threats against U.S. citizens in Colombia, we strongly encourage you to exercise caution and remain vigilant as terrorist and criminal activities remain a threat throughout the country.”
The US government’s warning published in April of this year, cited explosions that happen on “a regular basis,” drug and gang violence, and kidnapping as the reasons why tourists should exercise caution when visiting.
- Presidente Santos pidió a Estados Unidos acelerar proceso para eliminar visas a los colombianos (Presidencia)
- Colombia Travel Warning (US State Department)