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1. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 9y

Hi everyone

A question for any Irish people who have recently been to Colombia: Since the recent debacle over the escape of the IRA members from Columbia, I have heard that Irish travellers are having real long waits for VISAs to get into the country.

I wondered if that is true, and if anyone has encountered any difficulties travelling there?


2. Posted by El Boot (Full Member 106 posts) 9y

as of Jan this year paddies dont need a Visa in Colombia...

3. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 9y

hiya !! i had this question as well so i rang the columbian consulate in Iquitos two days ago, (from there we hope to go to Columbia via the Amazon)....

The consulate said that Yes the Irish do need Visa`s but that there is no longer long waits, they have to see you in person at any consulate or embassy, and then will normally grant one. I`d heard somewhere else that they don`t but it turns out that those websites were incorrect .

4. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 9y

okay so we`re now in columbia. Even though I rang the consulate before the information they gave me was incorrect !!!

Irish don`t need visas to gain entry but they do sometimes get hassle at certain borders, if this happens then you just quote the following:

resolucion 5525 del 15 de diciembre del 2006.......

5. Posted by AndyB24 (Respected Member 167 posts) 9y

Currently travelling in colombia with a few Irish, one got through no questions asked, the other had a little trouble, but this was only because the guy in immigration didnĀ“t know that its ok to let the irish in now. Was sorted out quickly once he explained.