News & Events

Flooding and Landslides in Manizales

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that the city of Manizales has activated its emergency plan following flooding and landslides that caused a number of fatalities the night of April 18-19.  Power is out in much of the city, which is located in Colombia’s popular coffee region. U.S. citizens traveling to Manizales should consult with their hotel or tour operator about current conditions.  ... Read More »

U.S. and Colombian Taxes

April 18, 2017 is tax day in the United States.  The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens in Colombia of their obligation to comply with both U.S. and Colombian tax regulations.  U.S. taxpayers living abroad are allowed an automatic two-month extension to file their returns, but must attach a statement explaining why they are qualified for the extension.  For a calendar year return, the automatic... Read More »

Yellow Fever Vaccination

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens in Colombia to carry evidence of yellow fever vaccination.  Although there has not been a single case of yellow fever diagnosed in Colombia this year, neighboring Brazil continues to experience a large outbreak.  The Colombian Ministry of Health and Social Protection has initiated a campaign to ensure all residents have been vaccinated against yellow fever.... Read More »

U.S. Embassy expresses condolences, pledges support on Mocoa landslide

The U.S. Embassy stands with Colombia following the terrible disaster and loss of life in Mocoa. We are supporting the efforts of CNP aviacion helicopters which are providing essential services in the rescue response effort. The U.S. government stands ready to continue to support Colombia at this difficult moment and is looking for additional ways to help. This human tragedy has demonstrated again... Read More »

Landslides in Southwest Colombia

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that the government of Colombia has declared a state of emergency in the department of Putumayo following landslides in Mocoa that killed over 150 people and injured hundreds more.  Heavy rainfall and the resulting flooding and landslides also knocked out power and water services.  U.S. government employees in Colombia may not travel to Putumayo without pri... Read More »