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Effective July 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has implemented enhanced security measures for passengers flying to the United States. These measures include heightened inspection of personal electronic devices, such as laptops and tablets. Electronic devices larger than a smartphone must be charged with enough battery power to be turned on upon request and easily accessible, with covers, cases or any other packaging removed, in preparation for screening at the security checkpoint. Any refused item will not be permitted in checked baggage. Air Transat will be unable to provide storage or assume responsibility for these items during your trip.

To allow for additional time to go through security and to ensure you don’t miss your flight, please arrive at the airport three hours prior to your scheduled departure time.

For further information, please visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website.

Plan your trip to Colombia

Your adventure begins when you book a cheap flight from Canada to Colombia with Air Transat! Save on airfare by searching the best prices on flights.

Flights to Colombia are easy to book with Air Transat. Before planning a trip, be sure to check the schedule below, as some routes may be seasonal.

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Colombia: a country full of treasures

Bordered by the Pacific, the Caribbean, the Andes and the Amazon, Colombia is bursting with riches. Flights into Cartagena or San Andres provide travellers with the perfect departure point for a vacation replete with biodiversity and cultural abundance.

Modernity and colonialism

Bogotá, Colombia’s capital, is modern and dynamic. In Cartagena—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—tourists can stroll along the city’s ramparts. And in Popayan, all of the businesses and public buildings are painted white.

Music, dance and festivals

The sound of guitars, mandolins, flutes, drums and marimbas animates all of the country’s cities. At the Blacks and Whites’ Carnival as well as Barranquilla’s, the cumbia, thevallenato and even the salsa are danced. There’s also the folk festival in Ibague, theFestival of the Flowers in Medellín and the Cali Fair at the end of the year. The timing of any vacation to Colombia matters little—they’re always celebrating!

Temperate climate

In the tropical climate of this country, coffee, flowers and tropical fruits are cultivated. So close to the Equator, Colombia has an ideal temperature and constant sunlight—perfect for chasing the Northern Hemisphere blues away.

The Andes, the Amazon and beaches

Sunlight and beach junkies head to Colombia to visit the Islas del Rosario or else the island of San Andres, known for its white-sand beaches. Snorkelling or scuba diving is popular there. In the south of the country, the Amazon, the longest river in the world, and the area’s flora and fauna—like pink dolphins—can be found. Athletic types can also climb the majestic Andes to take in the green landscapes. There’s something for everyone in Colombia!

Cheap flights

Your adventure begins when you book a cheap flight with Air Transat! Save on airfare by searching the best prices on flights.

Colombia must-see destinations

Discount airfare to Colombia from Air Transat helps travellers make the most of every trip. Explore the destinations below and find out everything you need to know before planning your dream holiday.

Cartagena

Cartagena

Cartagena, Colombia: history, music and shopping

Its colonial history, cultural riches, fine sand beaches, conveniently located airport, and cornucopia of festivals attract tourists to the walled city of Cartagena all year round. With everything it has to offer, it’s no wonder it’s one of Colombia’s top travel destinations.

More about Cartagena
San Andrés

San Andrés

Explore the se​ahorse-shaped island of San Andrés

Less sleek and more down to earth than other Caribbean destinations, San Andrés is nevertheless one of the top diving destinations in the world. Curious sea turtles, tiger fish and manta rays swim right up to visitors in the seven-coloured waters surrounding the island.

More about San Andrés

Cartagena is one of the most interesting, beautiful and culturally diverse up-and-coming travel destinations of 2015. With its colourful streets, delicious food and rich culture, Cartagena has a lot to offer. Find out what there is to do in the city by reading our blog.

Currency

The Colombian peso (COP) is Colombia’s official currency, but American dollars are also accepted. Credit cards can be used to book excursions.

Official language

Spanish is Colombia’s official language, but many people also speak Creole and Amerindian languages.

Things to remember

Remember to pack sunblock and insect repellent.

Entry/exit requirements

For more information about passport and visa requirements, visit the Government of Canada travel website.

Vaccines

Visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website or ask your health professional about vaccination requirements.

Weather in Colombia can vary throughout the year. The chart below indicates monthly average temperatures and rainfall so travellers can plan the perfect vacation at the right time and pack accordingly.

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