For some years now, Colombians who wanted to travel to Europe stopped requiring a Schengen visa, so it was possible to travel to more than 30 countries on the old continent without that requirement. However, the United Kingdom remained one of the countries that maintained this requirement of Colombians.
Well, this holiday Monday, President Gustavo Petro announced very good news for all Colombian travelers, and that is that the United Kingdom eliminated the visa requirement for Colombian tourists: “I thank the United Kingdom for its decision to remove the requirement tourist visa to Colombian visitors”.
In this way, and as with other countries that no longer require the schengen visa, Colombian citizens will be able to make short-term visits for tourism purposes, visits to friends or family, attendance at events or cultural and sports exchanges, meetings business, journalistic or media coverage, medical treatment and short-term studies.
Please note that the visa waiver does not allow you to work, seek work, settle, or stay for more than 90 days in a 180-day period.
It is expected that in the next few hours the Foreign Ministry will give more details of the announcement made by Gustavo Petro.
Countries in Europe to which Colombians can travel
Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark (excluding Greenland and the Faroe Islands), Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France (excluding overseas territories), Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland.
Now the United Kingdom joins it.