November 2, 2023
Certain Canadian nationals now subject to entry fee when traveling to Colombia
Effective 1 November 2023, Canadian nationals who seek to enter Colombia without a visa must pay a fee to be admitted. Certain individuals, including those who hold valid Colombian visas or visit specific destinations in Colombia, are exempt from this requirement. The Colombian immigration authorities recently cleared Resolution 2676, which describes the entry fee "as a reciprocity response to the costs associated with collecting biometric data." Impacted individuals must pay an entry fee of COP 256,000 (approx. CAD 90) upon entry using a debit or credit card.
A Tax Alert prepared by EY's People Advisory Services group, and attached below, provides additional details.
Full text of Tax Alert