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The official language of the event is Spanish, but simultaneous translation services will be provided for international visitors.

Andorra, Antigua y Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaiyán, Bahamas, Barbados, Bélgica, Belice, Bolivia, Brasil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Bután, Canadá, Eslovaquia, Eslovaquia, Eslovenia, España, Estados Unidos de América, Estonia, Fiji, Finlandia, Francia, Georgia, República Checa, República de Corea, Costa Rica, Croacia, Dinamarca, Dominica, El Salvador, Grecia, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Islas Marshall, Islas Salomón, Israel, Italia, Jamaica, Japón, Kazajstán, Letonia, Liechtenstein, Lituania, Luxemburgo, Malasia, Malta, México, Micronesia, Mónaco, Noruega, Nueva Zelanda, Países Bajos, Palaú, Panamá, Papúa Nueva Guinea, Paraguay, Perú, Polonia, Portugal, Reino Unido de Gran Bretaña e Irlanda del Norte, República Dominicana, San Cristóbal y Nieves y San Marino, Santa Lucía, El Vaticano, San Vicente y las Granadinas, Sudáfrica, Suecia, Suiza, Surinam, Trinidad y Tobago, Turquía, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Albania, Argelia, Armenia, Bahrein, Benin, Bielorrusia, Bosnia y Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Camerún, Chad, Comoras, Congo, República Democrática del Congo, Cuba, Eritrea, Etiopía, Gabón, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Ecuatorial, Haití, India, Kenya, Kirguistán, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lesoto, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldivas, Malí Marruecos, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Níger, Omán, Qatar, Rwanda, Santo Tomé y Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Swazilandia, Tailandia, Tayikistán, Timor Oriental, Togo, Tonga, Túnez, Turkmenistán, Tuvalu, Ucrania, Uzbekistán, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia,  Zimbabwe.

  • National Police: 112
  • Civil Defense: 144
  • Emergencies: 123 (For ambulances)

Keeping in mind the duration of stay for travelers are in Colombia, the DIAN reminds them of the importance of declaring the currencies they carry, provided that the sum of these is greater than 10,000 USD, or equivalent in any other currency (including Colombian pesos), Filling out form 530, prescribed by Resolution 000063 of September 16, 2016. This resolution also prescribes forms 532 and 534 related to another group of travelers.

The above means that, if a traveler enters or leaves the country and carries more than 10,000 USD, or its equivalent in any other currency, for example COP$ 30,000,000 (taking the $ 3,000 USD exchange rate as an example), you must fill out this form.

La moneda oficial de Colombia es el peso y se pueden encontrar billetes de siete denominaciones, de 1.000, 2.000, 5.000, 10.000, 20.000, 50.000 y 100.000 y las monedas que circulan son de 1.000, 200, 500,100 y 50. 

The vaccines depend on the characteristics of the traveler and the chosen destination. The traveler should consider: age, sex, previous vaccinations, previous illnesses, current state of health, allergies to vaccines or any of its components, medication that may interfere with the response of the vaccine, pregnancy and immunodeficiency.

To travel to certain regions of the country, it is required to have been vaccinated against yellow fever at least 15 days before the start of the trip. This vaccine is recommended for those who travel to the departments of La Guajira, Norte de Santander, Putumayo and the regions, such as: the Eastern Plains, the Amazon, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and the entire Atlantic Coast.

It is recommended for foreign travelers who wish to visit Colombia for short or prolonged periods to get travel insurance that provides medical care coverage and emergency hospital care. With this medical insurance they will be able to receive medical assistance in the IPS (institutions which provide medical care) in the city.

Water consumption: most of the main cities in Colombia have an excellent water filtration service. The water found in these cities is drinkable, so it can be used however you’d like. Yet, there are cities on the Atlantic coast and some rural parts of Colombia’s departments that do not have appropriate water filtration services. As such, you must be careful in those areas. Please ask local concierges in hotels for more information, and if you are still uncertain, drink only bottled water.

Colombia doesn’t have four seasons. In almost all of the territories there are two rainy seasons, from April to June and from August to November and two summer periods.

Colombian food is the perfect fusion of flavors, where the main ingredients are produced in our country and are combined, generating an entire experience in each bite.

Bandeja paisa: A dish made up of beans, rice, pork rinds, chorizo (sausage), banana and avocado.

Sancocho: A soup accompanied by rice, potatoes, yucca, chicken, meat, carrots and avocado.

Ajiaco: A dish made up of a soup base with three varieties of potato, chicken that can be complemented with milk cream and capers.

Mondongo: A dish that is made up of a soup with meat, chorizo (sausage), tomato, onion, potato, cassava and cilantro. It is usually eaten with lemon.

  • El Rancherito.
  • Mondongo´s.
  • Hato viejo.
  • La Hacienda.
  • Tres típicos.
  • Más finca.

What you need to know about the world avocado congress:

Colombia is the fourth largest Hass avocado producer in the world and its climate and topography allow it to have fruit availability most of the year. Additionally, the industry is in constant growth within the country given the investment of producers in improving the quality of the fruit. This positions our fruit in international markets. Similarly, our territory has extensive areas for cultivation, which opens the doors to foreign investment in the country, taking into account the optimal climate and topography that meet the conditions for the cultivation of avocados.

September 24, 25 and 26, 2019

Centro de Convenciones Plaza Mayor.

  • Entry to academic sessions.
  • Access to commercial samples
  • Attendance to the event’s opening ceremony
  • VIP networking lunches
  • Access to the Avomatch platform (business roundtable)
  • Access to the Avolab (sample product development for the nutraceutical and cosmetic benefits of avocados)
  • Attendance to the closing event ceremony.

The Avotours are immersive experiences in the Colombian countryside, where the visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the most outstanding avocado cultures in the Antioquia region, as well as those that involve technological processes to improve production.

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