Colombia (Republic of)

History of Relations| Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

Bilateral relations between South Africa and Colombia are cordial. Diplomatic relations between South Africa and the Republic of Colombia were established in April 1994. South Africa and Colombia signed a MoU on Political Consultations in March 2015 in Bogota. The signing of this instrument was envisaged to play a significant role in providing a structure for bilateral relations between the two countries, especially considering the opportunities in both countries, e.g. trade and investment, social development and the sharing of best practices, as well as cooperation in multilateral organizations.

Since 2015, there has been lack of high level interactions between the two countries. South Africa remains commitment to strengthening relations with Colombia through the convening of the Political Consultations in the near future. Furthermore, South Africa considers Colombia as an important partner which features in achieving South-South cooperation.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Colombia

The South African Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela is responsible for Colombia:

H E Mr M K J Nkosi
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

Colombia Representation in South Africa

H E Mr C A Barahona Niño
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Embassy of Colombia

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the Colombian Embassy in Pretoria, website.


Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate.

Malaria - risk exists if travelling below 1 500m.

Tetanus - immunisation recommended.

Hepatitis B certificate.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.


Climate Info

Tropical in coastal areas; rainy season from May to November; cool weather along interior mountain ranges where the largest cities are situated.

For up-to-date weather information click here.


Currency Info

The monetary unit is the Colombian Peso. COP.

Sign: COL$

For up-to-date information click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No Information

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Info

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Colombia, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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