Colombia is one of the world's seventeen megadiverse countries, having the second-highest level of biodiversity in the world. It is the only country in South America with coastlines and islands along both Atlantic and Pacific oceans, spanning South America and an insular region in North America. It is bordered by the Caribbean Sea, and boasts the third-largest economy in South America.
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vaccinations for travelling here
UK health authorities have classified Colombia as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. Consular support is limited in parts of Colombia, with terrorists very likely to try to carry out attacks in Colombia – it is essential to check the FCDO website for the latest travel advice for Colombia, with all but essential travel advised in a number of areas of the country.
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