EUROPEAN COUNTRIES MOST VISITED BY COLOMBIANS
Since the EU struck a short-stay visa waiver agreement with Colombia on December 2, 2015, the number of Colombian visitors in Europe has surged dramatically.
Colombians can continue to visit any of the Schengen nations without a visa thanks to ETIAS.
SPAIN IS THE MOST-VISITED EUROPEAN COUNTRY BY COLOMBIANS
Both countries are Spanish-speaking, making Spain an attractive destination for Colombian tourists and business travellers.
The number of Colombian visitors visiting Spain has climbed dramatically in recent years, according to data. In 2018, over 425,000 Colombians visited Spain, a 50% rise in only four years.
Recent data in Europe have been impacted by COVID-19 travel restrictions, but tourism is beginning to rebound. As travel restrictions loosen throughout the world, Spain is anticipated to get more Colombian visitors in 2022.
OTHER POPULAR EUROPEAN DESTINATIONS FOR COLOMBIANS
Other European countries visited by Colombians are France, Germany, and Italy.
In 2018, around 45,000 Colombian visitors visited France. An 8.5% rise over the previous year.
Colombian travellers visit Paris to see prominent landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre Museum.
In 2018, 38.5 thousand Colombian tourists visited Germany, 10,000 more than in 2015.
Colombian travellers might learn more about European history by visiting Germany. Colombians who want to see art galleries, museums, and notable landmarks should visit Berlin or Munich.
Beautiful German towns such as Weimar, Heidelberg, and Bonn provide an alternative to the major capitals.
In 2018, almost 19,000 Colombians picked Italy as their European destination, an increase from 16,000 in 2017.
Colombians visit Italy for a variety of reasons, including its architecture and cuisine. Rome, Florence, and Naples are among the most popular tourist attractions.
THE FUTURE OF COLOMBIAN TOURISM IN EUROPE
Colombian travellers may now return to several of their favourite European countries, including Spain. A COVID-19 immunisation certificate and other health documentation may be required.
Reduced entrance restrictions in Europe are predicted to increase international tourism in 2022.
According to the aforementioned report, 62% of Colombians are planning overseas travel in 2022. Europe was the most popular area, with Spain, France, Italy, and Germany topping the list.
More than half of those polled indicated they planned to travel between April and September, to correspond with the European summer.
NEW TRAVEL AUTHORISATION TO TRAVEL TO EUROPE FROM COLOMBIA
ETIAS will be required for all visits to Europe beginning in November 2023.
With the implementation of ETIAS, Colombian visitors will be even safer in Europe. All travellers from third countries, even those who may travel without a visa, will be inspected before entering Europe.