Colombian Peso (COP)
The currency in Colombia is the peso (symbol Cop $). There are $ 1,000, $ 2,000, $ 5,000, $ 10,000, $ 20,000, $50.00 and $100.000 bills. for coins has $50 $ 100, $ 200, $ 500 and $ 1,000 coins.
Managing your money: We recommend taking some United States Dollars (around US$200) to keep away in case of emergencies and a VISA or Mastercard credit/debit card to withdraw cash in local currency, as you need it.
ATMs are easily accessible in major cities and tourist areas, and hotels, shops and restaurants in tourist areas generally accept credit cards. You will need pesos for public transportation, taxis and independent shops and hospitality venues.
Most currencies can be exchanged easily at the airport (although you will not receive a favorable exchange rate), and at any bank.
Entry of foreign currency
Those who bring in to Colombia over US $ 10,000 or its equivalent in other currencies, including Colombian pesos in cash must declare this in the Baggage and Money Declaration Form.
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