It is important to be aware of potential risks when travelling. The most common illnesses in Colombia are acute altitude sickness, stomach problems, and in jungle areas malaria and yellow fever.
Travelers from some countries, including Brazil, are required to have a Yellow Fever vaccination if arriving within 6 days after leaving from or transiting through a high risk location (such as Angola, Brazil, Congo – Dem. Rep., and Uganda). Travelers must specifically have a vaccination certificate issued at least 10 days before arrival into Colombia. For more information, please visit Colombia's travel site.