The Best Hospitals in Medellín

The Best Hospitals in Medellín

While Colombia is known for having a world-class healthcare system, given that the World Health Organization ranked Colombia’s healthcare system as #22 out of 191 countries whose healthcare systems it ranked. Medellín is becoming a popular medical tourism destination, since you can receive high quality medical and dental care here for a fraction of the price. In this article, I will be discussing the best clinics and hospitals in Medellín and going into detail about what they have to offer. I provide information on the International Patients Services at Medellín’s major hospitals and where you can get travel vaccines in Medellín.

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Health Insurance and Healthcare in Colombia

Health Insurance and Healthcare in Colombia

In this article, I explain how you get a private health insurance plan here in Colombia through Sura, how to get a public health insurance plan through EPS, my experiences with Sura, and my thoughts on healthcare here in Colombia. I also discuss the best hospitals and clinics here in Medellín, including information on vaccine clinics for people who need to get Yellow Fever and/or other vaccines, as well as international patient services at Medellín’s best hospitals for foreigners in Medellín needing medical care.

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Getting Cash in Colombia

Getting Cash in Colombia

Tips on getting cash in Colombia, some options for getting money sent to Colombia from overseas, using ATMS here, and exchanging money in Colombia. I recommend a great bank for U.S. citizens and residents traveling abroad, as well as providing recommendations for banks and banking alternatives for Europeans, Australians, Canadians, and British people traveling and living overseas. Finally, I provide information on using ATMs and getting money in Colombia for people whose bank cards utilize China’s UnionPay system instead of the Visa or MasterCard system ATMs.

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How to get to Medellín from the airport

How to get to Medellín from the airport

There are two airports which serve Medellín, Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH), Medellín’s small domestic airport and José Maria Cordova International Airport (MDE), located outside of Medellín in the municipality of Rionegro. In this guide, I discuss each airport, which airlines serve them and where said airlines fly to, how to get to and from each airport.

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Nequi, one of Bancolombia Group's most innovative products

Nequi, one of Bancolombia Group's most innovative products

Nequi, Colombia’s first neobank, has the potential to help democratize Colombia’s banking and financial systems. Bancolombia Group hoping that Nequi, their “rebel child’, will become the next Netflix or Spotify, but for finance. Nequi also has built intergration with PayPal Colombia, and information how to use your Colombian PayPal account with Nequi.

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Banking in Colombia

Banking in Colombia

Tips for getting money in Colombia, including information on using ATMs, credit, and debit cards in Colombia, as well as discussion of what some of your options for getting money sent to Colombia are. I also provide information on the best bank account for U.S. citizens and permanent residents abroad, banking options for British citizens, Australians, Canadians, and Europeans traveling overseas, and information for people whose ATM cards utilize China’s UnionPay system. Finally, I discuss how you can get a Colombian bank account. If you are going to be in Colombia for more than three months, it is definitely worth considering if you would benefit from having a Colombian bank account, since having a Colombian bank account makes paying rent and bills much easier.

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