Receiving Mail and Packages in Colombia

Receiving Mail and Packages in Colombia

Receiving mail and packages, in Colombia overseas from the U.S. I discuss shipping options, mail forwarding services, provide information, tips, and more for people who want to send or receive mail or packages here in Colombia. I also provide information on receiving shipments from Amazon.com in Colombia and figuring out your Colombian postal code.

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International Banking Solutions for Travelers and Digital Nomads

International Banking Solutions for Travelers and Digital Nomads

Banking recommendations and different ways to send and receive money overseas for people traveling, studying, and living abroad. I am specifically discussing banking solutions for British citizens, Americans, Canadians, Australians, and Europeans. For my my readers in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, and New Zealand, if you have any good suggestions for banking solutions that I can add to this list, please let me know in the comments, send me a Facebook message, email, DM, etc.

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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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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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How to register your visa and apply for a Cédula de Extranjería

How to register your visa and apply for a Cédula de Extranjería

A guide for registering your visa with Migración Colombia, applying for and receiving your Cédula de Extranjeria (Foreigner’s Identity Card in Colombia) from Migración Colombia. Having a current cédula will help you to open a Colombian bank account, earn points and save money at places like Éxito and Carulla, travel throughout Colombia without your passport, and register your cell phone with a Colombian carrier.

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