In this page you will find the general arrival information to the Conference's venue.

Arrive to
  • From Colombia

There are domestic flights from Bogota, Medellin, Cali, Cartagena, Barranquilla and Providencia operated by Avianca, LAN Colombia, Copa Colombia, VivaColombia and Satena (Providencia). The local airline VivaColombia requires you to have a return flight off the island. You may book a ticket in the Copa's website without paying - you have 48 hours to confirm and pay. You also have to buy a tourist card at the airport ( 99.000 COP).

  • Internationally

You can fly to San Andrés from San Jose de Costa Rica (Avianca) and Panama City (Copa Airlines), and charter flights from Canada (via Air Transat).

Colombian customs need to be cleared upon arrival to the island. Check with your local travel agency to see what documents you need to travel to Colombia. For many passengers, a tourist card has to be presented on arrival. Airlines flying to San Andrés sell it (tourist card) at the counter for an official price of 25 USD.

The exchange currency at the airport is similar to downtown, if not better. Money exchange is highly controlled in Colombia requiring a passport.

Getting to the campus

The Universidad Nacional campus address is Carrera circunvalar San Luis Feetown # 52-44. From the airport, San Andres city to San Luis you can get transportation.

  • By bus: Use public transportation. It is very convenient, safe and cheap (2.200 COP). Ask about the times though, buses may not go around the island (or outside downtown) after a certain hour of the evening.
  • By taxi: They will take you anywhere (8 to 15 US dollars). You can also hire a taxi driver to pick you up other days and move you around. They are very friendly.
  • By Golf car or a scooter: In the center there are several golf car and scooter rental companies. The golf cars can cost around 100.000 COP (36 USD) (capacity for 4 people) and are ideal for visiting the island.