On Tuesday, Colombia’s Foreign Minister María Angela Holguín, presented at the San Carlos Palace in Bogotá, the new Colombian Passport that meets the specifications required by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and is equipped with a hard plastic Biodata page and chip. The new passport begins to circulate on July 15.
Colombians who acquired their biometric passport in recent years do not need to renew, only once it expires. The new passport comes with extra security details on every page, as well as images of the country’s landscape that include the Pacific, Caribbean, Andes, Orinoquia and Amazonia. “The passport presents a positive face of Colombia to the world,” claims the Ministry and “efforts to preserve our natural richness and cultural patrimony.”
In the inside pages, there are illustrations of some of the country’s most important tourism destinations, including Caño Cristales, Tatacoa desert, las Lajas sanctuary, Malpelo island, Johnny Cay and Tayrona.