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Currency exchange services in Colombia

Your best option for travel money in Colombia

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15% off*

From Colombia: 1-8000-180433
Out of Colombia: +57 01-8000-180433

* You are enjoying a 15% off compared to standard prices at our branches (discount applicable on exchange margin).

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About us

Global Exchange begins its journey in Colombia, under the name Globo Cambio, in January 2015, providing the foreign currency exchange service at El Dorado International Airport, the country's main airport located in Bogotá. Later that year came Medellin´s José María Córdova International Airport (April) and Cartagena de Indias´ Rafael Núñez International Airport (November). Finally, by the end of 2015 we opened branches at street level and in shopping centers in Bogotá and Cartagena de Indias.

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About us

Global Exchange begins its journey in Colombia, under the name Globo Cambio, in January 2015, providing the foreign currency exchange service at El Dorado International Airport, the country's main airport located in Bogotá. To this opening, joins the José María Córdova International Airport, in Medellín, and the Rafael Núñez International Airport, in Cartagena, in April and November of that same year respectively, as well as branches at street level and in shopping centers in Bogotá. and Cartagena.

These openings strengthen Global Exchange´s Group position as leader in currency exchange services in Latin America and the Caribbean.

We are currently the third most important company in the world rendering currency exchange services at international airports and other important touristic spots. At present we have a network of 260 branches located at international airports and hotels in 21 countries and 5 continents, where thanks to our staff of +2,200 employees, we serve more than 5.5 million customers a year.

The Global Exchange Group is currently immersed in an ambitious strategic plan aiming at doublefolding the size of the company over the next 5 years. Our goal is to reach 2021 with presence in 42 countries through 400 branches that will serve 10 million customers a year. This will allow us to increase our workforce to 2,800 employees worldwide. This is a solid and sustained growth that will continue consolidating our leadership in Latin America and the Caribbean and strengthening our growth in other continents such as Europe, North Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

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Branches in Colombia

El Dorado International Airport Calle 26 103B-9, Ed. Terminal T1 + T2 Adosada - 111051 Bogotá (Bogotá, D.C.) +57 01-8000-180433

International Arrivals - Airside

International Airport El Dorado

Calle 26 103B-9, Ed. Terminal T1 + T2 Adosada - 111051 Bogotá (Bogotá, D.C.)

+57 01-8000-180433

Open all year round. Opening hours: 0h - 24h.

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The branch is located at international arrivals, just behind the DIAN’s luggage control, before the exit, at airside.

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Bogotá - Calle 93 Shopping Centre Branch Carrera 15 con calle 93-60 - 110221 Bogotá (Bogotá, D.C.) +57(1)7440070 +57(1)7420433

Calle 93 Shopping Centre Branch

Carrera 15 con calle 93-60 - 110221 Bogotá (Bogotá, D.C.)

+57 (1) 7440070 +57(1)7420433

From Monday to Friday. Opening hours: 08:00 h - 19:00 h.

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The branch is located in premise 122 in the middle of the central square.

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José María Córdova International Airport Valle de Sajonia - 054047 Medellín (Antioquia) +57 01-8000-180433 +57(4)6148051

International Arrivals - Airside

José María Córdova International Airport

Valle de Sajonia - 054047 Medellín (Antioquia)

+57 01-8000-180433 +57(4)6148051

Open all year round. Opening hours: 0h - 24h.

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This branch is located in front of the two baggage claim belts of this terminal.

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National Arrivals. First level.

José María Córdova International Airport

Valle de Sajonia - 054047 Medellín (Antioquia)

+57 01-8000-180433 +57(4)6148051

Open all year, in flight schedule.

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The branch serves all incoming flights. It is located in the first level, national arrivals, in front of the boarding gate 5.

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Olaya Herrera International Airport Carrera 65 A # 13 - 157 - 050013 Medellín (Antioquia) +57(4) 604 35 71

Public area

Olaya Herrera International Airport

Carrera 65 A # 13 - 157 - 050013 Medellín (Antioquia)

+57 (4) 604 35 71

Open all year round. Opening hours: 06:00 h - 18:00 h.

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This brach is located in the landside area of the Olaya Herrera Airport, premise 26, in front of airlines check-in desks.

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Santafé Shopping CenterCarrera 43A #7 sur-170 Local 9156 – 050021 Medellín (Antioquia)

Santafé Shopping Center

Santafé Shopping Center - Medellín

Carrera 43A #7 sur-170 Local 9156 – 050021 Medellín (Antioquia)

Open all year round. Opening hours: 08:00 h a 21:00 h.

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The branch is located on the S1 level, in front of the Jumbo Supermarket.

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Rafael Núñez International AirportCalle 70A - 130002 Cartagena (Bolívar) +57 01-8000-180433

National Arrivals - Public area

Rafael Núñez International Airport

Calle 70A - 130002 Cartagena (Bolívar)

+57 01-8000-180433

Open all year round. Opening hours: 0h - 24h.

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The branch is located in national arrivals, at the public area.

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International Arrivals - Airside

Rafael Núñez International Airport

Calle 70A - 130002 Cartagena (Bolívar)

+57 01-8000-180433

Open all year round. Opening hours: 0h - 24h.

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The branch is located in the international arrivals area.

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Plaza Bocagrande Shopping CenterCarrera 1 # 12-118 local 0-07 – 130001 Cartagena (Bolívar) +57 5 6435864

Plaza Bocagrande CC

Plaza Bocagrande Shopping Center

Carrera 1 # 12-118 local 0-07 – 130001 Cartagena (Bolívar)

+57 5 6435864

Open all year round. Opening hours: 08:00 h - 21:00 h.

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The branch is located in the first floor, financial area, next to the entrance of the parking lot.

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Calle de la Iglesia Branch Carrera 4 #35-61 - 130001 Cartagena (Bolívar) +57(5)6606588

Calle de la Iglesia Branch

Carrera 4 #35-61 - 130001 Cartagena (Bolívar)

+57 (5) 6606588

Open all year round. Opening hours: 09:00 h - 21:00 h.

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The branch is located in Calle de la Iglesia, right in the city centre, and in a protected building.

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Calle del Colegio Branch Carrera 6 #34-107 - 130001 Cartagena (Bolívar) +57(5)6647190

Calle del Colegio Branch

Carrera 6 #34-107 - 130001 Cartagena (Bolívar)

+57 (5) 6647190

Open all year round. Opening hours: 09:00 h - 21:00 h.

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The branch is located in Calle del Colegio, downtown Cartagena.

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Ernesto Cortissoz International AirportCalle 10a, Soledad - 083006 Barranquilla (Atlántico) +57 5 3160900

Arrivals branch

Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport

Calle 10a, Soledad - 083006 Barranquilla (Atlántico)

+57 5 3160900

Open all year round. Opening hours: 06:00 h - 01:00 h.

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The branch is located in front of national and international arrivals, on the ground floor.

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Departures branch

Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport

Calle 10a, Soledad - 083006 Barranquilla (Atlántico)

+57 5 3160900

Open all year round. Opening hours: 06:00 h - 01:00 h.

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This branch is located on the second floor, in front of the check-in counters.

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Currencies

Available currencies

The currencies that we buy / sell in our exchange branches in Colombia are the following:

Costa Rican colon
CRC
American dollar
USD
Australian dollar
AUD
Canadian dollar
CAD
Euro
EUR
Swiss franc
CHF
Pound sterling
GBP
Peruvian Sol
PEN
Argentine peso
ARS
Chilean peso
CLP
Mexican peso
MXN
Guatemalan Quetzal
GTQ
Brazilian real
BRL

The Colombian peso

The monetary unit of legal tender in Colombia and its islands of San Andrés and Providencia, is the Colombian peso. This currency currently has five types of coins and notes that come in six different denominations.

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The Colombian peso

The legal tender in Colombia, as well as in the islands of San Andrés and Providencia, is the Colombian peso. There are currently five different peso coins and 6 note denominations.

Origins and history

The Colombian peso is the official currency circulating in Colombia since 1810, the year in which it replaced the real, the legal tender until that date. After a series of changes, in 1871 Colombia adopted the gold standard, pegging the peso to the French franc on an exchange rate of one peso to five francs, a rate which was maintained until 1886.

In 1880 the president of the country, Rafael Núñez, created the Bank of the Republic of Colombia, which had, among other functions, the task of printing the paper money, which after 1888 suffered an accelerated inflation. After the First World War the country suffered a number of monetary problems, which led the president Pedro Nel Ospina to ask the United States of America for economic advice in 1922. The American experts set off on a mission famously called “the Kemmerer Mission”, led by Edwin Walter Kemmerer, under whose recommendations the current issuing authority was created in 1923: The Bank of the Republic (of Colombia).

In 1931, when the United Kingdom abandoned the gold standard, Colombia switched its link to the US dollar, on a rate of 1.05 pesos to 1 US dollar, with a slight devaluation compared to its former pegging. This pegging lasted until 1949, when the inflation of this currency put an end to this exchange rate.

The convertibility of Colombian pesos into gold came to an end in 1931. Despite all this, the banknotes issued by the Bank of the Republic continued bearing their denominations in golden pesos until 1993, when a lawsuit filed by ex-senator Pablo Victoria before the State Council caused the word “golden” and the phrase “will pay the bearer” to be removed from all banknotes.

Current Colombian peso Coins and Banknotes

Currently, there are 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 peso coins in circulation. Regarding banknotes, there are notes of 1000, 2000, 5000, 10 000, 20 000 y 50 000 pesos.

Coin of 1000 pesos
Coins and notes

Notes

Coins

Services

Money back guarantee

Now you can travel with your mind at ease, knowing that you will have enough travel money for your expenses. And if you don’t spend as much as you thought, at Globo Cambio we buy back your unused currency. We buy back up to 50% of what you exchanged (terms apply according to branches) and you can sell within 50 days since the first transaction and the same exchange rate.

Transactions are subject to a minimum amount and to terms and conditions established in each exchange branch. More information and conditions at branches or calling us on +57 01-8000-180433.

Offer available only to the person who performed the first transaction. You will be required to show your ID and original receipt. We will pay you in cash. Money back guarantee only available for transactions carried out in person at our foreign exchange branches (not valid for online orders). This offer does not affect customer statutory rights.

FAQs

How much money can I change in your Colombian branches?
There is no minimum amount for a foreign exchange transaction. The maximum amount is set in 3,000 US Dollars. This is a corporate policy based on Anti-Money Laundering Regulations in force.
Which currencies can I get/bring at your branches?
We want to offer a comprehensive service to our Customers, and for this reason we perform exchange transactions with a wide range of currencies. We sell or buy:
American dollar USD Argentine peso ARS Bolivian peso BOB
Brazilian real BRL Canadian dollar CAD Chilean peso CLP
Chinese yuan CNY Euro EUR Pound sterling GBP
Mexican peso MXN Peruvian Sol PEN Australian dollar AUD
Venezuelan bolivar VEF Swiss franc CHF Costa Rican Colon CRC
Guatemalan Quetzal GTQ
Which is the exchange rate of Colombian Peso to US Dollar?
The quotes of all currencies are subject to continuous fluctuation, for which we advise you to consult the prices applied in the electronic monitors of our exchange branches or to contact us for the daily exchange rate.
Should I get my Colombian pesos before getting to Europe?
It is highly advisable to change your pesos to euros before leaving Colombia, as you may find it very difficult to have them changed in Europe.
Do I have to submit my ID to conduct a foreign exchange transaction in Colombia?
Yes, our internal anti-money laundering policies require us to request documentation from our clients.
Do you accept travelers checks at your currency exchange branches?
No, we do not currently accept travelers checks.
What are the opening hours of your branches in Colombia?
Our airport branches remain open whilst airport operating hours so that no currency exchange demand is left unattended. For highstreet branches please refer to local commercial opening hours.

If you want to know the specific schedule of any of our offices, do not hesitate to contact us at our telephone: +57 01-8000-180433
Can I make an online or telephone reservation on your Colombia website?
We are working on an online reservation service. Meanwhile, you can make a telephone reservation in the numbers:
From Colombia: 1-8000-180433
Out of Colombia: +57 01-8000-180433
I've been given a 15% off voucher in my transaction, how does it work?
You can use this voucher in your next currency exchange transaction, at any of our branches within the same country. This discount is applicable on the exchange margin and it does not expiry.

If you still have doubts, you can ask any of our agents at the Customer Service Department.

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