Safety in Medellin
1: Always carry a Medellin Cell Phone.
Call 112 the National Police for any emergency!
Call 123 Medellin Amblance Service!
Clinica Las Americas (24 HRS) 342-2262/1010/7070
Clinica Soma (24HRS) 576-8480/8400/6415/8555
2. Leave your Original Identification in your room.
As a precautionary measure, tourist are advised not to carry their original identification documents. You can carry a copy of your passport and a copy of any other documents you feel are important.
3: Use the small safe in your hotel room or apartment.
Leave your expensive jewelry and Rolex watch at home. Never pull out a roll of money to pay for something. Do not advertise you have a lot of money!
4: Call a Taxi from your Medellin hotel room or ask the front desk to call one for you.
The dispatcher with give you the taxi number and how many minutes for the cab to arrive. Write down the number and compare it to the taxi that arrives. Remember, some taxis listen on the open radio frequency and try and arrive before the real taxi arrives. Make sure you take the right taxi!
5: Use ATM's during daylight hours and one with a secure surrounding.
6: Check your hotel and restaurant bill for errors and mistakes.
7: Travel with a friend or in a group.
8: Be cautious when people ask you for help or assistance.
9: Stay away from the Barrios at night.
10: Always give the right-of-way to Colombians. After all, its their Country.
Finally: As a pedestrian you DO NOT have the right of way, so be careful!
NOTE: These items are not all inclusive and you should take necessary cautions to ensure your safety as a visitor in a foriegn country. Please read our Disclaimer.
The following safety items are suggestive in nature and are not all inclusive. Use common sense and caution like you would when visiting any large city in the world.
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