Border officials didn't pay any attention to our car with Quito plates going from Ecuador to Colombia on Thursday afternoon in July 2016. They didn't stop us, we didn't bother them.
I didn't see anyone, not cars, not people, being stopped in this (E -C) direction, not on Ecuador side, not on Colombian side. I traveled with my Ecuadorian cedula and color copy of my US passport main page. This trip took four days and nobody never asked me once for any form of documentation, not counting cashiers in the stores when I used my credit card.
Rumichaca Bridge(from Ecuador to Colombia) we passed in a breeze. The only stop we made on a bridge was to buy SOAT, mandatory third party traffic accident insurance. It's obligatory for all vehicles driving in or transiting through Colombian territory. We paid $25 for one month SOAT. There are lots of little shops on a right side of bridge (Ecuador to Colombia direction) selling SOAT in between Ecuador and Colombia customs buildings.
|The international bridge Rumichaca|
|Bridge Photo: Mark Berman|
|Photo: File /Andes|
Trip to Pasto,Colombia: Cafe de la Baca, Garden cemetery in Tulcán.
Changing dollars to Colombian pesos
Road from Ipiales to Pasto
Returning from Colombia to Ecuador