Bogota - Post Report Question and Answers

What do people who suffer from environmental or food allergies need to know?

Lactose intolerance (or lactose sensitivity) is common among locals and many foreigners develop a sensitivity to cow's milk products while in Bogota. That said, lactose-free options are easy to find. Food is generally very safe to eat and in the mission-provided apartments, the tap water is drinkable. - Aug 2023

See above. Not sure n food allergies. I think you can find options at the specialty food stores. - Feb 2021

Nah. - Jul 2020

Epinephrine auto injectors are not available locally. - Feb 2020

I don't think there's anything different from living in a city in the states. The climate really doesn't change year round. There are flowering trees near my apartment that seem to flower every few months. - Sep 2018

It's easy to manage food allergies here. - Aug 2018

Allergies can occur practically year round from pollen. - May 2018

Yes, seasonal allergies. - Apr 2016

Do bring your medications. Allergies aren't a nuisance, but certain times of year, usually March-ish, can cause some minor issues. - Aug 2015

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