The Ecuadorian consulate in Ipiales would have issued the information on its FacebookPage account.
The Consulate of Ecuador in Ipiales, through its Facebook account, would have issued information to the neighboring country, so that they refrain from traveling to Colombia in private vehicles.
The information from the consulate would be due to SOAT problems in Colombia. They ask that they refrain from traveling in private vehicles.
This is why the recommendation says that “all citizens who have planned land trips to Colombia in private vehicles; should take into account the recommendation due to the administrative situations of Colombia”.
Since the Compulsory Traffic Accident Insurance – SOAT is not available for sale; and in Colombia it is a mandatory requirement according to the National Land Traffic Code.
The recommendation is that they refrain from traveling beyond the Municipality of Ipiales or that they travel by means of public transport to avoid sanctions for not carrying the SOAT, such as the seizure of the vehicle and the payment of the fine.
The SOAT It is the mandatory insurance that every driver must acquire to travel Colombian roads, and that now becomes an obstacle for travelers.
However, there is confusion and they have asked the Consulate to issue an official statement, because on another facebook page that appears as official there is no information about it.