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Colombia travel restrictions

Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes
Airlines Updates

Published on 27.07.2020
Avianca Central America Aug – Oct 2020 operations as of 26JUL20
Avianca revises one-time Shanghai / Tokyo operations in July/August 2020

23.07.2020 Avianca in the last 24-48 hours filed additional changes to its planned International operation for Colombia, when the airline resumes scheduled operation as early as 01SEP20. Latest adjustment focuses on operational aircraft, as of 22JUL20.

Planned operation remains subject to change.

Bogota – Aruba eff 01SEP20 3 weekly A319 (4 weekly from 03OCT20)
Bogota – Barcelona eff 02SEP20 2 weekly 787-8 (4 weekly from 01OCT20)
Bogota – Buenos Aires eff 01SEP20 5 weekly 787-8 (1 daily A330 from 01OCT20)
Bogota – Cancun eff 01SEP20 4 weekly A320 (1 daily from 01OCT20)
Bogota – Guayaquil eff 01SEP20 1 daily A320
Bogota – Lima eff 01OCT20 12 weekly A320/330
Bogota – London Heathrow eff 01SEP20 4 weekly 787-8
Bogota – Madrid eff 01SEP20 1 daily 787-8 (2 daily from 01OCT20)
Bogota – Mexico City eff 02SEP20 5 weekly A320 (1 daily from 02OCT20)
Bogota – Miami eff 01SEP20 2 daily A320/330 (3 daily A319/320/787 from 01OCT20)
Bogota – New York JFK eff 01SEP20 1 daily A330 (9 weekly A320/330 from 04OCT20)
Bogota – Panama City eff 01SEP20 3 weekly A320 (5 weekly A319 from 02OCT20)
Bogota – Punta Cana eff 02SEP20 5 weekly A319/320 (1 daily A320 from 01OCT20)
Bogota – Quito eff 01SEP20 1 daily A320 (A319/320 from 01OCT20)
Bogota – San Jose (Costa Rica) eff 02SEP20 5 weekly A319 (1 daily A320 from 01OCT20)
Bogota – Santiago de Chile eff 01SEP20 1 daily A319
Bogota – Sao Paulo Guarulhos eff 01SEP20 4 weekly 787-8 (5 weekly from 01OCT20)
Bogota – Washington Dulles eff 02SEP20 4 weekly A319
Cali – Madrid eff 01OCT20 1 daily 787-8
Medellin – Madrid eff 01OCT20 3 weekly 787-8
20.07.2020 Avianca in recent schedule update adjusted planned International service to/from Colombia, when it resumes scheduled passenger service as early as 01SEP20. As of 19JUL20, planned International service for the period of 01SEP20 – 24OCT20 as follows.

Further changes remain highly possible pending on the latest policy implemented by The Colombian Authority.

Bogota – Aruba eff 01SEP20 3 weekly A319 (4 weekly from 03OCT20)
Bogota – Barcelona eff 02SEP20 2 weekly 787-8 (4 weekly from 01OCT20)
Bogota – Buenos Aires eff 01SEP20 5 weekly A318/787-8 (1 daily A330 from 01OCT20)
Bogota – Cancun eff 01SEP20 4 weekly A320 (1 daily from 01OCT20)
Bogota – Guayaquil eff 01SEP20 1 daily A320
Bogota – Lima eff 01OCT20 12 weekly A320/330
Bogota – London Heathrow eff 01SEP20 4 weekly 787-8
Bogota – Madrid eff 01SEP20 1 daily 787-8 (2 daily from 01OCT20)
Bogota – Mexico City eff 02SEP20 5 weekly A330 (1 daily from 02OCT20)
Bogota – Miami eff 01SEP20 2 daily A321 (3 daily A319/321/787 from 01OCT20)
Bogota – New York JFK eff 01SEP20 1 daily 787-8 (9 weekly A330/787 from 04OCT20)
Bogota – Panama City eff 01SEP20 3 weekly A319 (5 weekly from 02OCT20)
Bogota – Punta Cana eff 02SEP20 5 weekly A320 (1 daily A330 from 01OCT20)
Bogota – Quito eff 01SEP20 1 daily A319/320
Bogota – San Jose (Costa Rica) eff 02SEP20 5 weekly A320 (1 daily A319/320 from 01OCT20)
Bogota – Santiago de Chile eff 01SEP20 1 daily A320
Bogota – Sao Paulo Guarulhos eff 01SEP20 4 weekly A320 (5 weekly from 01OCT20)
Bogota – Washington Dulles eff 02SEP20 4 weekly A320 (5 weekly A319/320 from 01OCT20)
Cali – Madrid eff 01OCT20 1 daily 787-8
Medellin – Madrid eff 01OCT20 3 weekly 787-8

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Open for travel from Colombia
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Colombia.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers, provided they have submitted the “Preventive Control Against Coronavirus” form here prior to arriving in Colombia:
    • Passengers who have obtained an authorisation issued by Colombian authorities prior to travel,
    • Crew members.
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Flight Restrictions

published 01.07.2020
1. Flights to Colombia are suspended until 31 August 2020.
– This does not apply to humanitarian flights.
2. Passengers are not allowed to enter or transit Colombia.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Colombia;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport.
3. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
4. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight.
5. A “Control Preventivo Contra el Coronavirus” must be completed prior to arrival.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.
Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known.

All passengers are required to wear face masks on board the aircraft.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from Angola, Brazil, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda and for travellers having
transited for more than 12 hours through an airport from the same countries.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Recommended for all travellers aged 9 months or over going to Colombia except for the areas described
below.
Generally not recommended for travellers going to the cities of Barranquilla, Cali, Cartagena and Medellín.
Not recommended for travellers whose itineraries are limited to all areas above 2300 m, the department of
San Andrès y Providencia, and the capital city of Bogotá.

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk is high in the following municipalities of the departments of Antioquia (El Bagre, Vigía del
Fuerte, Segovia, Tarazá, Zaragoza, Cáceres, Nechí, Murindó, Anorí, Remedios, Mutatá, Frontino, San Pedro
de Urabá, Dabeiba, Valdivia and Caucasia), Amazonas (Tarapacá, La Pedrera, Puerto Nariño, Leticia, Miriti-
Paraná and La Chorrera), Bolívar (Montecristo, Norosi, Tiquisio and San Pablo), Cauca (Timbiquí), Chocó
(Bagadó, Nóvita, Lloró, Tadó, Río Quito, El Cantón del San Pablo, Río Iro, Atrato, Bojaya, San José del
Palmar, Quibdó, Bajo Baudó, Medio San Juan, Carmen de Darien, Nuquí, Medio Baudó, Alto Baudó, Istmina,
Bahía Solano, Medio Atrato, Juradó, Sipí, Unión Panamericana, Condoto and Certegui), Córdoba (Puerto
Libertador and Tierralta), Guainía (Inirida and La Guadalupe), Nariño (Roberto Payán, Olaya Herrera, El
Charco, Mosquera, Barbacoas, Santa Barbarba, Magüi, Francisco Pizarro and San Andrés de Tumaco),
Risaralda (Pueblo Rico and La Virginia), Valle del Cauca (Cartago), Vaupés (Taraira and Yavarate) and
Vichada (Puerto Carreño and Cumaribo).

Malaria risk is moderate in the following municipalities of the departments of Antioquia (Urrao, Chigorodó,
Apartadó, Necoclí and Yondo), Amazonas (El Encanto and Puerto Santander), Bolívar (Santa Rosa del Sur
and Río Viejo), Cauca (Guapi and López), Chocó (El Litoral de San Juan, Riosucio, Acandí and Unguía),
Córdoba (San José de Uré and La Apartada), Guaviare (San José de Guaviare, Miraflores, Calamar and El
Retorno), Nariño (La Tola) and Vaupés (Pacoa).

A lesser risk exists in some municipalities of Amazonas, Caqueta, Guaviare, Guainia, Meta, Putumayo,
Vaupes and Vichada.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: C

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  • Colombia *****

    International restrictions:

    Airports are closed to international traffic, with the exception of humanitarian flights until 1 September. Colombia’s land and sea borders are now closed. Cruise ships are not being allowed to dock at Colombian ports. You should monitor local authority statements on social media @MigracionCol. Anyone allowed to enter the country will be subject to a 14-day quarantine. Anyone wishing to enter must complete a Preventive Control Against Coronavirus form.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Colombian government has announced that the country’s mandatory isolation will continue until 1 September. Government authorized first domestic flight since COVID-19 lockdown on 21 July, additional flights to follow.
    A State of Emergency is in place, While in Colombia, you are expected to comply with the nationwide “stay at home” mandatory preventive isolation announced by the government. The quarantine has been extended until August 1, with a longer quarantine for individuals over age 70 until August 31. These measures restrict social contact and movement to essential activities only. This also applies to the use of private vehicles. During this period, one individual per household may leave his or her home or accommodation to: Buy essential goods such as food, beverages, medicines, medical devices, sanitary and cleaning products, Walk a pet for 20 minutes in the vicinity of one’s residence, Access emergency services, including veterinarians
    Attend a necessary medical appointment, Visit an ATM or bank to access financial services or to visit a notary, Take a licensed taxi or public bus when necessary to leave the house for one of these approved reasons. Individual sports activity and outdoor exercise can be authorised by local administrations under certain conditions and time restrictions and are dependent on age categories of 2-5 years, 6-17 years, 18-69 years and over 70 years. Regulations vary between regions, but social distancing rules continue to apply. Check with your local authority for more information on the specific restrictions in your area. There are further non-essential exemptions to the lockdown, including visiting museums and libraries and accessing hairdressers and barbers. The timetable for this may differ regionally. Check with your local authority for more information on the specific restrictions in your area. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in open spaces and commercial establishments. The use of masks is mandatory when using public transport and in areas with a high concentration of people. Cloth masks are acceptable. Those with respiratory symptoms and at risk groups (including those with pre-existing health conditions and adults over the age of 70) must always use masks in public. Certain regional authorities (e.g. in Bogota) require masks to be worn at all times when outside. Check with your local authority for more information on the specific restrictions in your area. Regional authorities are implementing significant further measures, including restrictions based on gender and/or identification numbers, curfews, as well as not permitting certain exemptions to the lockdown, including outdoor exercise. This includes Bogota, which is operating a system of enhanced restrictive measures by area. Permits from the local authorities to travel to the airport are no longer required.

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    30.07.2020
  • Colombia Colombia’s quarantine measures extended until August 30 (The Bogota Post, 29.07.2020). Lockdown measures extended until 1 August; international flights suspended until 31 August (Reuters, 08.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Colombia’s land and sea borders are now closed. Airports are closed to international traffic. Regulations are subject to change at short notice and you should check with your travel provider before your journey. All arrivals, including residents and Colombian nationals, who intend to enter the country should complete the Preventive Control Against Coronavirus form [https://www.migracioncolombia.gov.co/controlpreventivocontraelcoronavirus]. Cruise ships are not being allowed to dock at Colombian ports. You should monitor local authority statements on social media @MigracionCol.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Colombian government has announced that the country’s mandatory isolation will continue until August 30. Government authorized first domestic flight since COVID-19 lockdown on 21 July, additional flights to follow. (Intelliguide, 17.07.2020).
    President Duque announced a State of Emergency on 18 March. These measures restrict social contact and movement to essential activities only. This also applies to the use of private vehicles. During this period, one individual per household may leave his or her home or accommodation to: Buy essential goods such as food, beverages, medicines, medical devices, sanitary and cleaning products, Walk a pet for 20 minutes in the vicinity of one’s residence, Access emergency services, including veterinarians
    Attend a necessary medical appointment, Visit an ATM or bank to access financial services or to visit a notary, Take a licensed taxi or public bus when necessary to leave the house for one of these approved reasons. Individual sports activity and outdoor exercise can be authorised by local administrations under certain conditions and time restrictions and are dependent on age categories of 2-5 years, 6-17 years, 18-69 years and over 70 years. Regulations vary between regions, but social distancing rules continue to apply. Check with your local authority for more information on the specific restrictions in your area. There are further non-essential exemptions to the lockdown, including visiting museums and libraries and accessing hairdressers and barbers. The timetable for this may differ regionally. Check with your local authority for more information on the specific restrictions in your area. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in open spaces and commercial establishments. The use of masks is mandatory when using public transport and in areas with a high concentration of people. Cloth masks are acceptable. Those with respiratory symptoms and at risk groups (including those with pre-existing health conditions and adults over the age of 70) must always use masks in public. Certain regional authorities (e.g. in Bogota) require masks to be worn at all times when outside. Check with your local authority for more information on the specific restrictions in your area. Regional authorities are implementing significant further measures, including restrictions based on gender and/or identification numbers, curfews, as well as not permitting certain exemptions to the lockdown, including outdoor exercise. This includes Bogota, which is operating a system of enhanced restrictive measures by area. Permits from the local authorities to travel to the airport are no longer required.

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    29.07.2020
  • Colombia Lockdown measures extended until 1 August; international flights suspended until 31 August (Reuters, 08.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Colombia’s land and sea borders are now closed. Airports are closed to international traffic. Regulations are subject to change at short notice and you should check with your travel provider before your journey. All arrivals, including residents and Colombian nationals, who intend to enter the country should complete the Preventive Control Against Coronavirus form [https://www.migracioncolombia.gov.co/controlpreventivocontraelcoronavirus]. Cruise ships are not being allowed to dock at Colombian ports. You should monitor local authority statements on social media @MigracionCol.

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    Internal restrictions:

    President Duque announced a State of Emergency on 18 March. Nationwide isolation measures are in effect until 1 August. These measures restrict social contact and movement to essential activities only. This also applies to the use of private vehicles. During this period, one individual per household may leave his or her home or accommodation to: Buy essential goods such as food, beverages, medicines, medical devices, sanitary and cleaning products, Walk a pet for 20 minutes in the vicinity of one’s residence, Access emergency services, including veterinarians

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    13.07.2020
  • Colombia International Travel
    All International commercial flights are suspended until 1 September. Cargo and humanitarian flights are unrestricted.

    Domestic Travel
    Resumption of domestic flights since 1 July.

    National Measures
    Nationwide lockdown is extended until 1 August.
    Residents are to stay at home and only leave for essential purposes such as purchasing food or medicine.
    People over 70 years must still self-quarantine but may exercise outdoors, three times a week, for half an hour a day.
    All businesses permitted to resume must follow strict safety guidelines
    Local authorities have been authorized to implement tighter restriction measures
    Restaurants may operate for deliveries and pickups
    Cinemas, theaters, bars, nightclubs, and casinos are suspended
    Religious congregations are banned.

    PPE
    Mandatory to wear face masks and social distancing in public including areas.

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    08.07.2020
  • Colombia Lockdown measures extended until 15 July; international flights suspended until 31 August (Reuters, 23.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    According to latest Colombian Government advice, airports are closed to international traffic until 1 September, domestic flights. Domestic air travel is suspended until 1 July.
    Regulations are subject to change at short notice and you should check with your travel provider before your journey. All arrivals, including residents and Colombian nationals, who intend to enter the country should complete the Preventive Control Against Coronavirus form [https://www.migracioncolombia.gov.co/controlpreventivocontraelcoronavirus]. Cruise ships are not being allowed to dock at Colombian ports. Local authority statements should be monitored on social media @MigracionCol.

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    Internal restrictions:

    President Duque announced a State of Emergency on 18 March. Nationwide isolation measures are in effect until 11:59 pm on 30 June. These measures restrict social contact and movement to essential activities only. This also applies to the use of private vehicles. During this period, one individual per household may leave his or her home or accommodation to: buy essential goods such as food, beverages, medicines, medical devices, sanitary and cleaning products; walk a pet for 20 minutes in the vicinity of one’s residence; access emergency services, including veterinarians; attend a necessary medical appointment; visit an ATM or bank to access financial services or to visit a notary; take a licensed taxi or public bus when necessary to leave the house for one of these approved reasons; Individual sports activity and outdoor exercise can be authorised by local administrations under certain conditions and time restrictions and are dependent on age categories of 2-5 years, 6-17 years, 18-69 years and over 70 years. Regulations vary between regions, but social distancing rules continue to apply.
    There are further non-essential exemptions to the lockdown, including visiting museums and libraries and accessing hairdressers and barbers. The timetable for this may differ regionally. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in open spaces and commercial establishments. The use of masks is mandatory when using public transport and in areas with a high concentration of people. Cloth masks are acceptable. Those with respiratory symptoms and at risk groups (including those with pre-existing health conditions and adults over the age of 70) must always use masks in public. Certain regional authorities (e.g. in Bogota) require masks to be worn at all times when outside. Check with your local authority for more information on the specific restrictions in your area.
    Regional authorities are implementing significant further measures, including restrictions based on gender and/or identification numbers, curfews. This may also include not permitting certain exemptions to the lockdown, including outdoor exercise. Some municipalities without confirmed coronavirus cases will be allowed to ease their lockdowns.

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    26.06.2020
  • Colombia Government bans all international passenger flights until 31 August (Reuters, 20.05.2020)

    Colombia has restricted entry and transit to all travelers except cargo operators, humanitarian emergencies, and extreme scenarios that have authorization from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Colombia has also suspended all commercial flights into the country. All arriving travelers are subject to a 14-day quarantine.

    International restrictions:

    Border closure for all foreign travellers until 30 May. Colombian nationals and residents will not be allowed to enter or depart the country. All international flights to Colombia are suspended until 30 May. All travellers, including Colombian citizens and permanent residents, will be barred entry during this time.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    All residents are asked to stay at home as part of a nationwide quarantine. Until 31May.
    Bogota to continue COVID-19 quarantine until at least 15 June (Reuters, 28.05.2020). Individuals over the age of 70 are asked to remain at home until 31 May. Gender-based movement restrictions, which allow men and women to leave their homes on designated days for essential purposes, ended 11 May. Facemasks are mandatory while outside.

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    01.06.2020
  • Colombia Government bans all international passenger flights until 31 August (Reuters, 20.05.2020) Mandatory quarantine extended until 31 May (Reuters, 19.05.2020) Colombia has restricted entry and transit to all travelers except cargo operators, humanitarian emergencies, and extreme scenarios that have authorization from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Colombia has also suspended all commercial flights into the country. All arriving travelers are subject to a 14-day quarantine.

    International restrictions:

    Border closure for all foreign travellers until 30 May. Colombian nationals and residents will not be allowed to enter or depart the country. All international flights to Colombia are suspended until 30 May. All travellers, including Colombian citizens and permanent residents, will be barred entry during this time.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    All residents are asked to stay at home as part of a nationwide quarantine. Until 31May. Bogota to continue COVID-19 quarantine until at least 15 June (Reuters, 28.05.2020). Individuals over the age of 70 are asked to remain at home until 31 May. Gender-based movement restrictions, which allow men and women to leave their homes on designated days for essential purposes, ended 11 May. Facemasks are mandatory while outside.

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    30.05.2020
  • Colombia Government bans all international passenger flights until 31 August (Reuters, 20.05.2020) Mandatory quarantine extended until 31 May (Reuters, 19.05.2020) Colombia has restricted entry and transit to all travelers except cargo operators, humanitarian emergencies, and extreme scenarios that have authorization from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Colombia has also suspended all commercial flights into the country. All arriving travelers are subject to a 14-day quarantine.

    International restrictions:

    Border closure for all foreign travellers until 30 May. Colombian nationals and residents will not be allowed to enter or depart the country. All international flights to Colombia are suspended until 30 May. All travellers, including Colombian citizens and permanent residents, will be barred entry during this time.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A nationwide quarantine – in which all residents are asked to remain home except for essential purposes – is in effect until 25 May. Individuals over the age of 70 are asked to remain at home until 31 May. Gender-based movement restrictions, which allow men and women to leave their homes on designated days for essential purposes, ended 11 May. Facemasks are mandatory while outside.

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    25.05.2020
  • Colombia Government bans all international passenger flights until 31 August (Reuters, 20.05.2020) Mandatory quarantine extended until 31 May (Reuters, 19.05.2020) Flights to Colombia are suspended.

    International restrictions:

    Border closure for all foreign travellers until 30 May. Colombian nationals and residents will not be allowed to enter or depart the country. All international flights to Colombia are suspended until 30 May. All travellers, including Colombian citizens and permanent residents, will be barred entry during this time.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A nationwide quarantine – in which all residents are asked to remain home except for essential purposes – is in effect until 25 May. Individuals over the age of 70 are asked to remain at home until 31 May. Gender-based movement restrictions, which allow men and women to leave their homes on designated days for essential purposes, end 11 May. Facemasks are mandatory while outside.

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    21.05.2020
  • Colombia Flights to Colombia are suspended.

    International restrictions:

    Border closure for all foreign travellers until 30 May. Colombian nationals and residents will not be allowed to enter or depart the country. All international flights to Colombia are suspended until 30 May. All travellers, including Colombian citizens and permanent residents, will be barred entry during this time.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A nationwide quarantine – in which all residents are asked to remain home except for essential purposes – is in effect until 25 May. Individuals over the age of 70 are asked to remain at home until 31 May. Gender-based movement restrictions, which allow men and women to leave their homes on designated days for essential purposes, end 11 May. Facemasks are mandatory while outside.

    Source: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://co.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening

    Published on 12.05.2020

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    12.05.2020
  • Colombia Flights to Colombia are suspended.

    International restrictions:

    Border closure for all foreign travellers until 30 May. Colombian nationals and residents will not be allowed to enter or depart the country. All international flights to Colombia are suspended until 30 May. All travellers, including Colombian citizens and permanent residents, will be barred entry during this time.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A nationwide quarantine – in which all residents are asked to remain home except for essential purposes – is in effect until 25 May. Individuals over the age of 70 are asked to remain at home until 31 May.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/colombia]
    [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Browse/Report?subContentTypes=Alerts%2CTravel%20Advisories]
    [https://co.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
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