Updated 11th September 2021.
LATEST COLOMBIA COVID-19 NEWS:
- The WHO has added the Mu coronavirus variant to their ‘variants of concern list’. Source.
- Colombia has lifted vaccine restrictions during the third wave. Source.
- On June 4th, Colombia further eased its entry requirements despite rising cases. A negative COVID-19 test is no longer a requirement for entry. Source.
Colombia Travel Restrictions (September 2021)
Can you travel to Colombia right now? SUMMARY:
Yes, in most cases you can travel to Colombia. However, direct flights to/from London are suspended until further notice. From 22nd December 2020, the Colombian government announced that you cannot enter the country if your journey began in the United Kingdom. Source. If this is the case, you will need to exit Colombia on the next possible flight.
There are a few exceptions to this rule which are:
- Colombian nationals or those with permanent residence in the country (and their beneficiaries).
If you are exempt for this reason, you will be required to comply with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection sanitary measures.
- Aircraft crew
If you have symptoms of coronavirus or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive in the last two weeks, you will not be allowed to enter Colombia.
Before you enter Colombia, you will need to:
- Fill out the ‘Check-Mig’ form anytime between 1 and 24 hours before your departure for Colombia. (This will also need to be completed before you depart the country.) The successful completion of this form will result in your receiving an email confirmation that you will need to present upon your arrival in the country.
There is no longer a quarantine in place for travellers heading to Colombia.
The use of masks is compulsory in public spaces and also when using public transport. Surgical masks must be used by all aeroplane passengers over 2 years old for the journey to Colombia and once they arrive in the airport terminal.
COVID-19 Tests Required:
- There is no longer a negative test requirement for international travellers to enter Colombia.
Internal Travel Restrictions in Colombia:
Internal travel within Colombia is currently allowed. However, local measures may vary and could include regional lockdowns and curfews. Changes to the current restrictions can happen without warning. Be sure to keep an eye on local news outlets while travelling in the country.
All land and water borders are now open, however, some neighbouring countries have chosen to close their borders with Colombia.
It is not possible to gather in groups of over 50 people in public. Currently, the consumption of alcohol is also prohibited in public spaces.
On the ground: Traveller Reports:
These reports have been taken from our South America Backpacker Facebook community.
Traveller report 17th July 2021 – “ I’m in Colombia. All is quite normal. Protests have ended. Covid is still pretty common but everything is open, bars, clubs, restaurants.” – Carlos.
Traveller report 17th July 2021 – “[I’m] in Colombia. Everything is back to normal. Protests have ended. Entertainment is all open. Nothing major going on.” – Christian.