Colombia Travel Alerts and Warnings

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in Colombia – updated 11 January 2021

Travel to Colombia

Commercial flights are now operating to and from Colombia on a limited number of routes. As of 20 December, flights to and from the UK are restricted and travelers cannot enter Colombia if their journey started in the UK. (Some exceptions apply.)

Requirements to enter

  • From 7 January, according to the US and UK embassy pages, a negative PCR test issued within 96 hours prior to boarding will be required for all air passengers (children included).

  • Travelers without a negative PCR test will need to fill out a written form explaining why they were unable to get a test or the results in time prior to being allowed to board by the airline. Passengers will be required to take the test upon arrival and self-isolate for 14 days or until a negative test result is received.

  • Between 24 hours and 1 hour before departure, travelers must fill out the Check-Mig form, available on the Migración Colombia website. You will need to also complete this form 24 hours before your departure from Colombia.

  • Normal visa requirements apply. If you are a citizen of a country where a visa is required, you must obtain a visa before your trip

Entry to Colombia by air is permitted and the country's sea borders reopened on 1 December 2020, however, land and river borders will remain closed until 16 January. Internal travel within Colombia is permitted.

These travel alerts are general in nature. Contact your airline or travel provider for information on the availability of flights.

Travel within Colombia

A state of health emergency will remain in place until 30 November in Colombia. Follow the advice of regional authorities, and be prepared for restrictions imposed at short notice if cases of COVID-19 rise.

Everyone must continue to follow biosafety protocols including wearing face masks, frequent hand washing and social distancing.

We are updating this travel alert when official information becomes available. If you have seen an update not mentioned here, please tell us in the comments below.

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