Colombia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Not Required
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Not Required

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Closed
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 19.04.2021
1. Flights from Brazil and United Kingdom are suspended.
– This does not apply to humanitarian flights.
2. Passengers arriving from or who have transited through Brazil or United Kingdom are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Colombia arriving on humanitarian flights.
3. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 96 hours before departure. Please see items 4, 5 and 6 below for special regulations.
4. Nationals of Colombia without a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 96 hours before departure must explain to Immigration upon arrival why they could not take the test; and
– are subject to a PCR test upon arrival; or
– quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.
5. Passengers with a diplomatic passport and their family members without a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 96 hours before departure must explain to Immigration upon arrival why they could not take the test; and
– are subject to a PCR test upon arrival; or
– quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.
6. Passengers with an M, R or courtesy visa without a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 96 hours before departure must explain to Immigration upon arrival why they could not take the test; and
– are subject to a PCR test upon arrival; or
– quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.
7. A “Check Mig” form must be submitted at most 24 hours before departure at https://apps.migracioncolombia.gov.co/pre-registro/public/preregistro.jsf .
8. Nationals and residents of Colombia arriving from or who have transited through Brazil or United Kingdom are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Following an announcement by the Colombian Government, direct flights to/from London have been suspended until further notice. As of 22 December, you also cannot enter Colombia if your journey began in the UK.

Arrivals to Colombia are subject to mandatory entry requirements:

for air travel into Colombia, a negative PCR test issued within 96 hours prior to boarding will be required for all passengers (children included)

travellers 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, you must fill out the ‘Check-Mig’ form, available on the Migración Colombia website. You will receive a confirmation email that you will need to present upon arrival in Colombia.
 

Lockdown Details

The health emergency has been extended until 31 May 2021.

The use of masks is mandatory when using public transport and in public spaces.

Large gatherings (of over 50 people) are prohibited.

Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in open spaces.

Regional, departmental and city authorities may be implementing local measures, including restrictions based on gender and/or identification numbers, curfews and lockdowns. During Easter, further measures may be imposed depending on ICU occupancy rates. Certain measures for local curfews, quarantined municipalities (Bogota and elsewhere) are being introduced at short notice. You should check official guidance from the relevant local authority (please see websites for key cities below) as well as national COVID-19 regulations and updates by MinSalud (Ministry of Health):

Barranquilla (https://www.barranquilla.gov.co/)
Bogota (https://bogota.gov.co/)
Cali (https://www.cali.gov.co/)
Cartagena (https://www.cartagena.gov.co/)
Medellín (https://medellin.gov.co/)
Santa Marta (https://www.santamarta.gov.co/)
 

Sources

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/colombia/entry-requirements
Data Source: covidcontrols.co