Colombia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on January 2023. 


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Only for unvaccinated travellers
Quarantine Required: None

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: None
Events: Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open

Detailed Travel Advisory

All international passengers above 18 years old arriving in Colombia by air must present one of these documents:

  • Digital or printed COVID-19 vaccination certificate, with the complete scheme and the last dose given a least 14 days prior to the flight departure.
  • Negative PR test proof with no more than 72 hours or an antigen test taken no more than 24 hour before departure.

Additional requirements 

  1. Fill out the Check-Mig form available from Migracion Colombia website or app, 24 hours departure.
  2. The use of the mask is required while flying.

Detailed Tourist Information

Colombia has reopened all land, sea and river borders.

Travellers may enter with a negative PCR or antigen test without the need to have a complete vaccination schedule. The test will have to be carried out in the 72 hours prior to arrival in Colombia –48 hours if it is an antigen test–. In addition, the option of presenting the complete vaccination schedule will be maintained without requiring additional proof. Children aged 17 and under do not need to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test to enter Colombia.

You will be required to show an onward or return ticket valid within the 90-day period allowed for entry into Colombia as a visitor.

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.

Vaccinated travellers

If you’re fully vaccinated, you can enter Colombia without needing to test or quarantine for flight arrivals. For cruise ship arrivals, you must be fully vaccinated and show a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours prior to your intended entry to the country.

Colombia will accept vaccines approved by the WHO, or those officially approved by a country or territory recognised by the United Nations. At least 14 days must have passed since your second dose of the vaccine to be considered fully vaccinated.

Unvaccinated travellers

Foreign nationals who have started but not completed their vaccination scheme, have had their final dose less than 14 days before travel or are unvaccinated will be able to enter Colombia showing proof of a negative PCR or Antigen test issued no later than 72 hours prior to boarding.

Transit rules

Transiting through Colombia on your way to another country is permitted as long as you comply with all of the standard mandatory COVID-19 entry requirements.

Lockdown Details

  • The use of face masks is no longer mandatory in open spaces and later in closed spaces, this, for municipalities that have completed 70% of complete vaccination schedules and 40% of booster doses. Its use will continue to be mandatory in health centers (hospitals, clinics, laboratories, among others), in nursing homes and on public transport.
  • As of May 15, the use of masks will no longer be required in schools.
  • The vaccination card will no longer be mandatory to enter massive and closed events, restaurants, bars, museums, cinemas, sporting events, among others.

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