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Colombia coronavirus travel restrictions

Colombia 🇨🇴

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The travel advice is Reconsider your need to travel to Colombia. Colombia is Open with restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Colombia. Colombia is part of South America with main city at Bogotá. Its Developing country with a population of 49M people. The main currency is Colombian Peso. The languages spoken are Spanish.
👍 Developing   👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 49M people

🚨 Travel Advice for Colombia

Open with restrictions

for travel
International travel to Colombia is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Additional documents required

A 'check-mig' form must be completed online, which can be done from 24 hours until 1 hour from departure, and the confirmation received must be presented on arrival. - Check-Mig form
For more details Department of Tourism, Colombia

Government measures

Proof of vaccination is required to access most facilities and establishments or to attend events. Regional authorities have been empowered to implement local measures based on current risk factors and new measures may be introduced with little or no notice. We recommend keeping up-to-date with local guidelines throughout your trip. Websites links for key cities can be found at

Use of masks

Face masks are required in public spaces and while on public transportation. Some regional authorities require masks to be worn at all times.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating with adapted safety measures in place. Restrictions on movement may vary by region.


Restaurants are open for vaccinated customers.


Bars are open for vaccinated customers.


Nightclubs are open for vaccinated customers.


Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing. Restrictions may vary by region.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in some countries are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a rapid lateral flow test or PCR test for day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the rapid lateral flow test will undergo PCR testing. Those who test positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at

Travel restriction details for Colombia

🚫 Destination No quarantine
🛬 Return Quarantine required
🏖️ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
🛍️ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
📅 events Partially Allowed

🔒 Lockdown Details for Colombia

The health emergency has been extended until 31 August 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 ( -Bogota ( -Cali ( -Cartagena ( ) -Medellín ( -Santa Marta (

🛡️ Travel safety for Colombia

Reconsider your need to travel

It's illegal to participate in local political activities, rallies or public demonstrations if you've entered Colombia on a visa. Political involvement may result in deportation. Ayahuasca tourism is a growing and unregulated industry in Colombia, some participants have reported being assaulted and robbed. We now advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Colombia overall due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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