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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia

20 January, 2022 | Alert, Messages for U.S. Citizens

Location: Saravena, Arauca, Colombia  Event:  On January 19, at approximately 10:15 PM, an explosion occurred in Saravena, Arauca, Colombia. Initial media reports indicate a car bomb in Saravena, Arauca targeted human rights offices, NGOs, and Colombian government facilities, with multiple casualties…

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Demonstration Alert: Cartagena, Colombia

16 January, 2022 | Alert

Location:  Cartagena, Colombia Event:  The U.S. Embassy is aware of planned demonstration activities throughout Cartagena on January 17, 2022, beginning at 5 am. The Mototaxi…

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia

8 January, 2022 | Alert

Location: Cali, Colombia Event:  On January 7, at 10:00 PM, an explosion occurred in the Villa Delsur area of Cali, Colombia. Initial reports indicate the explosion targeted a truck transporting Colombian National Police riot control officers, injuring…

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia

6 January, 2022 | Alert

Location: La Macarena, Colombia Event: On January 6, an explosion occurred near La Macarena Airport, also known as El Refugio Airport, in La Macarena, Meta, Colombia. According to initial reports, two Colombian military members were injured. The U.S.…

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Health Alert: New Vaccination/Testing Requirements to Enter Colombia by Sea

3 January, 2022 | Alert

Location: Colombia  Event: New Vaccination/Testing Requirements to Enter Colombia by Sea Colombia’s Ministry of Health announced on December 28, 2021, effective immediately, new entry requirements for all travelers 18 years and older arriving to Colombia by sea from cruise ships. Travelers aged 18…

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Fees to Increase on December 27, 2021

21 December, 2021 | Alert, Messages for U.S. Citizens

Location: Colombia Effective December 27, 2021, the passport security surcharge fee will increase by $20. For minor passport applicants who use Form DS-11, the new fee is $135. For adults renewing their passports using Form DS-82, the new fee is $130. For adults who must apply in-person using Form DS-11, the new fee is $165.  For further information about passport appointments, emergency passports, reporting a lost or stolen passport, or for any other answers to frequently asked questions, please visit our  website . Assistance: U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia Tel. +57-1-275-2000 or 601-275-2000 acsbogota@state.gov https://co.usembassy.gov/  U.S. Consular…

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia

17 December, 2021 | Alert

Location: Cúcuta, Colombia Event: On December 17, 2021, an explosion occurred at a police station in El Zulia, a municipality west of Cúcuta, Colombia. According to local news reports, no one was injured in the explosion. The U.S.…

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Health Alert: New COVID-19 Entry Requirements, Colombia

10 December, 2021 | Alert

Location:  Colombia Event: New Vaccination/Testing Requirements to Enter Colombia Colombia’s Ministry of Health announced, effective December 14, 2021, new entry requirements for all travelers 18 years and older arriving to Colombia by air. For non-resident foreign travelers 18…

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Travel Advisory Update for Colombia

9 December, 2021 | Alert

Location: Colombia Event: Travel Advisory Update for Colombia COLOMBIA – Level 3: Reconsider Travel Reconsider travel to Colombia due to crime and COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Colombia due…

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy, Colombia

24 November, 2021 | Alert

Location: Colombia Event: Demonstrations in Colombia on November 25, 2021  The U.S. Embassy is aware of demonstration activities planned for tomorrow, November 25, 2021, throughout Colombia.   Demonstrations and…