Event: Bogota COVID-19 Isolation Measures by Neighborhood
Bogota COVID-19 Isolation Measures by Neighborhood: According to the Bogota Mayor’s office, there are more than 47,524 cases of COVID-19 in Bogota. Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds in the city are reportedly at 87 percent occupancy. The Mayor’s office announced additional isolation measures by neighborhood in three groups, which will last between July 13 – August 23. For more details please see here. During the three isolation periods in these neighborhoods allowances are only provided for:
- Security (including those who work in this sector);
- Medical workers (including those who work in this sector);
- Groceries (only one person per family);
- Emergency/Public services (including those who work in this sector).
Curfew in these neighborhoods is now in effect between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Any previous allowances for exercise are suspended during a neighborhood’s isolation measures.
July 13 – 26:
- Ciudad Bolívar, San Cristóbal, Rafael Uribe Uribe, Chapinero, Santa Fe, Usme, Mártires, Tunjuelito
July 27 – August 9:
- Bosa, Kennedy, Puente Aranda, Fontibón
August 10 – 23:
- Suba, Engativá, Barrios Unidos
Five neighborhoods do not have strict isolation measures. They include: Usaquén, Teusaquillo, Antonio Nariño, La Candelaria, and Sumapaz.
“Pico y cédula” continues between July 13 and August 23 for all areas of Bogotá.
Travel for Humanitarian Flights: During the isolation measures travelers ARE permitted to go to the airport to take humanitarian flights out of Colombia if flights are available. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to change with little or no advance notice. If you are interested in returning to the United States, please take advantage of the humanitarian flights announced through the STEP program. The U.S. government cannot guarantee the ability to arrange flights indefinitely. U.S. citizens should return immediately to the United States unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.
Visit the website of the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Government of Colombia’s Coronavirus Information Page for additional information on national measures and to register your contact and travel information.
The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Colombia.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
- U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia
- U.S. Consular Agency, Barranquilla
- U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444
- Colombia Country Information
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) to receive security updates
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