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ALERT: International Flights between the United States and Colombia Resuming September 19
September 17, 2020

Location:  Bogotá

Event:  International Flights between the United States and Colombia Resuming September 19

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to confirm that flights between the United States and Colombia will resume on Saturday, September 19, operated by Spirit Airlines (between Cartagena and Fort Lauderdale) and Colombia-based Viva Air (between Medellin, Cartagena, and Miami).  Regular international commercial service from major airports in Bogota, Medellin, Cartagena, and Cali will reopen on Monday, September 21.  Colombia’s land and sea borders remain closed until at least October 1, although rare exceptions to this rule are possible. The U.S. Embassy will no longer organize humanitarian flights out of Colombia.  Questions on booking tickets and other issues related to flights should be directed to the appropriate airline.

All passengers traveling to Colombia on an international flight must obtain a negative PCR COVID-19 test result 96 hours before the flight, counted from the moment the test was performed.  All inbound and outbound passengers must fill out Migracion Colombia’s Check-Mig online form no more than 24 hours in advance of departing for Colombia. Travelers are also required to use the mobile application CoronApp to assist with contact tracing while in Colombia.  Individuals who comply with these rules will not be required to self-quarantine upon arrival in Colombia.

Please monitor media reporting and official announcements from the Colombian government for details and updates to these requirements.


Due to current travel guidelines in the United States, individuals with visas who have been in Brazil, China, Iran, the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), the Republic of Ireland, or the Schengen Area within 14 days prior to the flight will not be allowed to board flights to the United States.  U.S. citizens, Legal Permanent Residents, and their immediate family members who are returning home after visiting travel-restricted countries may still reenter by going through a process for enhanced medical screenings at specially designated airports.  For the most current information regarding COVID-19, the May 24 Presidential Proclamation, and its impact on travel to the United States, please visit www.dhs.gov and www.whitehouse.gov.

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