Alert: Colombia Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel

The Department of State renewed its travel advisory for Colombia on October 30, 2020. The Department advises travelers to reconsider travel to Colombia. Reconsider travel to Colombia due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Colombia due to crime, terrorism and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any ... Read More»

Vote Now and Track Your Ballot

Event: Vote Now and Track Your Ballot It is essential for overseas civilian and military voters to return their voted absentee ballots as soon as possible to ensure timely receipt at the election office. The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) encourages military members, their families, and overseas citizens to take recommended steps to return their ballots ... Read More»

Alert: Demonstrations on October 20 and 21, 2020

Location: Bogota, Colombia Event: Demonstrations on October 20 and 21, 2020 The U.S. Embassy is aware of demonstrations planned to take place across Bogotá coinciding with the national strike on October 20-21, 2020. Demonstrations are expected to take place in the following locations: Plaza de Bolivar Plaza de Toros Plaza de los Artesanos Universidad Nacional ... Read More»

Alert: Demonstrations on Monday, October 19, 2020

Location: Bogota, Colombia Event: Demonstrations on Monday, October 19, 2020 The U.S. Embassy is aware of demonstrations planned to take place today, October 19. Beginning around 8:30 am, the Minga Indigenous Group will be moving from Simon Bolivar Park to the Presidential Palace Area in downtown Bogota. This will likely disrupt traffic in the area ... Read More»

How to Vote with the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB)

The U.S. general elections are under three weeks away! The U.S. Embassy is not a polling location where you can vote on Election Day, so send in your ballot as soon as possible!  If you have registered as an absentee voter but have not received your local ballot, double-check your email inboxes and spam folders. If you are expecting a paper ballot by mail ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Limited Resumption of Routine American Citizen Services

Location: Bogota, Colombia Message for U.S. Citizens: Limited Resumption of Routine American Citizen Services U.S. Embassy Bogota is resuming limited routine services for U.S. citizens in Colombia, including passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, as well as notarial services.  To make an appointment, go to the Embassy’s  U.S. Citizen Services page  and follow the instructions.  When the process ... Read More»

Alert: Return Your Completed Ballots for the U.S. General Elections

Location: Bogota, Colombia Event: Return Your Completed Ballots for the U.S. General Elections We are now less than 45 days from Election Day, November 3, 2020. The U.S. Embassy is here to help you send back your voted ballot to the United States. We recommend overseas voters return their ballots well before their state’s deadline to ... Read More»

Alert: Demonstrations on Monday, September 21, 2020

Location: Bogota, Colombia Event: Demonstrations on Monday, September 21, 2020 The U.S. Embassy is aware of demonstrations planned to take place tomorrow, September 21. In Bogota, several trade unions and the National Unemployment Committee are expected to protest against police brutality and continued economic conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Protests are expected in the ... Read More»

Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogota (Sept 23, Sept 24, Sept 26) – Spirit Airlines

Location:  Bogotá Event:  Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (Sept 23, Sept 24, Sept 26)- Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased to confirm Spirit Airlines is operating additional humanitarian flights.  Flights will depart from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá.  See below for dates and times.  All flights arrive at Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport (FLL) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. These flights have been made available to allow U.S. citizens ... Read More»

Alert: Demonstrations throughout Bogota on Monday, September 14, 2020

Location: Bogota, Colombia Event: Demonstrations throughout Bogota on Monday, September 14, 2020 The U.S. Embassy has received reports of demonstrations planned for today, September 14, near the National University, on Avenida El Dorado, and near the Ministry of Health.  Other areas that may be affected include the Fiscalía General, Parque de Los Hippies, Universidad Pedagógica, El Dorado Airport, ... Read More»

Alert: Demonstrations Throughout Colombia on Thursday, September 10, 2020

Location: Bogota, Colombia Event: Demonstrations throughout Colombia on Thursday, September 10, 2020 The U.S. Embassy has received reports of demonstrations planned for the afternoon and evening of September 10 in Bogotá, Cali, Medellin, Neiva, Barranquilla, Cucuta, and other municipalities U.S. citizens in areas near these demonstrations may encounter traffic disturbances, large crowds, and an augmented police presence. ... Read More»

Alert: Demonstrations in Bogota (Wednesday, September 9, 2020)

Location: Bogota, Colombia Event: Demonstrations in Bogota on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 The U.S. Embassy has received reports of demonstrations targeting police substations (CAIs) throughout Bogota.  Clashes with the police are occurring.  U.S. citizens in the area may encounter traffic disturbances, large crowds, and an augmented police presence. The Embassy will continue to monitor the situation and provide ... Read More»

Alert: Expected Demonstrations in Bogota on Monday, September 7, 2020

Location: Bogota, Colombia Event: Expected Demonstrations in Bogota on Monday, September 7, 2020 The national strike committee of Colombia released an official statement encouraging a labor march on Monday, September 7.  Demonstrations are expected to begin at 10:00 am and will likely continue throughout the day as laborers march from Parque Nacional to the Ministry of Labor located near Calle 100 and Carrera ... Read More»

Alert: National Transition to Selective Isolation Measures

Location: Colombia Event: National Transition to Selective Isolation Measures Transition to Selective Isolation Measures:  As of August 27, there have been 582,022 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Colombia according to the  Colombian Ministry of Health . President Duque announced the extension of the national health emergency until November 30 and the transition from compulsory isolation to selective isolation. Some national restrictions remain: The national ... Read More»

Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (Sept 2, Sept 5), Cali (Sept 3), Cartagena (Sept 7), and Medellin (Aug 27, Sept 6) to Fort Lauderdale

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellin  Event: Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (Sept 2, Sept 5), Cali (Sept 3), Cartagena (Sept 7), and Medellin (Aug 27, Sept 6) to Fort Lauderdale – Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased to confirm Spirit Airlines is operating additional humanitarian flights.  Two flights will depart from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá, on Sept 2 and ... Read More»

Alert: COVID-19 Quarantine Update

Location: Colombia Event: COVID-19 Quarantine Update COVID-19 Quarantine Update:  As of August 14, there are 445,111 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Colombia according to the  Colombian Ministry of Health .  Nationwide isolation measures are scheduled through August 30. Special Isolation Zone restrictions in Bogotá continue through August 30, while in Medellin, the 4 X 3 model will continue until August 17. Nationwide Isolation ... Read More»

Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (Aug 24 and Aug 26), Cali (Aug 25), Cartagena (Aug 21), and Medellin (Aug 27) to Fort Lauderdale

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellin  Event:  Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (Aug 24 and Aug 26), Cali (Aug 25), Cartagena (Aug 21), and Medellin (Aug 27) to Fort Lauderdale – Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased to confirm Spirit Airlines is operating additional humanitarian flights.  Two flights will depart from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá, on Aug 24 and Aug 26.  One flight will depart from Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO) in Cali, ... Read More»

Alert:  Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (July 29, Aug 8, Aug 12), Cali (Aug 9), Cartagena (July 27, Aug 11), and Medellin (Aug 10) to Fort Lauderdale

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellin  Event:  Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (July 29, Aug 8, Aug 12), Cali (Aug 9), Cartagena (July 27, Aug 11), and Medellin (Aug 10) to Fort Lauderdale – Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased to confirm Spirit Airlines is operating additional additional humanitarian flights.  Three flights will depart from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá, on July 29, Aug 8, and Aug 12.  One flight will ... Read More»

Alert: Bogota COVID-19 Isolation Measures by Neighborhood

Location: Bogota 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 ... Read More»

Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (July 15, July 24), Cali (July 21), Cartagena (July 13), and Medellin (July 23) to Fort Lauderdale – by Spirit

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellin Event:  Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (July 15, July 24), Cali (July 21), Cartagena (July 13), and Medellin (July 23) to Fort Lauderdale – Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased to confirm Spirit Airlines is operating additional additional humanitarian flights.  Two flights will depart from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá, on July 15 and July 24.  One flight will depart on July 21 from Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International ... Read More»

Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá to Orlando (July 11), Houston (July 13) and Miami (July 22)

Location: Colombia Event: Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá to Orlando (July 11), Houston (July 13) and Miami (July 22)The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that Viva Air will operate three humanitarian flights from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá. The first flight is on July 11 from Bogotá (BOG) to Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Orlando, ... Read More»

Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogota to Houston (June 27) and New York (July 1) on Avianca Airlines

Location: Colombia Event: Humanitarian Flights from Bogota to Houston (June 27) and New York (July 1) on Avianca Airlines Humanitarian Flights from Bogota to Houston (June 27) and New York (July 1) on Avianca Airlines. The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce Avianca Airlines will operate two humanitarian flights from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in ... Read More»

Security Alert – Expected Demonstrations Throughout Bogota (June 25, 2020)

Location: Bogota, Colombia Event: Expected Demonstrations Throughout Bogota The U.S. Embassy received reports of expected demonstrations today throughout Bogota. According to Colombian National Police, demonstrations are expected at the El Dorado International Airport, the Universidad De La Salle sede chapinero (near Carrera 7 and Calle 40) and the National University (near Calle 26 and Carrera 45). The ... Read More»

HEALTH ALERT: COVID-19 Quarantine Update and Extension

Location: Colombia Event: COVID-19 Quarantine Update and Extension COVID-19 Quarantine Update and Extension:  According to the  Colombian Ministry of Health ,  as of June 24 there are 77,113 cases of COVID-19 in Colombia. On June 23, President Duque announced the extension of isolation measures in the country to July 15 but stated that the gradual reopening of the economy will continue contingent ... Read More»

Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogota (July 15), Cali (July 9), and Medellin (July 10) – Spirit Airlines

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, and Medellin Event:  New Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (July 15), Cali (July 9), and Medellin (July 10) to Fort Lauderdale – Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce Spirit Airlines will operate additional humanitarian flights.  One flight will depart on July 15 from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá.  Seats also remain available on flights departing Bogota on June 30, July 1, July 3, and July ... Read More»

HEALTH ALERT: COVID-19 Quarantine Update

Location: Bogota Event: Bogota COVID-19 Quarantine Update Bogota COVID-19 Quarantine Update:  According to the  Bogota Mayor’s office , as of June 15 there are 16,036 cases of COVID-19 in Bogota. Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds in the city have reportedly exceeded 50 percent occupancy. The mayor’s office has placed four new neighborhoods in Suba, Ciudad Bolívar, Engativa and Bosa under Orange Alert. ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota

Location: Bogota, Colombia Event: Current Demonstrations near the U.S. Embassy (June 15, 2020) The U.S. Embassy is tracking ongoing protests outside the U.S. Embassy along Avenidas Esperanza and El Dorado. Clashes with police and violent demonstrations have been reported. The U.S. Embassy recommends that all personnel avoid the area of the Embassy at this time. ... Read More»

Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (June 23, June 27, June 30), Cali (June 19, June 28), Cartagena (June 26), and Medellin (June 17, June 29) 

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellin Event:  New Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (June 23, June 27, June 30), Cali (June 19, June 28), Cartagena (June 26), and Medellin (June 17, June 29) to Fort Lauderdale – Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce Spirit Airlines will operate additional humanitarian flights.  Three flights will depart from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá, on June 23, June 27, ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota

Location: Colombia Event: Expected Demonstration at the U.S. Embassy The U.S. Embassy has received reports of a planned demonstration tomorrow at 3:00p.m. in front of the U.S. Embassy. Colombian National Police expect 50-100 demonstrators for a “Platon Por La Vida, La Paz, y Contra La Guerra” (Protest for Life, Peace, and Against War). The Embassy ... Read More»

HEALTH ALERT: COVID-19 Quarantine Update

Location: Colombia Event: COVID-19 Quarantine Update COVID-19 Quarantine Update:  As of June 1, the  Colombian Ministry of Health  has reported 30,493 cases of COVID-19, with 969 deaths. As per  our previous message , on May 27 President Duque announced that Colombia would loosen isolation measures in Colombia as of June 1.  The National Government decree, which may or may not be implemented in your ... Read More»

Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (June 13 and June 21), Cali (June 14), Cartagena (June 30), and Medellin (June 20) – Spirit Airlines

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellin Event:  New Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (June 13 and June 21), Cali (June 14), Cartagena (June 30), and Medellin (June 20) to Fort Lauderdale – Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce Spirit Airlines will operate additional humanitarian flights.  Two flights will depart from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá, on June 13 and June 21.  One flight will depart on June 14 ... Read More»

Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogota (June 22 and June 25) and Medellin (June 27) – Spirit Airlines

Location:  Bogotá and Medellin Event:  Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (June 22 and June 25) and Medellin (June 27) to Fort Lauderdale – Operated by Spirit Airlines. The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce Spirit Airlines will operate additional humanitarian flights.  Two flights will depart from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá, on June 22 and June 25.  One flight will depart from José María Córdova ... Read More»

Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogota (June 19), Cali (June 21 and June 26), Cartagena (June 28), and Medellin (June 24 and June 27)

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellin Event:  New Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (June 19), Cali (June 21 and June 26), Cartagena (June 28), and Medellin (June 24 and June 27) to Fort Lauderdale – Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce Spirit Airlines will operate additional humanitarian flights.  One flight will depart from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá on ... Read More»

Event: HEALTH ALERT: Bogota COVID-19 Quarantine Update and Orange Zones  

Location: Bogota Event: HEALTH ALERT: Bogota COVID-19 Quarantine Update and Orange Zones Bogota COVID-19 Quarantine Update:  According to the Office of the Mayor of Bogota, there are 5,521 cases of COVID-19 in Bogota as of May 18, 2020. The mayor’s office recently raised the state of alert from yellow to orange in areas of the city with ... Read More»

Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogota (May 26), Cali/Cartagena (28), and Medellin (30) – Spirit Airlines

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellin Event:  New Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (May 26), Cali/Cartagena (May 28), and Medellin (May 30) to Fort Lauderdale – Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce Spirit Airlines will operate additional humanitarian flights.  One flight will depart from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá on May 26.  A second flight will depart on May 28 from Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International ... Read More»

New Humanitarian Flights from Bogota (May 21) and Medellin (May 23) – Spirit Airlines

Location:  Bogotá, Medellin Event:  New Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (May 21) and Medellin (May 23) to Fort Lauderdale – Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce Spirit Airlines will operate two additional humanitarian flights.  One flight will depart on May 21 from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá.  A second flight will depart on May 23 from José María Córdova International Airport (MDE) in Medellin.  Both ... Read More»

Alert: Humanitarian Flight to Fort Lauderdale on April 2 Operated by Spirit Airlines

Location: Colombia Event: Humanitarian Flight to Fort Lauderdale on April 2 Operated by Spirit Airlines. Usted puede encontrar la versión en español de este mensaje aquí .  The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that Spirit Airlines will operate a humanitarian flight from Bogota, Colombia on April 2, 2020.  The flight will depart from El Dorado International Airport ... Read More»
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