Colombia Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel

Location: Colombia Event: Colombia Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel   Do not 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 international travel.      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 …

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Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogota (Aug 22), Cali (Aug 17), Cartagena (Aug 21), and Medellin (Aug 23) – Spirit Airlines

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellin  Event:  Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (Aug 22), Cali (Aug 17), Cartagena (Aug 21), and Medellin (Aug 23) to Fort Lauderdale – Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased to confirm Spirit Airlines is operating additional additional humanitarian flights.  One flight will depart from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá, on Aug 22.  One flight will depart from Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO) in Cali, on Aug 17.  One flight …

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Alert: BOOK NOW! Humanitarian Flights from Bogota (Aug 15, Aug 19), Cali (Aug 17), Cartagena (Aug 11, 21), and Medellin (Aug 16) – Spirit Airlin

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellin Event:  Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (Aug 15, Aug 19), Cali (Aug 17), Cartagena (Aug 11, 21), and Medellin (Aug 16) 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 Aug 15 and Aug …

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Health Alert: COVID-19 Quarantine Update and Extension

Location:  Colombia Event:  COVID-19 Quarantine Update and Extension to August 30 COVID-19 Quarantine Update and Extension:  On Tuesday, July 28, President Duque announced the extension of the isolation measures in Colombia until August 30.  As of July 28, there are 267,385 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Colombia according to the  Colombian  Ministry of Health .  For the President’s full announcement, visit the Presidency  website . For additional information on restrictions …

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Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogota (Aug 15, Aug 19), Cali (Aug 9), Cartagena (Aug 11), and Medellin (Aug 10, Aug 16) – Spirit Airlines

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellin Event:  Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (Aug 15, Aug 19), Cali (Aug 9), Cartagena (Aug 11), and Medellin (Aug 10, Aug 16) 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 Aug 15 and Aug 19.  One flight will depart from Alfonso Bonilla Aragón …

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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 …

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Health Alert: COVID-19 Quarantine Update and Extension

Location: Colombia Event: COVID-19 Quarantine Update and Extension COVID-19 Quarantine Update and Extension:  As of July 21, there are 211,038 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Colombia according to the  Colombian  Ministry of Health .  Nationwide isolation measures continue until August 1, with some municipalities enforcing additional measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Nationwide Isolation Measures Until August 1:  On Tuesday, July 7, President Duque …

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Alert: New Humanitarian Flights from Bogota (August 8 and August 12) – Spirit Airlines

Location:  Bogotá Event:  New Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (August 8 and August 12) to Fort Lauderdale – Operated by Spirit Airline The U.S. Embassy is pleased to confirm Spirit Airlines is operating two additional humanitarian flights, departing August 8 and August 12, from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá.  The flights will arrive at Fort Lauderdale – …

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Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (July 24, July 26, Aug 5), Cali (July 21, July 28), Cartagena (July 27), and Medellin (July 23, July 30)

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellin Event:  Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (July 24, July 26, Aug 5), Cali (July 21, July 28), Cartagena (July 27), and Medellin (July 23, July 30) 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 24, July 26, and …

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Alert: Isolation Measures in Medellín

Location: Medellín Event: Isolation Measures in Medellín Isolation Measures in Medellín:  The  Medellín Mayor’s office  announced a period of rolling isolation measures for the next 20 days beginning Friday, July 17.  The first period of strict measures begins Friday, July 17 and ends Monday, July 20.  Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds in Medellín have  reportedly  exceeded 75 percent occupancy.  For more information on measures specific to Medellín, please visit the Mayor’s  website . Visit …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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Alert: COVID-19 Quarantine Update and Extension to August 1

Location: Colombia Event: COVID-19 Quarantine Update and Extension to August 1 COVID-19 Quarantine Update and Extension:  On Tuesday, July 7, President Duque announced the extension of the isolation measures in Colombia until August 1 with new exceptions only in certain municipalities with low or zero rates of infection.  As of July 7, there are 124,494 confirmed cases of COVID-19 …

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Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogota to New York (July 7), Atlanta (July 8) on Avianca Airlines

Location: Colombia Event: Humanitarian Flights from Bogota to New York (July 7) and Atlanta (July 8) 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 Bogotá. The first flight is on July 7 from Bogotá (BOG) to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City, New York. The second flight is scheduled on …

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Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogota (July 10), Cali (July 11), Cartagena (July 13), and Medellin (July 12) on Spirit Airlines

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellin Event:  New Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (July 10), Cali (July 11), Cartagena (July 13), and Medellin (July 12) to Fort Lauderdale – Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce Spirit Airlines will operate four additional humanitarian flights.  One flight will depart on July 10 from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá.  One flight will depart on July 11 from Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO) …

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HEALTH ALERT: Bogota 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 30 there are 30,017 cases of COVID-19 in Bogota. Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds in the city have reportedly exceeded 72 percent occupancy. The mayor’s office placed new neighborhoods in orange alert effective June 30.  Orange Alert / …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Registering to Vote for 2020 Elections

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to  FVAP.gov  to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, request a …

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Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (July 3, July 5, July 8, July 22, July 29), Cali (July 2), Cartagena (July 7), and Medellín (July 4)

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellín Event:  New Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (July 3, July 5, July 8, July 22, July 29), Cali (July 2), Cartagena (July 7), and Medellín (July 4) to Fort Lauderdale – Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce Spirit Airlines will operate additional humanitarian flights.  Five flights will depart from El Dorado International Airport …

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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. …

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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. …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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HEALTH ALERT: Colombia COVID-19 Quarantine Update

Location: Colombia Event: COVID-19 Quarantine Update COVID-19 Quarantine Update:  As of May 28, the  Colombian Ministry of Health  has reported 24,104 cases of COVID-19, with 803 deaths. President Duque has announced that Colombia will loosen isolation measures in Colombia as of June 1.  The National Government decree includes orders which include: People over 70 years old will remain in preventive isolation until August 31, but …

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Alert: New Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (June 2), Cali (June 17), Cartagena (June 20), and Medellín (June 18)

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellín Event:  New Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (June 2), Cali (June 17), Cartagena (June 20), and Medellín (June 18) to Fort Lauderdale – Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce Spirit Airlines will operate four additional humanitarian flights.  One flight will depart from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá on June 2.  A second flight …

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Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (June 12), Cali (June 13), Cartagena (June 15), and Medellin (June 11 and June 14) – Spirit Airlines

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellin Event:  New Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (June 12), Cali (June 13), Cartagena (June 15), and Medellin (June 11 and June 14) to Fort Lauderdale – Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce Spirit Airlines will operate four additional humanitarian flights.  One flight will depart from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá on June 12.  A second flight will depart on June 13 …

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Alert: New Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (June 8), Cali (June 9), Cartagena (June 5), and Medellin (June 11) to Fort Lauderdale

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellin Event:  New Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (June 8), Cali (June 9), Cartagena (June 5), and Medellin (June 11) to Fort Lauderdale – Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce Spirit Airlines will operate four additional humanitarian flights.  One flight will depart from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá, one on June 8.  A second flight will depart on June 9 from Alfonso Bonilla …

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Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogota (May 31 and June 6), Cali/Cartagena (June 1), and Medellin (June 4 and June 7) – Spirit Airlines

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellin Event:  New Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (May 31, June 6), Cali/Cartagena (June 1), and Medellin (June 4, June 7) to Fort Lauderdale – Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce Spirit Airlines will operate five additional humanitarian flights.  Two flights will depart from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá, one on May 31 and the other on June 6.  …

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HEALTH ALERT: COVID-19 Quarantine Extension and Update

Location: Colombia  Event: COVID-19 Quarantine Extension and Update  COVID-19 Quarantine Update:  President Duque has extended isolation measures in Colombia to May 31, with the Health Emergency extended to August 31. For the President’s full announcement, visit the Presidency website. The national quarantine extension to May 31 includes the guidelines for health protocols. Please contact your local authorities with questions regarding regulations in the area where you …

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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 …

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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 …

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Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogota (May 24 and May 26), Cali (May 25), and Medellin (May 27) – Spirit Airlines

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Medellin  Event:  New Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (May 24 and May 26), Cali (May 25), and Medellin (May 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, one on May 24 and another on May 26.  A third flight will depart …

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HEALTH ALERT: COVID-19 Update and Quarantine Restrictions

Location: Colombia  Event: COVID-19 Update and Quarantine Restrictions  COVID-19 Health Update and Quarantine Extension and Exceptions Update:  According to the Colombian Ministry of Health, there are 11,063 cases of COVID-19 in Colombia as of May 10, 2020. Isolation measures in Colombia will continue through May 25 and a new children’s health initiative begins May 11. …

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Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogota (May 24) and Cali (May 25) – Spirit Airlines

Location:  Bogotá and Cali Event:  New Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (May 24) and Cali (May 25) 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 24 from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá.  A second flight will depart on May 25 from Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO) …

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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 …

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Alert: New Humanitarian Flights from Bogota, Cali, Cartagena, Medellin – Spirit Airlines

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, Medellin Event:  New Humanitarian Flights from Medellin (May 13), Bogotá (May 16), Cartagena (May 17), and Cali (May 18) to Fort Lauderdale – Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce Spirit Airlines will operate four additional humanitarian flights.  One flight will depart on May 13 from José María Córdova International Airport (MDE) in Medellin.  A second flight will depart on …

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HEALTH ALERT: COVID-19 UPDATE AND QUARANTINE REGULATIONS

Location: Colombia Event: COVID-19 Update and Quarantine Restrictions COVID-19 Health Update and Quarantine Restrictions:  According to the Colombian Ministry of Health, there are 5,597 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Colombia as of April 27.  As per our  April 21st message,  isolation measures in Colombia continue through May 11. On April 24, President Duque issued  Decree 593 , which provides guidance …

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Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogota (May 9) and Cartagena (May 10) – Spirit Airlines

Location:  Bogotá, Cartagena  Event:  New Humanitarian Flights from Bogota (May 9) and Cartagena (May 10) 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 9 from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá.  A second flight will depart on May 10 from Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG) …

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Alert: New Humanitarian Flight from Bogota (May 2) – Spirit Airlines

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Medellin Event: Humanitarian Flights to Fort Lauderdale on May 2 (Bogota), May 5 (Medellin), and May 7 (Cali) – Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce Spirit Airlines will operate an additional humanitarian flight from Bogotá’s El Dorado International Airport (BOG) on Saturday, May 2.  The previously announced humanitarian flights from Bogotá departing on May 3 and May 4 are sold out.  …

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Humanitarian Flight from San Andres and Providencia to Bogota

Location:  San Andres and Providencia Event: Seats available on humanitarian flight operated by French Embassy The U.S. Embassy is aware of the availability of a humanitarian flight organized by the French Embassy from San Andres/Providencia to Bogotá on or about May 1. French officials have offered a very limited number of seats to U.S. citizens seeking …

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Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogota, Medellin, and Cali – Spirit Airlines

Location: Bogotá, Cali, Medellin Event:  Humanitarian Flights to Fort Lauderdale on May 4, May 5, and May 7 – Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce Spirit Airlines will operate three additional humanitarian flights.  One flight will depart May 4 from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá.  A second flight will …

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COVID-19 Update and Quarantine Restrictions

Location: Colombia Event: COVID-19 Update and Quarantine Restrictions COVID-19 Health Update and Quarantine Restrictions:  According to the Colombian Ministry of Health, there are 3,977 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Colombia as of April 20.  As per our  April 15th message , gender-based restrictions on mobility in Bogota went into effect on Monday, April 13. On the night of April 20, President …

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Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogota, Cali, Medellin by Spirit Airlines

Location: Bogota, Cali, Medellin Event: Humanitarian Flights to Fort Lauderdale on April 30, May 1, and May 3 – Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased announce Spirit Airlines will operate three additional humanitarian flights.  One flight will depart April 30 from Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO) in Cali.  A second flight will depart May 1 from José María …

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Alert: Humanitarian Flight from Bogota on April 22 – Spirit Airlines

Location:  Bogota Event:  Humanitarian Flight from Bogotá to Fort Lauderdale on April 22 – Operated by Spirit Airlines Only a few seats remain available on the April 22 humanitarian flight from Bogotá’s El Dorado International Airport (BOG) operated by Spirit Airlines.  Both the April 21 Medellin-Fort Lauderdale flight and the April 23 Cali-Cartagena-Fort Lauderdale flight are sold out. This flight has been made available to allow U.S. citizens …

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Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogota, Cali, Cartagena, Medellin – Spirit Airlines

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, Medellin Event: Humanitarian Flights to Fort Lauderdale on April 21-23 – Operated by Spirit Airlines Limited availability remains on each of the three humanitarian flights operated by Spirit Airlines.  One flight will depart April 21 from José María Córdova International Airport (MDE) in Medellin.  A second flight depart April 22 from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá.  A third flight will depart April 23 …

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Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogota, Cali, Cartagena, Medellin – Spirit Airlines

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, Medellin Event: Humanitarian Flights to Fort Lauderdale on April 21-23 – Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased announce Spirit Airlines will operate three humanitarian flights.  One flight will depart April 21 from José María Córdova International Airport (MDE) in Medellin.  A second flight depart April 22 from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá.  A third flight will depart April 23 from Alfonso Bonilla Aragón …

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HEALTH ALERT: COVID-19 UPDATE AND QUARANTINE REGULATIONS

Location:  Colombia Health Alert: COVID-19 Update and Quarantine Restrictions COVID-19 Health Update and Quarantine Restrictions:  There are 2,979 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Colombia as of April 14.  As per our April 7th message, the Government of Colombia has extended the national quarantine to shelter-in-place to 11:59 p.m. on April 26.  As of March 23, …

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Alert: Humanitarian Flight from Cartagena on April 15 – Operated by Spirit Airlines

Location: Cartagena Event:  Humanitarian Flight from Cartagena to Fort Lauderdale on April 15 – Operated by Spirit Airlines Only limited availability remains on the April 15 humanitarian flight operated by Spirit Airlines.  The flight departs from Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG) in Cartagena. *The April 15 Bogota – Fort Lauderdale flight is sold out as …

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Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogota and Cartagena on April 15 – Operated by Spirit Airlines

Location:  Bogotá, Cartagena Event:  Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá and Cartagena to Fort Lauderdale on April 15 – Operated by Spirit Airlines. Availability remains on two humanitarian flights operated by  Spirit Airlines on April 15.  One from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá and a second flight from Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG) in Cartagena.  The April …

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Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin, and Cali – Spirit Airlines

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, Medellin  Event: Humanitarian Flights to Fort Lauderdale on April 15 and 16 – Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased announce that Spirit Airlines will operate three humanitarian flights.  Two flights will depart April 15, one from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá and a second flight from Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG) in Cartagena.  A third flight will depart April 16 from Alfonso Bonilla …

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HEALTH ALERT: COVID-19 Health Update and Status of U.S. Passport Applications 

Location:  Colombia  Event: COVID-19 Health Update and Status of U.S. Passport Applications  COVID-19 Health Update:  There are 1,579 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Colombia.  Please check  https://co.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/  for updates on the status of entry-exit information, quarantine, and important links regarding COVID-19 resources in Colombia.  The Government of Colombia has extended the national quarantine to shelter-in-place to April 27.  As …

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Alert: Humanitarian Flight from Cali, Bogota – April 9 – Spirit Airlines

Location:  Cali, Bogotá Event: Humanitarian Flight to Fort Lauderdale on April 9 Operated by Spirit Airlines THIS FLIGHT CAN ONLY BE BOOKED ONLINE. The U.S. Embassy is pleased announce that Spirit Airlines will operate a humanitarian flight on April 9, 2020.  The flight will depart from Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO) in Cali, board additional passengers in El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá, and then …

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Alert: Humanitarian Flight from Cali-Bogota, April 9 – Spirit Airlines

Location:  Cali, Bogotá Event: Humanitarian Flight to Fort Lauderdale on April 9 Operated by Spirit Airlines THIS FLIGHT CAN ONLY BE BOOKED ONLINE. The U.S. Embassy is pleased announce that Spirit Airlines will operate a humanitarian flight on April 9, 2020.  The flight will depart from Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO) in Cali, board additional passengers in El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in …

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Alert: Humanitarian Flights to Fort Lauderdale on April 6 Operated by Spirit Airlines

Location:  Bogota Event: Humanitarian Flight From Bogota to Fort Lauderdale on April 6 Operated by Spirit Airlines Only a few seats remain on the Spirit Airlines humanitarian flight from Bogota to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on April 6, 2020.  The Medellin/Cartagena flight to Fort Lauderdale, Florida is fully booked. THIS FLIGHT CAN ONLY BE BOOKED ONLINE. If you are interested in …

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Alert: Humanitarian Flights to Fort Lauderdale on April 6 Operated by Spirit Airlines

Location: Colombia– Bogota, Medellin, Cartagena Event: Humanitarian Flights to Fort Lauderdale on April 6 Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that Spirit Airlines will operate two humanitarian flights on April 6, 2020. One flight will depart from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogota.  A second flight will depart from Jose Maria Cordova International Airport …

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Status of Repatriation Flights U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia

Travel Alert: Status of Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia Location:  Colombia To read this message in Spanish, please click here . As of April 1, the U.S. Embassy in Colombia has assisted 74 U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents return to the United States via humanitarian and evacuation flights.  A Spirit Airlines flight from Bogota to …

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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 …

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HEALTH ALERT: COVID-19 UPDATE

Location: Colombia Event: Coronavirus Update To read this message in Spanish, please  click here. There are 798 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Colombia. There are 13 COVID-19 related deaths reported as of March 30, 2020.  Please check  https://co.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/  for updates on the status of entry-exit information, quarantine, and important links regarding COVID-19 resources in Colombia. COVID-19 in Colombia: On …

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Alert: Cancelled: March 30 Evacuation Flight to Atlanta, GA

Location: Colombia Event: Cancellation of March 30 Evacuation Flight It is with profound regret that we inform you the March 30 evacuation flight for U.S. citizens NO LONGER HAS SEAT AVAILABILITY due to a complication with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  We know that this last minute cancellation creates exceptional hardship for U.S. citizens …

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Alert: Evacuation Flight on Wednesday, April 1

Location: Colombia Event: Evacuation Flight on Wednesday, April 1 For the Spanish version of this message,  please click here. The U.S. Embassy, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Defense, has organized an evacuation flight for U.S. citizens from El Dorado Airport in Bogota to Eglin Air Force Base in Destin, FL.  The flight will depart Bogota on Wednesday, …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens – Increased Risk of Colectivo Activity Against U.S. Citizens

Location:  Venezuela Event:  Increased Risk of Colectivo Activity Against U.S. Citizens The Venezuela Affairs Unit (VAU) has received credible information that U.S. citizens in Venezuela may currently be at increased risk of threats or aggression from the Venezuelan regime’s armed mercenary groups, known locally as colectivos. The VAU recommends that U.S. citizens and persons directly or indirectly …

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Alert: Evacuation Flight on Monday, March 30

Location: Colombia Event:  Evacuation Flight on Monday, March 30 The U.S. Embassy, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has organized an evacuation flight for U.S. citizens from El Dorado Airport in Bogota to Atlanta, GA.  U.S. Legal Permanent Residents traveling with a U.S. citizen family member (spouse or child) will also be allowed …

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Message for US Citizens: United Airlines Flight 2865

Location: Bogota Event: United Airlines Flight 2865 The U.S. Embassy is aware that United Airlines has sent cancellation notices to ticketed passengers for the March 28 United Airlines Flight 2865, scheduled to depart Bogota at 5:00pm. We are seeking additional information and are working to find a solution. Please monitor your email, the U.S. Embassy …

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COVID-19 Information

Country-Specific Information: Colombia’s travel advisory is at  Level 4: Do Not Travel    advising U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Colombia. The Government of Colombia has closed all international travel in and out of Colombia and restricted internal domestic travel within Colombia. Limited evacuation and humanitarian flights are possible. For those who wish to stay:  We strongly encourage U.S. citizens to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota (March 20, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota (March 20, 2020) Location:  Venezuela Event: The Maduro regime has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Venezuela. The Maduro regime has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  On March 16, the Maduro regime announced a national quarantine which bars movement between states with the exception …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota (March 19, 2020)

Location:  Colombia Event: Suspension of International Air Travel The President of Colombia announced today that all international air arrivals will be suspended for a period of 30 days and is suspending other transit passengers at all airports starting at 12 a.m. on Monday, March 23. If your international flight is scheduled after that time, please …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

U.S. Department of State Bureau Of Consular Affairs Global Health Advisory March 19, 2020 The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota

Location:  Colombia Event: The Colombian Ministry of Health has confirmed multiple cases of COVID-19 in Colombia. The government of Colombia has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  The President of Colombia ordered all public and private schools to halt classes until April 20, 2020.  The Mayor of Bogota announced a drill from 5 a.m., …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota

Location:  Colombia Event:  On March 15, the Colombian Ministry of Health  announced  several new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Colombia.  The President of Colombia ordered all public and private schools to halt classes until April 20, 2020. Beginning March 16 at 12:01 a.m., non-Colombian citizens and non-Colombian residents will be prohibited from arriving in Colombia, and all …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota (March 9, 2020) Location:  Colombia Event: On March 9, the Colombian Ministry of Health announced two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Colombia. The Colombian government has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including for travelers coming from the United States.  All travelers, regardless of …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota (March 6, 2020) Location:  Colombia Event: On March 6, the Colombian Ministry of Health announced a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Colombia. The Colombian government has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including for travelers coming from the United States.  Travelers should be prepared for …

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The U.S. Embassy is coming to Pereira

The U.S. Citizen Services will be visiting Pereira on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Message for U.S. Citizens The U.S. Embassy is coming to Pereira! To further assist U.S. citizens in Colombia, the U.S. Citizen Services will be visiting Pereira on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. We will accept passport services (Renewals and replacements). We will also be providing information on How to vote for the next electoral season 2020. …

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Alert: ELN Planned National Armed Strike (February 14-17, 2020)

Location: Colombia, countrywide Event: Earlier this week the National Liberation Army (ELN) announced a National Armed Strike throughout Colombia from February 14th through the 17th. The Government of Colombia is implementing preventive security measures in various cities throughout the country in order to address this planned event. Actions to Take: Monitor local media for updates …

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VOTING IN 2020 U.S. ELECTIONS

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota (January 7, 2020)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota (January 7, 2020) Location: Colombia Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota

Location: Colombia, countrywide Event: Demonstrations in major cities across Colombia are expected today, Wednesday, November 27. While most recent protests have been peaceful, some have resulted in violent confrontations and have led to serious injuries. Protests can take place with little or no notice and typically disrupt transportation routes. U.S. citizens may encounter disturbances, heavy …

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Alert: Demonstration notice (November 23, 2019)

Location: Bogota Event: Multiple sources are reporting an ongoing protest at the Parque Naccional (Cra. 7 and Calle 34). Police have deployed tear gas to disperse protestors. U.S. citizens may encounter heavy traffic and increased police presence in the area. Actions to Take: * Monitor local media for updates on demonstrations and security conditions. * …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota November 22, 2019

Location: Bogota Event: The city government of Bogota declared a citywide curfew beginning at 9pm, Friday, November 22, until 6am Saturday. Bars, restaurants, and other public locations will be closed starting at 9pm. U.S. citizens should remain inside their residence after this time. Colombian National Police will enforce the curfew and anyone outside their residence …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota (November 21, 2019)

Location: Colombia, countrywide Event: Demonstrations (called a “paro nacional,” or nationwide strike) are expected to take place in major cities throughout Colombia on Thursday, November 21. A wide range of interest groups, including students, transportation providers, truckers, the judicial union, and social leaders are protesting a range of policies. Many schools and universities will be …

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U.S. Social Security Services and other Federal Benefits Medellin, Cali & Bogota – August 26 – 30, 2019

U.S. Social Security Services and other Federal Benefits Medellin, Cali & Bogota – August 26 – 30, 2019 The U.S. Embassy in Bogota is pleased to announce that Representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Unit will visit Medellin, Cali and Bogota to offer services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions about U.S. Social Security and …

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Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Flooding and Landslides, U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia (April 26, 2019)

Location: Colombia, nationwide Event: Colombian authorities have issued landslide alerts for 10 of Colombia’s 32 administrative departments. Strong rain, electrical storms, and landslides are expected to continue throughout the month of May 2019.  Landslides regularly cause fatalities and block major roads during the Colombian rainy season. Actions to Take: Monitor local media for updates. Monitor …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota (April 24, 2019)

Location: Colombia, countrywide Event: Demonstrations (called a “paro nacional,” or nationwide strike) are expected to take place throughout Colombia beginning Thursday, April 25. Students, labor unions, and indigenous groups are protesting government policies and funding. Additional demonstrations are scheduled for the coming weeks in urban and rural areas. U.S. citizens may encounter heavy police presence, …

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Demonstration Alert: PanAmerican Highway Protests (05 April 2019).

Location: Pan-American Highway, Departments of Cauca, Valle del Cauca, Huila and Caqueta, Colombia Event: Protestors have blocked parts of the Pan-American Highway since March 12, disrupting transportation and causing shortages of fuel and supplies.  Police have clashed with protestors.  U.S. Embassy employees require advance permission to travel to these areas. Actions to Take: Avoid the …

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U.S. Social Security and other Federal Benefits Services Bogota, Medellin, and Barranquilla – April 22-26, 2019

The U.S. Embassy in Bogota is pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Unit will visit Bogota, Medellin, and Barranquilla to offer services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions about U.S. Social Security and other federal benefits. They will receive Social Security Number card applications and Foreign Enforcement Questionnaires (FEQ). The best …

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Servicios de Seguro Social de EE.UU. y Otros Beneficios Federales Bogotá, Medellin, y Barranquilla – 22 al 26 de abril de 2019

La Embajada de los Estados Unidos en Bogotá se complace en anunciar que representantes de la Unidad Regional de Beneficios Federales visitarán Bogotá, Medellin y Barranquilla para ofrecer servicios a beneficiarios o personas con preguntas del Seguro Social de los EE.UU., y otros beneficios federales. También recibirán aplicaciones para tarjetas de número de seguro social …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota

Location: Bogotá, various locations including Universidad Pedagogica, Secretaria de Educación, and the U.S. Embassy Event: The National Union of Superior Education Students (UNEES) and the National Federation of Educators (FECODE) are scheduled to demonstrate tomorrow, Thursday, February 14, 2019.  Student demonstrators will gather at Universidad Pedagogica at 7:30 a.m. and march to the U.S. Embassy, …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota

Location: Bogota, U.S. Embassy (Carrera 45 No. 24B-27) Event: A demonstration regarding Venezuela is scheduled to take place today, Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. outside the U.S. Embassy in Bogota.  The Colombian National Police expect between 100 and 500 protestors.  U.S. citizens may encounter heavy police presence and significant traffic delays in the …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota

Location: Colombia-Venezuela border region Event: Given the developing situation in Venezuela, criminal or terrorist elements may seek to exploit uncertainty and increased media attention on the Colombia-Venezuela border.   U.S. Embassy personnel must request permission for travel outside of Bogotá and the corridor between Cartagena and Santa Marta, and may be required to use armored vehicles.  …

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Message for U.S. Social Security Beneficiaries

As part of the Foreign Enforcement Program, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has recently informed us that there are over 2000 Social Security recipients residing in Colombia who have not returned the required “Proof of Life” form (Foreign Enforcement Questionnaire) to the U.S. Social Security Administration.  If you have not yet returned your proof of life form, please do so …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota

Location: Bogota, Escuela General Santander Event: There was an explosion the morning of Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Escuela General Santander (police academy), located at Carrera 45a Sur #47a-42 in Bogota.  This is a major thoroughfare for traffic to Soacha and points south of Bogota.  News media are reporting a number of fatalities and injuries. …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota

Location: Colombia, countrywide Event: Demonstrations (called a “paro nacional,” or nationwide strike) are expected to take place throughout major cities in Colombia on Wednesday, November 28.  Additional demonstrations are scheduled for the coming weeks.  Students, transportation providers, truckers, the judicial union, and other labor groups are protesting government policies and lack of funding.  Many private …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota (September 13, 2018)

Location: Colombia, La Guajira, Magdalena, and Atlántico Departments Event: Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to enter the Caribbean Sea early on Saturday, September 15, 2018.  There is a risk of strong winds, heavy rainfall and flooding, particularly in La Guajira and the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta region. Actions to Take: Monitor local media for …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota

Location: Colombia, countrywide Event: A nationwide referendum on anti-corruption measures will take place throughout Colombia on Sunday, August 26, 2018.  There is the potential for demonstrations, traffic disruptions, and visible police presence during the campaigns leading up to the referendum.  There will be road closures throughout Bogota and other major cities on August 26.  Alcohol …

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The Travel Advisory for Colombia

The Travel Advisory for Colombia was updated on June 28, 2018. Colombia – Level 2: Exercise increased caution                                      C       T Exercise increased caution in Colombia due to crime and terrorism.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Arauca, Cauca (except Popayan), Chocó (except Nuquí), Nariño, and Norte de Santander (except …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota

Location: Colombia, areas downstream of the Hidroituango dam on the Cauca River in the Departments of Antioquia, Cordoba, Sucre, and Bolivar Event: There is substantial landslide and flooding risk near and downstream from the Hidroituango dam in Ituango, Antioquia.  The Colombian government has ordered the evacuation of a number of communities below the dam, and …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota (Presidential Elections)

Location: Colombia, countrywide Event: Presidential elections will take place throughout Colombia on Sunday, May 27, 2018.  If needed, a second round will take place on Sunday, June 17, 2018.  There is the potential for demonstrations, traffic disruptions, and visible police presence during the campaigns leading up to the elections.  There will be road closures through …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota

Location: Department of Nariño, Colombia Event: Recent reporting indicates a threat of continued kidnappings within the department of Nariño, following the kidnapping and deaths of three Ecuadorian journalists as well as the April 17, 2018 kidnapping of an Ecuadorian couple near the Colombia-Ecuador border.  Embassy personnel may not travel to the Department of Nariño without …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota

Location: Colombia, countrywide Event: Legislative elections will take place throughout Colombia on Sunday, March 11.  There is the potential for demonstrations, traffic disruptions, and visible police presence during the campaigns leading up to the elections.  There will be road closures through Bogota and other major cities on March 11.  The National Liberation Army (ELN) has …

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Federal Benefits Services in Medellin

The regional Federal Benefits Unit will visit Medellin from Wednesday, February 21 until Friday, February 23.  Assistance with Social Security issues will be offered on a walk-in basis (no appointments needed): Where: Colombo-Americano San Fernando Plaza (Poblado) Carrera 43A # 1-50, Local 334 Medellín, Colombia Date: February 21, 22, 23 – 2018 Hours: 8:00 a.m. …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota (ELN Strike)

Location: Colombia, countrywide Event: The National Liberation Army (ELN) terrorist group announced an economic shutdown of the country from 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018 until 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.  The group has warned civilians not to travel during this period, and have threatened to forcibly close roads, river and sea …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota

A bomb exploded at the CAI San Jose police station in Barranquilla at 6:40 AM on Saturday, January 27, 2018.  There were a number of police officers killed and wounded.  Colombian authorities are on high alert.  The government has not yet identified a responsible party.

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota

Location: Bogota: Carrera 30 & Calle 26 Carrera 30 & Calle 43 Calle 19 & Carrera 28 Calle 19 & Carrera 13 Avenida 1 & Carrera 24 Carrera 30 & Calles 13, 19, 53, and 92 Calle 76 & Avenida Caracas, headed towards Calle 116 Locations subject to change Event: Demonstrations are currently ongoing.  Motorcycle …

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