Demonstrations on Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Location:  Bogotá Event:  Demonstrations on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 The U.S. Embassy is aware of protests planned for Wednesday, November 25, throughout Bogota. Over 2,000 taxi drivers are planning demonstrations around the city for Wednesday morning beginning as early as 5:00 a.m. in the following locations: Calle 80 at the Guadua Bridge Calle 170 Autopista Sur in …

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Demonstrations in Bogotá on Saturday, November 21, 2020

Location: Bogotá Event: Demonstrations on Saturday, November 21, 2020 The U.S. Embassy is aware of demonstrations resulting in vandalism and/or clashes with the police in several places throughout Bogotá to include the following:  Avenida Chile and Carrera 11  Calle 26 and Carrera 30  Carrera 7 and Calle 72 U.S. citizens should expect traffic delays and potential road …

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Demonstrations from Thursday, November 19, to Saturday, November 21, 2020

Location: Bogotá, Cartagena, Barranquilla, and possibly elsewhere in Colombia Demonstrations from Thursday, November 19, to Saturday, November 21, 2020 The U.S. Embassy is aware of demonstrations planned to take place over the next several days in cities throughout Colombia to include Bogotá, Cartagena, and Barranquilla. In Bogotá, three demonstrations are currently planned for tomorrow, Thursday, …

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Weather Alert – Tropical Storm Iota (November 15, 2020)

Location: Colombia, Providencia and Santa Catalina Departments Event: Tropical Storm Iota is expected to enter near Providencia and Santa Catalina between Sunday and Monday.  There is a risk of strong winds, heavy rainfall, and flooding, particularly in the San Andres region. Actions to Take: Monitor local media for updates; Monitor alerts from the Colombian Institute of …

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Alert: Travelers to Colombia No Longer Require COVID-19 Test Results

Location: Colombia Event: Travelers to Colombia No Longer Require COVID-19 Test Results As of November 5, travelers arriving to Colombia are no longer required to obtain a negative COVID test to enter the country. However, passengers must complete Migracion Colombia’s Check-Mig immigration form  and follow other protocols upon arrival. This includes reporting to the Colombian Government any flu-like …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election, it is important to ACT NOW! Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away!  Remember that the U.S. Embassy in Bogota is not a polling place; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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

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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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Alert: Expected Demonstrations Throughout Bogota

Location: Bogota, Colombia Event: Expected Demonstrations Throughout Bogota The U.S. Embassy has received reports of expected demonstrations today throughout Bogota this afternoon.  According to Colombian National Police and local news outlets, demonstrations are expected on Carrera 7 (along septimal in several locations); Parque de la Campiña in Suba; Estatua Parkway; Plaza de Banderas in Kennedy; Plaza del Ajedrez CC Gran …

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

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellin Event:  Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellin to Fort Lauderdale – 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, Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO) in Cali, Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG) in Cartagena, and José María Córdova International Airport …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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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Facebook Live for U.S. Citizens in Colombia: Thursday, July 16 at 11:00 a.m.

Please join us! The U.S. Embassy will be hosting a Facebook Live event on Thursday, July 16 at 11:00am (COT) to discuss important information for U.S. Citizens in Colombia at www.facebook.com/usdos.colombia. This event will be an opportunity for viewers to ask questions regarding humanitarian flights, passports, and other U.S. citizen services. Important Resources: US Citizen Services email: …

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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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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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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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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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