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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: 10/28/2020 Country-Specific Information: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Colombia due to COVID-19. The State Department has also issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory for Colombia. Read the Health Notice  and  Travel Advisory . Limited international flights have resumed to and from Cali, Medellin, Bogota, and …

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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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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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Important notice: U.S. Passport fees

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35 for U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, including first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.  Accordingly, the total passport fee for such applicants will increase by …

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