Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota (March 9, 2020)
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 origin, must complete a form with contact and arrival information. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Visit the website of the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for additional information on these new measures and to register your contact and travel information.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Colombia.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s websiteon the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
- Seek medical care right away if you believe you may have COVID-19 (or similar symptoms) or were exposed to someone who may have COVID-19 in the last six weeks.
U.S. Consular Agency, Barranquilla