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Health Alert: Extension of Bogota Health Measures
January 22, 2021

Location: Bogotá, Colombia

Event: Extension of Bogotá Public Health Measures

The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the rapidly changing conditions due to COVID-19 in Colombia and in other locations worldwide. The most current information regarding the impact of COVID-19 may be found at our COVID Information page. For further information and updates to these public health measures, visit the website for the Office of the Mayor of Bogotá.

Extended Public Health Measures in Bogotá

Given significant rates of COVID-19 infection and diminishing hospital capacity, the Mayor of Bogotá has decreed further public health measures, to include the following:

For the entire city of Bogotá,

  • A complete restriction on movement from 8:00 PM on Friday, January 22, until 4:00 AM on Monday, January 25; 
  • The current curfew from 8:00 PM to 4:00 AM nightly, in effect until Thursday, January 28; and 
  • The current pico y cédula policy, which restricts access to some services based on identification number, through 11:59 PM on Sunday, January 31.

For the neighborhoods of Bosa, Ciudad Bolívar, San Cristóbal, Puente Aranda, Rafael Uribe, and Usme,

  • An additional strict quarantine and complete restriction of movement in effect from 12:01 AM on Monday, January 18, through 11:59 PM on Thursday, January 28.

Under policies of quarantine and curfew, movement is prohibited, and non-essential businesses must remain closed. However, certain allowances exist, including for obtaining groceries, exercise, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals. For further information on the policy of pico y cédula in Bogotá, please refer to our message here.

Public Health Measures in Other Cities

Other departments and cities in Colombia have instituted a variety of public health measures in response to rising COVID-19 infection rates, including curfews, quarantines, and commercial restrictions. You should continue to monitor local press and governmental news for these updates. U.S. citizens in Colombia must follow all local laws and regulations or risk local sanctions, including fines, detention, and prosecution. For links to key information, see the Embassy’s COVID-19 Resources Page.

Further Information