Health Alert: Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Bogota Health Measures

Location: Bogotá, Colombia

Event: Updated Bogota 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.

Additional 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 15, until 4:00 AM on Monday, January 18;
  • The current curfew from 8:00 PM to 4:00 AM nightly, in effect until 11:59 PM on Saturday, January 16; 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 Suba, Engativá, Usaquén, and Teusaquillo,

  • The current strict quarantine and complete restriction of movement in effect until 4:00 AM on Monday, January 18.

For the neighborhoods of Kennedy and Fontibón,

  • The current strict quarantine and complete restriction of movement in effect until 11:59 PM on Thursday, January 21.

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. Visit the website for the Office of the Mayor of Bogotá for additional information on these restrictions. 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.

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