Event: On March 15, the Colombian Ministry of Health announced several new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Colombia. The President of Colombia ordered all public and private schools to halt classes until April 20, 2020.
Beginning March 16 at 12:01 a.m., non-Colombian citizens and non-Colombian residents will be prohibited from arriving in Colombia, and all travelers arriving in Colombia must go into self-quarantine for 14 days. 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 website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia
U.S. Consular Agency, Barranquilla
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