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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota
March 16, 2020

Location:  Colombia

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:


U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia

Calle 24 Bis No. 48-50
Tel. +57-1-275-2000
After-hours emergencies +57-1-275-4021

U.S. Consular Agency, Barranquilla


U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444

Colombia Country Information

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