Temporary Suspension on the Importation of Dogs: On June 14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a Notice of Temporary Suspension of Dogs Entering the United States from High-Risk Rabies Countries suspending the importation of dogs from countries classified by the CDC as high risk for dog rabies AND countries that are NOT at high risk if the dogs have been in high-risk countries during the previous 6 months. Eligible individuals can apply for a CDC Dog Import Permit. For more information, please contact CDC or U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Services: The American Citizen Services unit has resumed routine operations. To schedule an appointment, please click here. If you would prefer to visit the U.S. Consular Agency in Barranquilla, please click here for the Consular Agency’s contact information, location and hours of operation.
STEP: If you have not done so, U.S. citizens are encouraged to enroll in the U.S. Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) so the U.S. Embassy can contact you with updated information, including travel options, when available.
COVID-19: For more information on COVID-19 and local regulations go to https://co.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/