Disclaimer: Given the continual changes related to COVID-19, this page is a work in progress and will be updated with local government information as it is obtained by the U.S. Embassy. The U.S. Government assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability, reputation or the quality of services provided by the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on these lists is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or the U.S. Embassy. Names are listed alphabetically where possible and the order in which they appear has no other significance. Updated November 27, 2020.
Resources for Understanding COVID-19 Regulations in Colombia
The Colombian and U.S. government resources below are provided to help U.S. citizens in Colombia:
- Selective Isolation decree from the Colombian government, extended to February 28, 2021
- Decree 1168 on travel within Colombia
- Country-Specific COVID-19 Information
- Colombian Government Resource on COVID-19
Please see the Department and City-Specific Resources at the end of this page to better understand regional and city regulations.
If you or a loved one is currently in Colombia and needs financial assistance, the below options may be of interest:
- How to Send Money to Destitute U.S. Citizens Abroad.
- A loan is possible through the Department of State. The loan is processed in person at a U.S Embassy or consulate. Find out more about the loan process here and then contact ACSBogota@State.Gov if you meet the requirements for a loan to return to the United States.
Colombia’s land and water borders remain closed.
Decree 1168 eliminates many of the movement restrictions that had been imposed by the National government, including those on tourist travel within the country. Municipal and Departmental restrictions and health requirements remain in certain parts of the country. The Embassy reminds all U.S. citizen travelers that they are responsible for complying with all local restrictions.
- Limited international flights have resumed to eight of Colombia’s busiest airports: Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin (Rionegro), Cali, Barranquilla, Armenia, Pereira, and Bucaramanga.
El Dorado Airport:
International flights have resumed through El Dorado Airport. Please visit the El Dorado International Airport webpage for more information (https://eldorado.aero/en/).
The Government of Colombia announced the planned resumption of a policy requiring international travelers provide a negative PCR test result prior to entering Colombia. Guidelines for international travelers are forthcoming. Passengers must complete Migracion Colombia’s Check-Mig immigration form and follow other protocols upon arrival. For further information, see the Colombian Health Ministry announcement.
Resources by Department
The U.S. government encourages all U.S. citizens in Colombia to comply with city, department and national regulations throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Regional website links:
Resources by Major City