Resources for U.S. Citizens in Colombia During COVID-19

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 October 28, 2020.

The Colombian and U.S. government resources below are provided to help U.S. citizens in Colombia:

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 until November 1.

Ground Travel:

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.

Air Travel

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/).

Testing:
As of October 1, all arriving air passengers should obtain a negative test and result from a PCR test taken no more than 96 hours before the flight, counted from the moment the test was performed, as well as complete Migracion Colombia’s Check-Mig immigration form. Those who do not take a test prior to traveling to Colombia should expect to be denied boarding by the airline, and entry by Colombian Customs.

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:

  1. Amazonas
  2. Antioquia
  3. Arauca
  4. Atlántico
  5. Bolívar
  6. Boyacá
  7. Caldas
  8. Caquetá
  9. Casanare
  10. Cauca
  11. Cesar
  12. Chocó
  13. Córdoba
  14. Cundinamarca
  15. Guainía
  16. Guaviare
  17. Huila
  18. La Guajira
  19. Magdalena
  20. Meta
  21. Nariño
  22. Norte de Santander
  23. Putumayo
  24. Quindío
  25. Risaralda
  26. San Andrés y Providencia
  27. Santander
  28. Sucre
  29. Tolima
  30. Valle del Cauca
  31. Vaupés
  32. Vichada

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 October 28, 2020.