REQUIREMENTS, RESTRICTIONS AND UPDATES ON TRAVEL TO AND WITHIN THE COUNTRY
LAST UPDATED: 12/15/2020
Since Colombia resumed international travel in September, the tourism industry has been restarting to operate with all the biosafety measures to host national and foreign travelers.
The more we learn about the virus and its effects in the big scheme of things, the more the governments and competent institutions have updated the necessary regulations for international and domestic travel in Colombia.
That’s why we’ve decided to dedicate this article to gather up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Colombia, as requirements change and the world transforms around the health crisis brought on by the virus. If you are planning a trip to Colombia or want to travel within the country, here’s useful tools and tips to stay informed before, during and after your visit.
WHAT YOU NEED TO ENTER THE COUNTRY
On December 3rd the government announced that international travellers would not be requiring a PCR Test to enter the country. We’ll let you know if anything changes.
MEASURES DURING YOUR FLIGHT
In airplanes and in airports it is mandatory to wear a mask at all times. Scientists recommend using the N95 or KN95 masks, or masks with two or more layers. You should avoid wearing masks with valves, also known as “selfish masks”, given that they protect the person who’s wearing it but not the others around them.
To enter the country or travel within the regions you have to update your health status as well as your contact information in CoronaAPP before and during your stay.
CoronaAPP is an official government application intended to track cases and symptoms associated with the virus. It is designed to monitor your health and give you updates regarding Covid-19. It’s free and helps detecting affected areas and processing data in real time.
To speed up the migration process and avoid overcrowding at the airports, Colombia enabled a pre registration site called Mig Check. It is mandatory to fill out this form from 24 hours to one hour before you board the plane. You can find it here.
Remember that to enter the country you also need a visa. To find out in which countries a visa is required, click here.
TRAVEL WITHIN COLOMBIA
Both international and domestic flights require you to update your health status and contact information in CoronaAPP.
Also keep in mind that it is your obligation to follow all the biosafety measures issued by the government to take care of your own health and that of the communities you visit. You can find the official protocols here.
COLOMBIA’S NATIONAL PARKS
Natural national parks have been slowly opening up according to their resources to receive visitors again.
Here you check recent news and updates on our natural parks like recent openings, trail alterations, etc.
Here is the biosafety protocol issued to safeguard the national parks’ protected areas and their communities.
Here is must read information on parks, sanctuaries and natural reserves in Colombia and facts on their biodiversity, landscapes and local stories to get prepared before you go.
Besides the official regulations, we also recommend you to follow this simple guide to be biosafe a traveler so you can protect your health and that of the local communities you visit.