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COVID-19 travel restrictions: Colombia

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This article was published on March 24, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Colombia?

You can enter Colombia provided you follow the COVID-19 requirements presented below. 

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Can I enter Colombia if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Colombia if you are vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated if you have received the full course of your vaccine at least 14 days before arriving in Colombia. 

As of January 2022, five vaccine drugs are approved in Colombia:

  • Pfizer 
  • Moderna
  • Astra Zeneca / Oxford
  • CoronaVac
  • Johnson / Johnson

Please be aware that the Colombian government accepts both fully vaccinated and partly vaccinated visitors. Travel documents vary for each category.

Travel documents if I am fully vaccinated 

  • A completed Check-Mig registration 24 hours before your flight to Colombia
  • A certificate confirming your vaccination status

Travel documents if I am partly vaccinated

If you have received only one dose of vaccine or fewer than 14 days have passed after receiving your final dose, you have to present:

  • A completed Check-Mig registration 24 hours before the flight to Colombia
  • A certificate confirming your vaccination status
  • A PCR test with a negative result taken no more than 72 hours before your arrival to Colombia

Can I enter Colombia if I am unvaccinated?

Unvaccinated travelers (those who have not received any vaccination dose) are not allowed to enter Colombia for tourism.

Who cannot enter Colombia?

At present, Colombia is open for travelers from all around the world if they abide by the vaccination requirements listed above.

Can I leave Colombia?

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers can leave Colombia. However, COVID-19 rules are in place in most countries. Please make sure to check the necessity of entry declarations and presentation of a negative COVID-19 test for fully vaccinated travelers in your destination country in advance.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

  • A document confirming vaccination status

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country) or
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Colombia currently

As of January 2022, the COVID-19 situation in Colombia has become safer compared to previous months. In addition, more than 68% of the total population has been fully vaccinated.

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Is it safe to travel to Colombia right now?

International travel to Colombia is safe provided you follow basic COVID-19 rules, like wearing masks and maintaining social distance.

Is Bogota open for travel now?

Bogota, the capital of Colombia, is open for tourists now. Please note that there are the same countywide COVID-19 restrictions in place.  

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Colombia?

Foreign travelers do not have to self-isolate upon arrival in Colombia.

Colombian citizens returning from abroad are obliged to self-isolate if they do not have a COVID-19 test result upon arrival. After arrival, they have to undergo the test and isolate until a negative result is received. 

How do I get a health pass to travel to Colombia?

The Check-Mig application will help you to digitize all your COVID-19 documents. In addition, it is recommended to print out a copy and carry it with you. 

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