Over the last 5 years, Colombia has experienced a huge tourism boom and had a record 4.5 million visitors in 2019. Once known for its drug trade and crime, the country has become much safer and is now rated as one of the top backpacking destinations in the world.
Colombia’s tourism was devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic but has since reopened and is now accepting tourists once again. Colombia also currently has some of the most relaxed entry requirements in the world, making visiting a breeze.
Here are all the latest COVID-19 entry requirements for Colombia in 2021 and everything travelers need to know before booking their trip.
Countries Permitted To Visit Colombia
In 2021, travelers from all countries are permitted to visit Colombia under regular visa requirements.
Online Travel Authorization To Visit Colombia
All passengers need to fill out the online migration form called “Check-Mig” between 24 hours and 1 hour before the flight. This form will help pre-screen arrivals and speed up time at customs.
Colombia’s Testing Entry Requirements
As of December 14, 2021, proof of being fully vaccinated is required for entry. If a tourist is only partially vaccinated, or 14 days has not passed since the final dose, they can also enter if they provide a 72-hour PCR test.
From June 4, 2021 to December 13, 2021, no testing or proof of vaccination was required.
Quarantine Entry Requirements
There are no mandatory quarantines for travelers
All arrivals will undergo a health screening, which will include temperature scans.
COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements
All incoming travelers should have travel insurance the covers COVID-19 for the duration of their trip to Colombia.
COVID-19 Health Requirements While in Colombia
All visitors must follow COVID-19 health requirements while in Colombia including:
- Wearing a mask is mandatory in all public spaces
- Follow social distancing markers and instructions
All passengers will need to wear a mask during their in-bound flight, at all times within the airport terminal, and on any transportation to their final destination.
COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements
As of November 20, 2021, a vaccine passport system is in effect for things like restaurants, events, public transit, and some stores.
Starting December 14, 2021, proof of being fully vaccinated is being asked for tourists in order to enter the country.
Visa Entry Requirements For Colombia During COVID-19
All travelers arriving in Colombia will need to follow regular visa requirements.
Canada, USA, UK, Australia, and all of the EU can visit Colombia without a visa.
Credit: Gorden Cheng via Wikipedia Creative Commons
Colombia is one of just a few countries worldwide that have no tests, no quarantines, and no countries that are banned from visiting. See a list of the others here
Colombia Covid-19 Entry Requirements:
- Complete online “Check-Mig” form 1-24 hours prior to your flight
- Check if you need a visa for entry to Colombia
- Follow all health protocols while in Colombia
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Disclaimer: Colombia’s reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.
Originally published October 21, 2020 with updates
Saturday 23rd of October 2021
Don't believe there is a mandatory health insurance requirement now. Can you please check? Basically it is as free as Mexico now, just the healthcare form, and done.
Tuesday 26th of October 2021
Thursday 5th of August 2021
do Philippine Passport holders need a visa ?
Thursday 17th of June 2021
good news. never going away. some years worse in some places, some years better. enviro / population health factors.
Sunday 6th of June 2021
Do you have a source for that information, June 4? I could not find it on minsalud.gov.co, migracioncolombia.gov.co or eldorado.aero.
I think that what the health minister said is that Colombia will remove a lot of restrictions on June 8. It does not say that you don't need a covid-19 test to enter the country.
"De cara la reactivación social, económica y cultural que vivirá el país a partir del 8 de junio"
"Al mismo tiempo, en los aeropuertos se elimina la opción de solicitar prueba PCR para el ingreso al país."
The quote does not say that no test is required, it says that you cannot take the test at the airport to enter the country. We will just have to wait and see what happens. There should be more information in the week to come I think.
Monday 7th of June 2021
@Kashlee Kucheran, Hello again Kashlee. I noticed that at least KLM updated their information regarding Colombia today. No covid test required to enter Colombia.
Sunday 6th of June 2021
It's confirmed Colombia Drops Testing Requirement
Tuesday 5th of January 2021
Can vi visit as tourist from Denmark - there official webside is a bit confusing. We are planning to go there in march
Saturday 15th of May 2021
@Kashlee Kucheran, and wear masks in all public places. Cool, I just love wearing an uncomfortable [and useless] mask Kashlee.
Wednesday 3rd of February 2021
Jakob, try to stay in Cartagena. The mayors of the other cities do lockdowns during weekends still. It is super boring staying at the hotel during weekends. Cartagena had no lockdowns like that during Christmas and New Years.
Tuesday 5th of January 2021
This very article answers your question. copy/paste: Countries Permitted To Visit Colombia As of September 21st, 2020 travelers from all countries are permitted to visit Colombia under regular visa requirements.