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 visitors from all over the world.
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.
Flights and passengers from the UK are temporarily banned due to variants
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 June 4th, 2021 travelers are no longer required to present proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test.
Quarantine Entry Requirements
There are no mandatory quarantines for travelers who present their negative PCR test and are not showing symptoms of the virus.
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
Colombia has not announced any mandates on a proof of vaccine record for entry. They have also not made any exemptions for testing for those passengers that are fully vaccinated.
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.
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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
- Get proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test 96 hours prior to departure
- 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