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Colombia Lifts Travel Restrictions, Reopens Borders

by Angelique Platas

Sep 22, 2020

Medellin, Colombia. Photo: Marek Poplawski | Dreamstime.com

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After five months of quarantine, one of Latin America’s longest lockdowns, Colombia lifted travel restrictions for international travelers.

Spirit Airlines was among the first flights to Colombia (CTG) after restrictions lifted, arriving Sept. 19 from Fort Lauderdale (FLL).

As of Sept. 21, flights from the Dominican Republic, Mexico and other countries were also restored.

“This is a key step for the country to move toward the reactivation of the tourism industry in a safe, regulated and coordinated way. The recovery of international air connectivity was one of the strategic actions that we established in ProColombia. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have worked with airlines to coordinate their return and develop promotional plans to boost their sales. With strict protocols that guarantee the safety of travelers, we hope that nearby countries will visit our destinations with confidence and have the best experiences,” explained Flavia Santoro, president, ProColombia.

While Cartagena’s beaches have yet to reopen, tourists are permitted to travel to San Andres with proof of a negative coronavirus test result. Restaurants, gyms and hotels are at various stages of the reopening process.

Some travel requirements include travelers to present a negative COVID-19 result of a PCR test taken within 96 hours of arrival. Travelers must also present no symptoms of the virus.

Travelers are also required to wear a face mask in airports and on flights. International travelers can get a jump on the process by filing out the online form CheckMig 1–24 hours prior to flight departure.

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