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Thanks to its comfortable climate, delicious food, and friendly people, Colombia has become an increasingly popular tourist destination.
Unfortunately, the nation hasn’t been immune to the COVID-19 pandemic, and constantly changing entry requirements often confuse potential travelers.
Now, although entry requirements are always changing, it’s still good to be aware of what the regulations are. Here’s what to know if you’re planning to travel to Colombia.
Tourists over 18 years old who are not legal residents of Colombia can enter the country under one of the following two conditions:
Minors under 18 years old are not subject to these requirements, and legal residents of Colombia have certain exceptions.
As an international tourist over 18 years old, you can enter Colombia by providing a certificate for a full scheme (esquema completo) of vaccination.
While this isn’t required, it’s definitely a good idea for staying safe on your trip.
The Colombian government accepts the primary vaccines used in the United States and Europe including:
The definition of a “full scheme” depends on the vaccine but is two doses for Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca and one dose for Johnson & Johnson. Additionally, 14 days must have passed since the last dose.
A full list of vaccines accepted by the Colombian government in addition to the definition of a “full scheme” can be found here: Lista Vacunas COVID-19
For a vaccination certificate to be valid, it may be physical or digital but must include the following information:
The COVID testing requirements for entry into Colombia are waived for those with a certificate proving full vaccination. Those who are unvaccinated may still enter the country, but they must also present one of the following:
Keep in mind that these test results only grant entry when accompanied by a certificate of partial vaccination.
Minors under 18 years old are exempt from all the above-mentioned requirements. They don’t need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test result.
Regardless of vaccination status, all non-resident travelers to Colombia must fill out the Check-Mig form, which can be found on the website of Migración Colombia. To fill out the form, you need the following information:
If you are traveling to Colombia on a cruise, the entry requirements are different than those stated above. Specifically, you must show proof of full vaccination AND a negative test result. The accepted vaccines and tests are the same as above.
If you’re planning a trip to Medellin, it’s super important to keep up with changing COVID requirements. These are the latest requirements as of November 2022.
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