Colombia opened its borders again for international flights this week after being closed for six.
The country is not only open for business travelers but also for tourists that have a negative Covid-19 test performed within 96 hours of departure and who log in their data on Migracion Colombia’s Check-Mig website.
You can access Migracion Colombia’s Check-Mig website to fill out the required information here.
Here’s information that IATA has published:
1. Flights to Colombia restarted.
2. Until 30 September 2020, passengers arriving without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure from the first embarkation point are subject to a PCR test upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days.
3. A completed “Check Mig” must be submitted before departure at https://apps.migracioncolombia.gov.co/pre-registro/public/preregistrojsf
4. Effective 1 October 2020, passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
Migracion Colombia Check-Mig
Supposedly this should speed up the immigration processing at Colombia’s entry points.
Covid-19 in Colombia
The daily deaths have halved from the peak, but the country still faces more than 5,000 recorded cases daily.
You have to keep in mind that there are likely more deaths attributable to Covid-19 in Colombia than recorded in official statistics. We would need to have access to excess deaths to compare mortality in 2020 to previous years to see the real picture.
I am on my way to South America next month and could certainly visit Colombia too. I like both Bogota and Cartagena, and Medellin was a blast too (but the knife at my throat was uncomfortable and required cell phone donation to get past).