Since the increase in COVID-19 cases in June, the number of daily coronavirus cases has been falling in Colombia. Still, traveling to Colombia should be avoided. The CDC has determined a very high level of COVID-19 (red) in the country. So far, the alert has not been raised.
On the other hand, Colombia is open to tourism without any restrictions. No testing, quarantine or vaccination is required to enter the country. However, local governments may soon implement restrictions for unvaccinated people.
Current status of COVID-19 in Colombia
Colombia was one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic. Until today, it has been reporting on 4.8 million positive cases of coronavirus and 122,601 deaths related to the virus.
At the moment there are 63,697 active cases (August 9th) with an average of 5,994 new daily infections.
There are also mobility restrictions in some regions of the country, depending on the number of infections and occupation of the local Intensive Care Units.
Vaccination progress in Colombia
As of August 7, 30.2 million doses were administered In Colombia. 13.2 million Colombians were fully vaccinated, which represents about 26.2% of the country’s population.
Is it safe to travel to Bogotá?
Bogotá is the largest and most cosmopolitan city in Colombia. No wonder he reported most cases of the new coronavirus. As of August 9, he had confirmed more than 1.4 million infections with COVID-19.
However, it appears that Bogotá has passed the third wave of the pandemic. Most establishments and other economic activities in Bogotá reopened on 8 June. Also, you can move freely around the city. But you must follow biosafety measures such as wearing face masks, social distancing and disinfection.
There are currently 15,262 active cases in Bogotá. We recommend that you do not travel to Bogotá yet. If necessary, you must be fully vaccinated.
Is it safe to travel to Medellin?
Medellín is the capital of the province of Antioquia, the second region hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis. To date, it has registered 723,128 cases. However, as the increase passes, the numbers are falling.
There are 4,194 active cases at the moment. Furthermore, establishments and, in general, all economic activities reopened in Medellín on 8 June.
Is it safe to travel to Cartagena?
Cartagena de Indias is a port city in Bolivar, which has registered 152,580 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. The entire region has 4,383 current infections and belongs to the safest areas of Colombia in relation to the pandemic.
Why visit Colombia in times of COVID?
First, there are no restrictions on entry into Colombia, even because of the high number of coronavirus cases.
The good news is that numbers are falling. Plus, there’s something for all types of travellers. From Caribbean beaches and Andean mountain peaks to rainforests and other natural wonders. And of course the coffee! If you decide to visit Colombia this year, the CDC recommends that you get vaccinated.