Travel to Colombia is Back!
Here's What to Expect
We’re excited to be able to share that Colombia is now open again to U.S. travelers, as well as those from Mexico, Brazil and a few other Latin American countries. (Unfortunately, travelers from the rest of the world including Canada, Europe and elsewhere will have to wait a bit longer.)
For those able to travel in the next few months, here's a brief rundown of what you can expect in-country, international and internal flight options, and more.
Travelers to Colombia must do the following to enter the country:
- Have a negative PCR COVID result from test taken within 96 hours prior to arrival.
- Complete an easy, online health screening form no more than 24 hours prior to arrival – we’ll help with this!
- Download an app to self-report on health through the trip – again, our in-country staff can help with this.
Nonstop service from the U.S. is gradually returning via U.S. carriers like American, Delta, United and JetBlue as well as Avianca, the Colombian carrier (Star Alliance). Copa Airlines via Panama City also offers one-stop connectivity between the U.S. and many Colombian destinations.
Domestic flights within Colombia have also returned with more limited frequency including our two most commonly-used carriers, Avianca and Easy Fly, after meeting strict bio-safety guidelines set by the Colombian government. One great thing about traveling around Colombia is that domestic flights are all very short!
Dining & Exploring
Our favorite restaurants and cultural attractions are enforcing strict regulations to ensure the safety of travelers and Colombian guests.
Most restaurants have resumed operations with a reduced capacity (30-50% varying by city), with their dining areas separated by at least 2 meters (a bit more than 6 feet). Reservations are required for all restaurants and as always we will gladly take care of this during the pre-travel planning.
Many museums are now open, also with a limited capacity and often with a reservation requirement. We will plan all such visits carefully in advance of your trip.
Face masks are required while walking through the streets, in public places, as well as flights, hotels, and restaurants.
Many of our favorite hotels have been open since July to domestic travelers, and others have reopened this month. All are establishing safety protocols on monitoring the health of both employees and guests, extra cleaning, limiting contact between guests and staff, and reduced occupancy levels. Restaurant service in hotels has also been modified by reducing dining room capacity, greater spacing of tables, and elimination of self-serve buffets. Beyond the minimum requirements by the government, hotel protocols may vary and we will gladly provide copies of hotel safety policies on request.
Our Safety Commitment & Flexible Booking Policy
We’re committed to keeping you as safe as possible when you decide to travel again. Since our trips are completely private and custom, we have a greater ability to increase your safety, be it guides and drivers wearing masks, staying at and dining in personally-vetted hotels and restaurants that we trust, thorough disinfection of vehicles, and more.
We also understand that travelers need both flexibility and reassurance during these challenging times, and we have adapted our booking terms and conditions to give maximum possible flexibility.
You can find more information here.
Send us an email or give us a call (877-333-4988) to learn more or start planning your Colombia getaway.