Since the surge in COVID-19 cases in June, the number of daily coronavirus cases has been dropping in Colombia. Yet, traveling to the country should be avoided according to the latest CDC ranking report. (Level 3: COVID-19 High).
On the other hand, Colombia is open to tourism without any restrictions. No test, quarantine, or vaccine is required to enter the country.
Is it safe to travel to Colombia – Latest Updates
October 11 – COVID-19 cases dropping in Colombia
Colombia suffered a spike in COVID-19 infections in mid-June when over 30,000 new cases were reported daily. However, since June 28, the number of infections has been dropping.
Yesterday, October 10, the country reported 1,587 new coronavirus cases, which is around 100 less than on the same day a month ago. Also, the number of deaths caused by the virus seems to be constantly decreasing. Yesterday, Colombia reported 38 COVID-19 fatalities, while a month ago, it was about 10 more.
September 7 – Colombia reports the lowest COVID-19 death toll since June 2020
Colombia reported the lowest number of COVID-related deaths since June 2020, announced Fernando Ruiz, Colombian Minister of Health, on Sunday, September 5.
On that day, 48 patients died of COVID-19, while another 1,669 people tested positive for the virus. The country had not reported fewer than 50 fatalities attributed to coronavirus since June 13, 2020.
On the other hand, Colombia is concerned about the new, more contagious COVID-19 strains. And not only the Delta variant, which has been responsible for the current surges in cases in the U.S. and Europe. But also the Mu variant, which has recently been declared as ‘of interest’ by the WHO.
Colombia has been one of the hardest-hit countries by the pandemic. Up to today, it has reported over 4,972,236 positive coronavirus cases and 126,623 deaths.
At the moment, there are 30,657 active cases and around 1,500 new infections daily.
Vaccination progress in Colombia
As of October 10, 18,308,930 Colombians have been fully vaccinated.
Is it safe to travel to Bogotá?
Bogotá is the largest and most cosmopolitan city of Colombia. No wonder it has reported most cases of the novel coronavirus. As of September 7, it has confirmed more than 1.45 million COVID-19 infections.
Data show that Bogotá has passed the third wave of the pandemic. Most establishments and other economic activities in Bogotá reopened on June 8 and visitors can freely move around the city.
At the moment, there are 1,552 active cases in Bogota.
Is it safe to travel to Medellín?
Medellín is the capital of Antioquia, the second hardest-hit region by the coronavirus crisis. As of today, it has registered over 750,000 cases.
There are 5,264 active cases at the moment in Antioquia. Also, all economic activities reopened in Medellín on June 8.
Is it safe to travel to Cartagena?
The internationally celebrated Cartagena is the capital of the Bolívar Department, which currently has 768 active cases.
Why visit Colombia in times of COVID?
First of all, there are no entry restrictions in Colombia even with the high number of coronavirus cases. The good news is that the numbers are dropping.
Also, there is something for all types of travelers. From the Caribbean beaches and Andean mountain peaks to rainforests and other natural wonders. And, of course, coffee! In case you decide to visit Colombia this year, the CDC recommends you be vaccinated.
August 22 – Colombia approved a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on August 21
Colombia approved a third booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine, confirmed the Ministry of Health Fernando Ruiz at a press conference on Friday.
Ruiz clarified that the third dose will be offered to residents with underlying conditions that “generate or lead to immunosuppression, such as heart, kidney, pancreas, lung, intestine, liver and bone marrow transplantation after the first two years.”
The official also mentioned that the government weighs the possibility of offering this benefit to the healthy elderly too. But it has not been confirmed yet.