Commercial Flights Will Operate between Medellín, Bogotá, New York, Ft Lauderdale and Miami; Additional Cities Will Be Added Gradually
Washington, september 21st, 2020- Commercial flights between Colombia and the United States have resumed after a five-month suspension that was put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Pilot flights between Cartagena, Colombia and the United States started on Saturday, September 19th, 2020.
The Embassy and the Consulates of Colombia in the United States coordinated more than 50 humanitarian flights since April 15th, bringing more than 11,000 passengers from The United States to Colombia while commercial travel was restricted. Humanitarian flights will now be suspended.
The humanitarian flights over the past five months to Colombia originated from Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Miami and Orlando, FL; and New York City, NY. The last humanitarian flight from the United States departed on Saturday september 19th from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City, NY to Bogotá.
“It has been a privilege to be part of the return of more than 11,000 Colombians to their country and their families,” said Colombian Ambassador to the United States Francisco Santos. “We coordinated more than 50 humanitarian flights in five months. We carry many stories in our hearts. Commercial flights will resume today, and we are left with 11,000 great stories.”
Beginning today regular commercial flights will operate between Bogota, Medellin, New York, Miami and Ft Lauderdale. Travel from additional cities will resume gradually. For additional information, the passengers must contact the airlines directly.
All international passengers traveling to Colombia must follow Migración Colombia's regulations which include:
Obtain a negative COVID-19 test result within 96 hours of departing to Colombia;
Fill out Migracion Colombias “Check-Mig” form no more than 24 hours before departure;
Use the app “Coronapp” to assist with tracing while in Colombia; and
Wear a face mask the entire time during the flight and at airports.
If passengers are flying before September 30th, 2020, and have not had a COVID-19 test, they must quarantine for 14 days after arriving in Colombia.