Flight Connections of Colombia after the Corona Crisis

Dear travelers
After a total shutdown, the first national and international flights are starting again in Colombia. Therefore, we have set up an overview below to summarize the progress and current status of all flight connections. You will find the 4 biggest airports in the beginning and below all airports in alphabetical order.

The information contained is for general guidance on matters of interest only. Given the changing nature of laws, rules and regulations, there may be delays, omissions or inaccuracies in the information contained.

Note: This list was last updated on October 22nd.

My name is Frank and I run a travel agency in Bogota, Colombia. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please write them in the comments. Thank you very much and have a good trip to Colombia!

Requirements for international flights to Colombia

The exact requirements have not yet been officially communicated. The information available so far provides the following:

  • All travelers from abroad must have a Negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken no more than 96 hours before boarding. This test will be required for all flights from October 1st.
  • Fill out the Check Mig online form between 24 and 1 hours before your flight to facilitate your emigration control. This will be checked by Migracion Colombia once you enter the country.
  • Corona app registration on a mobile phone to report your health condition before the flight and for the next 14 days. Download the app: AndroidIOS
  • Anyone with a fever or symptoms associated with Covid-19 will not be allowed to board.
  • Permanent mask-wearing (changing masks for flights longer than 2 hours is recommended).
  • Frequent hand washing/disinfection.
  • Social distancing of 2 meters minimum in airports.
  • Passengers must remain in the assigned seat throughout the flight.

Since the opening of air borders for commercial flights, more than 9,000 national and foreign citizens have arrived in the country. However, since October 1st, 70 citizens have been denied admission because they attempted to enter without a PCR test or with a positive PCR test.

FAQs for foreigners:

  • How do I know if my flight to Colombia is canceled? Checking the status of your flight directly with the airline is advisable.
  • Do I have to do quarantine once I arrive in Colombia? No, a negative PCR test for COVID-19 is required to enter the country. Therefore, quarantine is no longer necessary. *For travelers that arrived in humanitarian flights between September 19th and 30th without the PCR test, there was a mandatory quarantine of 14 days at the place of accommodation.
    *Colombians without a PCR test cannot be refused entry to the country, but they will have a mandatory 14-day quarantine and a test done immediately.
  • Can I enter Colombia no matter the result of my PCR test? You can only fly if your PCR test result is negative.
    *Foreigners who do not comply with the protocols (arriving without a PCR test or a negative result or a test done more than 96 hours before) may be denied admission to the country.
  • Are rapid tests for COVID-19 valid? No, only PCR tests are admitted.
  • Do I need a visa to enter Colombia? Visa requirements in Colombia depend on your trip purpose. Check here if you need a visa.
  • What do I do if my visa expires during the health emergency in Colombia? Foreigners who have expired their visas have one month from September 21 to apply for a salvoconducto (SC-2 Safe-conduct) or leave the country. Salvoconducto gives a period of 30 days so that the foreigner can solve their migratory situation or leave the country when circumstances so permit. Without it, you cannot request a new visa.
  • And what about expired PIP permit or PT (tourism permit)? Foreigners with PIP permits such as those who entered for tourism will have up to one more month from October 1 to advance the renewal process, obtain a visa, or leave the country. Extension of tourism permits (PTP) can only be requested once.
  • How do I schedule an appointment with Migración Colombia? You must fill out the online FUT form and attach the required documents. Then, you can request an appointment on the same website. The deadline for scheduling appointments for paperwork is December 15, 2020.
  • What happens if I do not carry out the corresponding procedure? “The foreigner who does not carry out the corresponding procedure for a new visa, visa registration, requesting a foreigner’s identity card or Temporary Permit of Permanence (PTP) in the term stipulated in the resolution, will incur a cause of immigration violation and an administrative process will be initiated sanctioning in accordance with current regulations.” Resolución 2223 de 2020 – Migración Colombia
  • Do I need health insurance to travel to Colombia? It is highly recommended that you have coverage of international medical insurance since the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is checking for this certification in Visitor (V) visa and other visa types applications.

Requirements for international flights from Colombia

Requirements depend on the destination country.Check the health and migratory regulations of the country you are heading beforehand.

  • Fill out the Check Mig online form between 24 and 1 hours before your flight to facilitate your emigration control.
  • Corona app registration on a mobile phone to report your health condition before the flight and for the next 14 days. Download the app: AndroidIOS
  • Travelers outside Colombia now can take the PCR test at private and public laboratories authorized by the National Institute of Health presenting their ticket as the negative result can be required before departure to some countries.
  • Passengers’ access to the airport will be allowed a maximum 3 of hours before departure to avoid crowds. Arriving 2 hours before is recommended.
  • Permanent mask-wearing (changing masks for flights longer than 2 hours is recommended)
  • Frequent hand washing/disinfection.
  • Social distancing of 2 meters minimum in airports.
  • Passengers must remain in the assigned seat throughout the flight.
  • For short flights, it is recommended not to use the plane’s toilets.

FAQs for Colombian citizens:

  • For information on the passport procedure in Bogotá, follow this link.
  • To book your appointment for the procedure, follow this link.
  • For the issuance of passports outside Bogotá you should consult directly with the Governor’s Offices in the departments where this document is issued.
  • Visa procedures should be consulted directly with the consular or immigration authorities of the destination country.
  • For any emergency occurring abroad, there is an online form for emergency and disaster registration that will facilitate the assistance of the consulates.
  • For citizen service, follow this link.

Requirements for domestic flights within Colombia

  • For flights to San Andres, a negative PCR COVID-19 test result taken up to 96 hours before departure is required.
  • For departments with low infection rate and whose main access route is by air, negative Corona test result, valid for no more than 48 hours.
  • Passengers’ access to the airport will be allowed a maximum 3 of hours before departure to avoid crowds. Arriving 2 hours before is recommended.
  • Permanent mask-wearing (changing masks for flights longer than 2 hours is recommended)
  • Frequent hand washing/disinfection.
  • Social distancing of 2 meters minimum in airports.
  • Passengers must remain in the assigned seat throughout the flight.
  • For short flights, it is recommended not to use the plane’s toilets.

Note: Airlines, airports, and Migration Offices are responsible for ensuring the biosafety measures and controlling the flow and health condition of travelers, but individual responsibility as citizens is the first key measure of control of the health emergency.

Since 21 September 2020, 4 airports began to offer international flights again. These are El Dorado in Bogota, Jose Maria Cordova in Rionegro (Medellin), Alfonso Bonilla Aragon in Cali, and Rafael Nuñez in Cartagena. There are 7 destinations allowed for now:

    • USA
    • Mexico
    • Dominican Republic
    • Brazil
    • Ecuador
    • Bolivia
    • Guatemala

Bogotá, Distrito Capital, El Dorado International Airport, BOG

International Flights

      • Amsterdam (KLM from 3 October)
      • Atlanta (Delta from October)
      • Cancun (Avianca from 15 October, Wingo)
      • Ciudad de Guatemala (Avianca from 15 October)
      • Dallas (American Airlines from October)
      • Fort Lauderdale (Spirit from October)
      • Guayaquil (Avianca since 1 October, Wingo)
      • Houston (United Airlines from October)
      • La Paz (Avianca from 15 October)
      • Lima (Viva Air, LATAM)
      • Madrid (Iberia will operate 3 charter flights Madrid-Bogotá-Madrid between the 9 and 24 of October. Avianca: Madrid-Bogota: 3 flights in October and 4 flights in November. Bogota-Madrid: 2 flights in October and 4 flights in November)
      • Mexico City (Avianca, AeroMexico) since 1 October
      • Miami (Avianca since 1 October, American Airlines)
      • Miami via Medellin (Viva Air since 30 September 2020)
      • Newark (United Airlines from October)
      • New York (Avianca since 1 October)
      • Panama City (Copa Airlines since 14 October)
      • Paris CDG (Air France from 4 October)
      • Punta Cana (Avianca from 15 October, Wingo)
      • Quito (Avianca since 1 October, Wingo)
      • Rio de Janeiro (Avianca from 15 October)
      • San Salvador (Avianca from 15 October)
      • Santo Domingo (Avianca from 15 October, Wingo)
      • Sao Paulo (Avianca since 1 October)
      • Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Avianca from 15 October)
      • Santiago de Chile (LATAM, Avianca from 15 October, JetSmart)
      • Washington DC (Avianca from 15 October)

National Flights

Medellín / Rionegro, Antioquia, José María Córdova International Airport, MDE

International Flights

      • Fort Lauderdale (Spirit)
      • Lima (Viva Air)
      • Mexico City (AeroMexico since 2 October)
      • Miami via Cartagena (Viva Air since 23 September 2020)
      • Miami (Avianca since 28 September)
      • New York (Avianca since 28 September)
      • Panama City (Copa Airlines since 12 October)

National Flights

Cartagena, Bolívar, Rafael Núñez International Airport, CTG

International Flights

      • Amsterdam (KLM from 3 October)
      • Cartagena-Fort Lauderdale (Viva Air) since 19 September 2020
      • Fort Lauderdale-Cartagena (Spirit) since 21st September 2020
      • Panama City (Copa Airlines since 12 October)

National Flights

Cali / Palmira, Valle del Cauca, Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport, CLO

International Flights

National Flights

      • Bogota (Viva Air, LATAM, Avianca, Wingo)
      • Medellin (Viva Air, Avianca since 1 October)
      • Cartagena (Avianca since 2 October)
      • Barranquilla (GCA since 14 September)
      • Bucaramanga (GCA from 5 November)
      • Puerto Asís (EasyFly since 2 October)
      • Quibdó (EasyFly since 24 September)
      • San Andrés (GCA from 23 October)

Apartadó / Carepa, Antioquia, Antonio Roldán Betancourt Airport, APO

National Flights

  • Arauca, Arauca, Santiago Pérez Quiroz Airport, AUC

    National Flights

      • Bucaramanga (EasyFly since 25 September)
      • Cúcuta (EasyFly since 25 September)

      Armenia / La Tebaida, Quindío, El Edén International Airport, AXM

      International Flights

          • Fort Lauderdale (Spirit since 1 October)

      National Flights

      Bahía Solano, Chocó, José Celestino Mutis Airport, BSC

      No flights at the moment

      Barrancabermeja, Santander, Yariguíes Airport, EJA

      National Flights

      Barranquilla / Soledad, Atlántico, Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport, BAQ

      International Flights

          • Fort Lauderdale (Spirit from 19 November)
          • Miami since October 1st
          • Panama City (Copa Airlines since 12 October)
          • Curaçao once enter of Colombian citizens is allowed

      National Flights

      Bogotá / Chía, Distrito Capital1, Flaminio Suárez Camacho Airport, GYM

      No flights at the moment

      Bucaramanga / Lebrija, Santander, Palonegro International Airport, BGA

      International Flights

      National Flights

      Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca, Gerardo Tobar López Airport, BUN

      No flights at the moment

      Cartago, Valle del Cauca, Santa Ana Airport, CRC

      No flights at the moment

      Corozal, Sucre, Las Brujas Airport, CZU

      National Flights

      Cúcuta, Norte de Santander, Camilo Daza International Airport, CUC

      National Flights

      Florencia, Caquetá, Gustavo Artunduaga Paredes Airport, FLA

      National Flights

      Girardot / Flandes, Tolima, Santiago Vila Airport, GIR

      No flights at the moment

      Guapi, Cauca, Juan Casiano Airport, GPI

      No flights at the moment

      Ibagué, Tolima, Perales Airport, IBE

      National Flights

      Leticia, Amazonas, Alfredo Vásquez Cobo International Airport, LET

      National Flights

      Manizales, Caldas, La Nubia Airport, MZL

      National Flights

      Mariquita, Tolima, Mariquita Airport, MQU

      No flights at the moment

      Medellín, Antioquia, Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport, EOH

      National Flights

      Mitú, Vaupés, Fabio Alberto León Bentley Airport, MVP

      No flights at the moment

      Montería, Córdoba, Los Garzones Airport, MTR

      National Flights

      Neiva, Huila, Benito Salas Airport, NVA

      National Flights

      Pasto / Chachagüí, Nariño, Antonio Nariño Airport, PSO

      National Flights

      Pereira, Risaralda, Matecaña International Airport, PEI

      International Flights

          • National Flights

            Popayán, Cauca, Guillermo León Valencia Airport, PPN

            National Flights

            Providencia Island, San Andrés y Providencia, El Embrujo Airport, PVA

            No flights at the moment

            Puerto Asís, Putumayo, Tres de Mayo Airport, PUU

            National Flights

            Puerto Carreño, Vichada, Germán Olano Airport, PCR

            No flights at the moment

            Quibdó, Chocó, El Caraño Airport, UIB

            National Flights

            Riohacha, La Guajira, Almirante Padilla Airport, RCH

            National Flights

            San Andrés, San Andrés y Providencia, Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport, ADZ

            National Flights

            San José del Guaviare, Guaviare, Jorge Enrique González Torres Airport, SJE

            No flights at the moment

            San Vicente del Caguán, Caquetá, Eduardo Falla Solano Airport, SVI

            No flights at the moment

            Santa Marta, Magdalena, Simón Bolívar International Airport, SMR

            National Flights

            Saravena, Arauca, Los Colonizadores Airport, RVE

            No flights at the moment

            Tame, Arauca, Gabriel Vargas Santos Airport, TME

            No flights at the moment

            Tolú, Sucre, Golfo de Morrosquillo Airport, TLU

            No flights at the moment

            Tumaco, Nariño, La Florida Airport, TCO

            No flights at the moment

            Valledupar, Cesar, Alfonso López Pumarejo Airport, VUP

            National Flights

            Villavicencio, Meta, Vanguardia Airport, VVC

            National Flights

            Yopal (El Yopal), Casanare, El Alcaraván Airport (El Yopal Airport), EYP

            National Flights

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