Effective November 4, 2020, the Colombian government has lifted the PCR testing requirement for entry into the country.
Prior to this, all those entering the country had to prove a negative PCR test, which could not be older than 96 hours on arrival in Colombia. Since November 4, this requirement has been abolished!
Colombia had closed its borders for over 6 months due to a pandemic. On September 21, the country officially reopened for tourism.
Many Caribbean and Latin American countries have recently dropped their requirements for PCR tests.
Mexico, for example, has never required PCR testing. The Dominican Republic lifted the PCR testing requirement on September 15, Costa Rica followed on October 26 and now Colombia from November 4.
Nevertheless, there are still some entry requirements that travelers to Colombia must know.
All arrivals must complete the online migration form Check-Mig between 1-24 hours prior to arrival. It does not matter which way you enter Colombia. The form is intended to help with the pre-departure check of arrivals and reduce time at customs.
All passengers are subjected to a health check on arrival, which usually includes temperature and symptom checks.
Popular destination for nomads
Before the outbreak of the pandemic, Colombia had a record number of tourists in 2019 with over 4.5 million visitors.
The country had become particularly popular with nomads for various reasons. The 2 top destinations are Medellín and Bogotá, whereas the Caribbean coast has also become much more important for nomads.