New Humanitarian Flights to Colombia from August 2020
Colombia Coordinating Humanitarian Repatriation Flights For Citizens Stranded Abroad
Please note that we expect more flights to be posted for the final weeks of August. At this time we do not expect NORMAL COLOMBIAN international travel to resume in September. The government has not formally announced that it will accept flights in September. We believe if they do that this may occur on a limited basis, and will probably not include hotspots, such as the United States. Domestic flights inside Colombia are only occuring between two small cities at the moment. Currently all flights have a destination of Bogota!
All Colombians and foreigners with arriving on these flights must comply with the mandatory isolation measure in the city of Bogotá, under penalty of administrative and criminal sanctions for non-compliance. However, by contacting your local consulate you may discover direct flights to other cities. If you land in a city that is not your final destination then you must comply with mandatory isolation in that city. Most flights are landing directly in Bogota. You must comply with isolation in a hotel if you do not have a place to stay in Bogota. The authorities are asking for hotel information and license plate number for car that will pick you up at the airport. Migracion, Colombia will visit you in your place of mandatory isolation (quarantine). They are extremely serious if you are not found at the location designated. We also recommend that you have proof of how urgent your situation is to return to Colombia. Proof of rental contracts, or property ownership will help establish you have residency in Colombia. A well redacted letter explaining your situation to migracion Colombia is also recommended to ease entry into Colombia. The consulates are the first hurdle to clear as they will approve you for the flight. Once you arrive you will be questioned by migracion Colombia at the airport before being granted entry. (The USA is also running humanitarian flights on Spirit airlines from Colombia to the United States, please click here to see the information on Spirit flights leaving Colombia).
The international travelers who will arrive in the course of the next few weeks will do so from countries such as: Spain, United States￼, Mexico, Cuba, Belgium, Bolivia, among others.
The order of arrival of these flights, in accordance with what has been agreed with the National Government, will be as follows:
August 3: Miami
August 3: Cuba
August 4: Bolivia
August 5: Panamá
August 6: Dominican Republic
August 9: Mexico
August 10: Miami
August 10: Spain
August 11: Orlando
August 12: Brussels
August 12: New York
August 13: Costa Rica / Honduras
August 14: Argentina
Colombian Consulates in The United States
Click the name of the Colombian consulate closest to you to get permission for the next flight. If you have problems communicating with the consulate and you would like help please let us know. We charge a small fee for assisting with documents and forms in Spanish.
The United States Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Colombia.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia
Visas By James
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In addition to our visa services our agency offers a full range of legal and accounting services to our clients. We are able to assist better in document collection services in the United States because of James legal experience in the United States.
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Our office ours are from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday, and 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Saturday. Our main office is located in Medellin, Colombia near Parque Lleras in El Poblado. We have representation in Bogota, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale. Our main office address is Cra 39#5A-95, Oficina 709, Edificio Avangarde. We accept walk in appointments but its always nice if you can let us know ahead of time so we can schedule a time.