What you should know when taking an international flight in times of Covid-19 What you should know when taking an international flight in times of Covid-19

With the reactivation of air transport abroad, measures for preventing the spread of coronavirus to and from other countries are starting to develop.

Last Saturday, September 20, the first international flight from Miami, USA landed in the city of Cartagena, marking the reactivation of international travel in Colombia under a pilot plan with biosafety measures.

After months of suspension of international air transport due to the health contingency unleashed by coronavirus, the Ministry of Transport, together with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, the Ministry of Commerce, the Civil Aviation Authority, airlines, and municipalities defined the protocols for restarting travel between countries.

If you are planning to fly to or from Colombia, keep the following in mind:

  • You must present a negative PCR test result no more than 96 hours before the time of travel.
  • A pre-registration form must be filled out, which can be found on the website migracioncolombia.gov.co. The process can be done 24 hours in advance and up to one hour before the trip.
  • If your flight is longer than two hours, you will need to bring more than one mask to change during the trip. In addition, you must always use it while in the airport.
  • You may not move your assigned seat on the plane or change seats.
  • On short flights (less than two hours) using the bathrooms is not recommended.