Colombia is planning to slowly resume international flights starting on September 21. Like many countries around the world, Colombia closed its borders to international tourism back in March. Also like many countries, the country is eager to find a safe way to reopen and take advantage of tourism demand.
According to Minister of Transport Angela Maria Orozco, “International flights will restart with a gradual first phase which will be announced shortly.”
Colombia will likely take a phased approach to the reopening. The resumption of flights will depend on the destination countries themselves, airport capacity, and the airlines’ individual interests. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test will be required for anybody traveling to Colombia from abroad, Reuters reports.
Semana, a Colombian news site, reports that the first international flights leaving Colombia will be a Spirit Airlines flight to Miami/Fort Lauderdale. The flight is currently bookable for September 19.
Land and sea borders will remain closed until at least October 1.