COVID-19: Mandatory lockdown extended, other measures implemented

3 Jun 20



Colombia recently extended its preventive isolation/mandatory lockdown and implemented several other measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Key Points:

  • The preventive isolation/mandatory lockdown has been extended from June 1 to July 1.
  • Domestic flights are suspended until July 1 with exceptions for:
    • Humanitarian emergencies.
    • Merchandise transportation.
    • Force majeure.
  • International flights remain suspended until further notice.
  • Land, river and maritime borders with Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela remain closed until July 1 with exceptions for:
    • Humanitarian emergencies.
    • Merchandise transportation.
    • Force majeure.
  • Local governments are legally authorized to implement preventive measures in their jurisdictions.
  • There are practical exceptions to the preventive isolation/mandatory lockdown extension in order to gradually phase in the free movement of people to reactivate the economy.

Analysis & Comments: Employers should anticipate continued disruptions to employee mobility until the country begins to reopen, and arrange travel schedules for affected employees accordingly. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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