The Colombian government has imposed new restrictions on air travel from Brazil, prohibiting entry to most travelers from the country.

Key Points:

  • On Jan. 29, the Brazil travel ban went into effect for 30 days.
  • Travelers arriving from Brazil and those who transiting through Brazil will be denied entry into Colombia.
  • An exception exists for Colombian nationals and migrant or resident visa holders. They will be allowed to return to Colombia on humanitarian flights; however, they must quarantine for 14 days after arrival.
  • Any passenger who entered Colombia from Brazil between Jan. 18 and Jan. 28 must quarantine for 14 days.

Background: Colombia also issued similar restrictions for the United Kingdom, which is also working to contain a COVID-19 variant, in December.

Analysis & Comments: Employers should consider current travel restrictions, as well as the possibility of future restrictions, when planning trips to Colombia. 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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