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I hope we will not return to a national lockdown…but…as we are now seeing in England, if it can happen there once again, never say never. This second wave now invading England and Europe are omenous signs of things to come. Hope for the best. Plan for the worst just in case. Thanks Jeff for your due diligence and I hope your reasons are enough to dissuade the powers that be to avoid another national lockdown.
Another lockdown would be economic suicide and more harmful to health
What is the motivation and how would those behind the fake news stand to benefit ???
I am not going to engage in the situation in Colombia, in the USA, it is a totally different thing; however, your gathering of information
is very impressive. I can not believe how much work and effort you put into a well-written update on the status.
I am glad there has been such governmental follow-through, I believe the situation in the USA is unbelieveable to the world.
It looks like a lockdown can be avoided. Colombia culture appears to comprehend the need for it, vs. the “MeTOO” movement
in the USA.
Most people here accept vs. Resist, but all of this has had a severe impact on all of us here, both psychologically and economically. It feels like we are on a perpetual roller coaster ride. The vast majority overwhelmingly comply with social distancing and mask wearing. Here in Medellin a city where many thumb their noses up at rules and regs and authority, its refreshing to see so many complying with the emergency decrees in place. Of course hefty fines and strict enforcement have helped to get even the most resistant into step. Hopefully all of the measures and voluntary compliance will help to avoid a second lockdown. Honestly though, this is all wearing thin on our psyches. Its time for an effective and SAFE vaccine to be released. Its scary to having to hold in a cough or a sneeze without being evil eyed or worse.
Are foreigners coming to Colombia being required to go through quarantine and isolation?
No, a PCR test is required for entering Colombia on a flight from another country. So, no more quarantine or isolation for arriving international passengers.
I assume that airports are taking temperature scans of foreign visitors coming into Colombia? Do you just have to answer some questions? How lengthy is the process for foreigners?
You have to fill out an online form before your flight so the process is not that long. See the biosafety protocols for international flights in our popular article – https://medellinguru.com/international-flights/
Would you say it’s safe to visit there now or should we wait? I have a trip upcoming but I’m a little worried. Is it worth the risk?
Hi Rob, I would consider it safe to visit. The number of coronavirus case in Colombia have dropped and flattened out and it is very unlikely there will be any more quarantines. However, they may do limited nightly curfews in the handful of cities with increases in cases like they did in Medellín last night – https://medellinguru.com/one-night-curfew/
Things have returned to a “new normal” in Medellín with most places open – https://medellinguru.com/new-normal-in-medellin/
Colombia resumed tourisms and many tourist places are starting to reopen – https://medellinguru.com/tourism-is-permitted-in-colombia/
I am happy to discuss further, you could schedule an expat consultation – https://medellinguru.com/expat-consultation/
Do we or don’t we need a cov19 to enter country now in December I’m confuse?
A COVID-19 test is not needed to enter Colombia – see our article that is being kept up-to-date – https://medellinguru.com/colombia-require-covid-19-test/