Embassy Msg, Mandatory Isolation order until 13 April Mar 23, 2020 14:52:13 GMT -5
Post by sedelen on Mar 23, 2020 14:52:13 GMT -5
Alert: MANDATORY ISOLATION ORDER UNTIL APRIL 13
1:39 PM (2 hours ago)
Event: Mandatory isolation order until midnight April 13
Bogota’s four-day citywide quarantine has been extended to bridge a nationwide “stay at home” mandatory preventive isolation to continue until 12 a.m. Monday, April 13. All individuals in Colombia are required to shelter in place and remain inside. Most public locations will be closed. Individuals over the age of 70 are expected to self-quarantine through May.
The national decree allows for exit under certain circumstances, including:
1. One (1) member of the household to purchase groceries or medicine.
2. Transport for emergency medical care.
3. Pet relief for no more than 20 minutes by one family member in the immediate area of your home.
Colombian National Police will enforce the quarantine and U.S. citizens should expect to be subject to detention or arrest if out of compliance.
Actions to Take:
Comply with government restrictions on movements.
Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19for information on conditions in Colombia.
Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
Seek medical care right away if you believe you may have COVID-19 (or similar symptoms) or were exposed to someone who may have COVID-19 in the last six weeks.
U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia
After-hours emergencies +57-1-275-4021
U.S. Consular Agency, Barranquilla
U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444
Colombia Country Information
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