From this Tuesday, December 14, it begins to rule in the country the requirement of a vaccination card with a complete two-dose schedule against covid-19 to enter leisure and entertainment establishments, as announced by President Iván Duque.
It will also begin to rule that anyone who wants to enter the country must present the certificate of vaccination evidence that you completed the immunization schedule at least 14 days before traveling to Colombia.
Next an ABC of what you need to know so that you take it into account and not have uncomfortable moments.
In which places must you present the vaccination card to enter?
It must be presented to enter public or private events that involve massive attendance, as well as bars, gastrobars, cinemas, discos, dance venues, concerts, casinos, bingo halls and leisure activities, as well as sports venues, churches, amusement and theme parks, museums and fairs.
Is the physical certificate valid?
According to the Ministry of Health, both the digital certificate and the physical card are valid.
How to download the digital card?
To obtain the digital certificate, you must enter the ‘My Vaccine’ portal, fill in your personal information and, if you have already been vaccinated, you can download the certificate with a QR code.
Will the minors also be asked for a complete vaccination schedule?
The measure will govern from this Tuesday for those over 18 years of age. For those under 12 years of age, this measure will be valid as of December 28.
What are the new entry requirements to the country?
From this Tuesday, Colombians or foreigners must compulsorily fill out the Migración Colombia web pre-registration form with the information of their itinerary on the Check-Mig page. This must be before traveling. In addition, the different airlines will require the vaccination certificate that evidences that at least 14 days before entering the country, the scheme was completed with two doses. Otherwise, they must present a negative PCR test that has been taken a maximum of 72 hours before the trip.
Does this measure apply to Colombians and foreigners in the same way?
In the case of non-resident foreigners, the Ministry has stipulated that those who do not have any dose will not be able to enter the country, while those who have an incomplete schedule, that is, a single dose, will be able to demonstrate the first dose and a negative PCR test with valid for up to 72 hours.
With the vaccination certificate, the use of masks and other measures is no longer mandatory?
No, the permanent use of a mask, social distancing, frequent hand washing and adequate ventilation in closed spaces, as well as other biosecurity measures are still mandatory.