Filter for Colombia Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-13 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Bogota COVID-19 Isolation Measures by Neighborhood. Curfew in these neighborhoods is now in effect between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
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2020-07-13 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
The Mayor’s office announced additional isolation measures by neighborhood in three groups, which will last between July 13 – August 23. See link for more details
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2020-07-10 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The governor of the southwestern Nariño province declared a red alert
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2020-07-08 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
travel restrictions extended to August 1
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2020-07-08 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Under Colombia’s COVID-19 state of emergency, the country’s borders remain closed, with domestic and international commercial flights suspended until September 1.
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2020-07-08 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Under Colombia’s COVID-19 state of emergency, the country’s borders remain closed, with domestic and international commercial flights suspended until September 1.
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2020-07-02 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Medellin announces curfews amid fears COVID-19 could collapse Colombia’s 2nd largest city
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2020-07-02 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
a second lockdown, "allowing only the mobility of people carrying out essential activities."
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2020-07-02 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The governor of Antioquia has taken control of the provinces’ public and private healthcare systems after the regional ICU occupancy rate forced him to declare a yellow alert.
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2020-07-02 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
liquor ban on the weekends.
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2020-07-01 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
School will reopen following a model of alternation from August. Presencial classes will be mixed with virtuality, implementing all the biosecurity protocols.
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2020-06-25 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
travel restrictions have been extended until July 15
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2020-06-25 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
the country’s borders remain closed
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2020-06-25 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
domestic and international commercial flights suspended until September 1.
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2020-06-19 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Colombia’s economic reactivation: ‘Black Friday’ in midst of pandemic
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2020-06-04 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Economic support for the commercial and tourism sectors, until 31st of December.
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2020-06-03 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
During the months of June and July, gardens, schools and universities continue with home schooling.
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2020-06-01 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Extension to the nationwide quarantine in place until July 1.
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2020-06-01 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Further extension to the national quarantine for individuals over age 70 until August 31.
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2020-06-01 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Lockdown in Bogotá extended until June 15.
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Some businesses, museums, and libraries are permitted to reopen, at the discretion of local mayors.
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2020-05-30 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Local officials will be able to erect barriers and close off the worst-affected areas, imposing additional confinement measures. Furthermore only essential businesses will be allowed to operate.
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2020-05-30 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Close monitoring and screening will take place in hot spots and key commercial areas and neighborhoods until at least Monday, June 15, in order to reduce community-based transmission.
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2020-05-30 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Local officials will be able to erect barriers and close off the worst-affected areas in Bogotá, Cali, and Cartagena. More stringent movement regulations should be anticipated in these areas, with security personnel enforcing measures.
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2020-05-20 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
The closure of land borders has been extended until August 31.
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2020-05-20 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
The ban on international passenger flights will be extended until Monday, August 31
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2020-05-20 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
The national state of emergency (SoE) has been extended until August 31
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2020-05-19 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
The ongoing nationwide quarantine orders will be extended for a fourth time until Sunday, May 31.
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2020-05-12 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
Colombia’s border with Brazil will be militarized in efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Last weekend, the National Government began distributing 500,000 reagents for testing in 20 departments of the country.
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2020-05-05 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Extension of the obligatory quarantine until the 25th of May. This measure generally exempts activities related to manufacturing and industry.
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2020-05-05 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Children between the ages of 6 and 17 can go out three times a week for half an hour a day.
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2020-05-05 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
In the municipalities not affected by covid-19, the economic opening of the municipality will be allowed with some exceptions: billiards, casinos and discos, churches, parks, gyms and sport events.
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2020-05-05 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Increases from 41 to 57 the economic activities exempted from Mandatory Preventive Isolation.
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2020-04-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
After identifying the amount of arrears owed to health workers under the different contracting modalities in the country, the government collected the money for the payment of the debts that have been generated from January to March, worth $273 billion.
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2020-04-29 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Second phase of the solidarity income distribution, until May 11th. To receive them, beneficiaries must not leave their homes.
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2020-04-29 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Strengthening of testing capacity through the acquisition of testing robots and equipment.
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2020-04-27 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Several sector will reopen activities, with special protocols to be followed. These are Textile manufacturing; Garment making; Leather products; Wood processing; Manufacture of paper, cardboard and paper and cardboard products; Manufacturing of substances and chemical products; Manufacture of finished metal products and Manufacture of electrical appliances and equipment.
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2020-04-27 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Extension of the obligatory quarantine until the 11th of may.
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2020-04-27 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Individual sports activity can be authorised for one hour per day and for those between 18 – 60 years of age during hours prescribed by municipal governments.
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2020-04-24 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Decree 593 which increases from 35 to 41 the economic activities exempted from Mandatory Preventive Isolation.
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2020-04-24 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
All sectors and companies which reopens have to apply protocoles of biosecurity to ensure the health of their clients and workers.
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2020-04-20 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Extension of domestic flight suspensions and inter-municipal transport.
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2020-04-20 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Extension of school closure until further notice.
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2020-04-20 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Public transport must operate under strict social distancing protocols and cannot have a capacity greater than 35%.
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2020-04-20 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Events, bars, clubs to remain closed until further notices. Restaurant are restricted to home-delivery and take-away services.
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2020-04-20 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Extension of international flight suspensions until the end of May, with exception of humanitarian and cargo flights.
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2020-04-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extension of economic relief measures for the payment of public services for low-income households.
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2020-04-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Suspention of VAT for medical equipment (Decree 551)
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2020-04-15 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
Measures to replace sentences in jail and prisons with home detention in the place of residence for persons that are most vulnerable to Covid-19.
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2020-04-15 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Ensure that medical personnel have access to lodging, food, laundry, and resting place between shifts, by using nearby hotels.
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Call for national and international companies producing medical protection equipment for strengthening the health service.
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2020-04-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Affordability measure allowing the population to access connectivity and have economic relief during the emergency (Decree 540)
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2020-04-12 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Provision of new hospital spaces, optimization of intensive care and intermediate care units, promotion of telehealth and economic recognition for health workers exposed to contagion (Decree 538).
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2020-04-09 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Several economic measures to protect workers from unemployment.
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2020-04-08 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
New quarantine regulations applying to Bogota until 27th of April. On odd calendar days, males are allowed to perform limited activities outside the home excepted in the decree and listed below. On even calendar days (e.g. April 18), females are allowed to perform the listed activities. Dog walking and assisting children or the elderly is an exception to these even/odd days and either gender can do these limited activities when necessary.
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2020-04-07 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Extension of the partial lockdown until 26th of April. One individual per household allowed to buy food, go to the pharmacy, walk a pet for 20 minutes, access emergency services, attend a necessary medical appointment and access financial services.
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2020-04-06 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Extension of the obligatory preventive quarantine (partial lockdown) until the 26th of April.
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2020-04-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Creation of a credit line of 713 thousand million $ to support the local economy.
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2020-04-04 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Measure to facilitate the production and acquisition of medical equipment from the state.
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2020-04-04 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Citizens must wear face masks in public transports and public spaces (banks, pharmacies, supermarkets, etc.). Those with respiratory symptoms and at risk groups (including those with pre-existing health conditions and adults over the age of 70) must always use masks in public. Cloth masks are acceptable.
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Federal government to provide 6 temporary hospital and 57.352 testing kits to regions.
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2020-04-02 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Economic support in the form of basic food supply and water tanks to low-income households from ’vulnerable communities’ (indigenous groups, social leaders, LGBTI, etc.).
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2020-04-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Military industry ’Indumil’ to produce medical equipment beds and medical furniture for hospitals.
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2020-03-31 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Measure of financial support for the cultural sector.
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2020-03-31 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Fixed rent prices, evictions are forbidden, rent contract ending during the state of emergency will automatically be extended.
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2020-03-31 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Part of VAT will be reinbursed to the most vulnerable households.
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2020-03-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Measure of financial support for farmers.
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Purchase of 1510 respirator for covid-19 patients
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Economic support for the most vulnerable, in the form of financial benefits and credit freeze.
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Measures of financial protection for workers.
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2020-03-24 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
National forced quarantine and confinment until 12th of april.
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2020-03-24 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
All domestic flight, as well as inter-provincial and municipal public transports are suspended. Urban public transport limited to 20% of full capacity.
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2020-03-23 In Socio-economic measures: Humanitarian exemptions
only cargo flights and humanitarian flights to repatriate foreigners and nationals have been allowed.
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2020-03-23 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
All international air arrivals will be suspended for a period of 30 days, transit included.
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2020-03-20 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Public and private events restricted to 50 people maximum.
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Until 30th of may, every person aged above 70 should self-isolate.
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2020-03-17 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
goverment declared health emergency
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2020-03-16 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
nightly curfew as of 16 March from 7pm until 6am in Córdoba, Meta and Santander Departments
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
all travelers arriving must self-quarantine for 14 days
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
all borders closed until 30 May i.e. in addition to border with Venezuela also those with Panama, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil incl. maritime entry points
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Starting 16 March, non-nationals and non-residents will be banned from entering
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
all travelers arriving must complete a questionnaire declaring contact and arrival information
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Schools will suspend classes from 16 March to 20 April
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2020-03-14 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
border with Venezuela closed
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2020-03-12 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Quarantine for 14 days to travellers from Italy, France, Spain and China.
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2020-03-12 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
People from France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Singappor, South Korea, Iran, China. Madndarory healt insurance, and additional rules for the first 14 days in the country.
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