Colombia is Open and Galavanta give you a complete update!

Updated: Nov 11, 2020


The Colombian Government has announced that as of now negative COVID-19 tests will no longer be required to enter the country. The only requirements are to fill out the 'Check-Mig' form and to have no fever or respiratory symptoms associated to COVID-19 prior to the departure. Additionally, travellers will be monitored upon arrival by their insurance company, as part of the Ministry of Health's Testing, Tracking and Sustainable Selective Isolationstrategy (PRASS).


Currently in Colombia there are 71,357 active cases, which represents approximately 0.14% of the total population, and in Cartagena there are less than 400 active cases.

Nonetheless, in Colombia we continue to rigorously implement biosafety measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

Visiting Colombia can be quick and easy!

Flights to Cartagena 

Miami - 3 hours  •  Atlanta - 4 hours  • New York - 5 hours  •  Lima - 3.5 hours  •  Panama - 1 hour  

Flights to Bogota 

Mexico DF - 5 hours  •  LAX - 7.5 hours  •  Houston - 5 hours • Dallas - 5.5 hours  •  São Paulo / Rio de Janeiro - 6.5 hours

THE CARTAGENA LOWDOWN Our quick guide to enjoy Cartagena without the crowds, but with great ambiance and safety measures! Grab an afternoon drink at El Barón’s terrace overlooking the San Pedro plaza and cathedral Enjoy cocktails and tapas at the rooftop of Alquimico - FYI, it just got placed #47 in the World’s Top 50 Bars Do dinner at Celele, named as the One to Watch in Latin America’s Top 50 Restaurant. Grab a table before it becomes impossible to get a reservation!  Stop by Pascal, Chef Alejandro Ramirez’ new restaurant after DonJuan and Maria. The ceviche, grilled cauliflower and glazed pancetta are to die for!  Have lunch at Hotel Santa Clara’s stunning colonial courtyard, lined with palm trees and lush gardens  Do sundowners at Townhouse Hotel rooftop, with some of the best views of the Old City Learn about coffee with the impressive baristas of Café Libertario, a new spot in the very cool and trendy Getsemani neighbourhood Sit down for lunch at Cocina de Pepina, an iconic spot that serves some of the best traditional dishes in Cartagena Spend the day lounging at Blue Apple Beach House –bottomless rosé and a fab menu with organic and farm-to-table cuisine   Message us for the full list of our favourite restaurants, shops, bars, and cafés opened for all to enjoy!

THANKSGIVING IN COLOMBIA Days are shorter. Weather is getting colder. Winter is coming!  Why not escape to Colombia? There's still time! Warm weather, beaches, sunny days, good food, and plenty of nature and open spaces! Here's a few ideas... 

HOTEL CASA SAN AGUSTIN CARTAGENA Why we love it • 31 exquisitely-decorated rooms, ultra personalized service and Premium Suites with private dip pools.  Starting at $331 USD / night

CASA OROPENDOLA SIERRA NEVADA Why we love it • Endless trekking trails, breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada mountains, and participating in the coffee harvesting process - available November to January. Starting at $435 USD / person / night including full-board, English-speaking guide and activities like trekking and cooking classes. 

SOFITEL SANTA CLARA CARTAGENA Why we love it • Beautiful colonial courtyard and a large swimming pool ideal for families.   Starting at $300 USD / night

HOTEL LAS ISLAS BARÚ - CARTAGENA Why we love it • Seaside bungalows with private infinity pools overlooking the ocean. Starting at $528 USD / night

PRIVATE VILLA CARTAGENA Why we love it • 3 rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, courtyard pool, rooftop terrace with views of San Felipe Fort, housekeeping staff, and breakfast included. Flexible pricing for long-term stays.  Starting at $350 USD / night 

PRIVATE VILLA TAYRONA Why we love it • Infinity lap pool and separate pool for the kids, 5-minute walk to the beach, and plenty of trekking and river kayaking options in the area.  Starting at $1,200 USD / night including full-board. 

Ask your favorite travel advisor for reservations or for more details phone us at 1-888-334-7609. #dominiquedebaycollection #luxurylifestyle #dominiquedebaydmc