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Combo
11-23-21, 01:31
I was vaccinated in May. Exposed at the end of July and tested positive in less than 48 hours after exposure. My case was very mild. Just wanted to point out you can test positive very quickly.


Hey fellas, have been scanning through back posts but still have some questions.

Unrelated but semi on-topic: My friend (a girl) went to Colombia a couple of months ago, got off the plane, tested positive for Covid, and was locked in a hotel room for 2 weeks. Got out, went straight to the airport and back to the US. Not ideal. I don't think she was vaccinated though.That would be a nightmare being locked in a room in quarantine in Colombia for two weeks. Has me seriously rethinking my upcoming trip. Or maybe getting the Booster shot beforehand to (hopefully) lesson my chances.

I test positive in the US, no big deal. I can work from home, play piano, and do what I want inside my large comfortable condo.

AmorPorFavor
11-23-21, 02:09
I am posting this in the Colombia section because air travel is read more here, and it is the first time I have travelled with the new USA restrictions on testing.

So I meet my Colombian gal in Cancun, and the shootings there have done absolutely nothing to slow people down. The Cancun airport is busier now than I have seen it in years. We are back to pre-Covid levels.

Spirit told me the lines were long and to get to the airport 3 hours early. I just needed a boarding pass as I was carrying on, and they would not let me get it online. I tried the computer terminal and it would not work and now I was stuck in this God awful long line at check-in. I thought I would miss my flight, but I then checked the Spirit Airlines app on my phone and I saw a boarding pass there (Thank God) and then went to security. I have been able to check in online internationally with United no problem but have had shitty luck with the other airlines.

So even though I had my boarding pass, I figured that they would check my passport and Covid test at the gate, and they did. What surprised me is that even though I got my test done within 24 hours of departure, the Spirit employee insisted on seeing my vaccine card. I showed her a photo of the card that I was on my phone at the gate, and she was happy and all was well.

So we can debate the vaccine card but the airlines have IMO been unfairly burdened with this vaccine crap, and I think they are worried and can be fined for letting people into the country who do not have the test or do not have a vaccine card. So you may be in a position where you have a choice between being vaccinated and not travelling. It has never been like this before.

I am wondering if the people using fake cards are going to be caught because the federal government is recording who has been vaccinated and who has not been. It seems like it would be super easy to catch people using fake cards. As of now, I just had to show the test and the card, so it would be possible to fake both, but I just do not know how long that is going to last.

I will say the social distancing rules have gotten stupid. In the photo, you can see how crowded things were. The seats were interesting. Every other seat is forbidden to be used because of social distancing. As you can see, two women are sitting next to each other, breaking the rules.

It is not in the photo but if you were to look past them, there were empty seats marked off as not in use due to social distancing and there were people standing cramped next to each other.

This social distancing crap is not working anymore. If you made people do that, the lines would have been out of the terminal. Cancun has gone from one terminal open now to three, and they are all packed.

I got through Mexican customs in an hour. It took her two. When she got back to Bogota, once again, she was in line for 2 hours. In the USA, customs lines were the same this time for me.

But things have changed and IMO they have changed now for the worst.I flew home from Cancun on Wed. The airport was a mad house. Flew United and there was almost no line to check a bag at around 2 pm. Had premier access and waited like 1 minute. I saw the mess at Spirit and was so glad I don't fly them. When I got to security check they asked me where was some stupid tiny health form from Mexico with tiny print you could barely read. Said I had to fill it out right there even though I jumped through all of United's covid hoops. So I had to go back and fill the damn thing out and then show it to them but they didn't even look at it or take it from me. Typical Mexico stuff. I have global entry so got through US customs in less then 5 minutes.

Naked Gunz
11-23-21, 04:52
I speak excellent Spanish. I lived in South America for a few years in my 20's. So my question is. If I go to Colombia, what city gets me closest to this type of environment? Somewhere that's a party town, with options to go out to bars and clubs and try my hand, and then backup paid options at girl bars. I also enjoy bringing the girls back to my hotel. I'm not really a 'go upstairs and bang one out' kinda guy. Walking around and chilling during the day. And, if bareback options are non-existent, I might just have to keep waiting for PH to open.Well I bought a condo in the AC before the pandemic and before I completed my SRRV, so you know I fucking pissed about the country being closed for so long. I'm done, going to toss my tenant, sell the place and never go back. I can't do any of that until they open the fucking door! My first time in Colombia and I kick my own ass daily for not coming sooner. I'm in Cali. This place has none of the walking street vibe your describing, but there is literally pussy everywhere. I think you want Cartagena, but who wants those prices! If your a Spanish speaker why even go to Asia? Filipinas have bodies like boy scouts. The only reason I really kept returning is because I'm was lazy to learn Spanish, but since I see what I have missed- pimsleur here I come.

FuriousGeorge
11-23-21, 17:53
Oof that really sucks about the condo. I've had thoughts of doing that. I love Angeles City. The condo complex 1 Euphoria looks amazing and is recently completed but nobody to fill it with.

We have different taste in women. Petite asian girls are my jam. There's a youtube guy who films himself walking around red light areas in Colombia and I'm generally not impressed with the girls. Very thick, with a few exceptions. I'm sure there would be enough exceptions for me to have a good time though.


Well I bought a condo in the AC before the pandemic and before I completed my SRRV, so you know I fucking pissed about the country being closed for so long. I'm done, going to toss my tenant, sell the place and never go back. I can't do any of that until they open the fucking door! My first time in Colombia and I kick my own ass daily for not coming sooner. I'm in Cali. This place has none of the walking street vibe your describing, but there is literally pussy everywhere. I think you want Cartagena, but who wants those prices! If your a Spanish speaker why even go to Asia? Filipinas have bodies like boy scouts. The only reason I really kept returning is because I'm was lazy to learn Spanish, but since I see what I have missed- pimsleur here I come.

Mr Enternational
11-23-21, 21:26
My first time in Colombia and I kick my own ass daily for not coming sooner. I'm in Cali. This place has none of the walking street vibe your describing, but there is literally pussy everywhere. I think you want Cartagena, but who wants those prices! If your a Spanish speaker why even go to Asia? Filipinas have bodies like boy scouts. The only reason I really kept returning is because I'm was lazy to learn Spanish, but since I see what I have missed- pimsleur here I come.LOL. Just like I say on the Sosua thread. Go somewhere else to see what a terrible mongering place Sosua really is. My first time on LatinAmericanCupid I said I got to learn some Spanish. Almost 17 years later and I have not looked back. Still on the site enjoying life.

Xpartan
11-23-21, 23:08
The only reason I really kept returning is because I'm was lazy to learn Spanish, but since I see what I have missed- pimsleur here I come.LOL, Pimsleur won't get you too far. It's better than nothing, but that ain't much to say.

JustTK
11-23-21, 23:57
LOL, Pimsleur won't get you too far. It's better than nothing, but that ain't much to say.Pimsleur will get you to the bank and restaurant, and a nice hotel room with a balcony, if my memory serves me well. Haha.

Xpartan
11-24-21, 00:07
Pimsleur will get you to the bank and restaurant, and a nice hotel room with a balcony, if my memory serves me well. Haha.Exactly! Like I said, not too far, LOL.

JjBee62
11-26-21, 06:32
The vaccines are only 90-95% effective, so you can definitely still get it. FWIW I'm not that worried about Covid itself -- I'm in good shape and not that old. But I am worried about a positive test keeping me quarantined in Colombia and missing two weeks of work and having to tell my boss I'm stuck in Colombia.My boss wasn't too happy when I informed him I would be gone an extra 2 weeks, but there wasn't anything he could do about it. The company put a policy in place at the beginning of the pandemic that any symptoms, you couldn't work until either testing negative or after 2 weeks, for people who refused to be tested.

JjBee62
11-26-21, 06:48
Oof that really sucks about the condo. I've had thoughts of doing that. I love Angeles City. The condo complex 1 Euphoria looks amazing and is recently completed but nobody to fill it with.

We have different taste in women. Petite asian girls are my jam. There's a youtube guy who films himself walking around red light areas in Colombia and I'm generally not impressed with the girls. Very thick, with a few exceptions. I'm sure there would be enough exceptions for me to have a good time though.My ideal girl is 5' 4" or shorter and 100# or less. I never need to go outside of that range in Colombia, although occasionally I'll get an urge for something different. You aren't going to learn much from YouTube videos.

AmoMedellin
11-26-21, 23:03
1898; Kill all over 10.

1964-1973, bombing a poor country fighting for it's freedom for a century back to the stoneage.

Generally speaking, arrogant sons of bitches, only worse are people of of the city that God forgot; Buenos Aires.

1990-today, political and military suicidal invasion, overstays on extremely poor countries.

Preferred number 1 country of Colombianas, United Arab Emirates; (hooker paradise todays Gomorrah).

Join forces then, the ugliness of humanity!

We will fight you back, be sure of that, FXXX gringos and putas!

Sometimes it snows in April. The Good side. We can win. Never forget! Never forget!

Combo
11-27-21, 19:21
My boss wasn't too happy when I informed him I would be gone an extra 2 weeks, but there wasn't anything he could do about it. The company put a policy in place at the beginning of the pandemic that any symptoms, you couldn't work until either testing negative or after 2 weeks, for people who refused to be tested.Hey thanks for your response JjBee. I remember you reporting that you tested positive while in MDE. Would you mind telling what you had to do after the test? Did you have to change apartments? Were you allowed to walk around outside? Did you have to test negative before you could leave the country? Heck, how did you go about getting food to eat? Just order in from Rappi?

JjBee62
11-27-21, 23:54
Hey thanks for your response JjBee. I remember you reporting that you tested positive while in MDE. Would you mind telling what you had to do after the test? Did you have to change apartments? Were you allowed to walk around outside? Did you have to test negative before you could leave the country? Heck, how did you go about getting food to eat? Just order in from Rappi?I was actually in Bogota when I tested positive, in a hotel by the airport. I didn't try to walk around outside and for most of the quarantine didn't feel like getting out. For about 10 days just walking to the bathroom was a struggle.

For food I ordered from the hotel restaurant. They bagged everything up, put it on a cart parked blocking my door and stood across the hall until I retrieved the food.

Before returning to the US I had to get a certificate of recovery, because you can test positive for up to 3 months after getting infected. I found a medical service online and they sent a doctor to my hotel room to check me out and give me the certificate. Cost was 150 k. Once I had that I was able to get out. At the airport I had to show both the certificate and the positive test result.

The hotel wouldn't even allow anyone in to clean the room. Instead they dropped off a crate with cleaners, sheets, towels, sanitizing wipes and masks.

The hotel was fabulous. Every day the manager would call to ask how I was feeling, and whenever I ordered room service they would ask how I felt. They even put a little handmade get well card in with my food. Without even asking, as soon as I informed them I needed to quarantine they dropped the room price from $71 to $59 per night.

ZebraStripes81
11-28-21, 01:32
Hey fellas, have been scanning through back posts but still have some questions. I was going to The Philippines twice a year for 3 years and loved it, but my patience is running out on its reopening. I love it there for a few reasons. It's cheap as hell. The girls are petite. My type. I'm a good looking, tall fit youngish white guy and it's like shooting fish in a barrel, in the civilian clubs and the gogo bars. Hell half the time it was free and I'd give the girls 'cab money', although a fair amount. And lastly, bareback is the norm there, and is fairly important to me. I barebacked over 100 girls there with never an issue. I do take pharmaceutical preventatives while I'm there.

I speak excellent Spanish. I lived in South America for a few years in my 20's. So my question is. If I go to Colombia, what city gets me closest to this type of environment? Somewhere that's a party town, with options to go out to bars and clubs and try my hand, and then backup paid options at girl bars. I also enjoy bringing the girls back to my hotel. I'm not really a 'go upstairs and bang one out' kinda guy. Walking around and chilling during the day. And, if bareback options are non-existent, I might just have to keep waiting for PH to open.
Speaking as someone with experience in both countries I have bad news- you will find it a real challenge to get anything beyond an uncovered blowjob in Colombia. Some cities are worse than others- steer clear of Bogota. A fellow ISG monger had pretty good luck getting BBFS this past summer in Medellin, but it was mostly with SA girls that often flaked or otherwise required an inordinate amount of BS and wasted time. There really is nothing like AC for getting that hot raw, CIP. Thailand is much much better than South America, but doesn't quite match. The Medellin thread is full of Medellin lovers who will talk it up big time, but they generally like fat ass girls or just have never been to SEA and have no means of comparison.

So many guys in the Colombia forums just shrug at my need for BBBJ and BBFS-having been conditioned to do without for so long I suppose. I'm glad you have the same feeling about it I do.

I'm headed back to Rio in a couple of weeks and then more than likely Thailand for the summer. Philippines just doesn't seem to have their act together- when do you think you will make it back there?

JjBee62
11-28-21, 17:28
I saw a story last night that they are having problems with the Check Mig form and are temporarily not requiring the online form be filled out. However, until it's fixed, they are using the paper forms again and recommend arriving at the airport 3 hours early to deal with the line at Migracion.

https://www.larepublica.co/economia/migracion-colombia-suspende-exigencia-de-check-mig-por-fallas-en-el-sistema-3268473

Naked Gunz
11-28-21, 19:19
To return to US without a Covid test, all you have to do is fly to a Mexican border city and cross into US by vehicle or foot and continue to your destination. Mexico does not require a Covid test to enter neither flying nor by land, and US does not require test when entering by land. Tijuana is ideal since you gain easy entrance to US from the airport via CrossBorderXpress exclusive to air passengers who land in Tijuana airport (I don't know if other border cities have similar crossing). Just make sure you go the right way after unboaring plane, once I took a wrong turn, missed CrossBorderXpress, went into the general area and was not permited re-entry to access CrossBorderExpress and had to go to the regular crossing, took a brutal three hours.I just took a PCR, and does anyone know if the antigen is sufficient to return? Some guy posted here (I can't find it, or just to lazy) that he tested positive, and bolted to Tijuana to cross at the border. How is that possible because the clinic wanted my itinerary, passport info, address and vax card info. How did he leave? I fully expect the health dept. To show up at my door, or snatch me up if I leave if I test positive.

Combo
11-29-21, 01:10
I was actually in Bogota when I tested positive, in a hotel by the airport. I didn't try to walk around outside and for most of the quarantine didn't feel like getting out. For about 10 days just walking to the bathroom was a struggle.

For food I ordered from the hotel restaurant. They bagged everything up, put it on a cart parked blocking my door and stood across the hall until I retrieved the food.

Before returning to the US I had to get a certificate of recovery, because you can test positive for up to 3 months after getting infected. I found a medical service online and they sent a doctor to my hotel room to check me out and give me the certificate. Cost was 150 k. Once I had that I was able to get out. At the airport I had to show both the certificate and the positive test result.

The hotel wouldn't even allow anyone in to clean the room. Instead they dropped off a crate with cleaners, sheets, towels, sanitizing wipes and masks.

The hotel was fabulous. Every day the manager would call to ask how I was feeling, and whenever I ordered room service they would ask how I felt. They even put a little handmade get well card in with my food. Without even asking, as soon as I informed them I needed to quarantine they dropped the room price from $71 to $59 per night.Thank you.

Nypher
11-29-21, 01:32
I was actually in Bogota when I tested positive, in a hotel by the airport. I didn't try to walk around outside and for most of the quarantine didn't feel like getting out. For about 10 days just walking to the bathroom was a struggle.

For food I ordered from the hotel restaurant. They bagged everything up, put it on a cart parked blocking my door and stood across the hall until I retrieved the food.

Before returning to the US I had to get a certificate of recovery, because you can test positive for up to 3 months after getting infected. I found a medical service online and they sent a doctor to my hotel room to check me out and give me the certificate. Cost was 150 k. Once I had that I was able to get out. At the airport I had to show both the certificate and the positive test result.

The hotel wouldn't even allow anyone in to clean the room. Instead they dropped off a crate with cleaners, sheets, towels, sanitizing wipes and masks.

The hotel was fabulous. Every day the manager would call to ask how I was feeling, and whenever I ordered room service they would ask how I felt. They even put a little handmade get well card in with my food. Without even asking, as soon as I informed them I needed to quarantine they dropped the room price from $71 to $59 per night.BBFS can be done. I managed to get 3 on my first trip this year but it was allot of duds form the ones I wanted. I found it to be a certain age range on the apps. Anything over 25 will give trouble because they are on hardcore puta mode. On my second trip I didn't even have to ask them when I told them I was back, they already knew. On my third now and it's rinse and repeat.

Just make sure they show up with a clean test.

Blingz
11-29-21, 01:46
BBFS can be done. I managed to get 3 on my first trip this year but it was allot of duds form the ones I wanted. I found it to be a certain age range on the apps. Anything over 25 will give trouble because they are on hardcore puta mode. On my second trip I didn't even have to ask them when I told them I was back, they already knew. On my third now and it's rinse and repeat.

Just make sure they show up with a clean test.If you can share some BBFS girls with me, I would really appreciate that brother. I would contribute to the boards by sharing my reviews of them I'm going to Colombia in January and want to have some really openminded experiences. Thank you!

Naked Gunz
11-29-21, 04:28
LOL. Just like I say on the Sosua thread. Go somewhere else to see what a terrible mongering place Sosua really is. My first time on LatinAmericanCupid I said I got to learn some Spanish. Almost 17 years later and I have not looked back. Still on the site enjoying life.I bought a girl a beer in Sosua and she acted like she owned me. Went away in a huff. That was 2007. Colombian Cupid has not impressed at all. Hotties I aim for don't reply and I get grandmas hundreds of miles away making a play for the Gunz. Yeah, I still got it! Tinder is my honey trap, joven single mommies are so thirsty!

Huacho
11-29-21, 05:58
I just took a PCR, and does anyone know if the antigen is sufficient to return? Some guy posted here (I can't find it, or just to lazy) that he tested positive, and bolted to Tijuana to cross at the border. How is that possible because the clinic wanted my itinerary, passport info, address and vax card info. How did he leave? I fully expect the health dept. To show up at my door, or snatch me up if I leave if I test positive.Antigen is sufficient to return to the Yew Ess. The guy you referred to tested positive at the airport and not at a clinic, so that was the difference.

Fun Luvr
11-29-21, 06:39
I just took a PCR, and does anyone know if the antigen is sufficient to return? An antigen test is sufficient to return to the US.

Fun Luvr
11-29-21, 06:46
Speaking as someone with experience in both countries I have bad news- you will find it a real challenge to get anything beyond an uncovered blowjob in Colombia. Some cities are worse than others- steer clear of Bogota. A fellow ISG monger had pretty good luck getting BBFS this past summer in Medellin, but it was mostly with SA girls that often flaked or otherwise required an inordinate amount of BS and wasted time. There really is nothing like AC for getting that hot raw, CIP. Thailand is much much better than South America, but doesn't quite match. The Medellin thread is full of Medellin lovers who will talk it up big time, but they generally like fat ass girls or just have never been to SEA and have no means of comparison.Thanks for that post. Hopefully it will discourage some of the SEA mongers from going to Medellin.

ClelandJack
11-29-21, 13:35
Does anyone know where I can get a PCR test for Covid in Cartagena? The US gov't list has dead links, some live, but their websites don't list Cartagena. Thanks in advance.

Naked Gunz
12-01-21, 19:03
Might be a good idea to have an N95 mask when transiting airports anywhere. As I was leaving Cali one huge douche checking passports / boarding passes decided he was a mask expert and would not allow me to go on to immigration. Mine was black and looked quite similar to others. I had to go to the pharmacy to buy a POS paper mask that was not N95, which did not even survive the plane ride before the string broke.

Fun Luvr
12-03-21, 17:49
From the CDC website:

"Travel Requirements have changed. Starting December 6, all air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States. ".

They don't specify if it is 24 hours before travel, or anytime during the day before travel. Hopefully, it is like the prior 3-day requirement when it was anytime during the previous 3 days, not 72 hours.

Biden advisors just trying to exert more control over the people. Here is what he read from his teleprompter "We're going to fight this variant with science and speed, not chaos and confusion". That is a bunch of BS. Why is he not requiring tests of people crossing the Southern border?

SamPeter71
12-03-21, 18:45
I am trying to fill the check mig form. When I select origin, no option to select USA. Any idea?

Also what happens if I don't fill this. Would there be any issue in boarding? Or extra time at BOG airport?

JustTK
12-03-21, 20:06
Why is he not requiring tests of people crossing the Southern border?I think it is bcos when you cross a border by air you are a risk to fellow passengers in the airport, taxies, buses, plane, restaurants etc. But when you cross a border in your own car, you are a risk to no one. The idea is to lower the risk of infection to fellow passengers. I could be wrong of course, just my idea.

JjBee62
12-03-21, 22:32
I am trying to fill the check mig form. When I select origin, no option to select USA. Any idea?

Also what happens if I don't fill this. Would there be any issue in boarding? Or extra time at BOG airport?It's because the list is translated from Spanish. Look for United States in the "E's", for Estados Unidos.

JjBee62
12-03-21, 22:40
From the CDC website:

"Travel Requirements have changed. Starting December 6, all air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States. ".

They don't specify if it is 24 hours before travel, or anytime during the day before travel. Hopefully, it is like the prior 3-day requirement when it was anytime during the previous 3 days, not 72 hours.

Biden advisors just trying to exert more control over the people. Here is what he read from his teleprompter "We're going to fight this variant with science and speed, not chaos and confusion". That is a bunch of BS. Why is he not requiring tests of people crossing the Southern border?I can think of a few reasons.

1. Commercial traffic. Many of those trucks cross the border several times each day. The delays would grind commercial transport to a halt.

2. Many of the people crossing, cross daily, for work, shopping or other business. At busy border crossings it's unlikely enough testing capacity is available.

3. Incubation period. There's a delay between exposure and when a person will test positive. With a high percentage of land border crossings by people who have been out of the country less than a day, testing wouldn't be very effective.

Curious why you're only concerned about the southern border? There's a northern border as well and a lot of people are crossing it every day.

Xavter
12-03-21, 23:06
Look for Estados Unidos.


I am trying to fill the check mig form. When I select origin, no option to select USA. Any idea?

Also what happens if I don't fill this. Would there be any issue in boarding? Or extra time at BOG airport?

Fun Luvr
12-03-21, 23:28
I am trying to fill the check mig form. When I select origin, no option to select USA. Any idea?

Also what happens if I don't fill this. Would there be any issue in boarding? Or extra time at BOG airport?Look for the Spanish version of "United States", which is "Estados Unidos".

I think it depends on the airline if you would have an issue boarding, but almost assuredly you will have an issue going through immigration in Colombia.

Fun Luvr
12-03-21, 23:33
I think it is bcos when you cross a border by air you are a risk to fellow passengers in the airport, taxies, buses, plane, restaurants etc. But when you cross a border in your own car, you are a risk to no one. The idea is to lower the risk of infection to fellow passengers. I could be wrong of course, just my idea.I understand you said it's just your idea, but if that were the reason, why isn't everyone who gets on a flight, regardless of origin, required to have the test. It's the same risk.

Mr Enternational
12-04-21, 00:01
I understand you said it's just your idea, but if that were the reason, why isn't everyone who gets on a flight, regardless of origin, required to have the test. It's the same risk.LOL. You think Brandon knows the answer to that? It is going to be 3 more years of shit not making sense.

JustTK
12-04-21, 00:08
why isn't everyone who gets on a flight, regardless of origin, required to have the test.I thought that was what you said the new rule is? " Starting December 6, all air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States. ". ".

Mr Enternational
12-04-21, 00:44
I thought that was what you said the new rule is? " Starting December 6, all air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States. ". ".He means why don't you have to do any testing if you are on a plane domestically in the USA.

LatinaLover#1
12-04-21, 01:21
In the infinite wisdom of the brain dead administration, they force law abiding citizens with the where-with-all of being health conscious and being able to wash their hands and afford a plane ticket to now get tested regardless of Vaccination status, are now be forced into a tight 24 hour window to find a lab that will do the test and get the results back to you before your flight leaves you stranded. However, millions of illegal criminals, who have traveled months without a roof over their heads and no testing of any sort, limited hand washing at best, are dispersed far and wide in our country to help spread the covid virus. But that's OK.

I never thought a political party in The United States would do this much damage to our society for the sole purpose of adding liberals to the Democratic voting roles. Their veiled excuse of caring for these people is laughable. I have made hundreds of trips to South and Latin America over the last 2+ decades and love the Latin people and culture. I have helped many of the less fortunate, more than any one of the hypocrites in the current administration. History will judge these liberal scoundrels harshly.

JjBee62
12-04-21, 04:10
In the infinite wisdom of the brain dead administration, they force law abiding citizens with the where-with-all of being health conscious and being able to wash their hands and afford a plane ticket to now get tested regardless of Vaccination status, are now be forced into a tight 24 hour window to find a lab that will do the test and get the results back to you before your flight leaves you stranded. However, millions of illegal criminals, who have traveled months without a roof over their heads and no testing of any sort, limited hand washing at best, are dispersed far and wide in our country to help spread the covid virus. But that's OK.

I never thought a political party in The United States would do this much damage to our society for the sole purpose of adding liberals to the Democratic voting roles. Their veiled excuse of caring for these people is laughable. I have made hundreds of trips to South and Latin America over the last 2+ decades and love the Latin people and culture. I have helped many of the less fortunate, more than any one of the hypocrites in the current administration. History will judge these liberal scoundrels harshly.I can explain most of this. However, it's unlikely everyone will understand.

1. Washing your hands is primarily to protect yourself. Unless you work in healthcare or food service, the probability you will infect someone because you haven't washed your hands is low. Washing your hands reduces the risk that you'll stick a contaminated finger in your nose. So whether you wash your hands 20 times a day or once a week doesn't matter.

2. Masks are worn to protect others. Depending on the mask and how well it fits it might give you some protection but that's not the primary purpose.

3. Vaccination reduces the risk you will become infected. It doesn't prevent infection. It also reduces the risk of serious illness or death.

4. Testing works in conjunction with 1, 2 and 3. It's to identify people who are potentially contagious, so they can be isolated to prevent further spread.

5. It's not about you. You might be the perfect law abiding, vaccinated citizen with clean hands. The guy sitting next to you on the plane might not be any of those things. Just recently we had a post about a guy who tested positive, got on a plane, flew to Tijuana and walked across the border because not infecting others was inconvenient.

5. There is a delay between becoming infected and being contagious. There's also a delay between becoming infected and testing positive. Shortening the testing window means less contagious people are getting on the crowded planes or waiting in lines in crowded airports. If a person is infected, but tests negative within 24 hours of their flight, there's a good chance they'll be away from the crowds before they are infectious. If an infected person tests negative 3 days before their flight, chances are they will be contagious before they board the plane.

Concerning the "millions of illegal criminals", I can't help you with that. They only exist within the twisted imaginations of some very disturbed people. However, if you're talking about the thousands of immigrants and refugees, I have some good news. If they've been traveling for months, and they've been exposed to Covid, chances are they either died along the way, or recovered and are no longer contagious. If you're planning to let one of them stick a finger in your nose, ask them to wash their hands first.

FlowState985
12-04-21, 04:59
In the infinite wisdom of the brain dead administration, they force law abiding citizens with the where-with-all of being health conscious and being able to wash their hands and afford a plane ticket to now get tested regardless of Vaccination status, are now be forced into a tight 24 hour window to find a lab that will do the test and get the results back to you before your flight leaves you stranded.I kind of knew the tight 24 hrs window was coming when I realized the difference since I came back to the US from Colombia 8 months ago vs Brazil 2 months ago. They kept tightening up the window. 8 months ago, it was just 3 days no matter the vaccination status, and 2 months ago, it was vaccinated is 3 day and non vac is 1 day. I didn't want to take my chances when I boarded the plane back to the US (I saw a dude got denied when he did his test within 2 days while I was boarding the plane in Colombia), so I took the test within 24 hrs even though I am vaccinated (had to do to see Cristo Redeemer) haha. Now I guess vaccination status doesn't mean anything anymore, does that mean no more vaccination discrimination? LOL.

LatinaLover#1
12-04-21, 11:49
I kind of knew the tight 24 hrs window was coming when I realized the difference since I came back to the US from Colombia 8 months ago vs Brazil 2 months ago. They kept tightening up the window. 8 months ago, it was just 3 days no matter the vaccination status, and 2 months ago, it was vaccinated is 3 day and non vac is 1 day. I didn't want to take my chances when I boarded the plane back to the US (I saw a dude got denied when he did his test within 2 days while I was boarding the plane in Colombia), so I took the test within 24 hrs even though I am vaccinated (had to do to see Cristo Redeemer) haha. Now I guess vaccination status doesn't mean anything anymore, does that mean no more vaccination discrimination? LOL.And getting 2 Pfizer shots and a booster was bullshit. Brandon and Fauci have lied to us since the beginning. I now need 3 vaccine shots and a one day test to enter my country. But criminals can come and go as they please. How did these two s#it for brains ever get in charge of anything.

Psychman
12-04-21, 18:47
I can explain most of this. However, it's unlikely everyone will understand.

1. Washing your hands is primarily to protect yourself. Unless you work in healthcare or food service, the probability you will infect someone because you haven't washed your hands is low. Washing your hands reduces the risk that you'll stick a contaminated finger in your nose. So whether you wash your hands 20 times a day or once a week doesn't matter.

2. Masks are worn to protect others. Depending on the mask and how well it fits it might give you some protection but that's not the primary purpose.

3. Vaccination reduces the risk you will become infected. It doesn't prevent infection. It also reduces the risk of serious illness or death.

4. Testing works in conjunction with 1, 2 and 3. It's to identify people who are potentially contagious, so they can be isolated to prevent further spread.

5. It's not about you. You might be the perfect law abiding, vaccinated citizen with clean hands. The guy sitting next to you on the plane might not be any of those things. Just recently we had a post about a guy who tested positive, got on a plane, flew to Tijuana and walked across the border because not infecting others was inconvenient.

5. There is a delay between becoming infected and being contagious. There's also a delay between becoming infected and testing positive. Shortening the testing window means less contagious people are getting on the crowded planes or waiting in lines in crowded airports. If a person is infected, but tests negative within 24 hours of their flight, there's a good chance they'll be away from the crowds before they are infectious. If an infected person tests negative 3 days before their flight, chances are they will be contagious before they board the plane.

Concerning the "millions of illegal criminals", I can't help you with that. They only exist within the twisted imaginations of some very disturbed people. However, if you're talking about the thousands of immigrants and refugees, I have some good news. If they've been traveling for months, and they've been exposed to Covid, chances are they either died along the way, or recovered and are no longer contagious. If you're planning to let one of them stick a finger in your nose, ask them to wash their hands first.Alas, someone who has read some actual science. Cheers.

Blingz
12-04-21, 20:11
Not sure where to post this, but I'll just post it here.

How would you guys split up your time between Medellin, Bogota, and Cartagena if you were going over to Colombia for 2 weeks. 16 days to be exact? I'm a serious monger and want to bang as many hot girls every day that I'm there LOL I was planning to stay mostly in Medellin, but open to suggestions.

I will be out in Colombia from January 1st until 16th.

Would love to hear your thoughts. I'm liking the street girls scene in Santa Fe, Bogota, and not liking the situation going on in Cartagena with the tight restrictions over freelance girls being in the Clock Tower area. I figure all the hot girls are in the side streets or in the clubs.

Looking to hear see what you guys think.

Xpartan
12-05-21, 00:02
I can explain most of this. However, it's unlikely everyone will understand.The problem is not that not everyone will understand. The problem is that many (a large minority) have no desire to understand as the quote below can attest to. If antivaxxers had their way during the hugely successful vaccination programs of the 20th century, we would still live with smallpox, polio, mumps and measles.


And getting 2 Pfizer shots and a booster was bullshit. Brandon and Fauci have lied to us since the beginning. I now need 3 vaccine shots and a one day test to enter my country. But criminals can come and go as they please. How did these two s#it for brains ever get in charge of anything.

JonesLover
12-05-21, 23:28
Hi,

I was in Cali and I got some good and bad experiences. I met only black girls. I like only regular girls, I don't like pros. Even if I would have liked to meet some white girls and stay with her for a week or more, I did not succeed because I am old and I had to pay a lot of the money compared to costs of Cali.

I didn't like all this very much.

If you know other Colombian cities well, could you tell me if Cali is the best Colombian city to meet regular girls and if Cali is the easiest city to meet them? Or are there some other cities better than Cali?

Thank you!

JjBee62
12-06-21, 21:18
For anyone confused about the more restrictive Covid testing requirements which began today, here's some help.

You're required to get tested within 1 day of your flight. If you are flying out at 10 pm on Wednesday, you have to be tested anytime Tuesday or Wednesday, before your flight. If your outbound flight is very early morning, the distinction doesn't matter much. However, if you fly late at night you have almost a 2 day window to meet the requirement.

Since there are plenty of labs giving results in less than 1 hour, this shouldn't be an issue.

Nypher
12-07-21, 06:09
Not sure where to post this, but I'll just post it here.

How would you guys split up your time between Medellin, Bogota, and Cartagena if you were going over to Colombia for 2 weeks. 16 days to be exact? I'm a serious monger and want to bang as many hot girls every day that I'm there LOL I was planning to stay mostly in Medellin, but open to suggestions.

I will be out in Colombia from January 1st until 16th.

Would love to hear your thoughts. I'm liking the street girls scene in Santa Fe, Bogota, and not liking the situation going on in Cartagena with the tight restrictions over freelance girls being in the Clock Tower area. I figure all the hot girls are in the side streets or in the clubs.

Looking to hear see what you guys think.The girls are still in CTG they are not just at the clock tower. All the girls moved to the 1 square block of Space / Dulce and Delirium, yes, even the trannies too so be careful if that's not your thing. But at random times cops come down on bikes blasting sirens forcing everyone to clear the sidewalks. This is where most the girls run into Space, Dulce is picky about which girls they let in since their target audience is guys who like fake ass and tits and that's mostly the type of girls they let in.

Also, many of my Chicas have bene telling me, this is only going on for Christmas so families can enjoy the decorations, after Christmas things will return to normal as 75% of tourists come there for sex, even the married man who brought his family along with him. One chica told me if they stop the girls from working CTG would loose a ton of tourist dollars and they will have no propose of building a bigger airport (the translator app must have translated wrong because I have no idea why CTG needs a second Airport).

Brother P
12-07-21, 12:49
The girls are still in CTG they are not just at the clock tower. All the girls moved to the 1 square block of Space / Dulce and Delirium, yes, even the trannies too so be careful if that's not your thing. But at random times cops come down on bikes blasting sirens forcing everyone to clear the sidewalks. This is where most the girls run into Space, Dulce is picky about which girls they let in since their target audience is guys who like fake ass and tits and that's mostly the type of girls they let in.

Also, many of my Chicas have bene telling me, this is only going on for Christmas so families can enjoy the decorations, after Christmas things will return to normal as 75% of tourists come there for sex, even the married man who brought his family along with him. One chica told me if they stop the girls from working CTG would loose a ton of tourist dollars and they will have no propose of building a bigger airport (the translator app must have translated wrong because I have no idea why CTG needs a second Airport).I hope the chicas are right! Ctg is one of my favorite cities!

LatinaLover#1
12-07-21, 14:24
Colombia Requires COVID-19 Vaccinations for Travel to Colombia.

Colombia will begin to require COVID-19 vaccinations for travel to Colombia starting on December 14 for those 18-years old or older.

The President of Colombia, Iváand Duque announced this Monday that starting on December 14,2021, a vaccination certificate will be required to enter Colombia for people over 18 years of age.

Mr Enternational
12-07-21, 15:32
The President of Colombia, Ivand Duque announced this Monday that starting on December 14,2021, a vaccination certificate will be required to enter Colombia for people over 18 years of age.The president said, "Cuando una persona tiene una prueba negativa, eso no quiere decir que de pronto no pueda tener el virus. " When a person has a negative test it does not mean they will not suddenly have the virus.

??? neither does having a vaccination card.

https://m.elcolombiano.com/colombia/salud/viajeros-internacionales-necesitan-carnet-de-vacunacion-anticovid-para-entrar-a-colombia-BE16124234

Zeos1
12-07-21, 17:54
Colombia Requires COVID-19 Vaccinations for Travel to Colombia.

Colombia will begin to require COVID-19 vaccinations for travel to Colombia starting on December 14 for those 18-years old or older.

The President of Colombia, Ivand Duque announced this Monday that starting on December 14,2021, a vaccination certificate will be required to enter Colombia for people over 18 years of age.This is a trend among countries. I expect that it will become the norm for international travel for most of the world. It now is the standard for all visitors into the US, into Canada, now Colombia. And many other countries.

Elvis 2008
12-07-21, 22:41
This is a trend among countries. I expect that it will become the norm for international travel for most of the world. It now is the standard for all visitors into the US, into Canada, now Colombia. And many other countries.I anticipated this, and half the reason I got vaccinated was for the travel / political reasons, but that does not mean this is a smart move for Colombia. I said the travel ban was stupid and this is from the health minister in the article from Mr. E.

Health Minister Fernando Ruiz spoke out against canceling flights to prevent the arrival of the variant, this measure seeks to restrict the entry of unvaccinated from abroad. "The speed of the variants always exceeds the detection capacity. This is why border closures are so ineffective. Today the poorest countries tend to close for political reasons, not technical, "Ruiz had written through his Twitter account on December 2.

End of quote.

I agree with you that it is in vogue to do this, but I will tell you that Mexico will never require vaccination, and President Duque has said tourism will be Colombia's next oil. It is not farfetched in that Cancun generates $20 billion per year in tourism dollars, and Colombian oil varies but it is in the $10 billion a year area.

If you want tourists though, you do not make it harder on them. Hell, Mexico is way easier than Colombia and Cancun was fucking packed when I went a few weeks ago even after the murders in tourist areas.

I saw an Indian wedding at my Cancun hotel. There were a 100 people in probably 50 rooms dancing outside and spending huge cash on food, drinks, and entertainment. If just one person in the whole party was not vaccinated, they could not have that event in Colombia.

How much did the travel ban cost Colombia? At least they admitted it was pointless. Now the question is how much is this vaccination card bit going to cost them? This is not showing leadership but following the crowd and being stupidly PC.

If you want tourism, you get money and improve infrastructure. In Peru, Mexico, and Ecuador, I rented a car and drove the highways always averaging 60 miles in hour. Hell, Mexico in some parts has better roads than the USA has.

I drove halfway between Medellin and Bogota and averaged 25 MPH. Seriously. And not only that the roads were dangerous to boot. In Cartagena, Bocagrande has two points where you enter into the peninsula like area, and that road is seemingly always flooded and causes traffic jams on the way to the nicest part of the city.

In Mexico, they are building a railway connecting Tulum and Cancun and putting in an airport in Tulum. In Cartagena, they are shooing away the hookers from the clock tower. Which approach do you think is going to win?

Blingz
12-07-21, 23:38
The girls are still in CTG they are not just at the clock tower. All the girls moved to the 1 square block of Space / Dulce and Delirium, yes, even the trannies too so be careful if that's not your thing. But at random times cops come down on bikes blasting sirens forcing everyone to clear the sidewalks. This is where most the girls run into Space, Dulce is picky about which girls they let in since their target audience is guys who like fake ass and tits and that's mostly the type of girls they let in.

Also, many of my Chicas have bene telling me, this is only going on for Christmas so families can enjoy the decorations, after Christmas things will return to normal as 75% of tourists come there for sex, even the married man who brought his family along with him. One chica told me if they stop the girls from working CTG would loose a ton of tourist dollars and they will have no propose of building a bigger airport (the translator app must have translated wrong because I have no idea why CTG needs a second Airport).Oh nice! Sounds good. Well I plan to mainly stay in Medellin and then I do like 3 days in Bogota and 3 days in Cartagena let's see. Can't wait.

Zeos1
12-08-21, 00:43
I anticipated this, and half the reason I got vaccinated was for the travel / political reasons, but that does not mean this is a smart move for Colombia. I said the travel ban was stupid and this is from the health minister in the article from Mr. E.

Health Minister Fernando Ruiz spoke out against canceling flights to prevent the arrival of the variant, this measure seeks to restrict the entry of unvaccinated from abroad. "The speed of the variants always exceeds the detection capacity. This is why border closures are so ineffective. Today the poorest countries tend to close for political reasons, not technical, "Ruiz had written through his Twitter account on December 2.

End of quote.

I agree with you that it is in vogue to do this, but I will tell you that Mexico will never require vaccination, and President Duque has said tourism will be Colombia's next oil. It is not farfetched in that Cancun generates $20 billion per year in tourism dollars, and Colombian oil varies but it is in the $10 billion a year area.

If you want tourists though, you do not make it harder on them. Hell, Mexico is way easier than Colombia and Cancun was fucking packed when I went a few weeks ago even after the murders in tourist areas.

I saw an Indian wedding at my Cancun hotel. There were a 100 people in probably 50 rooms dancing outside and spending huge cash on food, drinks, and entertainment. If just one person in the whole party was not vaccinated, they could not have that event in Colombia.

How much did the travel ban cost Colombia? At least they admitted it was pointless. Now the question is how much is this vaccination card bit going to cost them? This is not showing leadership but following the crowd and being stupidly PC.

If you want tourism, you get money and improve infrastructure. In Peru, Mexico, and Ecuador, I rented a car and drove the highways always averaging 60 miles in hour. Hell, Mexico in some parts has better roads than the USA has.

I drove halfway between Medellin and Bogota and averaged 25 MPH. Seriously. And not only that the roads were dangerous to boot. In Cartagena, Bocagrande has two points where you enter into the peninsula like area, and that road is seemingly always flooded and causes traffic jams on the way to the nicest part of the city.

In Mexico, they are building a railway connecting Tulum and Cancun and putting in an airport in Tulum. In Cartagena, they are shooing away the hookers from the clock tower. Which approach do you think is going to win?It is not a flight ban, or a ban on tourists. It is just a vaccination requirement. And for many parts of the world you need to be vaccinated to get on a plane, so if the country you are going to requires it there is no difference. And I have to be fully vaccinated to get into the USA and many other places. So they are only doing what the US is already doing.

El Moreno 92
12-08-21, 02:57
The president said, "Cuando una persona tiene una prueba negativa, eso no quiere decir que de pronto no pueda tener el virus. " When a person has a negative test it does not mean they will not suddenly have the virus.

??? neither does having a vaccination card.

https://m.elcolombiano.com/colombia/salud/viajeros-internacionales-necesitan-carnet-de-vacunacion-anticovid-para-entrar-a-colombia-BE16124234On Colombia's Ministry of Health (MinSalud), I saw this:

"El segundo grupo (extranjeros que no residen en Colombia sino que visitan el pais por turismo.) tiene que tener al menos una dosis de vacuna para poder entrar al pais tendran que tener una prueba PCR negativa 72 horas antes. ".

In a nutshell, they are saying that us foreigners must have a minimum of one dose of a vaccine AND a negative PCR Covid Test taken 72 hours before.

Am I interpreting it right that us foreigners ALSO need a negative PCR test to enter Colombia?

Mr Enternational
12-08-21, 03:08
In a nutshell, they are saying that us foreigners must have a minimum of one dose of a vaccine AND a negative PCR Covid Test taken 72 hours before.

Am I interpreting it right that us foreigners ALSO need a negative PCR test to enter Colombia?Yes. That makes more sense than just the card.

Elvis 2008
12-08-21, 03:26
On Colombia's Ministry of Health (MinSalud), I saw this:

"El segundo grupo (extranjeros que no residen en Colombia sino que visitan el pais por turismo.) tiene que tener al menos una dosis de vacuna para poder entrar al pais tendran que tener una prueba PCR negativa 72 horas antes. ".

In a nutshell, they are saying that us foreigners must have a minimum of one dose of a vaccine AND a negative PCR Covid Test taken 72 hours before.

Am I interpreting it right that us foreigners ALSO need a negative PCR test to enter Colombia?No, it is the test or the vaccine card.

http://www.news.cn/english/2021-12/08/c_1310357588.htm

Travelers wishing to enter Colombia must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or a vaccination certificate starting on Dec. 14, Health Minister Fernando Ruiz announced on Tuesday.

Here is the part that is confusing:

If you have been vaccinated less than 14 days before, you must also submit the PCR test 72 hours in advance.

So this marks the eighth change in Colombian entrance policies in the last 15 months. You know now that the Duque administration and Colombia is truly an American ally because they have done the unthinkable: they have made the CDC look reasonable.

Implying1
12-08-21, 04:27
Apologies if this is a read-the-fucking-thread thing, but I'm having a problem here that I haven't had traveling elsewhere: no ATMs will give me money. I put the card in, it asks me if I want to withdraw from savings or checking account (neither works), and then it says the transaction failed. I called JP Morgan Chase and they couldn't tell me anything. What gives? I had to get COP from one of those shitty currency exchanges using my cards.

FlowState985
12-08-21, 08:40
I agree with you that it is in vogue to do this, but I will tell you that Mexico will never require vaccination, and President Duque has said tourism will be Colombia's next oil. It is not farfetched in that Cancun generates $20 billion per year in tourism dollars, and Colombian oil varies but it is in the $10 billion a year area.
Cancun is not Colombia. Cancun is heavily advertised, not just to average beach goers as a perfect vacation spot but to college kids having no hold barred, all you can drink, uninhibited sex vacation. Most people still view Colombia as a country with heavy crime rates with drugs and gangs.

Mr Enternational
12-08-21, 12:46
Most people still view Colombia as a country with heavy crime rates with drugs and gangs.I am from the USA and most Americans that I know don't view Colombia any kind of way because they do not know anything about it. It might as well be Mexico as far as they are concerned. Most Americans break the world down to White, Black, Mexican, Chinese.

JjBee62
12-08-21, 13:13
I am from the USA and most Americans that I know don't view Colombia any kind of way because they do not know anything about it. It might as well be Mexico as far as they are concerned. Most Americans break the world down to White, Black, Mexican, Chinese.I put your claim to the test nearly 5 years ago, before moving to Medellin for a year. I told everyone what I was going to do and almost everyone had the same response: "Colombia is very dangerous. " While very few knew much about it, everyone could differentiate between Colombia and Mexico.

PolyOrchid
12-08-21, 13:56
Most Americans break the world down to White, Black, Mexican, Chinese.You're spot on, Mr. E.

Heading into Bogota on Saturday, then on to check out Frogg's recent discovery, Villavicencio. Been coming here since 1970, and Colombia's an always-exciting, wonderful place, filled with a colorful cast of great people.

Too bad so many Americans fear it so much. But, hey, better for the rest of us.

Happy hols to all.

Poly.

Balboa
12-09-21, 00:09
No, it is the test or the vaccine card.

http://www.news.cn/english/2021-12/08/c_1310357588.htm

Travelers wishing to enter Colombia must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or a vaccination certificate starting on Dec. 14, Health Minister Fernando Ruiz announced on Tuesday.

Here is the part that is confusing:

If you have been vaccinated less than 14 days before, you must also submit the PCR test 72 hours in advance.

So this marks the eighth change in Colombian entrance policies in the last 15 months. You know now that the Duque administration and Colombia is truly an American ally because they have done the unthinkable: they have made the CDC look reasonable.Hmmm not sure about your info, I saw this:

"Colombians, foreigners residing in Colombia, and diplomats and their families:

Pre-registration form of Migracióand Colombia with the data of your trip on the Check-Mig page before coming to Colombia. You must enter the following link: Check-Mig.

Vaccination card showing that they were vaccinated at least 14 days before the date of entry to the country.

If they have not been vaccinated, they can bring a PCR test performed 72 hours in advance and with a negative result.

Foreigners not residing in Colombia but visiting the country for tourism or business purposes:

Pre-registration form for Migracióand Colombia with your travel information on the Check-Mig page before coming to Colombia. You must enter the following link: Check-Mig.

Vaccination card showing that they were vaccinated at least 14 days before the date of entry to the country. It is accepted to have at least one dose.

They must bring a PCR test performed 72 hours in advance and with a negative result".

Looks like visitors will need both the vaccine and the test.

There are two separate categories of travelers.

Fun Luvr
12-09-21, 00:54
Apologies if this is a read-the-fucking-thread thing, but I'm having a problem here that I haven't had traveling elsewhere: no ATMs will give me money. I put the card in, it asks me if I want to withdraw from savings or checking account (neither works), and then it says the transaction failed. I called JP Morgan Chase and they couldn't tell me anything. What gives? I had to get COP from one of those shitty currency exchanges using my cards.You should continue trying your card. A while back, the international ATM network was not working in Colombia. For almost a week, no withdrawals were possible with a foreign bank card. Also, try other banks. Davivienda and Scotiabank Colpatria always have worked for me if the network was working. Bancolombia has been a crap shoot for me.

Nypher
12-09-21, 01:36
I am from the USA and most Americans that I know don't view Colombia any kind of way because they do not know anything about it. It might as well be Mexico as far as they are concerned. Most Americans break the world down to White, Black, Mexican, Chinese.You got that right.

I was born in a developing country then immigrated to America so I view the world differently. Where I'm from, hot water is a luxury. I have friends whos been living in East New York for 30+ years and constantly ask me if I'm not scared to go to CTG because its dangerous. The irony of them asking me that like the crime in East New York on a summer weekend is equal to the a whole years worth of crimes in CTG. Many Americans don't have passports or even travel out of their own state and base their views through TV shows, movies and stories they hear. Its like they watched Narcos on Netflix and that's all the info they need to come to a conclusion on Colombia.

Captain Solo
12-09-21, 03:03
I had the same problem with a CS debit card at a few ATMs, but another card worked perfect.

Called CS, they said wrong pin too many time, they had to block it out. Reset the PIN, card works now.

Elvis 2008
12-09-21, 04:08
Hmmm not sure about your info, I saw this:

"Colombians, foreigners residing in Colombia, and diplomats and their families:

Pre-registration form of Migraciand Colombia with the data of your trip on the Check-Mig page before coming to Colombia. You must enter the following link: Check-Mig.

Vaccination card showing that they were vaccinated at least 14 days before the date of entry to the country.

If they have not been vaccinated, they can bring a PCR test performed 72 hours in advance and with a negative result.

Foreigners not residing in Colombia but visiting the country for tourism or business purposes:

Pre-registration form for Migraciand Colombia with your travel information on the Check-Mig page before coming to Colombia. You must enter the following link: Check-Mig.

Vaccination card showing that they were vaccinated at least 14 days before the date of entry to the country. It is accepted to have at least one dose..A number of article used the word PCR or vaccine. I see what you read. Now here is one saying you need both. https://www.aviacionline.com/2021/12/colombia-begins-to-require-pcr-test-and-vaccination-to-enter-the-country/.

God, I hate this shit.

MusicIsLove
12-09-21, 13:48
Hmmm not sure about your info, I saw this:

"Colombians, foreigners residing in Colombia, and diplomats and their families:

Pre-registration form of Migraciand Colombia with the data of your trip on the Check-Mig page before coming to Colombia. You must enter the following link: Check-Mig.

Vaccination card showing that they were vaccinated at least 14 days before the date of entry to the country.

If they have not been vaccinated, they can bring a PCR test performed 72 hours in advance and with a negative result.

Foreigners not residing in Colombia but visiting the country for tourism or business purposes:

Pre-registration form for Migraciand Colombia with your travel information on the Check-Mig page before coming to Colombia. You must enter the following link: Check-Mig.

Vaccination card showing that they were vaccinated at least 14 days before the date of entry to the country. It is accepted to have at least one dose..As I read it, the second category needs a PCR test if they only have one jab of the two jab vaccines. It would be nice to have some clarification on this as I am traveling to Colombia in a few weeks.

World Travel 69
12-09-21, 16:21
This may get you started.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&mid=1PUfkhjrv3onyVnQ-7YJ-idHEite-w24Y&ll=4.138977665539278%2C-73.62349845000001&z=15


You're spot on, Mr. E.

Heading into Bogota on Saturday, then on to check out Frogg's recent discovery, Villavicencio. Been coming here since 1970, and Colombia's an always-exciting, wonderful place, filled with a colorful cast of great people.

Too bad so many Americans fear it so much. But, hey, better for the rest of us.

Happy hols to all.

Poly.

MusicIsLove
12-09-21, 20:05
As I read it, the second category needs a PCR test if they only have one jab of the two jab vaccines. It would be nice to have some clarification on this as I am traveling to Colombia in a few weeks.I think it is full vaccine status or one shot and and a PCR test. Here is what Medellin Guru is saying:

"For tourists visiting Colombia, must have a completed vaccination record or at least one vaccination and a PCR test with a negative result taken within 72 hours."

I have scheduled a test just in case, but I don't think it is required. Anyone else have more information?

FlowState985
12-09-21, 20:27
A number of article used the word PCR or vaccine. I see what you read. Now here is one saying you need both. https://www.aviacionline.com/2021/12/colombia-begins-to-require-pcr-test-and-vaccination-to-enter-the-country/.

God, I hate this shit.I hope we get the official word on the 14th that is either fully vax or PCR and not both for tourists.

Xpartan
12-09-21, 21:08
For what it's worth, here is an official update from the USA Embassy.

"Entry and Exit Requirements .

Are USA Citizens permitted to enter?8239;Yes.

As of December 14, all visitors to Colombia aged 18 or older will need to provide proof of complete vaccination for entry. If your final COVID vaccine was less than 14 days before entry to Colombia you will need to have a PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival in Colombia.

Travelers must complete Migracióand Colombia's online Check-Mig form within 48 hours of boarding an inbound or outbound flight from Colombia. If the normal form's website is down travelers can find a contingency website here. ".

https://co.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

Mr Enternational
12-09-21, 21:15
I hope we get the official word on the 14th that is either fully vax or PCR and not both for tourists.Appears that it is either. From the minister of health: Show a completed vaccination card in which you have taken the final dose at least 14 days before the flight. If you have not gotten the completed vaccine doses before 14 days then you have to show a negative PCR test from a maximum of 72 hours before the flight. It does not say anything about must have a vaccine card.

So the question is are they viewing a person with no doses the same as a person with not the full amount of doses? His statement does not distinguish. A person with no doses has incomplete doses, but a person with incomplete doses does not mean they have no doses.

El segundo grupo (extranjeros que no residen en Colombia, sino que visitan el pas por turismo u ocio) tiene que presentar su carn de vacunacin con esquema completo, al menos 14 das antes del vuelo. Si tiene el esquema incompleto o no ha cumplido los 14 das de haberlo terminado, para poder entrar al pas debe tener una prueba PCR negativa con mximo 72 horas de antelacin.

https://www.minsalud.gov.co/Paginas/Carne-de-vacunacion-o-prueba-PCR-seran-obligatorios-para-entrar-a-Colombia.aspx

Elvis 2008
12-09-21, 21:52
Appears that it is either. From the minister of health: Show a completed vaccination card in which you have taken the final dose at least 14 days before the flight. If you have not gotten the completed vaccine doses before 14 days then you have to show a negative PCR test from a maximum of 72 hours before the flight. It does not say anything about must have a vaccine card.

So the question is are they viewing a person with no doses the same as a person with not the full amount of doses? His statement does not distinguish. A person with no doses has incomplete doses, but a person with incomplete doses does not mean they have no doses.

El segundo grupo (extranjeros que no residen en Colombia, sino que visitan el pas por turismo u ocio) tiene que presentar su carn de vacunacin con esquema completo, al menos 14 das antes del vuelo. Si tiene el esquema incompleto o no ha cumplido los 14 das de haberlo terminado, para poder entrar al pas debe tener una prueba PCR negativa con mximo 72 horas de antelacin.We'll see but your article is from December 7 like my first link when they said vaccination or PCR. My second link was from the 8th where they said for tourists it is vaccination and PCR. So no one knows yet which one it will be for sure but my guess is that it is going to be both PCR and vaccine.

The one thing for sure is that in a few months it will change after this policy puts a major dent in their tourism dollars. They have changed things eight times in the last 15 months.

Fun Luvr
12-09-21, 22:42
So the question is are they viewing a person with no doses the same as a person with not the full amount of doses? His statement does not distinguish. A person with no doses has incomplete doses, but a person with incomplete doses does not mean they have no doses. ... https://www.minsalud.gov.co/Paginas/Carne-de-vacunacion-o-prueba-PCR-seran-obligatorios-para-entrar-a-Colombia.aspxIt appears they consider an incomplete vaccination the same as no vaccination. Also, it's up to the airlines to enforce the requirement, so it's possible to have different requirements with different airlines. I'll be checking the airline's website before my next trip to verify their requirement.

Biden's stupid one day requirement is the real hair in the ointment. He constantly promotes vaccinations, but makes no distinction between the vaccinated and unvaccinated when entering the US by air. I had made my reservation prior to his mandate and I return on a Monday. Not many options of getting the test on a Sunday.

Nypher
12-09-21, 23:31
It appears they consider an incomplete vaccination the same as no vaccination. Also, it's up to the airlines to enforce the requirement, so it's possible to have different requirements with different airlines. I'll be checking the airline's website before my next trip to verify their requirement.

Biden's stupid one day requirement is the real hair in the ointment. He constantly promotes vaccinations, but makes no distinction between the vaccinated and unvaccinated when entering the US by air. I had made my reservation prior to his mandate and I return on a Monday. Not many options of getting the test on a Sunday.Are you departing from CTG?

I have a contact in CTG that can get you the Antigen for 160 K. They come directly to your location and you get the results in 1 hour.

JjBee62
12-09-21, 23:42
It appears they consider an incomplete vaccination the same as no vaccination. Also, it's up to the airlines to enforce the requirement, so it's possible to have different requirements with different airlines. I'll be checking the airline's website before my next trip to verify their requirement.

Biden's stupid one day requirement is the real hair in the ointment. He constantly promotes vaccinations, but makes no distinction between the vaccinated and unvaccinated when entering the US by air. I had made my reservation prior to his mandate and I return on a Monday. Not many options of getting the test on a Sunday.The airport testing site is supposedly open 24/7. Also some of the home testing kits are acceptable if they are performed according to the directions, which requires a video call to the testing company so they can observe you performing the test.

I'm certain there are also testing locations in Medellin which are open on Sunday, but I didn't feel like spending another 2 minutes finding the information. I can see how spending a couple of minutes finding out easily accessible information can be completely exhausting. That damned Biden.

LatinaLover#1
12-10-21, 12:28
The airport testing site is supposedly open 24/7. Also some of the home testing kits are acceptable if they are performed according to the directions, which requires a video call to the testing company so they can observe you performing the test.

I'm certain there are also testing locations in Medellin which are open on Sunday, but I didn't feel like spending another 2 minutes finding the information. I can see how spending a couple of minutes finding out easily accessible information can be completely exhausting. That damned Biden.When you log in for an appointment you will see Sundays especially is limited hours. Also the best, most reliable site for info on entering Colombia can be found here:

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php
Just click on the country that you need info on.

Balboa
12-11-21, 02:40
Straight from AA site:

Take notice that I entered a Dec 10 departure for Colombia.

According to the site Unvaccinated now cannot enter.

Also notice that it says Vaccinated do NOT require a PCR test.

Blingz
12-11-21, 04:02
Hey guys,

I was just curious, can anyone confirm if the weather forecast is correct? Because it is saying that it is raining every single day up to next weekend. That doesn't seem right. Says its raining for Medellin, Bogota and Cartagena. No way, can't be true.

Can someone confirm this for me? I heard the weather is amazing right now from a friend whose out there but he's at Pereira.

So can someone whose in Colombia confirm whether this is true or not?

I'm not going to Colombia now, but I'm definitely a little worried if it keeps raining. I'm going the first 2 weeks of January and I need good weather to really enjoy my first trip to Colombia.

PolyOrchid
12-11-21, 06:17
Straight from AA site:

Take notice that I entered a Dec 10 departure for Colombia.

According to the site Unvaccinated now cannot enter.

Also notice that it says Vaccinated do NOT require a PCR test.So much shit going on with this tests and vaccination demands. I'm sitting at gate 32 in Mexico City International airport, fully checked in and waiting for an 00:40 flight with Avianca to Bogota. I was told no requirements for PCR tests nor vaccination.

I did fill out the online Checkmig card for Colombian immigration, and they did ask if you had received a vax, but no prohibition notices. Will publish my results after I clear immigration. In 5 hours. Fingers crossed.

Huacho
12-11-21, 16:40
Hey guys,

I was just curious, can anyone confirm if the weather forecast is correct? Because it is saying that it is raining every single day up to next weekend. That doesn't seem right. Says its raining for Medellin, Bogota and Cartagena. No way, can't be true.

Can someone confirm this for me? I heard the weather is amazing right now from a friend whose out there but he's at Pereira.

So can someone whose in Colombia confirm whether this is true or not?

I'm not going to Colombia now, but I'm definitely a little worried if it keeps raining. I'm going the first 2 weeks of January and I need good weather to really enjoy my first trip to Colombia.The rain in Colombia, especially in Medellin, can happen at any time, is unpredictable, and is a fact of life. It does not rain heavily all day long for days on end. Bring an umbrella and don't worry about it. If you really can't handle rain, don't go to Colombia. It rains quite a bit in most places.

JustTK
12-11-21, 17:13
I was just curious, can anyone confirm if the weather forecast is correct? Because it is saying that it is raining every single day up to next weekend. That doesn't seem right. Says its raining for Medellin, Bogota and Cartagena. No way, can't be true.
.Its grey, cool and wet for much of the year in Medellin. Some call it the city of eternal spring. I call it the city of eternal winter.

The Caribbean coast has a much drier climate. It hardly rains for most of the year, but it does have a rainy season (when I caught dengue fever) from May-June. Also apparently CTG can be wet in Oct-Nov.

Nypher
12-11-21, 19:19
Hey guys,

I was just curious, can anyone confirm if the weather forecast is correct? Because it is saying that it is raining every single day up to next weekend. That doesn't seem right. Says its raining for Medellin, Bogota and Cartagena. No way, can't be true.

Can someone confirm this for me? I heard the weather is amazing right now from a friend whose out there but he's at Pereira.

So can someone whose in Colombia confirm whether this is true or not?

I'm not going to Colombia now, but I'm definitely a little worried if it keeps raining. I'm going the first 2 weeks of January and I need good weather to really enjoy my first trip to Colombia.You're going in January and its December, way too early to be worrying about weather or predict it.

You're not saying where you're going. Medellin, Bogota and Cartagena have completely different climates. For example, I'm in CTG allot and its always a surprise rain shower that lasts about an hour and it can happen at any time.

Also, my chicas tell me the rainy season is from August to December.

Quiksilver
12-11-21, 19:55
Hey guys,

I was just curious, can anyone confirm if the weather forecast is correct? Because it is saying that it is raining every single day up to next weekend. That doesn't seem right. Says its raining for Medellin, Bogota and Cartagena. No way, can't be true.

Can someone confirm this for me? I heard the weather is amazing right now from a friend whose out there but he's at Pereira.

So can someone whose in Colombia confirm whether this is true or not?

I'm not going to Colombia now, but I'm definitely a little worried if it keeps raining. I'm going the first 2 weeks of January and I need good weather to really enjoy my first trip to Colombia.Having lived in Bogota and had many trips there, the best way to describe the weather there is schizophrenic with the rain. Prepare for most days there to have at least showers, especially in the afternoon. Also important to remember that Bogota is much further up in elevation and is distinctly cooler than MDE and CTG. Prepare accordingly.

Bogota is the one city in the world I've ever lived in where I never paid much attention to the forecast because there was just no point other than 50/60's with showers / rain.

Elvis 2008
12-11-21, 20:43
Having lived in Bogota and had many trips there, the best way to describe the weather there is schizophrenic with the rain. Prepare for most days there to have at least showers, especially in the afternoon. Also important to remember that Bogota is much further up in elevation and is distinctly cooler than MDE and CTG. Prepare accordingly.

Bogota is the one city in the world I've ever lived in where I never paid much attention to the forecast because there was just no point other than 50/60's with showers / rain.+ 100. That is the perfect description of Bogota weather.

PerkinWarbeck
12-11-21, 21:27
Are you departing from CTG?

I have a contact in CTG that can get you the Antigen for 160 K. They come directly to your location and you get the results in 1 hour.Hi. Can you share the contact? When I have left CTG the past few times this year, the testers were super slow getting results back.

Nypher
12-11-21, 22:42
Hi. Can you share the contact? When I have left CTG the past few times this year, the testers were super slow getting results back.https://goo.gl/maps/FG5M3qFhiJKUsJde7

Blue building.

160 K for the Antigen, call and they will come to you or you can go to the location and set up the appointment. I Usually do it with them when I stay in Centro.

Here is another where you can walk in and get the test. This is by the large Exito close to the clock tower.

https://goo.gl/maps/6Na8aaWKnoFoKB4W8

LatinaLover#1
12-12-21, 13:56
Hey guys,

I was just curious, can anyone confirm if the weather forecast is correct? Because it is saying that it is raining every single day up to next weekend. That doesn't seem right. Says its raining for Medellin, Bogota and Cartagena. No way, can't be true.

Can someone confirm this for me? I heard the weather is amazing right now from a friend whose out there but he's at Pereira.

So can someone whose in Colombia confirm whether this is true or not?

I'm not going to Colombia now, but I'm definitely a little worried if it keeps raining. I'm going the first 2 weeks of January and I need good weather to really enjoy my first trip to Colombia.Weatherman? Jaja no need for a weatherman because it can rain at any minute, You'll see lots of Bogotanas carrying an umbrella on a sunny day. I have been out early in the morning on a warm sunny day and go to the mall in a short sleeve shirt and when I exit the mall it's freezing cold and raining like a the end of the world. Just the other day my Novia was telling me it was hailing in Bogota. My advice, be ready for anything.

AmoMedellin
12-19-21, 20:20
If a country make cannabis legal, and maybe some other pills like Tradamdol, etc.

And the criminal gangs loose their income, what happens?

I suggest; Liberalization creates even more dangerous criminal gangs; out of business they re-invent themselves as kidnappers, extortion, attacking sensitive businesses vital to the function of the society.

This while in drogwars, Gang A kills Gang be members only and vice versa.

Is it the best option to just accept that we can't get a better society, this is "As Good As It get's."

Are there any empirical, historical studies on this?

If the limit, imagined by both Police and criminals, that the battle we are fighting is about drogmoney, there might be a red lline to cross.

In comparison drug-related criminality are relatively "mild" compared with assassinations of politcal or business competitors, or vendettas.

Trevor2522
12-19-21, 23:48
https://co.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

As of December 14,2021, visitors to Colombia ages 18 or older will need to provide proof of complete vaccination for entry. If your final COVID vaccine was less than 14 days before entry to Colombia you will also need to have a PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival in Colombia. Visitors ages 18 or older who have not had any vaccine will not be eligible for entry to Colombia.

Unvaccinated Colombian residents are permitted to enter with a negative test. Tourists are not! Huge change in attitude compared to their former unvaccinated, no-testing policy. The only fully-green countries for North Americans now are Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Dominican Republic -- no medical requirements.

https://www.kayak.com/travel-restrictions?&origin=US

Zeos1
12-20-21, 01:17
Its grey, cool and wet for much of the year in Medellin. Some call it the city of eternal spring. I call it the city of eternal winter.

The Caribbean coast has a much drier climate. It hardly rains for most of the year, but it does have a rainy season (when I caught dengue fever) from May-June. Also apparently CTG can be wet in Oct-Nov.I'm thinking the grey, cool, and wet would be Bogota. I've been in Medellin when it rained, but I never have been there when I would call it cool.

But Bogota is such that you want a jacket in the evening at least virtually all year long. And an umbrella handy.

AmoMedellin
12-21-21, 00:11
Its grey, cool and wet for much of the year in Medellin. Some call it the city of eternal spring. I call it the city of eternal winter.

The Caribbean coast has a much drier climate. It hardly rains for most of the year, but it does have a rainy season (when I caught dengue fever) from May-June. Also apparently CTG can be wet in Oct-Nov.Back in the days many report said very negative things about Medellin. Simply to hold off competitors to fly in and ruin the game.

This post comes in a time when Medellin is widely accepted as a superb destination for a longer holiday with or without "prepagos", or retirement location.

Medellin practically always have good weather, I have never experienced bad. It sometimes rain a lot, but not for days and days, like in in Asia with the Monsun.

Practically all days are good, very good.

Winter? Medellin has 21-22 Celsius in medium, range is like 15-33 Celcius, very very stable.

Somehow a funny report. The guys, back in the days; Medellin is under siege from criminal gangs, etc etc, calling a splendid summer a winter does not do the trick to keep away competitors for Luxury _Pocahontas_Pussy.

This is what Medellin iss best known for and is also real; Pocahontas Babes are everywhere and they love gringos! Literarlly!

Now I don't want to be disturbed anymore by Plebejians, I'm listening to Harmonielehre (John adams).

BigButtDetecto
12-21-21, 03:12
If a country make cannabis legal, and maybe some other pills like Tradamdol, etc.

And the criminal gangs loose their income, what happens?

I suggest; Liberalization creates even more dangerous criminal gangs; out of business they re-invent themselves as kidnappers, extortion, attacking sensitive businesses vital to the function of the society.

This while in drogwars, Gang A kills Gang be members only and vice versa.

Is it the best option to just accept that we can't get a better society, this is "As Good As It get's."

Are there any empirical, historical studies on this?

If the limit, imagined by both Police and criminals, that the battle we are fighting is about drogmoney, there might be a red lline to cross.

In comparison drug-related criminality are relatively "mild" compared with assassinations of politcal or business competitors, or vendettas.Your theory would be "be nice with the narcos because they can be nastier". Drug cartel can actually not be more nefarious. Kidnapping, extortion corruption, mass murders already happen despite their juicy business.

Mr Enternational
12-21-21, 23:15
I told my chicks that I expect them to be taking me on a trip with this raise they are getting.

Recientemente el presidente Iván Duque anunció el incremento del 10.7 % en el salario mínimo que regirá en 2022. De tal forma que los trabajadores que devengan este monto recibirán un millón de pesos (252 dólares) más el auxilio de transporte, es decir, un total de 1.117.000 pesos (cerca de 282 dólares).

https://www.eltiempo.com/amp/mundo/eeuu-y-canada/salario-minimo-en-estados-unidos-cuanto-es-en-pesos-colombianos-640172

SkyBuilder
12-22-21, 12:51
https://co.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

As of December 14,2021, visitors to Colombia ages 18 or older will need to provide proof of complete vaccination for entry. If your final COVID vaccine was less than 14 days before entry to Colombia you will also need to have a PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival in Colombia. Visitors ages 18 or older who have not had any vaccine will not be eligible for entry to Colombia.

Unvaccinated Colombian residents are permitted to enter with a negative test. Tourists are not! Huge change in attitude compared to their former unvaccinated, no-testing policy. The only fully-green countries for North Americans now are Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Dominican Republic -- no medical requirements.

https://www.kayak.com/travel-restrictions?&origin=USSo I have had the single dose J&J and no boosters of any kind.

Do I still need the Negative PCR to enter?

I live in Barranquilla about half my time and have been searching all over for the answer to this so I don't show up for my flight tomorrow morning and get denied.

Thanks for any help guys.

May I say Merry Christmas and an incredible New Year to come for all.

SKY.

Fun Luvr
12-22-21, 14:32
So I have had the single dose J&J and no boosters of any kind.

Do I still need the Negative PCR to enter?

I live in Barranquilla about half my time and have been searching all over for the answer to this so I don't show up for my flight tomorrow morning and get denied.

Thanks for any help guys.

May I say Merry Christmas and an incredible New Year to come for all.

SKY.If your shot was more than 14 days ago, you don't need the PCR test, just your vaccination card showing the J&J vaccine.

JjBee62
12-22-21, 14:49
I told my chicks that I expect them to be taking me on a trip with this raise they are getting.

Recientemente el presidente Ivn Duque anunci el incremento del 10.7 % en el salario mnimo que regir en 2022. De tal forma que los trabajadores que devengan este monto recibirn un milln de pesos (252 dlares) ms el auxilio de transporte, es decir, un total de 1.117.000 pesos (cerca de 282 dlares).

https://www.eltiempo.com/amp/mundo/eeuu-y-canada/salario-minimo-en-estados-unidos-cuanto-es-en-pesos-colombianos-640172.Not sure how far you're going to travel on 102.000 COP split 2 ways.

JjBee62
12-22-21, 14:50
So I have had the single dose J&J and no boosters of any kind.

Do I still need the Negative PCR to enter?

I live in Barranquilla about half my time and have been searching all over for the answer to this so I don't show up for my flight tomorrow morning and get denied.

Thanks for any help guys.

May I say Merry Christmas and an incredible New Year to come for all..The way I understand it you just need to complete the recommended dosing schedule for your vaccine. You shouldn't need a booster or a PCR test.

Parasitius
12-23-21, 06:50
The way I understand it you just need to complete the recommended dosing schedule for your vaccine. You shouldn't need a booster or a PCR test.I had the same struggle. There is no info out there if J&J is considered a full single dose vaccine by the Colombian government. At least that I could find.

I came in last week with J&J back in August and a J&J booster just 24 hrs before my flight. They didn't say or ask anything. I do think the booster should not have been considered in any way shape or form since it wasn't 14 days old.

John Gault
01-07-22, 11:31
I'm trying to complete this form online and when I put the flight number in I get a response that the number is incorrect. I have checked it 10 times with no luck. I'm positive I put the right number in. I wonder if I can get this corrected at the airport. I know you have to have the form sent in no later than one hour before the flight. Anyone please advise what I should do?

Captain Solo
01-07-22, 14:38
John Gault.

As I remember the flight number takes only numbers, not alphabet.

What airline are you flying? I don't think they will help you at the airport.

Fun Luvr
01-07-22, 15:14
I'm trying to complete this form online and when I put the flight number in I get a response that the number is incorrect. I have checked it 10 times with no luck. I'm positive I put the right number in. I wonder if I can get this corrected at the airport. I know you have to have the form sent in no later than one hour before the flight. Anyone please advise what I should do?Are you traveling to Colombia or leaving? Make sure the flight number is the flight arriving or leaving Colombia, and only use numbers, no letters. I only fly Copa, and their counter agents are good with helping people fill out forms. Hopefully other airline agents are also helpful.

Captain Solo
01-07-22, 15:27
https://www.consumerreports.org/carry-on-luggage/when-carry-on-luggage-isnt-carry-on-size/

Check your air tickets for luggage allowances. Most tickets should allow you 1 carryon luggage under 22 x14 x9 inches which fit in the overhead bin, also a soft bag for personal items. If your luggage exceeds 22 x14 x9 inch including wheels and handles, check luggage fee can be expensive. Airlines will dick you for high check luggage fee.

I bought an American Tourister carry-on flexible roll along case in Bogota. It fit inside the box at the VivaAerobus' counter, but they nailed me for $145 fee for a flight from Medellin to Mexico city.

At Volaris' counter in Mexico City, agents told me the piece did not have to check in, it's slightly large but would fit in the overhead bin. But at the gate, Volaris agents refused to let me board, had no workers to take it back to the counter, told me to take it back, which was half the airport away with long waiting lines, would take hours and I would miss the flight. Damn.

I came back to the gate talking to the English-speaking flight crew chief. He said he could not take the chance not being able to close the overhead bin and the plane could not take off. He had a real safety and regulation concern as a bursar, not trying to dick me for extra luggage money. After all passengers boarded, he told me my luggage would have to stay behind. Lucky I had a smaller pilot roll-along case that fit inside the big one. I packed valuables into the smaller case, wore an extra sweater under the jacket, discarded some old clothes inside the brand-new Am Tourister alleged carry-on case at the gate and boarded the plane to go home. Another passenger also had to discard his big hard case and carried all his clothes in a trash bag onto the plane. That was allowed.

So buy a pilot carry on case 22 x14 x8 to prevent ridiculous check luggage fees by cheap airlines. Don't forget this perfect Medellin beauty by Botero.

John Gault
01-07-22, 16:56
Are you traveling to Colombia or leaving? Make sure the flight number is the flight arriving or leaving Colombia, and only use numbers, no letters. I only fly Copa, and their counter agents are good with helping people fill out forms. Hopefully other airline agents are also helpful.I used only numbers. I'm going to MDE.

JjBee62
01-07-22, 17:17
I used only numbers. I'm going to MDE.The only time I had that problem it was because I had chosen the wrong destination airport. I had selected the Olaya Herrera Airport instead of the Jose Maria Cordova Airport.

Smokers Rule
01-10-22, 19:21
I'm considering a trip to CTG and MDE in early March. I took a few trips last year and the situation was decent some places and less decent others re: restrictions. Are things generally open and open late? (I went to Portugal last summer and everything closed at 7! Brazil was cool, but they made you wear your masks everywher -- even the beach.) Is the chica scene in CTG and MDE decent nowadays? (I primarily use Facebook in Colombia, so I assume this is not a problem.

I have heard that some normally GF places are being stricter on letting girls in.).

Thanks in advance for any advice about coming / not coming early March.

LuvChicas
01-11-22, 00:39
I'm considering a trip to CTG and MDE in early March. I took a few trips last year and the situation was decent some places and less decent others re: restrictions. Are things generally open and open late? (I went to Portugal last summer and everything closed at 7! Brazil was cool, but they made you wear your masks everywher -- even the beach.) Is the chica scene in CTG and MDE decent nowadays? (I primarily use Facebook in Colombia, so I assume this is not a problem.

I have heard that some normally GF places are being stricter on letting girls in.).

Thanks in advance for any advice about coming / not coming early March.I just flew into MDE on Jan 6th, and for the first time I was asked to show my vacc card and inspected by the migra.

MDE has no curfew in effect. Leaving for CTG tomorrow, but as of last year Oct there was 2 am curfew in effect.

Chica scene is still decent so far in MDE, but I can only speak for el centro area Botero Plaza. I would still "cum".

Ornitomovil
01-14-22, 19:59
Any of you entered Colombia with a first dose plus neg PCR since 12/14?

There is some mixed info floating around that only double vaxed can enter, also that first vac and neg PCR can enter. Since I had the shit last year my doctor recommending just have the first dose, which I did.

Any of you have direct info from the Col. Gov about this in Spanish?

Nypher
01-15-22, 01:17
Any of you entered Colombia with a first dose plus neg PCR since 12/14?

There is some mixed info floating around that only double vaxed can enter, also that first vac and neg PCR can enter. Since I had the shit last year my doctor recommending just have the first dose, which I did.

Any of you have direct info from the Col. Gov about this in Spanish?Why are you asking random strangers about things that are listed on Colombia's official Embassy site? The shouldn't be any mixed info floating around anywhere. If its not stated on Colombia's official site then do not believe it, or you can chance it and the worst that can happen is you get denied entry and your money and time wasted.

Get your up to date information from the source:

https://co.usembassy.gov/health-alert%e2%80%afnew-covid-19-entry-requirements-colombia/

SkyBuilder
01-15-22, 11:30
Any of you entered Colombia with a first dose plus neg PCR since 12/14?

There is some mixed info floating around that only double vaxed can enter, also that first vac and neg PCR can enter. Since I had the shit last year my doctor recommending just have the first dose, which I did.

Any of you have direct info from the Col. Gov about this in Spanish?I just got back last weekend from BAQ. My plans to fly for the Christmas / New Year Holiday took a very sudden turn when they changed the rule in early December. I was not Vaxd when the Ministry of Health proclaimed that all Non-Residents must either be fully vaxd or show a Neg PCR. At the time I couldn't find the Rapid PCR near me so I went with the Johnson 1 Poke as I still had time for the 2 weeks required to be considered FULLY VAXD.

I was shocked that I had my card checked twice in FLL Airport before leaving and it was heavily examined upon arrival in BAQ by La Migra. Once there I was asked to show it at several restaurants and clubs.

If you want to enter many of the upscale restaurants and night clubs you will need you Vax card with you at all times.

My card is only a month old and almost worn out from constantly getting it out and showing it around. These things are larger than a normal wallet so you have to fold them and they are crappy card stock so it seems that they wear out pretty quickly. Don't really know what to do about that when it is unreadable.

Any thoughts on that would be helpful.

Be safe and have a blast.

SKY.

Zeos1
01-15-22, 13:38
Any of you entered Colombia with a first dose plus neg PCR since 12/14?

There is some mixed info floating around that only double vaxed can enter, also that first vac and neg PCR can enter. Since I had the shit last year my doctor recommending just have the first dose, which I did.

Any of you have direct info from the Col. Gov about this in Spanish?I don't have the link, but I read it in Spanish (when it first came out) and it seemed very clear. Non residents need to be fully vaccinated to enter.



Edited to add: I did a search and on https://colombia.travel/en/covid-19-information it indicates that indeed you may be able to enter with first dose of vaccine plus PCR test..

Nypher
01-15-22, 17:09
If you want to enter many of the upscale restaurants and night clubs you will need you Vax card with you at all times.

My card is only a month old and almost worn out from constantly getting it out and showing it around. These things are larger than a normal wallet so you have to fold them and they are crappy card stock so it seems that they wear out pretty quickly. Don't really know what to do about that when it is unreadable.

Any thoughts on that would be helpful.

Be safe and have a blast..Same thing happened to me in December in CTG Dolce did not let anyone in unless proof of vaccine was shown, same with upscale restaurants in Centro. But once we got to El Lagito, Bocagrande and Getsemeni no one asked. I leave the card in the safe and use the app, over here in NJ we have the Docket app that shows vaccine status and across the bridge in NY they have Excelsior Pass. You may want to check if your state also have its own version of the app and take a screenshot of the vaccine app as its faster to pull up a photo.

Ornitomovil
01-16-22, 02:00
Thanks for checking.


I don't have the link, but I read it in Spanish (when it first came out) and it seemed very clear. Non residents need to be fully vaccinated to enter..

World Travel 69
01-16-22, 15:34
Seal it in plastic, just like I do with the copy of my first two pages of my passport.


I just got back last weekend from BAQ. My plans to fly for the Christmas / New Year Holiday took a very sudden turn when they changed the rule in early December. I was not Vaxd when the Ministry of Health proclaimed that all Non-Residents must either be fully vaxd or show a Neg PCR. At the time I couldn't find the Rapid PCR near me so I went with the Johnson 1 Poke as I still had time for the 2 weeks required to be considered FULLY VAXD.

I was shocked that I had my card checked twice in FLL Airport before leaving and it was heavily examined upon arrival in BAQ by La Migra. Once there I was asked to show it at several restaurants and clubs.

If you want to enter many of the upscale restaurants and night clubs you will need you Vax card with you at all times..

Mr Enternational
01-16-22, 18:36
Seal it in plastic, just like I do with the copy of my first two pages of my passport.Do you mean laminate it or just put it in a plastic bag? If you laminate it you will not be able to write the monthly boosters on it later.

World Travel 69
01-17-22, 15:47
Just put it in one of these.

Just copy and laminate the first two pages of your passport.

PussyRiot
01-22-22, 22:55
Wanted to buy few bottles of liquor and coffee back to the states and is it better to purchase them at duty free?

Usually never buy anything and curious to see how is works.

Nypher
01-23-22, 00:02
Wanted to buy few bottles of liquor and coffee back to the states and is it better to purchase them at duty free?

Usually never buy anything and curious to see how is works.At Duty Free you will pay more than the local store. You do not have to declare coffee or liquor if its only a few bottles. I've brought back liquor and coffee many times, I just put it in my checked luggage, I just have to warn you, wrap that coffee several times in a sealed bag, its strong and will remain on your clothes until you wash them. If you're the carry on only type then you will not get through security with any liquor bottles and must go Duty Free. Also be aware just because you see something on the arrival side of Duty Free does not mean it will be on the departure side (I learned this the hard way in CTG when we came in they had allot of local Colombian rum, and I thought ill buy it to take back home when leaving, when time came to leave, they had zero on the departure side.)

Another thing to be aware of, unless you have a straight flight with no transfers in another country, Duty Free may be an issue.

I had an issue when leaving Asia I brought liquor from Duty Free on the departure side, allowed on the plane with it, landed in another country for my connecting flight to return to the US and they would not let me on the plane with it. They stated that because I did not buy it from Duty free in their country it is not allowed in the main cabin. I had the choice of buying a small suitcase right then and there in the airport put the liquor inside and check the bag for an extra cost and pray the bottles didn't break or forfeit the liquor. Needless to say the cost of the suitcase + bag check fee was more than the liquor that was inside it. A very expensive lesson.

Mr Enternational
01-23-22, 00:10
Wanted to buy few bottles of liquor and coffee back to the states and is it better to purchase them at duty free?

Usually never buy anything and curious to see how is works.Go to the grocery store and buy it if you don't want to get ripped off. I bought coffee for my daughter once and some ladies shopping in the store told me to get Sello Rojo brand.

Don't know what kind of liquor you plan on buying. Really the only thing Colombia has is aguardiente. (They take shots of it; it tastes like black licorice - get the sugarless kind if you want to avoid a headache.) Things from any other country then you would come out better buying it at the store where you live.

ChuchoLoco
01-23-22, 02:52
Wanted to buy few bottles of liquor and coffee back to the states and is it better to purchase them at duty free?

Usually never buy anything and curious to see how is works.Liquor will need to go in check-in if you buy at other than duty free. And carryon from duty free is good only to where you first land.

LatinaLover#1
01-24-22, 04:36
Liquor will need to go in check-in if you buy at other than duty free. And carryon from duty free is good only to where you first land.Unless you want to be selected for secondary. If you put Coffee on the customs form or they know you have it, they will select you for xray. It's an agricultural screen for bugs etc. I brought coffee home from CR years ago. If you don't mind going to additional screening ok but I just want to breeze through, I'll but the coffee in the USA.

Fun Luvr
01-24-22, 05:12
Unless you want to be selected for secondary. If you put Coffee on the customs form or they know you have it, they will select you for xray. It's an agricultural screen for bugs etc. I brought coffee home from CR years ago. If you don't mind going to additional screening ok but I just want to breeze through, I'll but the coffee in the USA.Not saying you are wrong, but I have had different experiences. I always bring coffee from Colombia in my checked bag because the people in Panama will not allow ground coffee in carry-on bags. They say it is a powder. I have Global Entry so I do not fill out any customs form. Sometimes the agent asks if I am bringing anything from Colombia, and I tell them coffee. They send me on my way without any further checks.

Mr Enternational
01-24-22, 05:27
I have Global Entry so I do not fill out any customs form. Sometimes the agent asks if I am bringing anything from Colombia, and I tell them coffee. They send me on my way without any further checks.Where do they still have forms? Isn't it all facial recognition now? You just tell the officer what you have when they ask, or if you have something over the limit you just tell them.

"Roasted Coffee: Travelers are permitted to bring unlimited quantities of roasted coffee in their luggage without restriction through any U.S. port of entry. However, as with all agricultural products, you must declare the product at entry."

Nypher
01-24-22, 06:39
Where do they still have forms? Isn't it all facial recognition now? You just tell the officer what you have when they ask, or if you have something over the limit you just tell them.

"Roasted Coffee: Travelers are permitted to bring unlimited quantities of roasted coffee in their luggage without restriction through any U.S. port of entry. However, as with all agricultural products, you must declare the product at entry."On my last trip down to CTG on JetBlue the flight attendant walked through the cabin and handed out the form for anyone who had anything to declare. At first I thought it was the immigration form so when she got to my row before she even spoke I told her I already filled out the CheckMIG, but she told me it was if I had to something to declare. I was surprised as I have not seen that form in a long time both entering and leaving US. Maybe its random?

Fun Luvr
01-24-22, 14:59
Where do they still have forms? Isn't it all facial recognition now? You just tell the officer what you have when they ask, or if you have something over the limit you just tell them.The OP mentioned putting coffee on the customs form, so I was responding to that. For approximately the last year, it has been only facial recognition for me when going through customs in the US.

LatinaLover#1
01-25-22, 01:03
Where do they still have forms? Isn't it all facial recognition now? You just tell the officer what you have when they ask, or if you have something over the limit you just tell them.

"Roasted Coffee: Travelers are permitted to bring unlimited quantities of roasted coffee in their luggage without restriction through any U.S. port of entry. However, as with all agricultural products, you must declare the product at entry."Last October,2021 True no more paper forms to fill out in any of the major cities. I may be wrong but I think I remember answering some custom questions on the kiosk. Some many trips seem to melt together anymore.

Fun Luvr
01-25-22, 02:16
Last October,2021 True no more paper forms to fill out in any of the major cities. I may be wrong but I think I remember answering some custom questions on the kiosk. Some many trips seem to melt together anymore.When you had to scan your passport at the kiosk (before facial recognition), there were questions about if you brought certain products. Also, you had to verify your flight number.

OJeito
01-25-22, 03:17
On my last trip down to CTG on JetBlue the flight attendant walked through the cabin and handed out the form for anyone who had anything to declare. At first I thought it was the immigration form so when she got to my row before she even spoke I told her I already filled out the CheckMIG, but she told me it was if I had to something to declare. I was surprised as I have not seen that form in a long time both entering and leaving US. Maybe its random?I can also confirm this information as I recently visited Colombia via Houston on an United airlines flight. I'm thinking that this new protocol was ushered in with the new year because this form was not handed out on my previous trip to Colombia last July.

A couple things I found strange with The new form was a question that asked exactly how much cash you had on you. If you answered previously that you were not carrying more than 10 k USD, why would there be a follow up question about your cash? Another strange question was asking passengers to describe their luggage brands as well as the cost and color of their baggage. I'm sorry but this is pointless question! Do you really want to now how much I paid for my luggage?

Fwiw, The migration officer who stamped me did not ask to see the form and neither did the officer who questioned me after I gathered my luggage. I was simply asked if I had anything to declare, by which I answered no. The folded up form never left my pocket.