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US to Colombia in August?

Old May 17, 20, 6:22 pm
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US to Colombia in August?

I have a flight booked from the US to Bogota on Copa set for early August, with planned travel (not yet booked) to Cartagena and Medellin while I’m there. Copa cancelled my flights due to their now modified, reduced schedule, running only a few times during the week. Because of the inconvenience, I was thinking of cancelling the ticket outright and buying a new one on United (where I’m a 1MM/Premiere Gold) since they are showing a good schedule with plenty of flight options. My initial question was given the recent bankruptcy filing of, should I still go ahead and book my intra-country trips between those cities on Avianca (since it’s *A) vs. doing it with LATAM? They are showing a full schedule right now for August. My concern was the viability of the airline as it relates to the bankruptcy. But this is assuming the borders are open by then allowing for incoming visitors. That led me to then wonder if it’s better to just blow Colombia off entirely and book our vacation somewhere else? Could do a resort in Punta Cana, DR instead. Appreciate any feedback on how things are looking and being handled down there. Thanks.

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Old May 17, 20, 7:35 pm
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Yeah, blow off Columbia and do NYU instead.

As for Colombia, it's too early to tell...some citizenships may not even be allowed in by then.
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Old May 17, 20, 9:20 pm
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Yea, Columbia probably way more dangerous than Colombia right now...

Not to mention that you definitely need a test to get into Columbia...
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Old May 18, 20, 12:20 am
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Typo corrected. Thanks.
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Old May 18, 20, 6:45 am
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I live Colombia, and I have no idea how things will be in August, but if I have to bet I would guess that international tourist travel will be limited. Colombia locked down a lot more than the US and is and will continue to be cautious about opening up. Things have gone well here with a low number of deaths and no rush on the hospitals. I would expect that if nothing else they will require a 14-day quarantine of people coming from the US or other countries with high infection rates. That would make for a crappy vacation.
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Colombia extended international air travel ban until August 31.

Reference: https://colombiareports.com/colombia...til-august-31/
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Old May 21, 20, 3:07 pm
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