New Sanitary measures regarding COVID-19 in Colombia
The Health and Social Protection Ministry and the Transportation Ministry issued the resolution 2052 of 2021 which states new sanitary measures for airborne travelers to be executed since December 14, 2021, in order to enter to Colombia. Among these new measures are:
- International travelers of 18 years or older must have a complete vaccination scheme certificate of more than 14 days since the fulfillment of the vaccination scheme, with validated and certified laboratories by the WHO.
- For international travelers of 18 years or older with incomplete vaccination scheme, or with a complete scheme with less than 14 days of fulfillment, it is mandatory to present a PCR test taken within the last 72 hours of the embarquement, with negative result. Travelers with no vaccination scheme cannot enter the country even with a negative PCR negative test.
- Travelers with permanent residency in Colombia or diplomatic professionals and their dependents of 18 years or older that has no vaccination scheme or with a complete vaccination scheme but with less than 14 days of fulfillment, they must present a PCR test taken within the last 72 hours of the embarquement, with negative result.
- The vaccination certificate could be downloaded from the webpage of mivacuna.sispro.gov.co.
- The registration of check-mig is still mandatory to enter the country.
- Airlines are responsible to review the previously mentioned requirements for someone to enter the country and publish the requirements in their webpage.
- The breach on fulfilling the requirements could bring forward fines and criminal felonies determined in the criminal code.
In addition to this, the Decree 1615 of 2021 included as mandatory the request of vaccination certificate that demonstrates the initiation of the vaccination scheme in order to attend on-site public or private events that could bring massive assistance, and in order to enter bars, restaurants, cinemas, clubs, concerts, casinos, and other activities, as well as sport scenarios, theme parks museums and fairs since December 1, 2021.
This mandatory requirement will request a complete vaccination scheme since December 14, 2021 in order to attend the mentioned activities.
Update for anti-doping regulation in Colombia
The Sports Ministry issued on December 06, 2021 Decree 1648 of 2021, to regulate Law 2084 of 2021, particularly adopting measures for the prevention and fight against the doping in sport. This regulation allows Colombia to have an antidoping system adjusted to the international standards established by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
The Decree regulated the proceeding that must be followed by the National Antidoping Tribunal in cases where an adverse analytical arises after blood testing an athlete, as well as the determination of the composition of the National Antidoping Tribunal, the election of its members and its operation. Additionally, the principles, procedure stages and possible remedies of the proceedings are established.
The Decree determines the National Antidoping Organization´s duties related to sample collection, therapeutical use authorizations and the duty to educate athletes and their staffs to fight against doping.
Moreover, it this Decree there were established the obligations of the Ministry of Sports, the Colombian Olympic Committee, the Colombian Paralympic Committee, and the Federations belonging to the National Sports System for the accomplishment of the national and international norms of doping control. Likewise, the norm sets out the duty of collaboration for these entities in the fighting against this phenomenon boosting for the protection of the athletes and the fair game in the amateur, professional, conventional, and Paralympic sport.