, Dec 7 () –
The president of Colombia, Iván Duque, announced this Monday that from December 14, a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 will be required from all those over 18 years of age to enter the country.
“Under the recommendation of the advisory committee of the Ministry of Health, since December 14, all international travelers aged 18 and over who enter Colombia must present a COVID-19 vaccination card or certificate with a complete scheme,” the president reported through from your Twitter profile.
Duque has defended the measure as an action to “protect” visitors and “preserve” the percentage of vaccination, which is 73 percent in the country, as he has highlighted.
From the same date, Colombians will also need this vaccination certificate with the complete scheme to be able to access public places. So far the document was required but with at least one dose.
The Colombian National Vaccination Plan has involved the application of more than 58.8 million doses, of which more than 31.6 million are first doses and 25.3 million complete schedules, while 1.9 million vaccines have been administered reinforcement.
Colombia has accumulated more than five million confirmed cases since the pandemic broke out, which has left about 129,000 dead, according to data from the Ministry of Health.