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Tattoo Music Fest 2021 - 15-16 May 2021

This unique festival brings its 5th edition to Corferias in Bogota in May 2021 and includes some of the best tattoo artists in Latin America, as well as the biggest names in contemporary and rock music.

Jamming Festival 2021 - 13-14 November 2021

This huge festival takes place just outside Bogota in November 2021 and includes a number of amenities, including a pool! Genres range from rock, reggae, ska, salsa, hip hop, dancehall, afro beat and others. Headliners include Desorden Publico, Damian Marley and Orishas.

Festival Estereo Picnic 2021 - 10-12 September 2021

One of Latin America's biggest music festivals, Estereo Picnic, returns after its postponement in 2020.

Bogota Design Festival 2021 - 2-6 March 2021

This revolutionary festival returns in the spring of 2021 with the freshest and most innovative designs from across Colombia and Latin America.

New Exito Wow in south Bogota will boast new coworking space

Exito will open one if its Wow supertores in Villamayor, in the south of Bogota, on 10 September. The store is reported to contain a new coworking zone.

First international flight set to depart from Colombia following months of closure due to pandemic

Spirit Airlines will operate the first commercial international flight from Colombia on September 19, after both US and Colombian authorities gave the go-ahead. The flight will leave Cartagena for Miami and will be closely watched as Avianca and Viva Air continue to wait for authorization to operate internationally. El Dorado in Bogota and Jose Maria Cordova in Medellin remain closed to international flights.

Times of COVID-19: What to expect while going out for coffee in Bogota

The city of Bogota is reopening gradually and there are a number of new measures to get adapted to in order to enjoy a coffee safely in the Colombian capital.

Avianca secures major bailout package from Colombian government

Colombia's flagship carrier, Avianca, has secured $360US million as part of a major bailout package from the Colombian government. The airline is currently going through bankruptcy proceedings in the United States and has been hugely affected by the downturn in travel as a result of the coronavirus crisis.