Colombian Government legal measures during COVID-19 for the Colombian services industry

Also, Decree 457 ordered preventive isolation from 0:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25th until, the recently extended date, April 26. This Decree limits the free movement of people and vehicles, and suspends domestic air transport. It also brings a list of 34 activities exceptions that can be carried out and indicates that cargo transport, storage and logistics for import and export cargo must be guaranteed.


One of the most important decisions was the declaration of the Economic, Social and Ecological Emergency through Decree 417 of 2020, which allows the government to issue decrees with the force of a law.

Coronavirus: Impact on the services industry worldwide and in Colombia

More and more startups from all sectors and industries are offering their help and expertise to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Major digital opportunities that include health investment categories are telemedicine, clinical decision support, mobile wireless, and booking. Also, the worldwide market for 3D printing products and services is anticipated to increase.

The outbreak of COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus, is impacting almost all industries and sectors worldwide. The services industry is not an exception, the use of mobile internet apps experienced a strong increase, also the productivity/office category due to more people working from home and overall restrictions for people to stay at home. As companies worldwide have started moving workers to remote work setups, online interest in teleworking policies and setups has grown exponentially since February 2020.

Colombia: Hollywood's ideal location


A friendly legislation and tax incentives are some of the reasons the international producers choose the country to film their movies. In 2013 only one international movie was filmed. Now, 5 years since the law came into force, 28 international movies have been filmed in Colombian territory.