On November 10, the Secretary of the Environment authorized the opening of 13 Wetland Parks in the city. Bogota residents are now able to visit them free of charge and without prior registration, subject to adherence to public health guidelines. The Wetlands of Bogota provide an important sanctuary for birds, and offer a rare slice of nature for recreational activities in this densely populated, smog-filled, metropolitan region of 11-million inhabitants and 1.5 million motor vehicles.
The closure of the Wetlands in March has been beneficial to the flora and fauna of these parks which are in great shape for visitors. The Wetland Parks are open between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. People who wish to visit these environmental scenarios must follow the following public health safety rules:
- Do not visit the parks if you experience symptoms of COVID-19.
- Do not visit if you had contact with anyone person who tested positive for Covid-19.
- Visitors must use face masks covering both mouth and nose.
- Maintain a physical distance of at least 2 meters from other visitors.
- Do not congregate in groups of more than 10 people.
- Carry antibacterial gel and alcohol to disinfect constantly.
- Limit the visit to two hours.