Cartagena, Colombia (CTG)

Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG)

Terminal    Main Terminal
Recommended Check-in Time 3 Hours

Even More® Speed

Ticket Counter Hours

9:51 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Baggage Claim Phone Number +57 5 6505959 (office)
+57 5 6505959 (fax)
Skycap/Curbside Yes/No

**Travel advisory | Zika Virus reports**

last updated: July 30, 2016

Please be advised of reports of an outbreak of mosquito-borne Zika virus affecting parts of Latin America, the United States and the Caribbean, including Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominican Republic,  Ecuador, Florida, Haiti, Grenada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. Lucia, Texas and Turks and Caicos.

The risk of mosquito-borne transmission on aircraft is extremely low and customers traveling to affected areas should follow the recommendations provided by the CDC at

What is Zika?
Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that is spread to people through mosquito bites.

What are the symptoms?
The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis.  The symptoms are usually mild and can last several days to a week. Many people infected with Zika will not develop symptoms or even realize they have been infected.

What is the treatment?
There is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat Zika. Travelers can protect themselves from contracting Zika by taking steps to prevent mosquito bites, such as using insect repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants, and staying in places with air conditioning or window and door screens.

Zika and Pregnancy
Zika virus can be spread from a pregnant woman to her unborn baby and can cause serious birth defects and other poor pregnancy outcomes. The CDC recommends special precautions for pregnant women and women trying to become pregnant:

  • Pregnant women should not travel to any area with Zika, and women trying to get pregnant should talk to their doctors before traveling or before their male partners travel.
  • It is especially important that women who wish to delay or avoid pregnancy consistently use the most effective method of birth control that they are able to use. Those traveling to areas with Zika should take steps during and after they travel to prevent mosquito bites and sexual transmission of Zika.
  • Pregnant women and women who are trying to become pregnant should consult their doctor before using insect repellants.

Does Zika virus infection cause GBS?
We do not yet know if there is a connection between GBS and Zika virus infection. It is difficult to determine if any particular pathogen or germ “causes” Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). The Brazil Ministry of Health has reported an increased number of people who have been infected with Zika virus who also have GBS. CDC is working with Brazil to study the possibility of a link between Zika and GBS.

Because the spread of Zika is ongoing, travelers should check the CDC travel website for the most up-to-date locations and recommendations: 

Cut-off time for checking in
  • Checked baggage may be accepted within six (6) hours of scheduled departure time based on the opening of the ticket counter on the same calendar day
  • Checked baggage will not be accepted less than 40 minutes prior to departure on domestic flights and 60 minutes for international flights.

JetBlue is not liable for any charges incurred for baggage that was checked late, nor will we be liable for delivery or compensation for late-checked baggage. 

  • If you're not checking bags, you must check in no later than 30 minutes* prior to scheduled departure for domestic flights, and 60 minutes for international flights 
  • All customers must be onboard the aircraft 15 minutes prior to scheduled or posted departure time for domestic and international flights.

*kiosk availability subject to airport hours of operation

Check in cut-off times vary between check-in channels as follows:

  • Online check in: 30 minutes of departure (domestic), 60 minutes of departure (international)
  • JetBlue mobile app: 30 minutes of departure (domestic), 60 minutes of departure (international)
  • Kiosk/ticket counter: 30 minutes of departure (domestic), 60 minutes of departure (international)

Address and phone number - CTG

Aeropuerto Internacional Rafael Núñez

03-89 71st Street, Crespo
Cartagena, Colombia 

Phone: +57 5 6569200

Baggage claim information

Baggage Claim is located at the international arrivals area.

You can pick up your bags at the main carousel.

Making a baggage claim

If your baggage has been delayed or damaged, it is important to make a baggage claim with a JetBlue crewmember while you're at the airport.

If you need to make the claim once you've left the airport, please call the JetBlue Baggage Service Office at the airport you flew into within four (4) hours after arrival.

The Baggage Service Office is open daily from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Baggage Service Office telephone: +57 5 6505959

Baggage claim followup

To follow-up on a baggage claim, contact Central Baggage Services. Click here for hours of operation and contact information.

Checked baggage requirement exceptions for select markets


  • Each customer may check a total of five (5) bags or boxes.
  • Each bag/box must NOT exceed 80 inches (203.2 centimeters) in overall dimensions (length + width + height) or CANNOT exceed 99 pounds (44.9 kilograms).
  • Boxes must be factory sealed.
  • Checked bags/boxes that are up to 50 pounds (22.73 kilos) or 62 inches (157.48 centimeters) in overall dimensions (length + width + height) will be accepted for check-in. overweight and/or oversize baggage fees will be applied.
  • For information on bikes and surfboards, please check sporting equipment
  • Holiday Checked Baggage Restrictions: Between November 16, 2017 and January 15, 2018 customers will only be allowed to check up to three (3) bags on flights to/from Cuba. Additionally, boxes will not be accepted on Cuba flights during this timeframe.

Dominican Republic, Haiti and Trinidad & Tobago

  • Each customer may check a total of two (2) bags. 
  • Each bag must NOT exceed 62 inches (157.48 centimeters) in overall dimensions (length + width + height) and CANNOT exceed 50 pounds (22.73 kg). Baggage dimensions are determined by adding the length, width, and height together.
  • Additional baggage and bags that exceed the overall dimensions or weight WILL NOT be allowed onboard flights to/from the Dominican Republic*, Haiti and Trinidad & Tobago.
    • *Additional baggage will be accepted on flights to/from La Romana, Dominican Republic.


Each customer may check a total of two (2) bags. Each bag must NOT exceed 62 inches (157.48 centimeters) in overall dimensions (length + width + height) and CANNOT exceed 70 pounds (31.75 kg). Overweight bag fees will apply to bags weighing over 50 pounds (22.73 kg).  

For all baggage requirements - see Checked Baggage Requirements.

Boxes, television sets and liability

Please note that cardboard boxes WILL NOT be allowed on any international flight except for flights to/from Cuba. Non-hazardous items may be packed in checked baggage. Humanitarian organizations transporting supplies will be subject to the same baggage allowances and guidelines as other customers. Plastic bins with a secure lid may be accepted on international flights.

As a reminder, television sets are NOT accepted on international flights, with a unique exception for flights to/from Cuba.

Military personnel traveling on JetBlue

Separate baggage exceptions apply for U.S. Military and Family. Click here for more information.

Boarding & deplaning options

Rafael Núñez International Airport does not board using a jetbridge. Customers will board and deplane via airstairs.

Car rental companies

Car rental companies are located at the at the domestic arrivals area of the airport.

other car rental options

We can also offer you special rates on rental cars through our partner You can book these rates by clicking on the link below or, if you call our Reservations team to book your reservation, one of our Reservation crewmembers can transfer you to

You may also contact Customer Support directly for questions regarding hotel or car reservations 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-544-3581 (English) or 1-800-520-8629 (Spanish).

Check-in & gate information

Our ticket counter is located in the Principal Hall International Airport and is open during the following hours:

10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

We recommend you arrive at the airport at least three (3) hours prior to departure. Avoid delays by checking for traffic alerts, and allow enough time to go through security screening, particularly during holidays and peak travel days. Please note, JetBlue has cutoff times for baggage check in, and also for check in at the departure gate; JetBlue will not be responsible for expenses incurred due to late check in.

To get through security you will need to check in at the ticket counter and receive your boarding pass. JetBlue departs out of Gate 11.

Check-in requirements for international travel

Documents required for travel vary according to citizenship, residency, age (for minors), length of stay, purpose of visit, student status, etc. Please check for specific requirements for the country, or countries, you are visiting to make sure you have the correct documents.

Click Here for Identification / ID Requirements.

Boarding cut-off time

Each customer must be onboard the aircraft 20 minutes prior to departure.

Any customer not onboard, even if they have checked in and received a boarding pass, may be denied boarding and will not be entitled to denied boarding compensation.

Kiosk check in

Kiosk check in is not available.

Skycap and curbside check in

Skycap service is available. We do not offer curbside check in at Rafael Núñez International Airport.

Check in & pick up info for unaccompanied minors

To prevent international child abduction, Colombia has implemented special exit procedures for Colombian children under 18 who are departing the country without both their mother and their father or a legal guardian.  These procedures apply to U.S. citizen children if they are also Colombian citizens or if they are legal residents of Colombia.  The procedures do not apply to U.S. citizen children present in Colombia as tourists using a U.S. passport.  Complying with the procedures can be complex and time-consuming, especially if an absent parent is outside Colombia at the time.  Advance planning is essential.

The procedures are as follows: Upon exiting the country, the person traveling with the child (or the child him/herself) must present a certified copy of the child’s birth certificate, along with written, signed authorization from the absent parent(s) or legal guardian.  The authorization must explicitly grant permission for the child to travel alone, with one parent, or with a third party, by name.  When a parent is deceased, a notarized copy of a death certificate is required instead of written authorization.  When one parent has sole custody of the child, that parent may present a custody decree instead of the other parent’s written authorization.

If the documents to be presented originated in the United States, they must first be translated into Spanish and then signed in front of a Colombian consul at a Colombian consulate.  Then, upon arrival in Colombia, the documents must be presented to the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for certification of the consul’s signature.

Alternatively, the documents can be translated into Spanish, then notarized by a notary public in the United States, and authenticated by requesting an apostille from the competent authority in the state where the documents were prepared.  The document, translation, and apostille can then be presented to immigration officers at the airport when the child travels.

If the documents originated in Colombia and are written in Spanish, only notarization by a Colombian notary is required.  For documents originating in countries other than the United States or Colombia, please inquire with the Colombian embassy serving that country.

In cases where the absent parent refuses or is unable to provide consent, the other parent can request assistance from the Colombian child protective service, Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar (ICBF).  In appropriate cases, ICBF will investigate and may issue a document that will allow the child to travel without both parents’ consent.  This process may take a significant amount of time and is not within the control of the U.S. government.

Click here for specific entry/exit and documentation requirements for minors based on origin and destination country.

Photo identification is required for both parties who drop off and pick up an unaccompanied minor. Unaccompanied minors will not be accepted without the guardian's photo ID.

No gate passes are permitted.

Drop off information

JetBlue crewmembers will accompany the unaccompanied minor to the gate.

When dropping off the unaccompanied minor, the parent/guardian may NOT leave the airport until the following criteria are met:

  • The parent/guardian has a signed copy of the UMNR form
  • The UMNR is onboard the aircraft 
  • The parent/guardian's name, address and cell phone number are all documented on the minor's reservation.

In the event of a gate return, a JetBlue crewmember will contact the parent/guardian so that he/she can immediately return to the airport to meet their minor. 

Pick up information

Parents or guardians who are picking up an unaccompanied minor should go to the JetBlue Ticket Counter. A JetBlue crewmember will accompany the unaccompanied minor from the gate to the Ticket Counter. Please arrive at the airport no later than 30 minutes before the scheduled arrival. The child will only be released to the person indicated on the unaccompanied minor form or on the reservation and that person must present their government-issued photo ID.

Directions to CTG

For detailed directions to Rafael Núñez International Airport, please click on the link to Google Maps below:

Google Maps - Directions to Rafael Núñez International Airport

Flight durations

Approximate flight durations, as well as other pertinent flight details may be found on the 'Select your flights' screen when booking on

Please note: flight durations vary with wind currents, weather developments, aircraft congestion, and air traffic control directives.

Ground transportation

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Traveling to/from the airport? Schedule a ride ahead of time with JetBlue Ground Transfers and your ride will be waiting. 

Using ridesharing apps or taxi? You can be picked up and dropped off right outside the terminal.

Want to take public transit? The M60 SBS & Q47 bus stop is located on Marine Terminal Road outside of Terminal A.
The Q70 SBS, Q72 & Q48 are accessible from Terminal B. If you take one of these to Terminal B, you can take the free BLUE shuttle to Terminal A.

Mileage information

Nearby areas of interest: 

Castillo San Felipe 15 minutes
Torre Del Reloj 15 minutes
Museo Naval 15 minutes
Church San Pedro Claver 15 minutes
Plaza de Santo Domingo 20 minutes

Other airlines

If you're making a connection in Cartagena, here's a list of other airlines:

Spirit Airlines 1-800-772-7117
Avianca 1-800-284-2622
Copa 1-800-FLY-COPA
LAN - Colombia 1-800-094-9490


*All rates are subject to change without notice.

Long-term parking & short-term parking

Both short-term and long-term parking are available in front of the Rafael Núñez International Airport. Rates in Colombian Pesos (COP) range from $3.500 to $27000 cop. 

Traveling to Colombia with pets/service & emotional support animals

Passengers arriving with cats or dogs must obtain approval from the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) at first point of entry and must be accompanied by:

  1. A Health Certificate issued by the health authority of the country of origin, with a maximum validity of 10 calendar days declaring:
    • species, identification, race, sex, age and fur;
    • that it was treated with internal and external anti-parasites products authorized in the exporting country;
    • authorization for transportation abroad. AND
  2. An Immunization Certificate mentioning the vaccination plan in force, according to age and species, specifying the product name and the date of administration. Pets imported from the USA must be accompanied by a certificate issued by Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA -APHIS)

Customers must bring an APHIS Form 7001, completed by a USDA accredited veterinarian, and endorsed by a USDA representative. The two part APHIS Form 7001 must have all three USDA requirements (Certificate Number, USDA Stamp and USDA Veterinarian Signature). Customers traveling with pets or service and emotional support dogs or cats are not allowed to travel to Colombia without the form endorsed by USDA. Customers who arrive without the required documents will be denied check-in.

For more information on where USDA endorsements can be obtained, please click here.

The following canine breeds and any cross breeds of: Staffordshire terrier, pit-bull terrier and American Pit Bull Terrier.

Special service information

Both regular and oversized wheelchairs are available upon request. Electric carts are not available.

An information desk is available from 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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