Bogotá Airport Accessibility – Wheelchair Travel

Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport (BOG) is the largest in the country and the third busiest airport in Latin America. Recently renovated and expanded, the airport has been recognized with awards from Skytrax and the World Airport Awards. Accessibility in the terminal building is very good, and I had a positive experience flying both to and from Bogota.

Airport Terminal & Accessibility

The airport consists of two terminals, but nearly all airlines operate out of Terminal 1. The updated terminal is accessible, with elevators, moving walkways and barrier-free routes from check-in to the boarding gate. Accessible bathrooms are available throughout the terminal.

Airport Security

The security checkpoint at Bogota Airport operates similarly to a TSA screening lane. Carry-on bags is scanned and pat downs are conducted on passengers using a wheelchair. I was pulled aside for an additional screening, however, which involved a dog.

One of the responsibilities of airport security is to stop the export of illegal drugs, and the dog was brought in to verify that my wheelchair was not being used for smuggling. Interestingly enough, some have tried this before, so I would expect to encounter a drug-sniffing dog on any future departures from [...]

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