The U.S. Embassy has announced that Spirit Airlines will operate three humanitarian flights between April 21-23 from Colombia to the United States for US citizens and permanent residents that wish to return to the US during this period of closed airspace due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic.
One flight will depart April 21 from José María Córdova International Airport (MDE) in Medellin. A second flight depart April 22 from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá. A third flight will depart April 23 from Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO) in Cali, and then board additional passengers in Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG) in Cartagena. All three flights will arrive at Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport (FLL) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
This message has been reprinted in its entirety as issued by the US Embassy in Bogotá.
These flights have been made available to allow U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents to return to the United States. Please contact Spirit Airlines directly for seat availability, reservations, and pricing information.
If you are interested in returning to the United States, please take advantage of these flights. The U.S. government cannot guarantee the ability to arrange flights indefinitely. U.S. citizens should return immediately to the United States, unless you are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.
THESE FLIGHTS CAN ONLY BE BOOKED ONLINE.
If you purchase a ticket on one of these flights, and encounter difficulties traveling to the airport from your location, please contact us at [email protected] or (57) 1 275-2000. We have received reports that taxis and bus companies continue to operate, albeit at reduced and limited schedules. If you believe you will have difficulty reaching the airport due to travel restrictions, please provide us with your travel information (name, date of birth, passport number, and contact details).
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Due to current travel guidelines in the United States, persons who have been in China, Iran, or certain European countries within 14 days prior to the flight will not be allowed to board this flight. For more information, please click here.
Onward connections from Fort Lauderdale, Florida are available.
Only support animals registered 48 hours in advance in full compliance with Spirit’s normal policy for support animals will be permitted. For more information, refer to Spirit Airlines support animal policy.
The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Colombia.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia
U.S. Consular Agency, Barranquilla
U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs
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