The U.S. Embassy has announced that Spirit Airlines will operate humanitarian flights on several dates in August 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.
Two flights will depart from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá, onAugust 24 & 26. One flight will depart from Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO) in Cali, on August 25. One flight will depart on August 21 from Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG) in Cartagena. One flight will depart from José María Córdova International Airport (MDE) in Rionegro, on August 27. All 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 THE CONSULATE at [email protected] or (57) 1 275-2000. They 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).
- August 24
- August 26
Cali Departure: August 25
Cartagena Departure: August 21
Medellín Departure: August 27
Please note that as of May 25 transport permits (salvoconductos) will no longer be necessary to travel to an airport for humanitarian flights. Instead, travelers should carry a copy of their boarding pass – physical or digital – as well as identification (e.g., cedula or passport). If a driver is used, the driver should also carry a copy of the traveler’s boarding pass and authorization of the respective humanitarian flight. Drivers will have up to 48 hours to travel to and from the departure airport. If you encounter difficulties while traveling to the airport, please contact the US Embassy at [email protected] or (57) 1 275-2000.
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Due to current travel guidelines in the United States, individuals with visas who have been in Brazil, China, Iran, the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), the Republic of Ireland, or the Schengen Area within 14 days prior to the flight will not be allowed to board this flight. U.S. citizens, Legal Permanent Residents, and their immediate family members who are returning home after visiting travel-restricted countries may still reenter by going through a process for enhanced medical screenings at specially designated airports. For the most current information regarding COVID-19, the May 24 Presidential Proclamation, and its impact on travel to the United States, please visit www.dhs.govand www.whitehouse.gov.
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.
Normal services (food service, water fountains, etc.) at airports are closed.
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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