Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens in Guatemala: United Airlines Offering Flights on April 24th and 25th

April 17, 2020

Location: Guatemala

Event: The United States Embassy in Guatemala City advises U.S. citizens that United Airlines has opened flights from Guatemala City to the United States on the following dates:

Friday, April 24 – 12:00 departure (Flight 3021) from Guatemala City to Houston, TX.

 Saturday April 25 – 12:00 departure (Flight 3022) from Guatemala City to Houston, TX.

These flights are limited offerings and we do not expect them to continue on a regular basis. We urge U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents wishing to travel to the United States to contact United Airlines directly to make a booking.  Reservations for commercial flights should be made directly with the airlines, not the U.S. Embassy, so please contact them directly for bookings.  Please contact United Airlines directly at https://www.united.com or VentasGUA@united.com to make reservations.

In the event that current restrictions on inter-department travel are still in effect on these dates, the Embassy will work with the Guatemalan authorities to procure authorization for manifested passengers to travel between departments to reach the airport.  While the Embassy will make every effort to secure authorization, there is no guarantee that passengers will be allowed to cross department boundaries to travel to the airport without the express permission of the Guatemalan government, which will be coordinated on a flight-by-flight basis.  The Embassy will provide updated information as soon as it is available.

The United States Embassy in Guatemala urges U.S. citizens to comply with all laws, regulations and health guidelines put in place by the Guatemalan government, including the mandatory curfew, mandatory use of masks in public, and other restrictions on travel and other activities currently in effect.  Failure to comply with these regulations could result in fines of up to 150,000 quetzals or up to six years in prison.

The restrictions on inter-departmental travel do not impede individuals currently in the Department of Guatemala, including those in Guatemala City, from traveling to the airport to board the upcoming United Airlines flights.

Please contact AmcitsGuatemala@state.gov for any urgent inquiries.

Actions to Take:
Read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the COVID-19 crisis in Guatemala, and actions the U.S. Embassy is taking to assist U.S. citizens.

Review the State Department’s Global Level 4 Health Travel Advisory at www.travel.state.gov.

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 the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.

Monitor local news for updates.

Assistance:
U.S. Embassy Guatemala City https://gt.usembassy.gov/
Tel. (502) 2326-4000
Amcitsguatemala@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Guatemala Country Information and Travel Advisory Page

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