Travel alert for U.S. Citizens in Guatemala: United Airlines offering flights on May 3rd, 5th and 8th

May 1, 2020

Location: Guatemala

Event: The United States Embassy in Guatemala City advises U.S. citizens that United Airlines has opened multiple flights from Guatemala City to the United States throughout the month of May, including the following flights through Friday, May 8:

Sunday, May 3 – 12:00 departure (Flight 3011) from Guatemala City to Houston, TX.

Tuesday, May 5 –12:00 departure (Flight 3016) from Guatemala City to Houston, TX.

Friday, May 8 –12:00 departure (Flight 3017) from Guatemala City to Houston, TX.

United Airlines may update this schedule or add additional flights at any time.  We urge U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents wishing to travel to the United States to monitor United Airlines’ website at https://www.united.com to learn of future flights to the United States as they are scheduled.  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.

The Embassy advises U.S. citizens that other commercial carriers may also begin scheduling flights from Guatemala to the United States in the coming weeks.  We urge interested travelers to monitor commercial carriers’ websites to learn about travel options as they are made available.

At present, all travel between or into the departments of Sacatepéquez, Chimaltenango, Guatemala and El Progreso is prohibited.  If these restrictions continue, United Airlines will send manifested passengers U.S. Embassy-issued letters requesting permission to cross inter-departmental boundaries into the Department of Guatemala for the purpose of travel to Aurora International airport to fly back to the United States.  Guatemala’s National Civil Police (Polícia Nacional Civil, PNC) is honoring these letters.  Travelers should contact United Airlines for further details.

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 Quetzales 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.

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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