Update for U.S. Citizens Regarding Commercial Flight Options to the United States

April 2, 2020

Location: Guatemala

Event: The U.S. Embassy would like to emphasize Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent message to U.S. citizens currently outside the United States:

“We do not know in some countries how long the continued commercial flights in your country may continue to operate.  We can’t guarantee the U.S. Government’s ability to arrange chartered flights indefinitely…”

“Americans abroad who wish to return home [to the United States] should do so immediately and make arrangements to accomplish that.”

There are no additional State Department charter flights planned from Guatemala City to the United States; however, the U.S. Embassy has coordinated with United Airlines to facilitate limited commercial flights from Guatemala City to the United States (see details and contact information below). We do not expect these flights to continue on a regular basis and are unsure if/when additional commercial flights may be scheduled.  It is important to take advantage of these commercial opportunities now or be prepared to remain in Guatemala for an indefinite period.

U.S. citizens and other travelers wishing to travel to the United States should contact United Airlines directly to make a booking. Intending travelers should also continue to check the availability of these and other commercial flight options as they are scheduled.  Reservations for any available commercial flights would be made directly with the airlines, not the U.S. Embassy, so please contact them directly for bookings.

United Airlines has flights scheduled from Guatemala City to the United States on the following dates:

Friday, April 3rd – 12:30pm departure (Flight 2853) from Guatemala City to Houston, TX.

Saturday, April 4th – 2:00pm departure (Flight 2817) from Guatemala City to Houston, TX.

Please contact United Airlines directly at https://www.united.com or VentasGUA@united.com to make reservations.

Please note, fares are set by the airlines, not the U.S. government.

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

Resources for additional information:
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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