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

March 31, 2020

Location: Guatemala

Event:   The last scheduled State Department charter flights from Guatemala City to Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) departed this morning.  In the past nine days, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala has offered twelve charters and helped nearly 1,900 American citizens and legal permanent residents return home.

At this time, we do not expect additional State Department charter flights will be made available.

However, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala has coordinated with United Airlines to facilitate additional commercial flights from Guatemala City to the United States (see details and contact information below). 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. We also ask U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents still wishing to return to the United States to continue to check the availability of these and other commercial flight options as they are scheduled.  Reservations for commercial flights would be made directly with the airlines, not the U.S. Embassy, so please contact them directly for bookings.

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

Thursday, April 2nd – 12:30pm departure (Flight 2852) from Guatemala City to Houston, TX.

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

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

As we do not anticipate additional State Department charter flights will be available, we have closed the Embassy’s online data entry form and will not be taking additional registrations.  Information already collected by the Embassy will not be retained.  For any possible U.S. government-coordinated flights in the future, the U.S. Embassy will provide instructions regarding its registration process at that time.  However, as we do not anticipate that this will likely become an option, we urge travelers to continue to seek commercial flight options from Guatemala City to the United States.

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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