Alert: New Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (June 8), Cali (June 9), Cartagena (June 5), and Medellin (June 11) to Fort Lauderdale

Location:  Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellin

Event:  New Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá (June 8), Cali (June 9), Cartagena (June 5), and Medellin (June 11) to Fort Lauderdale – Operated by Spirit Airlines

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce Spirit Airlines will operate four additional humanitarian flights.  One flight will depart from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá, one on June 8.  A second flight will depart on June 9 from Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO) in Cali.  A third flight will depart from Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG) in Cartagena.  And a fourth flight will depart from José María Córdova International Airport (MDE) in Rionegro.  All flights arrive at Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport (FLL) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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.

THESE FLIGHTS CAN ONLY BE BOOKED ONLINE.  When booking on Spirit Airlines, you must select ‘one way’ travel to view these flights.

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.

Please note that as of May 25 transport permits (salvoconductos) will no longer be necessary to travel to an airport for humanitarian flights.  Instead, travellers 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 traveller’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 us at ColombiaEvac@state.gov or (57) 1 275-2000.

SPIRIT AIRLINES FLIGHT NUMBER

ORIGIN

DEPARTURE (LOCAL TIME)

DESTINATION

ARRIVAL (LOCAL TIME)

DATE

NK#6333

CTG

1:00pm

FLL

5:00pm

5-Jun

NK#6311

BOG

2:00pm

FLL

7:00pm

8-Jun

NK#6322

CLO

2:00pm

FLL

7:00pm

9-Jun

NK#6344

MDE

1:30pm

FLL

6:00pm

11-Jun


IMPORTANT:

Due to current travel guidelines in the United States, persons who have been in China, Iran, or certain European countries within 14 days prior to the flight will not be allowed to board this flight.  For more information, please click here.

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.

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