Alert: Humanitarian Flights to Fort Lauderdale on April 6 Operated by Spirit Airlines

Location: Colombia– Bogota, Medellin, Cartagena

Event: Humanitarian Flights to Fort Lauderdale on April 6 Operated by Spirit Airlines

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that Spirit Airlines will operate two humanitarian flights on April 6, 2020.

One flight will depart from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogota.  A second flight will depart from Jose Maria Cordova International Airport (MDE) in Medellin, and then board additional passengers in Cartagena’s Rafael Nunez International Airport (CTG).  Both flights will 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.

If you are interested in returning to the United States, we encourage you to 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.

If you purchase a ticket on this flight, and encounter difficulties traveling to the airport from your location, please contact us at ColombiaEvac@state.gov or (57) 1 275-2000.  We have received reports that taxis and bus companies continue to operate, albeit at reduced and limited schedules.  If you believe you will have difficulty reaching the airport due to travel restrictions, please provide us with your travel information (name, date of birth, passport number, and contact details).

SPIRIT AIRLINES FLIGHT NUMBER

ORIGIN

DEPARTURE (LOCAL TIME)

DESTINATION

ARRIVAL (LOCAL TIME)

DATE

NK#6320

NK#6330

NK#6330

BOG

MDE

CTG

12:30pm

12:33pm

2:41pm

FLL

FLL

FLL

5:30pm

6:39pm

6:39pm

6-APR

6-APR

6-APR

 

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 El Dorado Airport are closed.

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