Alert: Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá to Orlando (July 11), Houston (July 13) and Miami (July 22)

Location: Colombia

Event: Humanitarian Flights from Bogotá to Orlando (July 11), Houston (July 13) and Miami (July 22)The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that Viva Air will operate three humanitarian flights from El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá. The first flight is on July 11 from Bogotá (BOG) to Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Orlando, Florida. The second flight is scheduled on July 13 from Bogotá (BOG) to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston, Texas. The third flight is on July 22 from Bogotá (BOG) to Miami International Airport (MIA) in Miami, Florida. These flights have been made available to allow U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) to return to the United States. Onward connections from Orlando, Houston and Miami are possible.

To book the flight:

  • Go to the Viva Air Booking Site: https://www.vivaair.com/co/
  • Select One-way Flight
  • Enter the Origen, Destination, and Date and click “Search” 
  • Select Class of Fare desired 
  • Click “Buy”

 VIVA AIR FLIGHT NUMBER  

ORIGIN  

DEPARTURE (LOCAL TIME)  

DESTINATION  

ARRIVAL (LOCAL TIME)  

DATE  

VH 468

VH 434

VH 480

BOG   

BOG

BOG

9:30am 

5:00am

12:38pm

MCO

IAH

MIA

2:57pm 

10:27am

5:22pm

11-JUL

13-JUL

22-JUL


Please contact Viva Air directly for seat availability, reservations, luggage policy, and pricing information.

Viva Air allows unaccompanied minors to travel if they comply with local and international laws. Please visit to review their policy on unaccompanied minors here: https://www.vivaair.com/co/en/policies/kids

If you are interested in returning to the United States, please take advantage of these flights.  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) are no longer necessary to travel to an airport for humanitarian flights.  Instead, travelers 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 traveler’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 ACSBogota@state.gov or (57) 1 275-2000.    

IMPORTANT: 

Due to current travel guidelines in the United States, individuals with visas who have been in Brazil, China, Iran, the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), the Republic of Ireland, or the Schengen Area within 14 days prior to the flight will not be allowed to board this flight.  U.S. citizens, Legal Permanent Residents, and their immediate family members who are returning home after visiting travel-restricted countries may still reenter by going through a process for enhanced medical screenings at specially designated airports.  For the most current information regarding COVID-19, the May 24 Presidential Proclamation, and its impact on travel to the United States, please visit www.dhs.govand www.whitehouse.gov.

Service and emotional support pets registered in advance in full compliance with Viva Air’s policy for animals on board will be permitted. For more information, refer to Viva Air’s pet policy: https://www.vivaair.com/co/en/pets or contact the airline directly.  

Normal services (food service, water fountains, etc.) at the Bogotá airport are closed.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19

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