Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Flights for U.S. Citizens (March 26, 2020)

Location:  Nicaragua

Event:  As of March 26, 2020, seats remain available on AeroMexico flights from Managua to Mexico City, with connections to many destinations in the United States.  However, other international airlines have suspended service from Managua or will soon do so.  For more information on the expected suspension dates of these airlines, you can review our previous message.

The Embassy urges U.S. citizens who wish to leave Nicaragua to contact airlines directly at the following link while commercial flights remain available:  https://www.eaai.com.ni/en/aerolines-internationals

The Embassy is working with airlines to gauge demand for either additional commercial flights or U.S. government-organized flights if no commercial flights are available. If you are a U.S. citizen interested in being added to a list for any potential U.S. government-organized flight, please submit this online form.

If you are unable to complete the online form, please email the Embassy at ACSManagua@state.gov.

Please note:

  • Under U.S. law, passengers on U.S. government-organized flights are responsible for paying the cost of their ticket, which may be higher than standard commercial fares.  Travelers on U.S. government-organized flights are required to sign a promissory note before boarding.  No cash or credit card payments will be accepted.  Travelers will be responsible for any arrangements or costs (for lodging, travel to onward destination, local transportation, etc.) related to all travel from the initial landing in the United States to their final destination.  Exact departure time and routing are subject to change.
  • Seats on U.S. government-organized flights are reserved for U.S. citizens (including those with identified health concerns) and Lawful Permanent Resident immediate family members who are traveling with them.  Proof of eligibility to enter the United States (a valid, unexpired U.S. passport or a permanent resident card) will be required prior to being allowed to board a U.S. government-organized flight.  Copies will not be accepted.
  • Do not go to the airport if you have flu-like symptoms.  You will not be allowed to board a U.S. government-organized flight.
  • Baggage on U.S. government-organized flights is limited to two pieces totaling no more than 80 lbs. per traveler.

Actions to Take:

  • Enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Enrollment in STEP enables the American Citizen Services unit in Managua to reach out directly to U.S. citizens in need of assistance.  STEP also allows U.S. citizens to receive alerts to convey information about terrorist threats, security incidents, planned demonstrations, natural disasters, etc.
  • Review the State Department’s Global Level 4 Health Travel Advisory at travel.state.gov.
  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and what you can do to reduce your risk.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information regarding impacts to travel.
  • Check with your airline, cruise line, or travel operator regularly for updated information about your travel plans and, or, restrictions.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Nicaragua.
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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