Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: Potential Flights for U.S. Citizens (March 27, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Managua is coordinating a potential flight for U.S. citizens to the United States on Wednesday, April 1, which would land at Alexandria International Airport (AEX) in Alexandria, LA. U.S. citizens wishing to be included on a list of passengers for this potential flight must fill out this online form.

You should fill out one form per passenger. If you have already filled out the form registering your interest, you do not need to do so again. If you are unable to fill out the form, please email ACSManagua@state.gov

The Embassy will contact U.S. citizens expressing interest in this flight via email with further details and instructions.

Commercial flights from Managua to the United States remain available, including via Mexico City on AeroMexico. U.S. travelers already ticketed on commercial flights should keep those reservations. Airline contact information is available on the Managua airport website: https://www.eaai.com.ni/en/aerolines-internationals

Available seats on a possible U.S. government-organized flight will be limited, with priority given to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Resident immediate family members who are traveling with them. The Embassy is working with airlines to gauge demand for either additional commercial flights or additional U.S. government-organized flights if no commercial flights are available.

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.
  • The projected flight will land at Alexandria International Airport (AEX) in Alexandria, LA. All passengers will be responsible for booking onward travel to their final destination.
  • 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.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19 recommending that U.S. citizens who reside in the United States arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.

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