Repatriation Flight Options

Apr 28, 2020

On 26 April 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires issued a Health Alert regarding repatriation flight options following the government’s extension of the nationwide quarantine through 10 May. The update reads in part as follows:

“Event: Eastern Airlines has announced it will operate a direct flight from Buenos Aires to Miami, Florida on Wednesday, April 29, at 11:30 a.m. from Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Ezeiza) [SAEZ/EZE]. U.S. citizens interested in departing on this flight will need to book directly with Eastern Airlines. *The flight is subject to change.*

“At this time, this is the only direct way to travel between Argentina and the United States. If you need to leave Argentina, you should strongly consider booking this flight, otherwise you should be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. Local media reports indicate the Argentine government may soon prohibit indefinitely the sale of airline tickets for regular commercial flights. Many airlines have already cancelled international service to Argentina into May.

“Please monitor https://goeasternair.com for the latest information on the flight and ticket availability. This is not a U.S. government-operated or funded flight. The Embassy is liaising with Eastern to provide travel information to U.S. citizens.”

Additional information from the Embassy including a list of required documentation and procedures for obtaining authorization to travel to the airport is available here.

For more information

+ 61 2 8019-7269
enquiry@steningsimpson.com.au