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Repatriation Flights from Central America for Foreign Nationals in July (Updated July 12)

Updated July 12, 2020

Are you stuck in Central America and trying to get home to North America or Europe? Here’s a list of the repatriation flights available in July before the airports officially “open” again. 

A list of repatriation flights for foreign citizens looking to leave Central America. Please note, these flights are subject to change/cancellation at any moment.

Passengers should contact the airline or their embassy for further details.

The list below concentrates on repatriation flights to North America and Europe. If you’re trying to get elsewhere, please contact your embassy. There are occasional flights laid on – for example, recently there was something from El Salvador to Belize for Belizean citizens trapped in Latin America. But these are far and few between.


There are no scheduled repatriation flights from Belize scheduled at this time. Belize plans to reopen its airport for international flights on August 15.


There are daily flights (Mon-Fri) with United departing Guatemala to Houston with United.

According to the US Embassy in Guatemala City, United will be laying on more repatriation flights to Los Angeles, Washington, and Newark during July. Check with the airline for details. 


United departing Tegucigalpa (TGU) to Houston on July 21, July 23, July 28, July 30.

Spirit departing San Pedro Sula (SAP) to Fort Lauderdale on July 15. 

Honduras has not announced an official reopening of its borders at this time.

El Salvador:

United departing San Salvador (SAL) to Houston daily through August 2. United also offering twice-weekly flights from San Salvador to Los Angeles, Washington, and Newark.

El Salvador had planned to open its airport to international flights on August 6. However, given the recent rollback of its phased reopening, this looks doubtful. 


Aeromexico departing Managua (MGA) to Mexico City, Mexico on July 17. Onward travel from Mexico City to United States available.

International airlines plan to resume operations to/from Nicaragua from August 1.

Costa Rica:

Air France departing San Jose (SJO) to Paris on July 24. Onward travel to elsewhere in Europe available.

Iberia departing San Jose (SJO) to Madrid on July 18. Onward travel to elsewhere in Europe available.

Spirit departing San Jose (SJO) to Fort Lauderdale on July 22 and July 29.

United departing San Jose (SJO) to Houston on July 13, July 15, and July 17. From July 20, United will offer daily weekday flights (Mon-Fri) to Houston. United also departing from Liberia Airport (LIR) to Houston on July 10, July 17, July 24, and July 31.

Costa Rica plans to reopen its international airports for regular service on August 1.


Copa Airlines Panama City (PTY) to Washington, DC on July 15.

Spirit departing Panama City (PTY) to Fort Lauderdale on July 14 and July 20.

United departing Panama City (PTY) to Houston on July 17.

Panama plans to reopen its international airports for regular service on July 23.

We will try to keep this list as up to date as possible as new flights get laid on or cancelled.

Please help us by letting us know if you hear of new repatriation flights, or if your is cancelled or changed.

James Dyde is the editor of He lives in Escazu, Costa Rica.

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