The Government has announced four new special charter flights from Argentina, Colombia and Honduras to bring home over 900 British nationals to the United Kingdom.
Foreign Office Minister for the Americas, Wendy Morton said:
These special charter flights will provide a lifeline to hundreds of British travellers who have been stranded in South America.
We have already brought home over 1,200 British travellers from the region on charter flights and these will return over 900 more.
The details of the charter flights are as follows:
- Friday 1 May: Bogota, Colombia – San Pedro Sula, Honduras – London Heathrow
- Monday 4 May: Bogota, Colombia – Cartagena, Colombia – London Heathrow
- Thursday 7 May: Buenos Aires, Argentina – London Gatwick
- Tuesday 12 May: Buenos Aires, Argentina – London Heathrow
Additional special charter flights from Roatan and Utila in Honduras have also been arranged to enable British travellers to reach San Pedro Sula, in time for the connecting flight to London.
British travellers stranded in Colombia and Honduras who wish to return home can book a place on these flights through a dedicated booking portal from today (Sunday 26 April). The booking portal for British travellers in Argentina will open in the coming days. Priority is initially being given to vulnerable passengers including those over 70 and others who have medical requirements.
These UK Government chartered flights follow flights from Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru, meaning we will have brought back over 2100 British travellers from South America and helped hundreds more return through commercial routes.
These flights form part of the £75m partnership between government and airlines to bring home British travellers stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic, as announced by the Foreign Secretary on 30 March 2020.