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UK announces repatriation flight from Costa Rica to London

June 2, 2020

The United Kingdom has announced a repatriation flight from Costa Rica for Britons who need to return home during the coronavirus crisis.

The flight is scheduled for June 11 and costs £800 (about $1,000) per person.

Below is the alert from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO):

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A special flight will depart from Juan Santamaria Airport in San José, Costa Rica, on 11 June to London Stansted, UK.

The flight cost is £800 per person.

This flight is for:

  • British nationals, normally resident in the UK
  • dependants travelling with a British national

Vulnerable British nationals will be prioritised.

Vulnerable non-British UK residents with Indefinite Leave to Remain, and other foreign nationals, may be accommodated if there is sufficient capacity.

Your eligibility will be checked before your tickets are issued.

How to book

CTM is working on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to manage special flight bookings.

If you wish to travel, book on the CTM website as soon as possible.

To book flights on the CTM website, you will need:

  • full passport and contact details for each traveller
  • your UK home address and postcode
  • your means of payment, such as credit or debit card details

The booking website is only available to British nationals. If you have difficulty booking online, or if you are a vulnerable non-British UK resident with Indefinite Leave to Remain, or another foreign national, then you will need to contact us. To do so, send an SMS text message containing only your full name to +44 (0)7537 416 125. A member of the CTM team will then be in touch.

Tickets will not be on sale at the airport. Do not travel to the airport without a confirmed ticket.

You may find it helpful to read our guide to eligibility and the booking process for special charter flights.

Financial support for a flight

If you have exhausted all other options available to you for getting funds, you may be eligible to apply for an emergency loan from the government to cover the cost of the ticket.

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British nationals living in Panama, Nicaragua and Guatemala can book connecting flights to join the transatlantic offering from Costa Rica. Click here for more information.

British Airways is scheduled to resume flights to Costa Rica in July 2020.

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