USAID Travel

Safe Harbors USAID Travel Group provides expert travel services to USAID contractors and grant recipients.


Our knowledgeable USAID Travel Counselors assist in planning and booking qualified international travel.

  • Comprehensive USAID travel services:
  • Experienced USAID international travel counselors
  • Up-to-date with USAID and Fly America Act requirements
  • Passport, visa and insurance assistance
  • 24/7/365 global travel network
  • Door-to-door travel assistance

Safe Harbors Business Travel 's Fly America Act Travel Specialists

Safe Harbors’ provides full-service international travel arrangements under Fly America Act guidelines below. The Fly America Act requires federal employees and their dependents, consultants, contractors, grantees, USAID contractors and others performing United States Government financed foreign air travel to travel by U.S. flag air carriers. Our knowledgeable Fly America Travel Counselors assist in planning and booking all of your qualified international travel.

  • World Health Organization Travel
  • Non-profit Organization Travel
  • Mission-based Organization Travel
  • NGO (Non Governmental Organization) travel
  • Charity Travel

The Fly America Act Guidelines, How the Fly America Act Applies to Government Travel

The Fly American Act refers to the provisions enacted by section 5 of the International Air Transportation Fair Competitive Practices Act of 1974 (pub. L. 93-624, January 3, 1975), 40 U.S.C. App. 1517, as amended by section 21 of the International Air Transportation Competition Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 96-192, February 15, 1980), 94 Stat. 43 The Act (41 CFR 301) requires individuals using United States Federal Government funds to limit themselves to U.S. airlines. However, 41 CFR Parts 301-3 section §301-10 allows those individuals to use federal funding to fly on non-U.S. airlines under the following circumstances:

  • A non-U.S. carrier provides service on a particular leg of the route
  • Service on a non-U.S. air carrier would be three hours or less, and use of the U.S. air carrier would at least double (six hours) the travel time
  • When the U.S. air carrier only has seats in first and/or business class, and economy class service is available from a non-U.S. air carrier
  • When the traveler, while en route, has to wait six hours or more to transfer to a U.S. air carrier to proceed to the intended destination
  • When use of a U.S. air carrier would extend travel time by at least six hours more than travel by a non-U.S. flag carrier
  • When use of a U.S. air carrier would require two or more aircraft changes at points abroad than use of a non-U.S. air carrier