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McLean, VA – March 23, 2020 – Global Guardian, the preeminent provider of international security services for corporate and family travelers, utilized their Emergency Evacuation services to quickly and safely evacuate 144 Americans out of Roatan, Honduras, on Sunday, March 22, 2020. The request from private citizens came as Americans have found themselves stranded as a result of heightened travel restrictions and border closures due to COVID-19.

“In a time of uncertainty, we know how important it is to be where you feel the safest. We were thrilled that we were able to step in and bring this group of Americans back home,” said Dale Buckner, Chief Executive Officer of Global Guardian.

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge and alternative evacuation services are being sought out by many travelers who want to return home, Global Guardian is planning for additional emergency evacuations around the world.

“With the Roatan evacuation successfully completed and additional requests continuing from all over the world, we are working tirelessly to continue to bring U.S. citizens back home,” said Mike McGarrity, Vice President of Global Risk Services. “This underscores the importance of having a worldwide team of professionals who are trained to manage any emergency, anywhere, at any time.”

Global Guardian can provide transportation through either commercial or private services and has the capability to mobilize ground transportation options to move clients to an available and functioning FBO or commercial port of entry.

“Although the restrictions in Honduras were revised to allow planes to fly in and return visitors back home, many of the individuals we assisted were still finding themselves with a canceled or extremely delayed flight option. Our team of former military special operations and federal law enforcement personnel are trained to respond and manage critical incidents quickly and efficiently, positioning us to respond to this evacuation,” said Buckner.

“I cannot begin to express my gratitude to the entire Global Guardian team for getting my husband and I home safely to our families and lives here in Boston,” said Annie Perlick, a NICU nurse at Boston’s Children Hospital.


Global Guardian is a Tysons Corner, VA based global security firm that provides its clients with access to a comprehensive suite of security services. Its capabilities include personnel tracking supported by a dedicated 24-hour Operation Center, a full range of personnel-based security and executive protection services, medical support and transportation, travel intelligence and emergency response and evacuation services in over 100 countries. Global Guardian’s suite of risk mitigation services provides organizations with innovative and cost-effective solutions to help them protect their staff and business operations around the world.

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