Health Alert: Update – Repatriation Flight on April 8

Location: Malabo

Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Repatriation Flight Wednesday, April 8

There are seats available on a special repatriation flight to the United States on April 8. 

The repatriation flight will take place on Wednesday, April 8. You will need to be at Malabo International Airport no later than 7:30 am. The repatriation flight is operated by the U.S. government and passengers will be required to reimburse the U.S. government for the cost of the repatriation flight.

Please ensure that you monitor your email and telephone for status notifications regarding this repatriation flight, as the process is likely to move quickly. If you are considering leaving Equatorial Guinea, we encourage you to take advantage of the upcoming opportunity as it is unlikely that there will be another repatriation flight organized by the U.S. Embassy.

If you have not already done so:

Please register your interest in this repatriation flight, American citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents should send an email to with the information below for each passenger with the subject line “Return Travel to the U.S.”. Please include the following information for each U.S. citizen, U.S. legal permanent resident, non-citizen guardians accompanying minor children in your family or group, and non-citizens:

  • Full name as it appears on your passport
  • Citizenship
  • Country Visa type, Number, and Expiration Date (non-U.S. citizens only)
  • Date of birth
  • Passport number
  • Date of passport expiration
  • Email address and contact phone number
  • Current location
  • Desired onward destination in the U.S.
  • Medical issues
  • Pets


  • When you arrive at the airport, you will be lined up according to priority boarding to ensure that your documents have been received and signed. All passengers will need to reimburse the U.S. Government for the repatriation flight, and a promissory note for the cost of the repatriation flight must be signed before boarding. No cash or credit card payments will be accepted.
  • Health Care Screenings:  No passengers showing symptoms will be allowed to board the aircraft. When applicable, a health questionnaire should be completed prior to boarding.
  • Prior to landing in the US, paperwork will be disseminated to passengers regarding appropriate health care procedures. Quarantine rules of the country you are entering apply.
  • All international travelers arriving in the U.S. are recommended to stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health, and practice social distancing. However, expect these recommendations to change based on onward destination within the U.S.
  • Luggage Restrictions: 2 bags (40kg total for all bags combined) and 1 carry-on per person.
  • We expect the flights to be full, and we may not have capacity for significantly overweight baggage.
  • Meals will be provided on the plane for passengers, but passengers are encouraged to bring snacks or food for special diets.
  • Please remember to hand carry your U.S. Passport or LPR card, any prescription medications, and bottled water and snacks.
  • Passengers should bring layers due to cold temperatures onboard flights.
  • All children will be given an assigned seat. Children under 1 year old may sit on the parents’ lap during takeoff and landing. Older children may be in a car seat.
  • Please be aware that although we will make every effort to efficiently process travelers, there may be delays and wait times. We ask your patience.
  • Onward travel from point of entry in the United States is the responsibility of the traveler.
  • Individuals entering the United States may be subject to CDC screening, health observation, monitoring requirements and existing DHS entry requirements. Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
  • U.S. citizens without a valid U.S. passport who wish to depart Equatorial Guinea should send the above information using the information of their most recent expired passport. Please indicate that the passport is expired. You will be contacted with information on how to obtain an emergency passport.

Actions to Take:

  • Consult the CDC website  for the most up-to-date information.
  • For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest information.
  • Visit our Embassy COVID-19-information for information on conditions in Equatorial Guinea.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
  • Visit the website of the the government of Equatorial Guinea for updated information on COVID-19.
  • Visit Equatorial Guinea’s government’s website for additional information on new measures.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.

For additional assistance, please contact: