Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Location: Malabo

 Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Repatriation Flight Tuesday, March 31

There are seats available on the flight to the United States on March 31. 

The flight will take place on Tuesday, March 31. You will need to be at Malabo International Airport no later than 9:00 pm (2100).

 We cannot guarantee there will be another repatriation flight organized by the U.S. Embassy.

The U.S. Embassy in Malabo has organized a repatriation flight for U.S. citizens from Malabo’s International Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia. The flight is operated by the U.S. government and passengers will be required to reimburse the U.S. government for the cost of the flight.

To register your interest in this 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.”.   You will be contacted by the Embassy via email with instructions on what you need to do to confirm your seat. Please note, if you provided this information in response to previous MASCOTS or messages, and you have already received your confirmation email that you are listed on the repatriation manifest, you do not need to respond again.

Please include the following information for each U.S. citizen or U.S. legal permanent resident guardian accompanying minor children in your family or group:

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


  • This flight is for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents. At this time, it appears there may be space for close family members of U.S. citizens. All third country nationals will be on a first come basis.
  • Travelers will complete a health check prior to boarding and anyone with flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to board.
  • Please review the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and websites for the latest procedures and restrictions on entering the United States.
  • Onward travel from Washington Dulles International Airport is the responsibility of the traveler.
  • Each passenger will be allowed two checked bags. The combined weight limit for both bags is 50 pounds total. Passengers can have one carry-on and a personal item.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Normal services at Malabo International Airport are closed. The flight does include food and beverage service, though passengers are encouraged to bring snacks and/or food for special diets.
  • 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.
  • If you are coming from the mainland, you will need to verify that you can get to Malabo.  Per the instruction of the Government of Equatorial Guinea, all domestic flights effective immediately for the prevention of the spread of Corona Virus (COVID-19) have been suspended. 

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