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

Event: The Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (GREG) is implementing travel restrictions throughout the mainland region from April 3-15.  (FULL TEXT)  The total number of confirmed cases remains at 15.

Repatriation flight updates

We are currently working with neighboring posts and Washington to explore commercial airline charter options. Once we are able to secure a flight, it could happen with very short notice.  Please ensure that you monitor your email and phone for notifications.

U.S. Embassy Malabo has received authorization from the Government of Equatorial Guinea to use a charter flight to assist our efforts in the repatriation of U.S. citizens from Malabo to the United States. We have also been authorized a domestic airline to transport U.S. citizens from mainland Equatorial Guinea to Malabo to catch the pending repatriation flight.

If the flight is operated by the U.S. government, passengers will be required to reimburse the U.S. government for the cost of the flight. If we utilize commercial airlines, individuals will be advised of how they should contact the commercial airline to purchase their tickets.

Once organized, it is unlikely that there will be another repatriation flight organized by the U.S. Embassy after this flight.

If you have not already done so:

Please 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.”.  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 issuance and expiration
  • Email address and contact phone number
  • Current location
  • Desired onward destination in the U.S.
  • Medical issues
  • Pets

Important information for commercially operated flights: 

 U.S. citizens interested in departing on a commercial flight organized by the U.S. Embassy must book directly with the airline.  It will not be a U.S. government-operated or funded flight.  The Embassy will liaise with the airline to provide travel information for interested U.S. citizens.  U.S. citizens who are unable to purchase tickets would need to contact the Embassy visa email to receive additional information on this flight. For rules and regulations relating to this flight you would contact the commercial airline 

 Important information for U.S. Government operated flights:

 This flight is for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents. Space permitting, all third country nationals will be on a stand-by first come basis.

 At the time of boarding, passengers will be prioritized on basis of health, U.S. citizenship and family members of U.S. citizens.

 Third country nationals will only be allowed to board flights that do not pass through Europe.

 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 site of landing in the United States 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.


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:


U.S. Embassy/Consulate Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Carretera Malabo II, (between the headquarters of Sonagas and the offices of the United Nations)
(+240) 333 09 57 41

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Equatorial Guinea Country Information

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