Health Alert: UPDATE – Repatriation Flight on March 31 CANCELLED

Location: Malabo

Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Repatriation Flight on March 31 CANCELLED

UPDATE:  The flight for Tuesday, March 31, 2020 was oversold and so the Malabo portion of the flight was cancelled due to spacing issues.

We are now working on getting seats on a flight that would leave later this week from Malabo to the United States.  We will keep you all informed of all information as it is presented to us.  It is unlikely that there will be another repatriation flight organized by the U.S. Embassy after this flight.

If 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.  The flight will be operated by the U.S. government and passengers will be required to reimburse the U.S. government for the cost of the flight. Once confirmed, we will only have the flight information for the arrival and departure from Malabo.  We cannot advise on when or where it will land in the United States at this time.

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 Malaboconsular@state.gov 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 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

Important:

  • This flight is for U.S. citizensand Lawful Permanent Residents. All third country nationals will be on a 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 theU.S. Department of Homeland Security and travel.state.gov 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.
  • 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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