Health Alert: Flights June 16 & 20 – U.S. Embassy Kinshasa

Location: Goma, Lubumbashi, and Kinshasa, DRC

Event: Upcoming Flights Departing from Lubumbashi & Kinshasa (June 16 & 20)

U.S. Embassy Kinshasa is aware of two upcoming flights departing DRC that can accommodate U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs).

Book seats directly with the travel agency listed.  Tickets are first come, first served.  These flights are NOT organized by U.S. Embassy Kinshasa.  There is no guarantee of future flight availability, so U.S. citizens and LPRs are strongly encouraged to book tickets now.  Visit our website for additional details:

From Lubumbashi and Kinshasa on Tuesday, June 16:

Satguru Travel is organizing a June 16th flight from Lubumbashi & Kinshasa to Addis. A connection is available the same day from Addis to Washington, D.C.

Satguru Travel
Jakey Punjabi
+243 976 807 310
+243 852 610 000

From Lubumbashi and Kinshasa on Saturday, June 20:

Miles Travel and Jeffery Travel are organizing a June 20th flight from Lubumbashi & Kinshasa to Addis. A connection is available the same day from Addis to Washington, D.C.

Miles Travel
+243 818 555 009 (Kinshasa)
+243 818 555 505 (Kinshasa)
+243 990 542 165 (Lubumbashi)
1547 Immueble Taba Congo, Blvd du 30 Juin, Gombe, Kinshasa

Jeffery Travels
+243 816 546 523
+243 817 860 222
+243 817 860 888
+243 812 156 149

Transiting in Addis

All air passengers planning to transit through Addis Ababa must have onward tickets in hand upon arrival at Bole International Airport or they risk being placed in extended quarantine in a designated hotel at their own expense.  Transit passengers are also strongly advised to have their onward ticket be for a same day connecting flight.  Bole International Airport authorities are not allowing passengers to stay overnight in the airport.  Transit passengers who do not have same day connecting flights will be required to spend the night in a designated hotel at their own expense.

Repatriation Loans

Under limited circumstances, the Department of State may offer loans to destitute U.S. citizens to facilitate repatriation.  If you feel you might qualify for such a loan, please email  Please note that this loan will require repayment, and loan recipients will not be allowed to renew their passport until the loan is repaid.

Check your U.S. Passport Validity

U.S. citizens should verify that their passports are valid for at least six months from the date of travel. For emergency American Citizen Services, including emergency passports, please contact immediately.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

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