Health Alert: Flights June 27 & July 1 – U.S. Embassy Kinshasa (June 26, 2020)
Location: Goma, Lubumbashi & Kinshasa, DRC
Event: Upcoming Flights Departing from Goma, Lubumbashi & Kinshasa, DRC June 27 and July 1
U.S. Embassy Kinshasa is aware of 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: https://cd.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
From Goma and Kinshasa on Thursday, June 27:
Satguru Travel is organizing a June 27th flight from Goma and Kinshasa to Addis. A connection is available the same day from Addis to Washington, D.C.
From Lubumbashi and Kinshasa on Wednesday, July 1:
Miles Travel & Jeffery Travels are organizing a July 1st flight from Lubumbashi & Kinshasa to Addis. A connection is available the same day from Addis to Washington, D.C.
+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
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.
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 KinshasaUSCitizen@state.gov. 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 ACSKinshasa@state.gov immediately.
The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.
Actions to Take
- Call a travel agency to book your tickets on an upcoming flight immediately.
- Verify your U.S. passport is unexpired and valid for at least six months from the date of travel.
- Contact ACSKinshasa@state.gov if you need an emergency passport.
- 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 travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit the Embassy’s Medical Assistance page to find medical provider information in the DRC.
- Check with your airlines or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in the DRC.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 310 Avenue des Aviateurs, Kinshasa/Gombe, +243 81-556-0151/0152.
- ACSKinshasa@state.govfor American Citizen Services (i.e. emergency passport)
- KinshasaUSCitizen@state.gov for repatriation options and departure flight information
- State Department – Consular Affairs +1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444
- Democratic Republic of the Congo Country Information
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
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