Health Alert: Upcoming Flight – U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, DRC

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, DRC (May 20, 2020)

Location: Goma and Kinshasa, DRC

Event:  Upcoming Flight Departing from Goma and Kinshasa on May 30

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

May 30: Goma and Kinshasa to Addis Ababa with connections available in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Washington, D.C. See note on transiting in Addis below.

Book seats directly with Satguru travel agency. Tickets are first come, first served. This flight is 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.

Satguru Travel (May 30)
+243 976 807 310
+243 852 610 000

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.

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