Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangui, the Central African Republic

Location: Country-wide

Event: Reminder- Evacuation Flight

This is a reminder of the evacuation flight to Dulles Airport (IAD) with a planned departure date from Bangui’s M’Poko International Airport is April 21, 2020. Please ensure you monitor your email for status notifications regarding the flight.

If you are interested in joining this repatriation flight and you have not yet contacted the U.S. Embassy in Bangui, please write to as soon as possible to register your interest. Please be sure to include your e-mail address and telephone number in your message.

The Department of State is preparing a potential evacuation flight to Dulles Airport (IAD) in Washington, D.C. with capacity for private U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents on a reimbursable basis, leaving Bangui M’Poko International Airport on or about April 21, 200.  The approximate cost of this flight is $1,774.

At this time, the Department of State and U.S. Embassy Bangui are not arranging any additional evacuation flights from the Central African Republic (CAR). If you choose to remain in CAR, you should be prepared to shelter in place until the airport re-opens and commercial flights resume.

  • Please note that all passengers will need to reimburse the U.S. Government for the flight, and a promissory note must be signed before boarding.
  • U.S. citizens in possession of valid U.S. passports who are interested and prepared to travel should contact with the information below. Please do not call to confirm receipt of your email; you will be contacted with additional information.
    • Full name:
    • U.S. passport number:
    • DOB
    • Gender:
    • Email Address:
    • Phone Number:
    • Country Visa type, number, and expiration date (non- U.S. citizens only):


  • When you arrive at the airport, you will be lined up according to priority boarding to ensure that your documents have been received and signed. All passengers will need to reimburse the U.S. Government for the repatriation flight, and a promissory note for the cost of the repatriation flight must be signed before boarding. No cash or credit card payments will be accepted.
  • Health Care Screenings: No passengers showing symptoms of COVID will be allowed to board the aircraft. When applicable, a health questionnaire should be completed prior to boarding.
  • Prior to landing in the US, paperwork will be disseminated to passengers regarding appropriate health care procedures. Quarantine rules of the country you are entering apply.
  • All international travelers arriving in the U.S. are recommended to stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health, and practice social distancing. However, expect these recommendations to change based on onward destination within the U.S.
  • Luggage Restrictions: 2 bags (70 pounds or less each), 1 carry-on, and 1 personal item (must fit under the seat in front of you) per person.
  • We expect the flight to be full, and will not have capacity for significantly overweight baggage.
  • Passengers are encouraged to bring snacks or food for special diets.
  • Please remember to hand carry your U.S. Passport or LPR card, any prescription medications, and bottled water and snacks.
  • Passengers should bring layers due to cold temperatures onboard the flights.
  • Please be aware that although we will make every effort to efficiently process travelers, there may be delays and wait times. We ask for your patience.
  • Onward travel from point of entry in the United States is the responsibility of the traveler.
  • 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.

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