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Alert: Special Commercial Flight from DRC to Washington, D.C. April 9
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April 2, 2020

The U.S. Embassy is working to make seats available for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents on a special commercial flight from Kinshasa N’Djili airport to Washington Dulles Airport on April 9. Travelers will be responsible for onward travel from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) or stays in the Washington, D.C. area.

Embassy Brazzaville will facilitate the issuance of DRC visas (40,000CFA) on Tuesday April 7.

Embassy Kinshasa will facilitate on Thursday April 9, the Congo River crossing and ground transportation to the airport as we expect Kinshasa to be under confinement orders.

Please follow instructions below to express interest in this flight no later than Friday 11H30 AM.  U.S. citizens are responsible for their own cost of tickets which will cost approximately $2,000 per passenger (low estimate).  All passengers must have valid passports and documentation to enter the United States.  Currently, this is the only way the Embassy can assist U.S. citizens to exit the Republic of Congo as international flights are suspended and borders are closed. There are no plans for future flights at this time.

If you would be interested in this option to leave on the flight on April 9 and if you already contacted us about departure options, just send us an email with the subject line:

Your last name and April 9 flight to BrazzavilleUSCitizen@state.gov

If you would be interested in this option to leave on the flight on April 9, and if you have not yet sent us your information , please send the following for each member of your family to BrazzavilleUSCitizen@state.gov

  1. Your full name as spelled in your passport (SURNAME, Given Name)
  2. Nationality
  3. Current phone number and WhatsApp number
  4. Email address
  5. Date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY)
  6. Passport number, date of issuance, date of expiration. If not a U.S. passport, please note country of issuance.
  7. LPR card information, number and date of expiration.
  8. Current location (city, country, hotel name if not in residence)
  9. Health condition and special considerations
  10. Number of U.S. citizens in your party. Please note any non-U.S. citizen immediate family members seeking to travel with you.

Please attach a scan or photo of the bio-page of the passport and, if applicable, LPR card for each traveler.  Non-citizen family members must send a scan of a valid U.S. LPR card or visa to be considered for the flight.

If you are a non-U.S. citizen parent of a U.S. citizen child, please tell us if the non-U.S. citizen parent has appropriate travel documentation to enter the U.S. (i.e. valid U.S. visa, valid LPR card).  If the non-U.S. citizen parent does not have travel documentation, please identify an adult who can travel with the U.S. citizen child.

Note: This information will continue to be sent regularly for the benefit of new registrants in STEP.  

Please remember to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts and updates from the U.S. Embassy Brazzaville.

We are considering all options to assist U.S. citizens in ROC.  Continue to monitor the U.S. Embassy’s website for updates.  Email BrazzavilleACS@state.gov .

All U.S. citizens in ROC should continue to prepare by ensuring they have sufficient food, medicine, and supplies should they need to remain at home in ROC for an extended period of time.

On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of US personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19.

Effective March 17, U.S. Embassy Brazzaville has suspended routine consular services.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information.Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline.

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice. For more information, visit the CDC’s website.

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