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Special Commercial Flight to the United States
April 1, 2020

The U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville is considering all options to facilitate the repatriation of U.S. citizens in the Republic of Congo.  Due to Covid-19, all international passenger flights are suspended, and borders are closed. The government is implementing a curfew and a 20-day confinement as of today, April 1.

Ethiopian Airlines is scheduling a 747 flight for Saturday April 4, the plane is scheduled to stop in Brazzaville and Pointe Noire. Ethiopian airlines indicated that it will offer connecting flights to New York and Washington from Addis Ababa. U.S. citizens are responsible for their own cost of tickets which will be around $5,000 from Congo to the U.S.A. according to Ethiopian Airlines officials.  All passengers must have valid passports and documentation to enter the United States.  Currently, this is the only option the Embassy has to assist U.S. citizens to exit the Republic of Congo, as international flights are suspended, and borders are closed.  There are no concrete plans for future flights – either civilian or military – at this time.  The Embassy strongly encourages all Americans seeking to return to the United States to take advantage of this opportunity.

If you are in Pointe Noire, please contact Ethiopian Airlines by email to manager.etpnr@euro-world.in ; so they can start collecting information and send you the payment information. Send a bio page of your passport and your phone number.

If you are in Brazzaville please contact Ethiopian Airlines by email to manager.etcongo@euro-world.in; so they can start collecting information and send you the payment information. Send a bio page of your passport and your phone number.

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

For questions, please Email BrazzavilleACS@state.gov

We are compiling a list of persons seeking to leave ROC.  If you would be interested in options to leave, please send the requested information to our email address: BrazzavilleUSCitizen@state.gov

If you have already contacted us to express interest in departure options, please do not send your information again unless your location or circumstances have changed.

If you are a non-U.S. citizen parent of a U.S. citizen minor, please indicate 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 appropriate travel documentation, please identify an individual who currently has valid travel documentation for the U.S. who could accompany the U.S. citizen minor. Please attach a scan or photo of the bio-page of the passport and, if applicable, LPR card for each traveler.

You will receive a response if and when travel options become available.

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.

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.

  Actions to Take:

  • Email BrazzavilleUSCitizen@state.gov if you would be interested in departing ROC if an option becomes available.
  • 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.
  • Check with your airlines, cruise lines, 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 Republic of Congo.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.


  • U.S. Embassy Brazzaville,
  • 70-83 Section D
  • Maya-Maya Boulevard
  • Brazzaville, Congo

+(242) 06 612 20 00 or +(242) 06 612 20 10

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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