Event: FLIGHTS AVAILABLE TO PARIS ON AIR FRANCE
The U.S. Embassy in Cairo has learned that directs flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) are available from Air France. The flights (AF0567) reportedly depart once per week on Saturdays, starting Saturday, June 6. U.S. citizens can book these flights directly on the Air France website (https://www.airfrance.com.eg/).
These flights depart Cairo at 1:50 a.m. Cairo time and land in Paris CDG at 6:30 a.m. Paris time. Any U.S. citizens taking the flight should consider Egyptian curfew hours as you plan your arrival to the Cairo airport.
INFORMATION FOR TRANSIT THROUGH FRANCE:
- U.S. citizens may transit Paris CDG if they have direct connections to onward flights to the United States. Onward travel must be confirmed before arrival. There are eleven flights a week total to the United States operated by Air France and Delta to New York JFK (3 per week), Los Angeles LAX (3 per week) and Atlanta (5 per week). This schedule may change with little notice.
- Anyone transiting through France to reach the United States must have an attestation, available here, with the English version here. You do not need an endorsement from the Embassy for this attestation.
- Passengers will not be permitted to leave the international zone and will not be admitted to France. There is no hotel within the international zone, so any overnight layover would be in the terminal. Due to the full confinement order in place in France, food and other services in the transit area are very limited (one small convenience store), so travelers will need to plan for their layover and be prepared to be self-sufficient.
- Baggage must be checked all the way through to the passenger’s final destination. Transiting passengers are not permitted to exit international zone to collect baggage and re-check it.
- Because transiting passengers will not be admitted to France, traveling with an emergency passport is allowed. No transit visa is required – only the attestation mentioned above.
Please note that due to the significant COVID-19 infection rate in France, the Government of France will make no exceptions to any of the above. You can find more information on transiting Paris at the U.S. Embassy Paris website (https://fr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/)
The U.S. Embassy in Cairo did not arrange these flights, and cannot facilitate visa holders who wish to take this flight or help anyone to purchase tickets. Please direct all of your questions regarding booking seats to Air France.
The Embassy continues to work with the Egyptian government and foreign Embassy partners to identify or arrange options for U.S. citizens who wish to depart Egypt. The Embassy is currently not aware of any other planned or scheduled direct flights departing Egypt to the United States.
The U.S. Embassy in Cairo continues to collect information from U.S. citizens in order to estimate ongoing demand for flights departing Egypt. If you have already sent us your information, please do not do so again. If you have not done so already, you can still enter your information via this online form (https://tinyurl.com/cairorepat2020). We will not share your information with any third party without your consent.
If you have been able to successfully book a flight departing Egypt, or if you no longer wish to depart Egypt at this time, please notify us by emailing CairoRepat@state.gov.
If you have any other questions about assistance with returning to the U.S., please send an email to CairoRepat@state.gov.
The U.S. Embassy in Cairo reminds U.S. citizens in Egypt to adhere to local quarantine and curfew measures to prevent the spread of the virus and to continue to check with other commercial airlines for upcoming flights that might be departing the country.
Actions to Take:
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Egypt https://eg.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information. http://www.coronavirus.gov
- 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. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/summary.html
- 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 the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States https://www.dhs.gov/news/2020/03/17/fact-sheet-dhs-notice-arrival-restrictions-china-iran-and-certain-countries-europe
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