Alert- U.S. Embassy Cairo – Direct Flights to U.S. April 1 & 3, 2020


The U.S. Embassy in Cairo has coordinated with the Egyptian Government to arrange for the provision of repatriation flights from Cairo to the United States via Egypt Air.  There are currently two flights planned – on Wednesday April 1 and Friday April 3 – departing Cairo and flying directly to Washington, D.C. (Dulles) using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.  These are private commercial flights for which U.S. citizens who wish to depart Egypt will be able to purchase tickets directly by calling the Egypt Air call centers 24 hours a day:

·         Landline: 0900 70000  ·         Mobile: 1717  ·         Calling from United States: +1 800 334 6787

Tickets can also be purchased through the Egypt Air ticketing office in Terminal 3 of the Cairo Airport.  No online booking is allowed for these flights.

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo has collected information from U.S. citizens in order to estimate the demand for these flights departing Egypt, and to assist you in the event you are unable to contact Egypt Air directly. If you have not done so already, you may wish to enter your information via this online form. If you have already sent us your information there is no need to do so again.  We will not share your information with Egypt Air or any third party without your consent, and encourage you to contact Egypt Air directly now if you wish to purchase a ticket.

If you are unable to contact Egypt Air, access the online form, or if you have any additional questions about assistance with returning to the U.S., please send an email to

Please note:

Priority seating will be given to U.S. citizens, with some allowances for Legal Permanent Residents accompanying them. If you do not have a valid visa, we will not be able to issue one in advance of these flights.

These are private, commercial flights operated by Egypt Air and subject to Egypt Air policies regarding fares, baggage, etc.  Any travel beyond Washington D.C. (Dulles) will be your responsibility to arrange. The fare for these tickets has been set by Egypt Air.

All U.S. citizens departing Egypt remain subject to Egyptian immigration laws.  If you have overstayed your visa or are otherwise out of compliance with Egyptian immigration laws, you may be required to pay a fine before departing or be denied boarding.  Consult Egyptian immigration authorities now if you have any questions about your status.

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.  The Embassy will continue to work with the Egyptian government to identify or arrange as many options as possible for U.S. citizens who wish to depart Egypt.

Actions to Take:


U.S. Embassy Cairo (Cairo, Egypt)

5 Tawfik Diab St

Garden City, Cairo, EGYPT


State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Egypt Country Information

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