Alert- U.S. Embassy Cairo – Flights Available March 29 & 31, 2020


3/28 UPDATE: The Embassy has learned that there is also a flight from Cairo to Paris on March 31 at 2 pm that U.S. citizens may be able to book. Onward flights would be needed, as with the Gatwick flights below.

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo has learned that private carrier Air Cairo is offering flights departing Egypt on Sunday March 29 from Hurghada, Sharm el Sheikh, and Cairo to London Gatwick.  U.S. citizens are reportedly eligible to purchase tickets if they have also confirmed separate onward travel to the U.S.  Further information about UK entry requirements can be found here: 

Please consult the Air Cairo website ( for more information.  Current flight times and booking details can be found below: 

Flight Details: 3/31 Flight

  • Flight:          Cairo – Paris 
  • Depart:         1400

Flight Details: 3/29 Flights 

  • Flight:          Cairo (Terminal 3) – London Gatwick
  • Depart:         1400
  • Arrive:         1715 
  • Flight:          Cairo (Terminal 3) – London Gatwick
  • Depart:         1500
  • Arrive:         1815 
  • Flight:          Cairo  (Terminal 3) – London Gatwick
  • Depart:         1600
  • Arrive:         1915 
  • Flight:          Hurghada – London Gatwick (stop-over in Sharm el-Sheikh)
  • Depart:         1315
  • Arrive:         1830 
  • Flight:          Sharm el Sheikh – London Gatwick
  • Depart:         1500
  • Arrive:         1830 

Flight times and terminals may be subject to change. Flights can be booked online, by telephone, and in-person: 

  • Online: 
  • Telephone: Bookings can be made by telephone between 1000 – 1700 daily on: 02 2266 3155 / 02 2268 9892 / 02 2269 55500 
  • In-person: The Air Cairo office in Cairo (2 El Safa Street, Sheraton, Heliopolis) is open for bookings from 1000 – 1700, including over the weekend.  Payment can be made in cash or by card.   

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is collecting information from U.S. citizens who have contacted us seeking assistance with returning to the U.S.  If you have not done so already, you can now easily enter your information via this online form. If you have already sent us your information there is no need to do so again.  If you are unable to access the online formor have any additional questions about assistance with returning to the U.S. please send an email to 

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo reminds U.S. citizens in Egypt to adhere to local 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 seek and publicize any options possible for U.S. citizens who wish to depart Egypt. 

Actions to Take 

  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Egypt. 



  • 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