COVID-19 in Egypt:
As of the evening of April 1, there were 779 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 52 deaths in Egypt. Egypt is implementing 14-day quarantine periods and other preventative measures in all cases.
Curfew – The Government of Egypt is enforcing a nighttime curfew from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m through April 8. The Embassy encourages U.S. citizens in Egypt to adhere to local curfew measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Curfew info here: Health Alert – Curfew
Current Departure Flight Options:
DIRECT FLIGHTS TO THE UNITED STATES: The U.S. Embassy in Cairo has coordinated with the Egyptian Government to arrange for repatriation flights from Egypt to the United States via EgyptAir, departing Cairo and flying direct to Washington, D.C. (Dulles) using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The Friday April 3 flight may be full, but for previous flights, seats became available at the last minute. We encourage you to keep trying to book, particularly if your situation is urgent. We have also arranged a new flight for April 5. Please find full information on this flight and how to book at this alert page:
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. The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of the strict 7pm – 6am curfew in place. No online booking is allowed for these flights. Full Alert here: Alert – NEW EGYPTAIR FLIGHT TO THE U.S. DEPARTING APRIL 5 (1 April, 2020)
The suspension of incoming commercial passenger flights into Egypt has also been extended through April 14. The U.S. Embassy in Cairo continues to coordinate closely with the Egyptian Government on all options for U.S. citizens who wish to do so to depart the country and we continue to collect information from U.S. citizens who have contacted us seeking assistance with returning to the U.S.
IF YOU ARE A U.S. CITIZEN TRYING TO DEPART EGYPT – If you have already sent us your information there is no need to do so again. If you have not, you can now easily do so by entering your information via this online form: ONLINE FORM If you are unable to access the form, or have any additional questions about assistance with returning to the U.S. please send an email to: CairoRepat@state.gov
U.S. Citizens should consider all flight options and continue to try to arrange flights via travel agents and airlines. Some private travel agencies and hotels may also be able to assist U.S. citizens to identify any travel options that might still be available to depart Egypt. See list here: Travel Agencies. When the Embassy is able to confirm the availability of outgoing flights, we will make the information available here and on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts (@USEmbassyCairo), and via our STEP notification system.
U.S. Citizens in Egypt should also immediately sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive health and security updates. If you registered before and put a trip end date that has now passed or soon will, then you will stop receiving important safety and security messages. If this is the case, you must adjust your trip end date or enter a new trip in the STEP system at: https://step.state.gov/.
For U.S. citizen emergencies, please see the Consular Services information below.
General Flight Information:
The Government of Egypt has suspended incoming passenger flights to Egypt. Inbound commercial passenger flights are not expected to resume before April 14. The Government of Egypt is permitting airlines to depart Egypt with foreign nationals during the air travel suspension, if the airlines choose to offer service. The U.S. Embassy understands that limited outbound commercial flight options may be available.
When the Embassy is able to confirm the availability of flights, we will make the information available here and on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts (@USEmbassyCairo).
Please continue to consult directly with the airlines regarding the availability of seats on any flights departing from Egypt. For EgyptAir, log onto www.egyptair.com or contact the Egyptair call center at 1717 from any mobile phone in Egypt, or 0900 700 00 from a landline. For other airlines, contact the airlines directly through their websites or nearest call center.
Effective March 24, U.S. Embassy Cairo has suspended routine consular services, including routine notarial and passport services.
For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports call the Embassy operator and ask to speak with the ACS section. From Egypt, dial 02-2797-3300 to reach the Embassy operator. From the U.S., dial 301-985-8852.
All visa interviews, including for Non-Immigrant Visas and Immigrant Visas, have been suspended until further notice.
All Alerts and Messages:
For general American Citizen Services inquiries, please email: ConsularCairoACS@state.gov
For emergencies, call the Embassy operator and ask to speak with the American Citizen Service section. From the U.S., dial 301-985-8852. From Egypt, dial 02-2797-3300.