On 30 March 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo issued an Alert regarding repatriation flights, which reads in part as follows:

“The U.S. Embassy in Cairo has coordinated with the Egyptian Government to arrange for repatriation flights from Cairo to the United States via EgyptAir. There are currently two flights planned – one on Wednesday April 1 and one on Friday April 3 – departing Cairo and flying directly to Washington, D.C. (Dulles) using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

“The Embassy is aware that these flights may be nearing capacity, but there may be cancellations of existing reservations so if you wish to depart and have been unable to purchase a ticket yet please keep trying.

“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 “
  • From the U.S.: +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.”

To read the full text of the warning please click here.