On 3 April 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Egypt issued a Health Alert regarding a repatriation flight, which reads in part as follows:

“Location: Egypt


“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 directly to Washington, D.C. (Dulles) using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. A flight is scheduled to depart on Sunday, April 5, with an estimated ticket price of US$1160.00 per passenger. There are no flights planned after April 5.

“If U.S. citizens wish to depart Egypt they should strongly consider purchasing a ticket for the April 5 flight immediately. You can purchase tickets directly by calling the EgyptAir call centers 24 hours a day:

“Landline: 0900 70000

“Mobile: 1717

“From outside of Egypt: Call the EgyptAir international call center +971 443 58 444”

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

Iraq (Security threat level – 5): On 3 April 2020, The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, issued a Health Alert, which reads in part as follows:

“The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq.

“One commercial flight organized by the U.S. Embassy departed Baghdad on April 2. There is a possible additional flight next week. Tickets would likely cost approximately $3,500.

“If you have not yet contacted the U.S. Embassy about flight availability, please fill out the form in the link below so that we would alert you to future flights if available:

Form for U.S. Citizens in Iraq Requesting Travel Information

“Please do not fill this form out if you have already sent an email to ErbilACS@state.gov or BaghdadACS@state.gov and have received a confirmation email. Fill out the form only once.

“If you are still located in Iraq, please be prepared to shelter in place until commercial flights resume.”

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