Health Alert Regarding Upcoming Repatriation Flights

May 5, 2020

On 2 May 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh issued a Health Alert regarding upcoming repatriation flights from Saudi Arabia to the U.S., which reads in part as follows:

“Event: The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 virus.

“Saudia Airlines has announced additional flights to the United States from Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam. There are no additional flights scheduled at this time and no indication when commercial air service will be restored. U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents of the United States who are considering returning to the United States should consider taking one of the following flights or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite time period:

  • “On Tuesday, May 5, SV 35 is scheduled to depart Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) at 8:40 AM and arrive at Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD) at 3:00 PM EST.
  • “On Thursday, May 7, SV 21 is scheduled to depart Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) at 6:05 AM and arrive at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) at 12:00 PM EST.
  • “On Saturday, May 9, SV 35 is scheduled to depart Dammam’s King Fahd International Airport (DMM) at 7:20 AM and arrive at Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD) at 3:00 PM EST.
  • “On Sunday, May 10, SV 41 is scheduled to depart Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) at 6:55 AM and arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at 1:00 PM (PST).
  • “On Monday, May 11, SV 35 is scheduled to depart Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport (RUH) at 8:00 AM and arrive at Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD) at 3:00 PM.”

All passengers must obtain authorization from Saudi authorities to travel to the airport due to curfew restrictions; requests can be made at this website. Additional information including guidance on flight booking and travel documentation is available here.

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