EVENT: IMMEDIATE TRAVEL TO THE U.S. STILL AVAILABLE
The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisoryfor COVID-19. We recognize this has been a challenging period for many of our fellow Americans with limited options for those seeking to return.
The Department of State is currently not organizing an evacuation of American citizens from Ethiopia as there are commercial flight available. However, those flight options could be reduced if there is insufficient demand and airlines choose not to fly or if there are new travel restrictions that affect the flights. The Embassy strongly urges you to explore your options to return to the United States now, as there is no guarantee that the U.S. government will be able to arrange evacuation flights. Also, evacuation flights are not free-of-charge. They frequently are more expensive than commercial travel. As of this date and time, Ethiopian Airlines and Turkish Airlines are flying routes from Addis Ababa to the United States.
While the Embassy cannot assist you in booking or re-booking your flight, we do encourage you to explore all of your options and all possible routes to get the United States, even if that means not arriving at your preferred airport.
For the most current information regarding COVID-19, the March 11 and March 14 Presidential Proclamations and their impact on travel to the United States, please visit www.coronavirus.gov,www.dhs.gov/coronavirus and www.whitehouse.gov/.
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