Message for U.S. Citizens

Location: Bujumbura, Burundi

Event:   Ethiopian Airlines Flight Monday, April 6

Ethiopian Airlines is scheduling a special commercial flight departing on Monday, April 6 from Bujumbura to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Bole International Airport/ADD), with a connection available to Washington, D.C. (Dulles International Airport/IAD).  From Dulles International Airport, additional connections to other major U.S. airports may be available at additional traveler expense.  It is not possible to book this flight through the Ethiopian Airlines website. Tickets are first-come, first serve. To make a reservation, please call +257 75 58 3000 (cell phone) or +257 76 33 0444 (cell phone) or email

The price estimate for the Bujumbura-Dulles (IAD) flight is approximately $2800 per person, as set by the airline. The Embassy strongly encourages American citizens in Burundi who wish to return to United States in the near future to book tickets now.  It is unclear when the airport in Burundi will resume normal operations, or when other flights may be scheduled.  The Department of State cannot guarantee that there will be future flight options.  If evacuation or charter flights later become available, they may be substantially more expensive than this special commercial flight.

If an American citizen is destitute or otherwise unable to pay for this special commercial flight, they should contact to explore alternate payment methods.

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