Message for U.S. Citizens

Location: Bujumbura, Burundi

Event: Reservations for Rwandair special commercial flight planned for Saturday, May 30

SatGuru is now accepting refundable reservations ($1000, to be used toward the fare price) for the Rwandair 948 flight to Addis Ababa leaving Saturday, May 30.

Make reservations with SatGuru directly using: or

The updated flight details are:

Carrier Rwanda Airways Ethiopian Airlines
Flight 948 500
Class Eco Eco
Departure Date May 30 May 30
From Bujumbura Addis Ababa
To Addis Ababa Washington D.C
Departure 1645 2240
Arrival 2025 840
Arrival Date May 30 May 31
Baggage 02 PC 02 pc
Price $2,500


For additional details, please visit our earlier message.

Please note that the U.S. Embassy is not involved in arranging this flight.  The Embassy is in contact with SatGuru and will send out updates to this message as new information is provided, but interested parties should coordinate directly with SatGuru.

If your U.S. passport has expired, or will be expiring in the next 90 days, please schedule an emergency passport appointment with the consular section at

The U.S. Embassy is not planning any additional special humanitarian flights at this time.  The Embassy strongly encourages American citizens in Burundi who wish to return to United States in the near future travel via this or other opportunities as soon as possible.  Otherwise, they should be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  It is unclear when Burundi’s international airport will resume normal operations, or when other flights may be scheduled.  The Department of State cannot guarantee that there will be future flight options.

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