Message for U.S. Citizens

Location: Bujumbura, Burundi

Event:    Cancellation of Monday April 6 special Ethiopian Airlines flight

We regret to inform you that Ethiopian Airlines has canceled the special commercial flight scheduled for April 6.  This is not due to a lack of passenger interest, or due to any problems with landing permissions in Bujumbura.  We are continuing to explore other flight options and will continue to provide updates via STEP.

If you have already expressed interest in a repatriation flight via, you do not need to indicate your interest a second time.  If you hope to travel to the United States via a repatriation flight, please be ready to travel on very short notice.

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.

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