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 BujumburaC@state.gov, 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.
Additional Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.govfor the latest information.
- Check with your airlines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Burundi.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP)to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Crime and Safety Reports for Burundi.
- Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
- S. Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi
Avenue des Etats-Unis
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Burundi-specific information
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts.
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