Health Alert: COVID-19 in Guinea and Special Flight for U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents Leaving Conakry the week of June 1 to the United States
As of May 26, 2020, there are 3,275 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 20 deaths of hospitalized individuals reported in Guinea since March 12, 2020. Guinea does not report non-hospital deaths due to COVID-19.
The Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Conakry have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing Conakry the week of June 1, arriving at Dulles Airport. in the Washington, DC area. Exact departure date, time, and routing will be determined in the next two days.
All passengers will be required to reimburse the U.S. Government for the flight, and a promissory note for approximately $1,200.00 must be signed at the airport before boarding. No cash or credit card payments will be accepted. You will be responsible for any arrangements or costs (lodging, onward destination or local transportation, etc.) beyond your initial destination in the U.S.
We are unable to accommodate unaccompanied minors on this flight.
If you want to depart on this flight, complete the form at the link below and SUBMIT it no later than 7 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 2020. You should have the passport and social security number of each family member, and all local and U.S. contact information at hand before you being working on the form.
The Embassy will use this information only to prepare the necessary forms and will then delete it.
Please do not email us asking for status; we will contact you via the email address you provide in the form iby noon on Saturday, May 30 with further information, including flight details and whether or not you have a confirmed seat.
Unless you receive an email confirming your flight, please do not come to the airport. Only those with email confirmations will be permitted to fly. Confirmations will be sent no later than noon on Saturday, May 30. Confirmed passengers will be allowed the normal baggage allowance of two checked bags, one carry-on bag, and one personal item per passenger. Passengers should not use non-standard luggage such as plastic sacks or plastic wrap without luggage.
On March 19, 2020 the Department of State issued a Level 4”Do Not Travel” Global Health Alert to U.S. citizens.
Given the closure of airports and reduction of flight options worldwide, U.S. citizens should be prepared to remain outside the United States for an extended period.
- CDC’s guidelines for the prevention of coronavirustravel.state.gov
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Guinea.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States
- Visit Keeping workplaces, homes, schools, or commercial establishments safe.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Crime and Safety Report for Guinea.
U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.