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Health Alert: COVID-19 in Guinea and Possible Commercial Flights to the U.S.
April 14, 2020

Event:  There are 319 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Guinea and no deaths.

The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging additional repatriation flights from Guinea to the United States. U.S. citizens who wish to depart Guinea should do so as soon as a commercial option is available or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  All information we develop on any commercial options will be disseminated via STEP.

Ethiopian Airlines:

Ethiopian Airlines and the Satguru Travel Agency are working to facilitate a special commercial flight for U.S. citizens and those eligible to travel to the U.S. now expected to depart Conakry around April 19.  We understand the flight will be from Conakry-Freetown-Lomé-Newark, New Jersey at a cost of $3,500.  If you are waiting to get a better price, or to arrive at a different location in the U.S. you should accept that you will have to remain in Guinea until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, airports reopen, and airlines schedule regular commercial flights.

Please contact Satguru Travel Agency directly regarding this flight, the embassy cannot assist you in booking this flight:

Email:  fatoumata.toure@satgurutravel.com

Email:  Rohit.gehani@satgurutravel.com

Phone:  +224 626 269 494 for reservations

Phone:  +224 656 602 511 for reservations

Phone:  +224 628 186 876 for reservations

Phone:  +224 628 517 673 for information regarding payment

You will be responsible for any arrangements or costs (lodging, onward destination or local transportation, etc.) beyond the initial destination of Newark, New Jersey. Once you purchase your ticket, the travel agency will provide you more details regarding the flight schedule.  Final flight confirmation will depend on the demand.  If enough reservations are not made this flight may be cancelled.

Air France:  Please see our April 9 Security Alert here https://gn.usembassy.gov/security-alert-current-status-of-evacuation-of-u-s-citizens-from-guinea/ for information on potential Air France options.

The Gbessia International Airport in Conakry is closed to commercial traffic, and there no current options for air travel into or out of Guinea.  Visit our website at