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Health Alert: Announcing Repatriation Flights to the United States – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa
May 4, 2020

Health Alert: Announcing Repatriation Flights to the United States – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 3, 2020)

Location: South Africa

Event:  The South African Ministry of Health confirmed 6,783 cases of COVID-19 within its borders.

Fellow Citizens,

We have been notified of a likely commercial flight to the United States to be operated by South African Airways, tentatively scheduled for May 7th.  The flight will operate from Johannesburg and is eligible for both U.S. citizens and U.S. Legal Permanent Residents.  We have no additional details at this time but will forward details as soon as they become available.

We have also gotten further clarifying information from Qatar Airways regarding the repatriation flights about which we have previously sent notices.

First, there will be six flights on offer with the following schedules from Johannesburg to Doha:

Fl No Date Origin Dest STD STA
QR 1368 05-May-20 JNB DOH 19h15 05h05
QR 1368 07-May-20 JNB DOH 19h15 05h05
QR 1368 09-May-20 JNB DOH 19h15 05h05
QR 1368 12-May-20 JNB DOH 19h15 05h05
QR 1368 14-May-20 JNB DOH 19h15 05h05
QR 1368 16-May-20 JNB DOH 19h15 05h05


From Doha, Qatar Airways is operating non-stop flights to Chicago and Dallas in the United States.  Flights to both Chicago and Dallas are scheduled to operate on May 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, and 17.

We have also been informed by Qatar Airways that these flights will only be available to U.S. citizen passport holders.  Unfortunately, Legal Permanent Residents and other visa holders will not be allowed to participate in these flights.


Lana J Marks

US Ambassador to South Africa

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United States Embassy to the Republic of South Africa
(Note: The Embassy does not provide consular services.)
877 Pretorius Street, Arcadia, Pretoria
Tel: 012-431-4000 (outside South Africa: +27-12-431-4000)
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United States Consulate General, Johannesburg
(Covering Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West, and Free State provinces)
1 Sandton Drive (corner of Rivonia and Sandton Drive)
Sandhurst, Johannesburg
Tel: 011-290-3000 (outside South Africa: +27-11-290-3000)
After-hours emergencies: 079-111-1684 (outside South Africa: +27-79-111-1684)

United States Consulate General, Durban
(Covering KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Delta Towers, 31st floor
303 Dr. Pixley KaSeme Street
Tel: 031-305-7600 (outside South Africa +27-31-305-7600)
After-hours emergencies: 079-111-1445 (outside South Africa +27-79-111-1445)

United States Consulate General, Cape Town 
(Covering Western Cape, Eastern Cape, and Northern Cape provinces)
2 Reddam Avenue, Tokai, Cape Town
Tel: 021-702-7300 (outside South Africa: +27 21-702-7300)
After-hours emergencies: 079-111-0391 (outside South Africa: +27-79-111-0391)

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1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444
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