Health Alert: Assessing Interest in Potential Future Repatriation Flights — U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (April 29, 2020)

Health Alert: Assessing Interest in Potential Future Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (April 29, 2020)

Location: South Africa

Event:  The South African Ministry of Health confirmed 4,996 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. 

All repatriation flights organized by the U.S. Department of State have departed.  We have been made aware of the possibility of a privately organized charter flight to the U.S. as early as this weekend.  It is not confirmed as a certainty yet, however, we would like to collect information on prospective travelers should the flight become confirmed.  We cannot confirm when or if other future options may arise.  

If you are interested in being considered for potential future flights to return to the United States, please fill out the form found at this link by 11:59 PM TONIGHT, Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

Please note that this form is for information-collection purposes only to assess demand.  Completing this form does not guarantee you a seat nor does it oblige you to take any repatriation flight; no payment details will be requested.  The U.S. Mission to South Africa does not have further information at this time and is unable to answer specific questions about flight details, costs, or other related inquiries.

Please see all past alerts at the U.S. Embassy website:

If you are a U.S. citizen in South Africa and your visa is expiring, please visit the South African Department of Home Affairs (DHA) website for information on extending your visa.  We are unable to extend your visa or contact DHA on your behalf. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Notice for South Africa. 

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Operating Status:  Effective March 26, 2020, U.S. Consulates General Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban have suspended routine consular services.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our websites for additional information.