Health Alert: Special Flight Leaving Banjul on Wednesday April 29 to the United States
Event: Special Repatriation Flight Leaving Banjul on April 29 for the United States
Location: The Gambia
The Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in The Gambia are arranging a special flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing from the Banjul International Airport in Yundum.
The flight is from Banjul to Dulles International Airport (IAD) in the Washington, DC metro area. The approximate cost of this flight is $1,700 per passenger – please note that the final cost could be more.
NOTE: All passengers on the flight will be subject to health screening at the airport, conducted by Gambian government authorities. Those who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, to include a fever, will not be allowed to board. Additionally, the Gambian government may immediately subject you to quarantine at a Gambian government-approved quarantine facility.
All passengers will need to reimburse the U.S. Government for the flight, and a promissory note for approximately $1,700 must be signed before boarding. No cash or credit card payments will be accepted. You will be responsible for any arrangements or costs (lodging, transportation to an onward destination, local transportation, etc.) beyond the flight’s initial destination in the USA. You are also responsible for your own transportation to the Yundum International Airport in Banjul. Exact departure date and time and routing are subject to change.
Passengers are allowed 2 checked bags, not exceeding 20 kilograms each, one small carry-on item that can fit under the seat in front of them. There is no ability to purchase additional baggage.
If you wish to depart on this flight, please fill out the form here https://tinyurl.com/u6bes4y.
Vulnerable populations will be prioritized and all others will be confirmed on first-come, first-serve basis. Please do not call the Embassy to confirm receipt of your email; we will contact you if you are confirmed for a seat on this flight. In the event this flight is full and there is still demand, we will make every effort to arrange additional flights at a later date.
If you are unable to fill out the form please send an email with the following information:
- Full name
- Passport number
- Passport Issue Date
- Passport Expiration date
- Date of birth
- Email address
- Phone number
- If you are an LPR please provide your USCIS Number and your country of citizenship
Unless you receive an email from the U.S. Embassy in The Gambia confirming your flight or listing you as a standby passenger, please do not come to the airport in Banjul. Only those with email confirmations will be permitted to board the plane.