U.S. Embassy Banjul Repatriation Update

Subject:  Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Banjul (April 9)

Event:  U.S. Embassy Banjul Repatriation Update

Location:  The Gambia

A special repatriation flight organized by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Banjul departed The Gambia for the United States on April 7.  At this time, U.S. Embassy Banjul does not anticipate that there will be additional charter flights organized by the Department of State and U.S. Embassy from The Gambia to the United States.  Commercial options remain unavailable from The Gambia. 

While we do not anticipate additional chartered repatriation flights from The Gambia to the United States, we continue to collect details of U.S. citizens and LPRs who are interested in such flights.  We will continue to use the online request form https://tinyurl.com/u6bes4y to register U.S. citizens who are interested in any potential future flights.  If you are interested in a potential future flight and have not yet done so, please complete the request form (one submission per individual traveler).  You do not need to complete the form again if you have already submitted it – we have your information and will contact you if future flights become available. 

Given the closure of airports and reduction of flight options worldwide, U.S. citizens currently located outside of the United States should be prepared to remain outside the United States for an extended period, until commercial flights reopen.  The Embassy is not able to provide routine consular services at this time.  Those requiring emergency assistance should contact the Consular Section at ConsularBanjul@state.gov.  The Embassy will continue to update our The Gambia specific COVID-19 information site at: https://gm.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/. 

Any information we have regarding options to return to the United States will be sent out via STEP messages, so if you have not done so, please register for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.  This is the only way to receive up-to-date information about U.S. Embassy activities in The Gambia.