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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal
March 30, 2020

Event: U.S. Embassy Dakar Announces Charter Flight to Washington DC on April 2, 2020

The Department of State and the U.S. Mission to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport on the afternoon of April 2, 2020. The flight will land at the Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Embassy cannot guarantee there will be additional future flights, any U.S. citizens wishing to depart Senegal due to the COVID-19 outbreak should strongly consider departing now.

All passengers must reimburse the U.S. government for the flight, approximately USD $1,500, by signing a DS-5528 promissory note prior to boarding. No cash or credit card payments will be accepted. You will be responsible for any arrangements or costs (lodging, onward destination or local transportation, etc.) beyond the initial destination of Washington, D.C. Exact departure time and routing are subject to change.

If you intend to depart on this flight, please provide information in this form for each traveler no later than 17:00 on Tuesday, March 31, even if you have previously provided us with this information or requested to be repatriated. You must complete a form for EACH intended traveler, including children and non-U.S. citizen accompanying family members.

All passengers must have a valid U.S. passport, I-551 Lawful Permanent Resident card, or valid U.S. visa/ESTA in order to board the flight. All minors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note that you should not travel if you are currently experiencing flu-like symptoms, or believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19. Passengers may be subject to a health screening prior to departure. All passengers should expect to self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival in the United States.

All passengers will be responsible for their own travel to Blaise Diagne International Airport on the day of the flight. Due to regulations imposed by the Senegalese Government, travel between regions within Senegal is not permitted. If you are traveling from a region outside of Dakar, you must contact the regional governor’s office for every region you are traversing to obtain permission to travel. Permission must also be obtained for the driver of the vehicle. Confirm all requirements with the regional government office prior to travel and allow ample time.

Accompanying pets will not be permitted on the chartered flight.

The flight will be filled in the order that the requests are received. Please do not call the Embassy to confirm receipt of your request; we will contact you if you are confirmed for a seat on this flight.