Message for U.S. Citizens: Repatriation Flight Leaving Abidjan on Tuesday, March 31

There are seats still available on the repatriation flight scheduled for Tuesday, March 31.  At this time, there are no additional flights scheduled for repatriations to the U.S.  If you choose to remain in Cote d’Ivoire, you should be prepared to remain for an indefinite period.  The Ambassador encourages all Americans, especially those with a greater risk of a negative outcome should they contract COVID-19, including official Americans, to take advantage of this flight.


The Department of State and the U.S. Embassy Abidjan have arranged a repatriation flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing Abidjan International Airport on Tuesday, March 31 at 09:00.  This flight will fly from Abidjan International Airport (ABJ) to Washington, Dulles International Airport (IAD).

All passengers will need to reimburse the U.S. Government for the flight, and a promissory note for approximately $2436 USD per person must be signed before boarding.  A promissory note is a legal commitment that the passenger agrees to reimburse the US government for the costs of travel.  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 your arrival to Washington, Dulles International Airport (IAD).  Exact departure time and routing are subject to change.

If you want to depart on this flight, please email the information below to  The flight will be filled in the order that the emails are received.  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 your email please provide the following:

• Full name (as on passport)
• Passport number, issue and expiration date
• Citizenship (only for Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S.)
• Date of birth
• Gender
• Email address
• Phone number

For U.S. citizens currently in the areas outside of Abidjan who wish to take advantage of this flight, we highly recommend that you make your way into Abidjan as soon as possible before inter-city travel restrictions go into effect Sunday at midnight.  Please be sure to respect the 9pm to 5am curfew established by the Government of Cote d’Ivoire.  If you are stopped or restricted from traveling into Abidjan for this evacuation flight, please contact the U.S. Embassy at (+225) 2249 4450.   

Before reaching out to the Embassy, please read our complete list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Note:  Unless you receive an email from the U.S. Embassy Abidjan confirming your flight, please do not come to the airport.  Only those with email confirmations will be permitted to fly.