State dept. helping to arrange voluntary evacuation U.S. citizens in Egypt
Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of State announced Sunday that arrangements are being made to provide transportation out of Egypt for U.S. Citizens and their immediate relatives, beginning Monday, January 31. This is not a mandatory evacuation. Flights will head to safehaven locations in Europe. Once in Europe travellers wPlease read the following information thoroughly on how best to assist U.S. Citizens and their immediate relatives looking to leave Egypt.
Persons interested in departing Egypt via USG-chartered transportation should contact the U.S. Department of State and Embassy Cairo by sending an email to or by calling 1-202-501-4444 with the requested information.
Due to the inaccessibility of the internet and e-mail in Egypt, representatives of U.S. citizens can also submit the information on behalf of the traveller(s).
- Place of birth
- Passport Number
- Description of any medical needs
- Contact information
Please note that at the time
- Immediate family members (spouses and children) who are not U.S. citizens must be documented for entry into the safehaven country and/or U.S., if that is your final destination.
- Only one (1) piece of luggage per traveler.
- This assistance will be provided on a reimbursable basis, as required by U.S. law.