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Alert: Charter Flight from Dar es Salaam – May 14
(May 7, 2020)
May 7, 2020

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International commercial flight options no longer exist in Tanzania. The Government of Tanzania suspended all international scheduled and chartered passenger planes to Tanzania effective April 11.

The U.S. Embassy has confirmed availability of seats on a charter flight leaving Tanzania on May 14. All booking requests must be sent to Rickshaw Travels by 16:00 on Thursday, May 7. Please contact Rickshaw Travels directly to book this flight: (Wasim, bdm@rickshawtravels.com, Cell +255 784 418 526 / +255 785 741 474 – Andrea, pr@rickshawtravels.com, Cell +255 685 285 973 – Prema, prema@rickshawtravels.com, Cell +255 785 266 106) This is not a U.S. government operated or funded flight. Availability and cancellations are controlled by Rickshaw Travels. While additional flights may be available later, at this time this flight is the only known way to leave Tanzania. If you need to leave Tanzania, consider booking this flight now.

As of April 29, the Tanzanian government has announced 480 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been 16 confirmed deaths.

U.S. citizens who remain in Tanzania should be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging additional repatriation flights in Tanzania at this time. However, in the event that opportunity becomes available, we are asking you to let us know if you are interested in being contacted. Please enter your information via the following link: bit.ly/USCitizenInfo and complete the form for each U.S. citizen or U.S. legal permanent resident guardian accompanying minor children in your family or group. If a repatriation flight is arranged, an email will be sent to anyone who submitted information via this form. If you have already submitted your information via email you do not need to submit your information again.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19. Effective March 18,the embassy suspended routine consular services. For emergency American Citizen Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information.

Actions to Take:
Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19.
Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
686 Old Bagamoyo Road, Msasani,
P.O. Box 9123
Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
+255 22 229-4000